Originally Posted by Tiako44
Because I am at college all day and my home is like animal house. I can't sit at my room and play a video game without people bugging the **** out of me. And asking why I rather play vidya gaems than watch futball
Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist
I had very good ping rates with Clear in atlanta. I install Clear antennas on towers. So It may just have been the fact that I was 150' away from the signal source. Ping rates playing Crysis MWLL mod were from 40 to 150ms which is acceptable on most servers.
Originally Posted by PropNut
Good WiMax (and the older non cellular 900mhz, 2.4ghz, or 5ghz wifi technology) service is highly dependant on the provider. Most providers here in Michigan greatly throttle their subscribers in both bandwidth and connection clarity. I have had this type of connection to my rural home for several years. I asked repeatedly if I could get a clearer connection (if not a faster one than the 750k that I was getting, just clearer for a better ping) and was told the technology could not provide it. Some research on the internet (including reading the forums of the companies that provide the hardware to the Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs, no..really, it is the trade name)) proved to me that I was not getting the entire truth.
A post earlier showed the speed that I get here at work (Central Michigan University), which is great (for gaming on my lunch time) but at home it was aweful (100-1500ms ping). I purchased and built my own wifi connection with two commercial grade 5ghz antenna's, a cable ISP account installed in a barn several miles away (really, I had it installed in my name in an agricultural building belonging to an old farmer) and now I get 10ms pings, 16mbs/2mbs service and the antennas are further away from each other than were those of the WISP. My setup is perfectly legal (I contacted the legal department of the cable company to make sure,my setup does not violate their terms of service contract as it is providing service to only one household, and checked the current FCC regulations including Article 15 concerning the frequencies/signal strength allowed without a licence, everything is good there).
I know I am getting off topic here, sorry...just wanted to point out that WISPs can provide good service if you find one that wants to, but you will pay a premium for that good service. Poor service makes them more money, especially when their subscribers have no other avenues other than dial-up.
Ok, rant over
These comments were not directed at you SJ, you just reminded me of them