Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

37 posts


Topic # 6895 2-Mar-2006 21:55
Send private message

hi guys,
i have just bought a laptop that had a modem and is bluetooth wifi capable etc

as i am looking to get an internet connection i was wondering if anyone had any advice as to which would be the best way to go

dial up
wireless etc

not sure but i think it might be hard to set up a wireless connection???
i think broadband seems like the best option as its much faster the dial up and not that much more expensive
any advice would be greatly appreciated,


Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
59180 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10414


Reply # 29707 2-Mar-2006 22:06
Send private message

Are you talking about wireless connection as in Wi-Fi? If so, don't worry - first it's easy to setup. Second it will not replace your broadband, but complement it.

You sign up with a broadband provider and then install a router at home. In my case I have a Wi-Fi/Wired router. This way I have my two desktop computers connected directly via cable, which gives me very fast and stable connection between them, but I also have my tablet PC connecting via Wi-Fi, so I can work upstairs, or use my Pocket PC when not in the little cubicle, er, office, at home...

Depending on where you live you have the option of using a wireless broadband provider, such as Woosh. This is nice because it gives you more flexibility when it comes to layout at home - no need to have a router close to the wall where the cable comes out.

I use cable modem from TelstraClear, but this is only available in some places. The most common broadband offering is xDSL from Telecom, through many ISPs in the country.

37 posts


  Reply # 29710 2-Mar-2006 22:11
Send private message

hi there, thanks for the info
im flatting in dunedin at the moment so broadband should be available?
also one of my flatmates is on the internet quite a bit, not sure if he is dial up or broadband, but would that stop me from being able to use a broadband connection at the same time as him?
thanks again


BDFL - Memuneh
59180 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10414


Reply # 29712 2-Mar-2006 22:15
Send private message

Dunedin should have DSL services available. You can check on the Telecom website, by entering your phone number and it will tell you if the service reaches your flat. You then have to find an ISP you like.

If your flatmate is already using Internet ask him what's the deal. If it's a dial-up account it would be cheaper (if sharing the cost) to use a broadband connection.

If you install a router then you can use it at the same time as anyone else in the house. That's how I have four computers here and a couple of Pocket PCs, all connected...

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06

UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26

The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22

Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55

2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55

Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21

Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37

Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31

Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27

Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27

Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26

Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23

New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16

Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13

Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.