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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaz3 View Post
    LOL!!! can i use that line?
    ahhaha, go ahead, be my guest

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    Do you have to be canadian to get this? And/or have a canadian address? I truck drive ALOT in canada and I go nuts when I'm up there, no phone, no internet. $50 cad for some internet would be very very nice.

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    I have an internet plan with Tmobile here in Holland. with 1.8mb download and it wors pretty good. I can watch internet TV and ofcourse MSN or skype with cam and speech. Bit expensive still.. 56Euro per month.

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    anyone have account with Verizon ?? I hear the Verizon internet on the fly is available here in the states (well at least CAli) but havnt touch base with the service yet, still having my carpc under construction.. if anyone have any info, let me know really interested how well the signal and speed are ?? thanks..

    -Steph'

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    In Ontario, this only works in the GTA, Barrie, Hamilton, BurlOak, Waterloo region, London and Windsor. Hopefully it will make its way to Niagara soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    In Ontario, this only works in the GTA, Barrie, Hamilton, BurlOak, Waterloo region, London and Windsor. Hopefully it will make its way to Niagara soon.
    They are working on Niagara right now... some areas are already active (but not advertised ...yet)
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    Thumbs up Rogers Portable Internet

    I have recently signed up with this service for use in my car. Previously I have been using the 3G/UMTS network that Fido/Rogers offers (25 Mb for $60/month). Ps, for thoes that dont know, Rogers will be offering a 1 GB package for $65/month for laptop cards in October.

    In any event, I was excited to try out the portable connection (WiMax) the day that it arrived via UPS. The built in antenna is a unidirectional antenna that only offers a ~ 25 degree gain pattern which really SUCKS for driving. To solve this issue I picked up a 2.3 GHz to 6 GHz Super Broadband 3 dBi Omnidirectional antenna. Its small and compact and offers a 360 degree pattern - perfect for driving!

    Connection strength in Ottawa is pretty good all over the city and, although tower hopping does cut out the connection for 10 seconds or so, this interrupt does not happen all that often.

    I've found that the connection is great while travelling under 80km/hr. On the highway at 120 km/hr the connection is a bit spurradic and will cut out more frequently.

    Currently the modem is selling for $49.95 and the service is being offered at 40% off for the first year ($24.97).
    Overall, a great way to get highspeed internet (1.6 Mbps connection realistically) for pretty cheap in the car. PS, there is a 30 Gig/month transfer limit.

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    portable internet

    where do you hook up this antenna ? and where do you get the antenna ? details please....

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludikris View Post
    where do you hook up this antenna ? and where do you get the antenna ? details please....

    Chris
    I purchased the antenna from Sharper Concepts Inc. The exact product is Product # YSC-HG2458CU and can be found HERE.

    You'll have to open the case of the modem (and subsequently void your warranty) - you'll see the unidirectional antenna on the non logo side of the modem. Follow its connection and disable the connection. Solder on your new antenna connection using the wire provided (12 " worth) or with the purchase of additional coax cable to the antenna lead on the modem that you just cut the unidirectional antenna connection off of.
    Done and done

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    substitute .. better ?

    So I saw yours and I thought I'd look for a retail based alternative.. I found this..

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...3985&CatId=374

    it's a 4dbi gain vs your 3dbi so, essentially it would be better and it's only $30

    Is this also the same thing ....?

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=8787039789B04

    more importantly, it's local..

    btw.. for fun i took my modem apart and realized it doesn't have any security on it and just popped apart at the bottom.. I don't see how I would void my warranty... as for connection to the antenna, there is a piece of plastic on one side with four panels converging in the middle and that is the only connection to the mother board.. so, where are you connecting yours to ? could you take some pics ? or draw what you are doing...

    you DO have the rogers modem that looks like this right ?

    http://aphnetworks.com/report/rogers...e_internet.JPG

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