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Old 05-31-2008, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Nellis AFB
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What company do you use? Do you like them?

I've heard that Cox is popular here, do they offer wireless internet?

TIA

Jodie.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:58 AM
 
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They offer wireless, but not the internet
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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Cox is the main service provider here for Cable and Internet. Not sure who else you could even use.
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Nellis AFB
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Alright, thanks for the input!
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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We are happy with the Cox Internet service even though I have an inherent hatred for cable TV after being in broadcasting for so many years.
All TV should be free!!! Or at least cheap. After all you have to sit through almost as many advertising minutes as programming minutes these days.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:13 AM
 
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But seriously, you get the internet service, then buy a wireless router. They range in price from $30-$70 or so.

With Cox, it's also cheaper to buy your own cable modem, because they will rent you one for like $5-$10 a month. You can buy one for like $50 or so.

While I'm on the subject, you'll then want to set-up a secure wireless connection so people can't steal the signal and potentially hack you.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Nellis AFB
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Thanks everyone.

Clark: I'll definitely be setting up a secure wireless!

Buzz, I have a question for you, I hope you don't mind me asking but I was thinking as you are knowledgable about broadcasting you may be able to give me a little direction. I am doing some fundraising for an organisation and was hoping to get some local coverage (tv and radio) to put out the word about the organisation and hopefully drum up some interest for funding. Any ideas on how I can get the ball rolling? You can PM me if you prefer to answer that way
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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But seriously, you get the internet service, then buy a wireless router. They range in price from $30-$70 or so.

With Cox, it's also cheaper to buy your own cable modem, because they will rent you one for like $5-$10 a month. You can buy one for like $50 or so.

While I'm on the subject, you'll then want to set-up a secure wireless connection so people can't steal the signal and potentially hack you.
I signed up with them, got a sweet deal, coming from satellite and switching over to them, they gave me a discount for 6 months on 3 services:
Digital Telephone, HD programming, Hi Speed 6Mb D/L internet, and best of all no rent fee for the modem!! my monthly payment at 92 dlls tax incl.

They hooked up service to all 7 outlets of my home, they left HD receiver and one analog in master bedroom.

You can't get better than this with satellite.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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Embarq DSL is what I use. The reason is that Cox blocks ports. This means nothing to the average Internet user, but they are purposely crippling their product. You wouldn't buy a car that could only turn right would you?

Embarq is cheap, fast and there is great Customer service.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I disagree...particularly about Embarqs customer service ...but that another story.....DSL is slower then cable....I have NEVER had a problem with Cox cable and have NEVER had anything that I could NOT access.....
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