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maxmonty

join:2004-06-18
Oakville, ON

Fixed wireless question....

I have Xplornet wireless (they bought out Hummingbird Wireless). The service is really bad and Xplornet won't do anything about it (they want me to switch to the sat service). My question is, what source is the wireless tower using? It's less than 1 km from me and I'm curious what is running to the tower? Fiber?

b_p_smith
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join:2002-02-13
Merrickville, ON
It depends. The connections to the tower would depend on what's available from the normal wired-line providers (cable, DSL, etc). Where there is none, they do a wireless backhaul to the next tower. In extreme cases there may be several hops back to a tower that has a wired connection.

Are you on Xplornet's WiMax? What's your definition of "really bad"? Depending on your expectations, satellite most likely won't be a viable option either.

Brad.
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Xplornet WiMAX -} Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH running DD-WRT -} about 13 machines running everything you can think of.

maxmonty

join:2004-06-18
Oakville, ON
There's no cable or dsl anywhere nearby. Not that I've been able to find anyway. Right now, I can't even browse reliably. And no, I'm not looking forward to the sat bandwidth caps.
Was hoping maybe there was something I might be able to tap into

jett

join:2003-06-28
Kitchener, ON
reply to maxmonty
you wont like sat service.... its terrible... check for other wireless ISPS in the area.

they are all pretty bad and dont care about their customers, but here is a list of isps that my beable to help you better.
»www.wellington.ca/en/business/wi···rnet.asp