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Topic # 61257 12-May-2010 23:13 Send private message

I live 20km out the back of Havelock North in Hawe's Bay and cannot get traditional ADSL... Infact I cannot even get standard Dial-Up... My Dial-Up runs on average at 33% of the speed of the average 56kbps connection. This is due to the fact that there is a radio link service here that Telecom should have upgraded many years ago but still have not till this day... (But thats another story).

Anyway... I am really keen on the idea of getting a wireless broadband connection or WiMax but I am having extreme difficulty finding a descent plan and company.

I have perfect line of sight to the signal tower on Mt Erin and on Kahuranaki. And have found that most companies broadcast of Mt Erin... Except for air net and wasp... the only 2 descent connections I can find (of which im about 200m too far to the side to reach that signal).

Does anybody know of any companies at all that will connect me with a descent internet connection (ideally above 4mbps - what air net and wasp offer) but I will settle for less if the service charges are reasonable.

So... if anyone knows of any possible connections at ALL please let me know... even if your not sure if they will work as im very sick of the incredibly SLOW and faultly internet I have had for the past 9 years.

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  Reply # 329587 12-May-2010 23:32 Send private message

Firstly, please don't cross post to other forums, it's against the FUGs.

Find a neighbour who can get ADSL, and setup point-to-point wireless to their place.  Offer to go 50/50 on the monthly bill.

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  Reply # 329629 13-May-2010 08:37 Send private message

Sorry about the crossed forum....

How do I set up a point to point wireless system? (Would I need to have a company complete the link for me or is it possible to do it myself somehow?)

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  Reply # 329817 13-May-2010 15:13 Send private message

Starplay: How do I set up a point to point wireless system? (Would I need to have a company complete the link for me or is it possible to do it myself somehow?)

Depends how technical you are.  You could find point-to-point wireless and set it up yourself, I'm not sure of suppliers, someone else here on Geekzone will know.

edit: A client of mine does do equipment that could help - Genesis Communications. Ask for Rex. Say I sent you.

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  Reply # 329862 13-May-2010 16:34 Send private message has some useful stuff, mostly point-to-point wifi links

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  Reply # 329874 13-May-2010 17:18 Send private message

Spoke to Genesis Communications today and we came to the conclusion that there is really only one option... And that is to gain consent to access the radio tower opposite my house (3km away) and attach a radio point to point device - from there hook it into the Airnet system as it has line of sight from there and then to use the other part of the point to point system to redirect it to my house. Not the best option but really my only resort. This should give me roughly a connection of 4mbps. This would be effectivly like extending the Airnet connection.

This is because there are no ADSL connections within a line of sight range to me that run at a reasonable speed to share and Genesis Communications said it would be pointless running the system to a surrounding neighbour as the final performance would be very poor.

So... If anyone has any other ideas please let me know as this option will have to be my last resort....

Thanks again

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