Jun 5, 2006, 2:12 PM
Post #4 of 6
Sorry about that. I started answering before I digested the question asked, something I do too often. I use Prodigy's ADSL broadband connection as a backup connection. My primary connection is fixed WiFi. I am about 700 meters from an access point. I have an antenna on the roof that points to the ISP's antenna (AKA access point). Just as there is a cost for equipment when you sign up with Prodigy, there is a cost of equipment when you go wireless. The cost is more, usually about $475 US, because of the Antenna, LNA, Etc.
With Infinitum the upload and download speeds are asynchronous, therefore the A in ADSL for $36 US I average a download speed of about 420 and an up load speed of about 64 to 70 kb/sec. The speeds offered by www.laguna.com.mx are 384 up and down for $40 US and 768 up and down for $60 US.
I have the higher advertised speed of 768 kb/sec up and down. Do I get that speed? I don't think ever got it when checking at www.dslreports.com . In fact the speeds vary. Unlike my infinitum connection which almost always give me a stable download speed of 420-6 and a somewhat less stable download speed usually of 50 to 75 kb/sec, the Laguna speeds bounce all over the place, dependent upon the number of persons sharing the network. This could be bad if there was not enough bandwidth provided. But the folks at Laguna, offer more than enough bandwidth on the SSID (access point) I point at and my 768/768 connection, can very very occasionally give me almost twice that, but more usually speeds close to 750/750 and very infrequently speeds of half of that.
So in summary, my speed varies dependent upon the number of persons downloading and uploading at the same time. However more often than not I am getting better speeds than one would expect.
Oh, does VoIP work with WiFi? Most of the time it works great, but just like with any internet delivery system, there will be periods when there is breakup, when there is not sufficient bandwidth, upstream.
I HAVE A QUESTION for you to ponder. Remember that the Lagunanet ISP is in a building with all kinds of antennas on it, one floor directly above the CIA.They say that the CIA stands for Cafe Internet Ajijic. But I wonder; the station master there is Harry who speaks not only English and Spanish but Farsi, you know the language spoken the Iranians.
If that doesn't make you suspicious, drop the mx ending and go to www.laguna.com and you are transferred to the FBI's web site. And I know of at least one person who says he is a volunteer there, who used to work for the US federal government holding a classified position. Maybe he still does :). No wonder Lagunanet has access to such good spam filters.
(This post was edited by johanson on Jun 5, 2006, 2:27 PM)