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VonStriker

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#1 15 years ago

Seems that the people on this Forum are "Technobuffs" at heart, and may have knowledge on this. Earthlink (ISP) now has 2-way Satellite Broadband for @ $75.00 a month,...... after purchasing the equipment for @ $800.... ouch. I was curious if anyone has word on the performance????????




Bondfreak0079

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#2 15 years ago

IT SUCKS DON'T GET IT!!! My friend had satalite DSL Broadband through his Direct TV satalite dish and he said it sucked. It all depends on the weather. You lose connection everytime a plane flies over and you lose signal reception when it's cloudy so things are at a 56k pace. Very not reliable. That's why Direct TV decided to scrap it.




ShortStop

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#3 15 years ago

It is NOT good for gaming. If your looking to just D/L stuff of the net it is as fast as you can get. But, gaming really sucks, with the delay of signal, as much as, one sec up ,one down, it is llllllaaaaaaaggggggggyyyyy. one of my Squad mates just tried it... Satillite for gaming = BAD




C0CKER

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#4 15 years ago

Yes, they are right. It is a VERY bad choice for gaming, however, if just for internet surfing it would be fine....HOWEVER, DAMN 75 a month....**** that. Cable is only $50, and reliable for web surfing AND gaming.




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#5 15 years ago

Until recently i lived on a property and only choice to get broad band was satellite, Its not for gaming, the signal has to travel a huge distance and the delay can be up to 8sec. As for planes interrupting i lived under a military training and commercial 767 flight path and never got interruptions from them perhaps a crappy dish or poor installation was the cause for that, clouds never affected me ether but rain does, not normal rain but heavy rain but 90% of the time this was during bad storms and it would be stupid to be using a pc then in the first place. But this never decreased the speed i merely lost the connection (no signal). Anyway if the choice is ether sat or 56k, then anything besides gaming sat is fine although expensive but then again at the time my choice was a 9600bps connection (shoddy country phone lines) or sat so i had much greater motivation.




C0CKER

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#6 15 years ago

LOL...i feel for you. Those arent the best selections to choose from...LOL




VonStriker

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#7 15 years ago

Thank's for the input here guys. It looks as if technology has a long ways to go before the poor guys in remote areas get's a pipeline for faster connections.




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#8 15 years ago

no problem....good luck!!!