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#11446 23-Jan-2007 22:09
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help please if u can im doing a paper on this topic. What is wifi or that high speed internet stuff that you get overseas any ideas why its not avaiable in nz. Please any help is greatly appreciated as i need as much as i can :)

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  #58664 23-Jan-2007 22:19
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If you are doing a paper on this topic, then I suggested you google all the terms you know. By your statement above, you have a long way to come before you will be able to write something coherent.

Try googling the terms you want to know about, and especially look at their wikipedia pages, and you will learn a lot.







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#58665 23-Jan-2007 22:22
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I pointed a link to Wi-Fi before, please read that. Wi-Fi is available in New Zealand. What kind of "that high speed internet stuff that you get overseas any ideas why its not avaiable in nz"? As far as I know, all high speed wireless technologies are available in New Zealand: Wi-Fi, WiMax, CDMA EVDO Rev 0, Rev A, HSDPA and more...






 

 

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  #58667 23-Jan-2007 22:27
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i am also interested in this topic, id like to know what super power internet thingie USA have, it sounds cool!

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#58668 23-Jan-2007 22:29
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By the way, the link about Wi-Fi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifi





 

 

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  #58669 23-Jan-2007 22:30
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Are you talking about WI-MAX or specifically mobile phone High speed super dooper mega wow omg :o Internet?

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  #58672 23-Jan-2007 22:37
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umm not sure if this is a genuine question plus its in the wrong group, but good luck and Wikipedia is your friend.

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#58673 23-Jan-2007 22:39
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action55: umm not sure if this is a genuine question plus its in the wrong group, but good luck and Wikipedia is your friend.

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  #58780 24-Jan-2007 21:45
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OK you're only asking a simple question, really.

WIFI is just like a normal computer network, except it uses radio signals instead of cables. The range is say a hundred metres around your Wifi access point. There are publicly available ones in coffee shops, etc around the country. The point of them is internet access through them. Telecom has lots of them. Personal wifi networks are all over the place also.


ADSL (what everyone calls Broadband) is a way of getting fast internet over the phone line. Your voice only uses some frequencies (up to 4khz), and a normal dial-up modem uses those frequencies too.
When you get broadband on your phone line, it basically splits it in two: Signals go down the line at all sorts of frequencies, except for the ones your voice uses.

There's also the mobile technologies which I'm not too clued up on. Freitasm said a few of them - for example GSM, CDMA. Then you have line-of-site technologies like Xtra Wireless or that thing Ihug had. There are others but those are the most popular.

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  #58810 25-Jan-2007 11:43
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Perhaps, what is being refered to as missing is... free city wide wireless network...

New Zealand has all the latest and greatess wirelss networking technologys,  in a lot of cases we provide a prefect test bed for rolling out leading technology... i.e US only has Edge whilst we already have HSDPA... and soon to be HSUPA... so in many ways we are in advance of the rest of the world...

but our small size also inhibits the words low costs and/or free...

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  #58813 25-Jan-2007 12:54
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murrayim: Perhaps, what is being refered to as missing is... free city wide wireless network...

New Zealand has all the latest and greatess wirelss networking technologys,  in a lot of cases we provide a prefect test bed for rolling out leading technology... i.e US only has Edge whilst we already have HSDPA... and soon to be HSUPA... so in many ways we are in advance of the rest of the world...

but our small size also inhibits the words low costs and/or free...


I would research your answer way better

HSDPA is in the US

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#58815 25-Jan-2007 13:02
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johnr: I would research your answer way better

HSDPA is in the US


Yep, through AT&T (previously Cingular)





 

 

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#58825 25-Jan-2007 13:57
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johnr:

I would research your answer way better

HSDPA is in the US


But is it wireless HSPDA (overused herald joke) ?




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