Tony Groves wrote:
> I switched my domestic internet connection from Eircom ADSL to Irish
> Broadband Ripwave about 6 months ago because taking into account the
> cost of the phone line which I don't need, the IBB option is far
> cheaper, and an NTL connection was not available.
>> My bill has dropped from about €15 a week to a fiver now, but
> unfortunately the quality of service is not reliable at all. When it's
> connected the speed is fine, but almost every day (at unpredictable
> times but always when I need it) the connection drops and I'm left to
> twiddle my thumbs for two hours or more waiting for it to come back.
>> So, I want to change again. Can anybody recommend a better service in
> Dublin at a reasonable price?
Rachael Holt wrote:
> Is their fixed wireless offering an option?
>> It is better then ripwave and still no need for a phone line.
Thomas Pedoussaut wrote:
> WEP-cracking your neighbours AP ?
>> I mean, knocking at the door, and ask if you can share their BW from
> time to time when your own access fails. In return, you volunteer to
> mind the cat when the go to Spain for a week.
Michael Watterson wrote:
>http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=259>> NTL Cable (some areas bad), IBB Breeze (Ripwave is a Wireless ISDN
> replacement, not Broadband at all), Digiweb Metro (DSL/Cable like
> with phone ports QOS private IP VOIP built in with real phone number &
> sockets) , Digiweb Wireless (Like Breeze).
>> Magnet fibre or Smart fibre (The DSL LLU / GLUMP is still 17 Euro a
> month to eircom)
>> Your own connection to enet MAN :-)
>> Avoid Clearwire, Satellite, Ripwave, Ripwave Plus , eircom FWA.
Paschal Nee wrote:
> I'm using DigiWeb Metro and have had no problems with it. I'm not at home
> every day though so it's not getting continuous use. And when I am home
> it's email, web, ssh - no games or large downloads That said when I had an
> open wifi router (ah the philanthropy of it) my neighbours had no trouble
> downloading my 30gb cap worth of god knows what Internet depravity. Just
> looking at it now, the base package seems to have lowered the cap to 10gb of
> Internet depravity.
>> Best of all the price - 20 a month for the 1mb package. You get a phone
> number with that although the quality of the phone service is not great -
> sometimes will not connect on first dial. Still for the amount of time I
> use the land line that is fine.
>> You need line of sight to a mast from your roof - there's one in Finglas,
> Three Rock, and somewhere else I think.
>> The Vodafone 3G data product might also be an option for you - not cheap
>> More here http://callcosts.ie/
Thanks for those replies. One of the roof-aerial options would seem to be the
best, but I've a feeling that I'm not allowed put anything on the roof of my
block of flats; I'll check that. Digiweb Metro sounds a lot better than Ripwave
at the same price, and seems to involve a small wall-mounted box, which I might
get away with. I'd be happy with that as long as the uptime is reliable.
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