Satelite Modem?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mr Dead, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    Ive always had my NTL 512/128 k broadband cable modem since I bought my first pc around 2 yrs ago after seeing a friends in action. My problem now is im moving house to an area where cable and ADSL arent available. I really dont think I could handle a dial-up connection after an all broadband experience so my only other option seems to be a sateilte connection.

    So does anyone have any experience of these type of connections in the UK, what to they cost to install, monthly cost and what sort of download speeds am I likely to get?

    Ive had a browse around found a few companies but no one mentions any prices which worries me!!!!
     
  2. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    euhm....maybe this will help a bit, i've read somewhere that speeds reach up to 700 K, don't know about the rest of it
     
  3. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    P.s. just found SATDRIVE at www.satdrive.com, has anyone had any experience with these or comments?

    only a 1 way connection so online gaming is out (I can live with that) and a hefty £399 for the package including all needed bits.

    BUT UP TO 4 MB/S DOWNLOAD SPEED FOR £15 A MONTH!!!!!

    That would be great for all those large downloads from filesharers like Edonkey which split the download between several users.
     
  4. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    sounds cool man
     
  5. MiseryQv2.1

    MiseryQv2.1 Guest

    If you do'nt have access to anything else then you need it...

    I was in that situation and used a dish...
    They do have quirks,,,
    Thay are'nt reliable,,,
    4mb/s is it's VERY VERY VERY maximum,,,
    the speed depends heavily on the weather...

    You mentioned DL and not UPL,,, so I gonna assume that it still takes the phone line and has the usual 56k upload speed...

    Compared to "regular" dial up,,, it's much better...
     
  6. Electronic Punk

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    That is my only solution for broadband with BT, but it costs a fortune :(