I'd jump on the eircom/esat DSL bandwagon right away.
DSL is usually more reliable than wireless and also cheaper and has
much less latency (affects online games and interactive network
applications like SSH etc).
Anything is better than lastmile!!
On 4 Sep 2007, at 14:09, Catherine Ansbro wrote:
> What are other peoples' experiences with Lastmile?
>> We had ours installed when there were no other options. We've
> complained about slow throughput (paying for a business connection
> supposedly 1Mb down and 512Mb up, but getting more like 250down and
> 200up). Recently they admitted there was a constraint at the
> station nearest us, so the best available is a domestic 512Mb each
> way--even though we've been paying for a better service.
> Supposedly they were going to arrange some kind of refund/fee
> reduction to compensate. But it's often difficult or impossible to
> reach the right person, calls are not returned, etc. So we're
> still waiting. . .
>> Eircom now offers broadband in this area (outside Boyle) over the
> phone wires I believe. Should I consider a switch?
>> Robert O' Rourke wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>> There are few options in Athlone for wireless broadband. Digiweb and
>> Lastmile Wireless are really your only two options, I've heard
>> people say
>> that Irish Broadband is available too but the last time I've heard
>> about it
>> they were refusing to take orders and the service wasn't great
>> etc... Out of
>> the 2 I mentioned, I'd be inclined to go with Digiweb. If you're
>> out where
>> Digiweb can't reach you Lastmile is usually available. Just so you
>> with wireless here they still need to put up an antenna of some
>> sort, be it
>> small or large.
>>>> What type of accommodation are you moving into and how long.
>> Personally I'd
>> prefer DSL over Wireless for the long run. If you were staying in
>> the digs
>> for 2/3 years it may be worth getting a phone line in. Again,
>> where you're living (more than likely in the town if your
>> girlfriend is
>> going to AIT) you can get most of the different companies broadband.
>>>> And failing all that if you're prohibited from making
>> modifications to the
>> building you're in, there's always the likes of the o2's, 3's,
>> mobile broadband, but remember the actual speed of that product is
>> divided by the amount of users using the node (can't think of the
>> word for it) you're connected to. So actual download speeds can be
>> between 4kBps -80kBps. some people have seen higher speeds, I have
>>>> And alsooooooo *work pimp* you could visit the fine Internet Cafe
>> I work for
>> in the center of town ;) lol
>>>> Sure good look with the hunt, you'll find something to suite :)
>>>> On 02/09/07, midlands-request at linux.ie <midlands-request at linux.ie>
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>>>>>> Hi there, hope this list is still at least partially alive.
>>>>>> I'm moving to Athlone next week with my girlfriend who is
>>> starting at AIT.
>>> We're moving into a house that hasn't got a phone line. We need an
>>> connection. What are the options in Athlone and what do people
>>>>>> Also, how is mlug doing? Are there ever meetings or such?
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