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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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So I currently have the wireless card through Verizon that I use on my laptop. It's nice to have when I want to take my laptop with me but I don't take it places much anymore. It's also $60 a month and it's just not worth that extra $60 on my cell phone bill.
Who has good internet services that aren't too expensive but fast? This will be for my apartment.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 10:05 AM
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Know anyone nearby in the complex with a wireless router?
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I had ATT DSL when I lived there....don't know if it'll be much cheaper than what you already have though. Can't remember what else is available there.

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Know anyone nearby in the complex with a wireless router?
No I am not going to steal my neighbors interent!

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No I am not going to steal my neighbors interent!
I didn't say anything about stealing Maybe they would allow you to use their internet for $10-$20/month. Cheaper than setting up a seperate service.
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You're in Richardson? I believe Verizon FIOS is available there. DSL/Cable would be better, faster and more reliable than your existing service via the card.

I would not recommend using someone else's service regardless if you're ethical about it or not. Assuming you're not a sec guru... Assuming you do your best to not do stupid things on your network/Internet connection - you can't control/assume your Internet connection partner will do the same. Also, if your stuff gets comprimised you could comprimise or otherwise infect/cause issues with their stuff. Which would make the neighbor relationship decline.

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You're in Richardson? I believe Verizon FIOS is available there. DSL/Cable would be better, faster and more reliable than your existing service via the card.

I would not recommend using someone else's service regardless if you're ethical about it or not. Assuming you're not a sec guru... Assuming you do your best to not do stupid things on your network/Internet connection - you can't control/assume your Internet connection partner will do the same. Also, if your stuff gets comprimised you could comprimise or otherwise infect/cause issues with their stuff. Which would make the neighbor relationship decline.
Well I am moving to the Colony in two weeks....
I would never use someone elses service. That is stealing!

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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I didn't say anything about stealing Maybe they would allow you to use their internet for $10-$20/month. Cheaper than setting up a seperate service.
Ummm... that is still stealing!!! I am an honest person and wouldn't do that.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 11:54 AM
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If memory serves, I believe that place is contracted with AT&T. If not, TWC should be available.
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Well I am moving to the Colony in two weeks....
I would never use someone elses service. That is stealing!
It's only illegal if you get caught j/k. Yeah I had a person steal some of my bandwidth a while back when we first had wireless and wasn't protected. Found out it was my neighbor and all he did was look at his email.

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IMO, its their own fault if they dont have it WEP'd or MAC Filtered. If it were me, and I was in an apartment complex, I'd "steal" the shit in a heartbeat... and I'd filter the mac addresses so nobody else besides me (and the owner of the connection) can leech from them. unfortunately, everyone around my house is smart.


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