[Midlands] Re: Midlands Digest, Vol 22, Issue 6
praest76 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 11:43:24 IST 2007
Robert O' Rourke wrote:
> Yeah, the problem with any of the wireless providers is if there's anything
> in the way, then yes you won't be able to get a signal. This applies to
> trees too.
> Yup I work for the one beside Rayners. It can be costly in the long run.
> It's grand when you're stuck, but when you need the connection for everyday
> use it's a pain in the arse to get in and out. I don't know what i'd do
> without a connection at home either :P
You'd climb the walls like me. The netcafe and AIT wireless are ok for
sending urgent emails or grabbing a driver or what-not but I'm seriously
missing the ability to refer to google, wikipedia, IMDB etc. at whim.
> Eircom are a complete joke for line installation. Time wise, it's a simple
> enough job to add a new line, what kind of accomadation are you in/where?
Terrance rented house. Shouldn't be a problem really. I have permission
from the landlord to get the phone line in or have a box on the roof. I
actually applied to eircom for a new line when I moved in but gave them
an old contact phone number. I'll try again if digiweb shrugs at me.
> Also if your main machine is running Linux you may have problems with
> Vodafone/Three/o2 options for broadband. As far as i've seen it's only
> compatiable with Windows and Mac. There could be a Linux flash avilable for
> the Huawaii hardware, but I don't think there is.
Main machine is about 150km away. It'd probably be fine for the WIntel
laptop but I don't plan to use that for the rest of the year.
> Sorry for the late reply, completely forgot to respond :P
Easily done. I have an impressively sized drafts folder myself...
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