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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2003, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question internet service thru direct tv sattelite ?

Sorry if this a repost or old news but I am sick on my crappy dial up shit and there is no cable or dsl where I live.I have direct tv sattelite and they appear to have an internet service thru them.Anybody use it ? or hear any pro's or con's about it?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2003, 04:10 PM
lol, this place sucks now
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fairly certain that it has a fast download and slow upload

unless of course it's changed, I don't think you can upload via the satellite, only through your dial-up

I'm sure if you did a google search you'd find better info, or perhaps


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2003, 04:15 PM
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go to I've heard bad in most cases, but I've heard in limited availability areas, that it's pretty good.

But, go to - it's a good non-biased site.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2003, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks..After reading numerous posts I think I'll pass and just put up with the dial up @ home.I do most of my surfing @ work and they have bad ass T1 or something like that.I'll just continue to only open the dirty stuff at home.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2003, 02:19 AM
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yeah, normal satellite service is like 400k down, and dialup for uploading. You can get 2 way service for both up and down through the satellite, but it's UBER expensive.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2003, 03:55 AM
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I had starband for about a year... it is a decent alternative.. back when i got it.. it was about a 1000 for equipment and install. then 60 bucks a month if you subscribed to dishnetwork... (although i think the price has come wayyyyyy down since then.)

i would see average speeds of 500k down.. and 100 or so up.

the big drawback... is the the latency of packet transmissions is unbelievbly high... a ping to yahoo was over 800ms...

To sum it up.. if you want to download some porn ... 2 way satalite is owrth it.. if you want to play FPS games... dont even bother...
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