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Topic # 29833 21-Jan-2009 09:28
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I'm looking at getting Woosh Wireless for 6months (as TLC cable is not available in my building when I thought it was).

On the signup page it says there is a $49 activation fee with a 12 month contract and a $99 early disconnection fee. But there is also a $199 no term activation fee.

Am I missing something, or why would you choose that option when you could just pay $49 activation and then the $99 fee to disconnect early? Or are there other hidden early disconnection charges?

And does the modem need software installed on a PC, or can I just plug its ethernet cable into the uplink on my switch?


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  Reply # 191577 23-Jan-2009 15:19
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If you sign up on a no fixed-term plan, and terminate early, you'll get charged $199. If you sign up for a term of 12 months, then the early termination fee is $99.

More information is here http://www.woosh.com/ContentClient/Internet/InternetPricing.aspx#TAC

When it comes to the equipment, there are two ways you can set yourself up.

1. Connect the IP Wireless modem directly via USB and install the horribly flakey software.

2. Ask for an IPW ethernet cable (it's a specific type of cable, not a patch lead) that connects to the modem and the other end into your router. If you are connecting this into a switch, you will need to set up PPPoE on your system to wake the modem up and connect to Woosh's network.

At first you may need to set up the software on your PC to check for signal in your area and to activate the device.



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  Reply # 192021 25-Jan-2009 20:59
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gomez:
2. Ask for an IPW ethernet cable (it's a specific type of cable, not a patch lead) that connects to the modem and the other end into your router. If you are connecting this into a switch, you will need to set up PPPoE on your system to wake the modem up and connect to Woosh's network.

At first you may need to set up the software on your PC to check for signal in your area and to activate the device.


Cheers. Using the IPW ethernet cable method, do you mean PPPoE needs to be setup on the switch/router or on one of the PCs connected to the switch/router? Can the Woosh modem not stay connected to the Internet all the time?

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  Reply # 192052 26-Jan-2009 04:37
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If you are setting up the connection on a router such as the Netgear routers they can supply, then PPPoE is already set up for you.

If you are using a switch, then PPPoE has to be set up on the PC.

Their modems aren't always connected which is a pain in the backside really. They used to advertise that it was "High speed because it is always connected" which was a load of bollocks.

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