wireless vs wired

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Re: wireless vs wired

Postby mabagal » 26 May 2011, 01:36

Taiwan_Student wrote:Has wireless finally reached the point where I can speed down National Highway 1 or three and enjoy NPR or the BBC? I had a month long trial of Wimax by the way, about a year ago. I live in rural Pingdong county and it worked great, on the sixth floor of the hospital or in one corner of McDonalds. When the signal was there.. fantastic. Weak signal no way Then there were not many towers that carried it.


Cellular data over 3G, yes. Have held solid Skype conversations and streamed video over 台灣大哥大s 3.5G just fine while in a car going down those freeways.

WiFi, obviously not.

WiMax... bleh.
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Re: wireless vs wired

Postby Taiwan_Student » 28 May 2011, 07:35

Thanks. What are we talking about in a per month fee. My problem is that I have an ADSL house.. for my TV (MOD) and of course internet. I also have basic CHT cell service. Unless there is a discount to add a decent data plan to my cell phone service, I can't justify the added expense for my once a month car trips.

How much do you spend for your TV/Data services. I really would like to have my radio entertainment in the car if it is as easy as using the car stereo. I was looking at the Sat. radio service here in Taiwan (World Space) but don't think it is worth the cost or that it would last long.
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Re: wireless vs wired

Postby Dr. McCoy » 28 May 2011, 10:13

Taiwan_Student wrote:Thanks. What are we talking about in a per month fee. My problem is that I have an ADSL house.. for my TV (MOD) and of course internet. I also have basic CHT cell service. Unless there is a discount to add a decent data plan to my cell phone service, I can't justify the added expense for my once a month car trips.

How much do you spend for your TV/Data services. I really would like to have my radio entertainment in the car if it is as easy as using the car stereo. I was looking at the Sat. radio service here in Taiwan (World Space) but don't think it is worth the cost or that it would last long.

We have some kind of Hinet package deal with ADSL and Wireless. We don't have the TV. I don't know how much though. The wife takes care of the hard stuff.
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Re: wireless vs wired

Postby Abacus » 31 May 2011, 23:13

I'm guessing the original poster (hasn't responded) wants to do nothing more than set up a wireless router and split one internet connection amongst more people. That's great (cheaper) as long as you don't have any bandwidth hogs (movie downloaders) or concrete walls (this is Taiwan though). It could (enough that you notice) result in slower internet but if that's not important then save 100-200NT/person/mo.
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Re: wireless vs wired

Postby Icon » 26 Oct 2011, 10:50

Dr. McCoy wrote:
Taiwan_Student wrote:Thanks. What are we talking about in a per month fee. My problem is that I have an ADSL house.. for my TV (MOD) and of course internet. I also have basic CHT cell service. Unless there is a discount to add a decent data plan to my cell phone service, I can't justify the added expense for my once a month car trips.

How much do you spend for your TV/Data services. I really would like to have my radio entertainment in the car if it is as easy as using the car stereo. I was looking at the Sat. radio service here in Taiwan (World Space) but don't think it is worth the cost or that it would last long.

We have some kind of Hinet package deal with ADSL and Wireless. We don't have the TV. I don't know how much though. The wife takes care of the hard stuff.


I've been looking a little into this. Hinet is recently promoting this bundle: montly fee 999nts for 50M/5M -including land phone fee, with ADSL and wi-fi (upon request, there are several packages to cchoose from).
http://broadband.hinet.net/fttx/55.html
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Re: wireless vs wired

Postby Icon » 31 Oct 2011, 18:07

Lemme gloat for once:

So I got a faster Internet connection, plus Wi-fi setting at home, and more channels at MOD, all for nearly 300nts LESS than what I was paying for before. :cool:

Not bad for a technonoob like me. :thumbsup: So ask your provider what can they give you. It is not that hard.
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Re: wireless vs wired

Postby PapaAzucar » 12 Feb 2012, 11:43

Icon wrote:Lemme gloat for once:

So I got a faster Internet connection, plus Wi-fi setting at home, and more channels at MOD, all for nearly 300nts LESS than what I was paying for before. :cool:

Is this with HiNet or MOD?
http://broadband.hinet.net/fttx/55.html
Can I ask how much you are paying for the total package?
What broadband speed? etc.?

Thanks.
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