You live in a condo which means you don't live out in the forest/mountain some where. Yet..."I'm pretty much online all day)"? Have you talk to the neighbors about the ethernet wiring or call the telephone company? I don't think anyone can tell you much until you find out what's available to you in your area. This is meant to be a friendly suggestion.
Hi Guys, I know this is totally random and my jargon may be a bit dated but here goes...
I live in a newer condo building and the whole building is ethernet-wired, what I mean to say is where the phone jacks usually are we have cat5e jacks with what looks like a separate connection for cable and/or DirecTV underneath (sorry I'm not sure what that connection is called.) Everyone in the building is using the same internet company, and they are completely inept but I won't go into that. We have no telephone landlines here so I'm not sure what my options are... DSL? Or mobile broadband? I'm currently using an apple airport extreme for wireless, I've already gone to the apple forums and it seems mobile broadband won't work with that so it's probably not an option. Satellite looks to be way too expensive for me. I'd like to pay less than $100 a month.
We have one brand new 24" imac - this is probably used about once a week and mostly used to mix music, not much surfing. The airport is connected to the imac in our office.
One Dell XPSM1330 laptop - I work from home as a real estate assistant and I'm pretty-much online (email, sending docs to clients, research, posting listings to websites, er, facebooking) using this all day, every day.
One ibook G4 - We use this little guy when we're too lazy to leave the couch. The ibook and the Dell are often being used at the same time in the evenings.
About 1100sqft 2bd, 2bth concrete loft - we've had no issues using the airport in here. Any advice or shove in the right direction (not off a cliff) would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time! ~ Anitra