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ABout high speed wireless connection (Verizon)

by perreoking86 / January 23, 2008 5:28 AM PST

Anyone knows a good provider for high speed wireless internet. I have a laptop and would like a pretty fast connection. I live in New jersey and was wondering if anyone had experience with Verizon wireless cards is their service any good. thanx

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Only downside can be the cost.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 6:40 AM PST

But they beat dialupppppppp.....

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beat dial up
by vjcaruso / February 15, 2008 7:08 PM PST

I haven't used dial up since cable came out (but I remember it being SLOOOOW).

How does an aircard (802.11n) compare to cable?
[on a dell 1721 (turion 64x2 2200) system]

And anyone have opinions on which carrier provides faster connect with an aircard - Verizon, Sprint or ATT?

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Sounds confused.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 12:08 AM PST
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confused myself
by vjcaruso / February 16, 2008 5:32 AM PST
In reply to: Sounds confused.

I must apologize for the confusion. I've never used wireless tech before. I've been using a Dell 8200 with a cable modem for about 6 years.

Now I've just bought an inspiron 1721 (amd turion 64 x2 @2200MZ) with wireless 802.11n. I want to be able to take it to work, so I figured I'd need an aircard, but most of what I've been able to find says that download (I could care less about upload) is 1.2 MPS at best (which I think would be like watching paint dry).

So what I'm trying to find out is what aircard and which carriers are supposed to provide the fastest speeds.

And will the aircard effect (or be effected by) the 802.11n or the 355 bluetooth that come on the system?

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will the aircard effect (or be effected by) the 802.11n or t
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 7:58 AM PST
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"will the aircard effect (or be effected by) the 802.11n or the 355 bluetooth that come on the system?"

For most, no. I can't tell you no since there will always be someone out of those thousands that is convinced otherwise.

Be aware that you don't want to download too much over an aircard. Unless price is no object!

Bob

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downloading.
by vjcaruso / February 16, 2008 8:01 AM PST

Bob,

what I'm really concerned about is being able to show my clients our website and flip around from page to page. This is why the speed is so important.

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I'd seen this and it's
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 9:34 AM PST
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On par with DSL speeds. Be aware that modern browsers cache content so they don't soak the internet connection.

Bob

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??
by vjcaruso / February 16, 2008 2:10 PM PST
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what did you mean by "Be aware that modern browsers cache content so they don't soak the internet connection"

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A long explainer would be needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 10:35 PM PST
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But in one sentence... When a browser reads a web page for the first time, it will download it all, then next time it may not download a picture since it caches that. This is why the web browsers don't overload the web.

Bob

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I'm just thick
by vjcaruso / February 17, 2008 2:54 AM PST

Guess I still don't get it. Since it would be the same computer (aircard or cable), the computer would still be 'holding' the same info.

Let me try this a different way. I've got an old XT computer (circa 1985) with a dial up baud 2400 - I'm going to be able to turn web pages at about 1/hour (slightly exaggerated), so I buy a new computer with a v90 modem with cable connection- now I'm going be turning like a real person.

Now we go onto wireless - I don't want to go backwards (in regards to speed)... Since it's wireless n already, is there an aircard which works like cable (speed wise) and if so what is it? Second, if the card exist, which provider can actually utilize it (ATT EDGE, Sprint or Verizon)?

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Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2008 3:03 AM PST
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