Jan 29, 2005, 6:00 PM
Post #2 of 4
EEK you are facing the same problem all of the snowbirds face when they (we) come down each year. If all you want is dialup then you have two choices around the Ajijic-Chapala area. And either, Lagunanet or Prodigy is OK. I said OK not fantastic.
Why only OK? Not because of the quality of the servers or modems each ISP has, but because of the difference of the quality of the telephone line connections and the location of the telephone # you call to get on line.
That said some people believe they have received bad service from one or the other, and terribly badmouth that ISP. Usually, but not always, the problem was not that of the ISPs but that of a fellow senior citizen who would rather get angry at someone else than admit he is the one who screwed up.
And yes many internet cafes can meet all of the needs you mentioned below. I think the most sophisticated internet cafe is in the CIA coffee shop here in Ajijic. The internet cafe is easy to find, it's across the street from the telephone company and is in the building with all of the high antennas on it. And the station master Harry has great food. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Persian. You can either use his computers or connect your laptop to the internet via Ethernet or 802,11b. He's located on the first floor on west side of the building