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Old 09-04-2007, 12:33 AM   #29
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One of the reasons I was so interested in WiFi was the EVDO card is not very fast in rural areas. In some metropolitan areas it is quite fast, but that is not where I tend to camp. WiFi is the easiest way to get high speed when it is available. When I have work to do, it is worth it for me to stay at a RV park that has WiFi and charge the cost to my business.

Yes, the EVDO card has nothing to do with your cell phone. They are different accounts. Now if you use your Palm Trio or Black Berry via a USB cable, that would be a problem to use the same device for both operations. I use a PCMCIA EVDO card in my computer. It works equally well in both my Mac and my wife’s PC. Monthly cost for an unlimited account is $59/month.

It is my understanding that the new, next generation, EVDO Express cards are even faster then my PCMCIA card.

I met a guy the has a HughesNet Satellite Antenna that he sets up when he camps. He gets excellent high speed and he can connect any where. The antenna is pretty large and some what difficult to set up. Not for the faint at heart. Cost after you purchase the hardware is $59/month. From what I gather Wild Blue is not user friendly and is extremely hard to set up.

I hope this helps.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:10 AM   #30
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:40 AM   #31
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I believe the MotoSAT (DataStorm) is HughesNet on Seriods. More automation.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:22 PM   #32
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I'd love to see SpeedTest results on everyone's solutions:

http://www.myspeedtest.com

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:46 PM   #33
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They can also be a dangerous for people with pace makers and other type devices controlled by radio frequencies. You'd prolly have to stand right in front of it to get a big enough dose to mess up a modern pace maker, but you wouldn't want to experiment on some unsuspecting neighbor with an older version.
Do ya think we might find a few pacemakers in an RV park?
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:14 PM   #34
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Using your link, and a Verizon EVDO Rev A usb720.. avg over two tests: 679 kbps down.. I didn't see an Up option

Using DSL Reports, 654 kbps Down, 80 up.

Does not surprise me that the up kinda stinks. I have always noticed that, and confirmed it when I first got the modem. It IS significantly faster than my old pcmcia card, but that was not a Rev A connection.
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DSL Reports, Java speed test.

I'll also note that I am in a fringe EVDO area. On different spot on the mountain, it seems much faster.
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I suspect the 6 foot regulation is to keep people out of the path of microwave transmissions.
Anyone know how much power these dishes transmit at? There's probably a good reason for the rule...
3 Watts according to the DataStorm website.

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Old 09-17-2007, 12:56 AM   #37
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Just found this site. I think it is spendy ($1550 one time fee, $59.99 monthly), but if it gives your “business” freedom to be on the road, it may be a Great Solution.



http://www.maxwellsatellite.com/
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I've read up on several usenet groups and from the posts I've seen Hughes is worse than Wild Blue. Neither of them have customer service.

The problems caused by latency will apply to all providers; it's a physics thing. Some are marginally better than others, but the roundtrip to the satellite is essentially the same for all of them.

As I said, the latency problem is seriously compounded by poorly designed web sites; those that require a new connection (and handshakes) for each element of a page.
A follow-up to my earlier posts on latency:

When Dish Network installed my satellite service, the added a wildblue.com proxy in to my internet browsers. I disabled that proxy setting and saw a significant improvement in download speeds. It's still slow but not treacly.
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There is a good article in October's issue of MOTORHOME magazine on this very topic
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A follow-up to my earlier posts on latency:

When Dish Network installed my satellite service, the added a wildblue.com proxy in to my internet browsers. I disabled that proxy setting and saw a significant improvement in download speeds. It's still slow but not treacly.

I really, really tried not to say anything, but I just can't stop myself. Proxy servers are usually security devices. They are there either to protect you or the network you are using from releasing information you don't want released, or preventing attackers from getting thru.

You may get less latency if you route around the proxy server. You can get your house door open a lot faster if you don't lock it. You need to ask yourself if that's going to get you what you want in the long run.
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A side note on latency -- ATT and other carriers would decrease "voice latency" on international telephone calls by sending one side or direction of the conversation by satellite and send the opposite by underseas cable. If you really want to experience voice latency, you need to try a two-hop call by military satellite where it's almost necessary to use radio procedure like "over", esp if it's encrypted (adds processing time).
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