On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 09:12:45AM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Brendan Minish thought:
>> On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 02:05 +0100, Luke Ashe-Browne wrote:
>> > >
> > I'm not sure if it suits your needs, but the guy who runs "westnet" was
> > at the lug meeting the last day.
>> You have promoted me! I am chief nerd and a director
>>> > Does over the air stuff. Maybe not in
> > the price range your looking for, but maybe worth a look.
>> Our coverage area is predominantly Mayo and I think the original
> poster's question was for galway. In rural Gawlay speak to lighthouse
>> We don't as a rule do part time connections, we did in the beginning but
> our accountant gave us a 'right bollocking' about it .
> basically the issue with part time subscriptions for holiday home and
> the like is this.
> Our install charge (which is already about as high as the current market
> will bear. ) only covers part of the hardware costs and none of the of
> the labor. this means that if we do part time rental our time taken to
> beak even on a customer is greatly extended.
> Anther, not insignificant factor is that the CPE equipment just is more
> reliable if left on 24/7 as warm+dry is better than cold+damp where
> these things are concerned!
So, you're essentially providing connectivity to IrishWAN and breakouts
from there, would that be approximately correct? If I was to set up an
antenna there in Galway (ballygar area) and another at home in Dublin,
would I be able to route between them over the WAN? I'd have no great
problem with leaving the CPE equipment running to keep it happy.
> I do use a 3g solution when out and about. Mine is with Voda and I get
> 3g in most urban areas, in rural areas it's GPRS (and crap).
How crap is GPRS? Could I use it to collect email from the home server
and to indulge in things like chat? I could set up a webfilter to block
all of the ads and flash to reduce browsing load and download limit
Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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