To be honest I wouldn't start with boards.ie. Most of the people
complaining about wireless broadband on Boards.ie also are regular
posters to many of the gaming threads on boards, which would suggest
they are gamers, and wireless broadband is not suitable for gaming.
Also the rest of the broadband threads are people complaining about
various other ISP's who are not wireless based. From this I can
surmise that either broadband companies in Ireland are terrible, or
that people go on to boards to complain. To be honest I think its a
little of both.
As for your question on wireless broadband, you have to be very
careful. Irish Broadband for example advertise a wireless product on
TV, and if you ring up they will tell you you are in the area for
Irish Broadband, but as far as I am aware there is no "Ripwave" in Co
Clare. They may however try to sell you "Breeze" which has a 1-year
contract, and requires a dish be placed on your roof. If you want to
be able to move around this would not suit. However if they do have
ripwave in Ennis, it may not suit you either as it is not strictly
broadband. It is 512kbits/sec, contented 40:1, which means you will
get a Maximum of 512kbits/sec, which is not really broadband any more.
ClearWire have a 2MBit service which does not require a dish, but does
require a 12-month contract, and I believe you have to buy the box
from them which is another 120yoyo's, on a device which you can only
use with them.
I know very little about Digiweb and various smaller ISP's, but can I
suggest you check out their websites.
Junior Linux Admin
On 8/22/06, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/22/06, j michaelson <jmichaelson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > companies offering wireless broadband and i was wondering if anyone
> > had any advice on which companies to go for and which to avoid.
>> I'd start with a little visit to boards.ie :
> Irish Linux Users' Group mailing list
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