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ok I have an issue: I'm moving to a place that has no broadband/DSL, nothing. They gave me..a dial up line =( I wanted something faster, so I got a verizon wireless USB modem (USB 760) and I'm on this plan:

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/mobilebroadband/?page=plans

The 5GB one, and...it works like crap:scared: Is there anything I can get (with no DSL, cable infrastructure installed) that's comparable to DSL, high speed stuff? I can't even watch a 5 minute youtube video without it stalling every 3 seconds..:mad:

This is the USB modem I got:
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/...t&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=4327

Is there a better one? thx..
 
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Well, it's no wonder you're having trouble, that is def. their crap model USB modem. If you can hook an external antenna into it I would do that in order to get better reception, otherwise you will need to get a new modem, preferably one that doesn't suck. Also, depending on your computer system, you might be able to install a card and use the antenna in your system that you use for Wi-Fi, that would offer a significant improvement over what you have. Good luck.
 
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If you have 3G access, ditch the modem altogether. Get on a plan/provider that allows tethering (if none do, just hack your phone) and use the 3G for your internet use on your laptop. And a pre-emptive "I don't care" to anyone who is gonna lecture me on hacking/jailbreaking.
 

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Well, it's no wonder you're having trouble, that is def. their crap model USB modem. If you can hook an external antenna into it I would do that in order to get better reception, otherwise you will need to get a new modem, preferably one that doesn't suck. Also, depending on your computer system, you might be able to install a card and use the antenna in your system that you use for Wi-Fi, that would offer a significant improvement over what you have. Good luck.

I'm so confused..Can I have step by step instructions? I'm willing to try the antenna thing.. I could get a new modem too - can you give me a link of what I should buy? I guess I'm going to return this modem tomorrow (its the trial period now, at no cost).. uhh I have HP Pavillion dv 9000...ok I'm just taking a shot in the dark, this is what I see on my computer:

c:\ 55 GB free of 85
D:\ 95 GB total
Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00 GHz
Memory: 2GB
RAM: 2046 MB
64-bit operating system
Windows XP I think

Thanks..
 
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Good God, where did you move? Toad Spit, Nebraska?

Ok y'all are gonna laugh..Upper East Side NYC.. its one of those Really Old buildings, its...well its a dormitory-type subsidized housings that never caught up to the 20th century.. there's no internet infrastructure whatsoever except on the 1st floor, you have to hook up your computer to a cable on the 1st floor only (they do this for cost purposes too)..but I wanted to access internet from my "dorm" room... they gave me a dial-up line..thats it:confused:
 

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Also: 2nd question: which speed should I get? I looked at the status of what I have now (we have verizon (something you plug in with a cable) at home), it says 100mbps..that can't be right..all the other plans say something like 1.2 mbps..so..I'm going to get 1% of my speed:confused::confused::confused:
 
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Philistine. I wouldn't drink Starblech's coffee if you paid me.

Their beans are over-roasted. I agree, it's not to everyone's taste.

That may be one reason why most people order their flavored drinks. These are, of course, more expensive than a cup of black coffee. Good strategy, no? ;)
 

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Their beans are over-roasted. I agree, it's not to everyone's taste.

That may be one reason why most people order their flavored drinks. These are, of course, more expensive than a cup of black coffee. Good strategy, no? ;)

I only frequent a local indie coffee shop. I went to Starbucks once and got a vanilla latte. It was like drinking Wite-Out. I actually drove back through the drive through to ask them if they forgot to put the coffee in the drink. :smuggrin:
 

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So I returned the verizon wireless crappy modem today, and I'm now looking for a better modem/way of connection..

Blue Dog just curious do you still think satellite is the way to go? (Starbucks is not an option for me since I like to hang in my room and surf:cool:)
 
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Blue Dog just curious do you still think satellite is the way to go? (Starbucks is not an option for me since I like to hang in my room and surf:cool:)

Well, when I originally posted that, I thought you were living in BFE.

Satellite is still an option, assuming you can put a dish on your building and have a clear line of sight to the satellite.
 
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