is the search over ?

going into DAY 2 with the new internet provider here at the new house.

the previous trial with the 3G system went through several days of piss-poor customer service/tech support and while I saw a couple brief flashes of really good DL/UL speed, for the most part the turtle dial up modem would have won the race.

apparently the internet works better if you have a Laptop since it’s designed to be mobile.

that’s nearly word for word from one of the idiots who couldn’t close my account or connect me to a supervisor.

today I’m taking a break from yard maintenance to pack up the hardware in it’s handy lil box so I can ship it back.

Day 2 with the new satellite ISP is going ok so far. We’ve managed to get computer #2 up and running and the in-house wireless net is back on track. The office and staff didn’t make a very good first impression but the end product seems to live up to expectations. It’s not super DSL, but I can do multiple page loads and download files without things disconnecting or timing out. This is good. As a bonus, it turns out to be about 25 bucks a month cheaper too.

Why, you ask, did I go with the more expensive provider as a primary option? Uh, well, mostly because the previous occupants here had the satellite service and ‘hated it’. Dunno why. Their issues might stem from the electrical short in the wall behind the computer nook where everything plugs in.

The teenager comes home from gramma’s house today and with her computer in the loop we can test the bandwidth with 3 browsers. If the sat-isp can take that load we’ve got a winner I think.


Posted on July 25, 2009, in bloggy stuff, customer service, tech stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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