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Satellite internet service
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Jim-IL    Posted 03-10-2003 at 17:33:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm curious to hear of anyones experience with satellite internet service, good or bad. What is your conection speed? I'm wondering if this would be feasible for me. Thanks for your input.


MikeC    Posted 03-11-2003 at 03:41:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you are using it for surfing the Internet they are pretty good. The only type you will be able to get from someone like DirecPC is the 2-way. They no longer have dial up-satellite down service. Speeds are near cable modem with download being much faster than upload.

They only have a USB connection available for the consumer plans. That means if you want to hook up multiple computers you will need to use Internet Connection Sharing. Ethernet is available on the business class plans only.

For businesses that need to use it "live" for data work there is a level of latency (delay) that makes it a last resort choice. We don't spec it for our systems at all because of the latency. For Internet use where there is no other option then it is a good choice.


Dave Smith    Posted 03-10-2003 at 20:05:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I use AOLs satellite DSL. It gives me a speed of 1.6 meg. It is a land line upload and satellite download. I emailed a photo to my step son. It took 14 minits to upload. I also sent it to another of my mailboxes and it took less than 3 seconds to download it there. I would like the two way satellite but it is still a little to expensive yet.
Dave <*)))><


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