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Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

Assistant Professor

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

donagibbons, actually I was a radio repair tech most of my military career and Superintendent of a SAC (Strategic Air Command) satellite facility for the last part of my career. But what do I know?
Comparing Satellite TV to two-way internet communication shows what you know, or don't know.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

Why are there satellites doing terabyte data streaming
Poster was likely referring to the satellites that blanket us with ONE-WAY Directv & Dish and simply does not understand the complexity involved with TWO-WAY communication.
Assistant Professor

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

Chaps my hide when people compare satellite TV to satellite internet.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

But what do I know?
Comparing Satellite TV to two-way internet communication shows what you know, or don't know

In another post said poster referenced Nikola Tesla (1856-1943):

The new  technology is using Nikola Telsa Concept of using the Earth as the conductor or transmission media.  Then again you may not know who Nikola Telsa is.


This has to be in reference Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower experiment that functionally  ended in


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower


Methinks too many old issues of Popular Science magazine have been perused.




 

Assistant Professor

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

I should have said "equate" instead of "compare". Can compare all one wants and they both use satellites but to equate the two is way off the mark.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

Hi Bill,

That does support the fact that concurrent connections will reduce speed.

A few months back I had my hardwired desktop downloading a Garmin Map update and took my laptop out to the RV about 65 feet from the router.

Laptop was very S-L-O-W until the Garmin software "released" its connection.

I'm always suspicious when I read complaints of slow speeds coupled with data loss issues.

Novice users in many cases just won't grasp the concept of "background processes" be it a legit process or malware.

 

New Member

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

It's not just the WiFi that's having issue, as I said, my desktop PC has the same issues.  As I said, this wasn't a post asking for help, it was just a rant.  I remember the days going from 14.4 baud rate modems and slowly making the climb up.  Everyone was excited when we got 56k speed!  Then came cable and we were shitting our pants with the speed back then!  Now coming from having 60mbps download speeds and running youtube in HIGH definition all the time and being able to connect a PC, Laptop, 2 cell phones in our house and let my next door neighbor run off our WiFi with her cell phone and Laptop.... Yeah we were spoiled and enjoyed it immensely. Smiley Happy
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

We understand that you have no need of help so no recent comments were directed to you.

This being a public forum and an "open topic" it is likely to attract comments from other Community members.


 

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

All of us are subject to misunderstandings, misconceptions and misinformation but it is the ability to assimilate and correlate new information that sets us apart from .... turnips.

We can also forgive Sgoshe for using "compare" instead of "equate" as this topic had effectively been derailed long ago.

All of us I think can be forgiven as this topic was not a sincere plea for help or support to begin with.


   

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Sucky Service but it's all we can get in our area!

All of us are subject to misunderstandings, misconceptions and misinformation but it is the ability to assimilate and correlate new information that sets us apart from .... turnips.

We can also forgive Sgoshe for using "compare" instead of "equate" as this topic had effectively been derailed long ago.

All of us I think can be forgiven as this topic was not a sincere plea for help or support to begin with.