I might add that I have several friends that before they bought or rented, made sure that broadband was available in the house they were contemplating. They told the real estate agent that the house had to be close enough to the Ajijic telephone switching station to get ADSL or line of site of a wireless transceiver (access point) so that they could connect via high speed Wi Fi.
I have a home just north of the center of Ajijic about as high up on the hill as you can go. Although there is one transceiver mounted high up on top of an antenna mounted above the ISP, I am supposed to point my wireless antenna towards, I can choose some 4 others should I wish. My point? Wireless has pretty good coverage over most of the shoreline from just West of Chapala all the way to the Western end of Lake Chapala some 20 miles to the West.
Is one system better than the other? In most areas you can only connect via wireless if you want a high speed connection. But if you have a choice, as I posted earlier, both provide good service. I love wireless. My neighbor loves his ADSL connection. And each of us believes our connection and service is better than the other's.
If you are given a choice and if price is all important, although both offer a 256Kb/sec connection for about $55 to $60 per month only Lagunanet (Wi Fi) offers a slower 128 Kb/sec connection. The cost? $40 per month.
My advise? talk to your new neighbors and check out what they say at the computer club and if you are still confused flip a coin.
Now before you techies jump all over me, remember I did not write this for you. I wrote it for the average user or poster to this forum. That is why I used words like transceiver instead of AP or SSID etc
(This post was edited by johanson on Jun 25, 2003, 1:10 PM)