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Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:02
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Hey guys, Just wondering what people have found to be the best wireless internet service provider whilst on the road.
Thanks for your help guys,
Andy and Mandy
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Reply By: Mogul - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:06

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:06
NextG abeit a little expensive.
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Reply By: ZukscooterX90 - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:09

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 20:09
Hi there A & A,only had one whilst on the road & found it to be pretty good thus far, service in a lot of places i did not expect,bigpond next G with the little card that slips into the side of my lappy.Other on here may have others but this what i have found good when out n about.
Bob.
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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:23

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:23
Father inlaw has just gone virgin, 5g a month $39.95. So far so good but waiting till he covers a few more area's and if still happy with it I will be going the same way. Just bought new Toshiba laptop today to replace our old one. Bloody vista, now have to start all over again after using xp lol. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: a convict - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 22:37

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 22:37
..can the dreaded Vista. All trouble and heartache.

Use your old 'XP' install disks and do a fresh install. Should work OK on your new Toshiba, ..then login to MS 'update' and set up your machine for automatic update 'downloads. Do update process where you can get some cheap bandwidth as you will chew up quite a few megs. Leave 'auto update' setting on machine, with 'Ask me first' options set.

Any issues, Google search words 'best' and '46' and that will take you to a FREE highly reputable site with sensible, safe, help. "www.techsupportalert.com"

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Follow Up By: Member - Jason - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 07:08

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 07:08
Hey Stephen,
Had the same issue with our new laptop. We asked for an XP downgrade pack when we bought it & they gave it to us foc.

Cheers
Jason
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:09

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:09
Thanks guys will follow that up today. Wife going to Castle Hill to pick it up as they were out of stock at Penrith. Will give them a ring this morning and see what the go is. What was/is your major issues with Vista compared to XP ??? Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:40

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:40
Hey Stephen,

Vista takes up more space which slows the computer down considerably + it's not as user friendly.

By the By - I lived in Emu Plains for 20 years (Now at Bargara - well, we will be when we get back from our 6 month trek across to the west coast & back - April to October)

Lov'in the freedom
Cheers
Jason
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 17:51

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 17:51
Hi Jason, yes I have heard it takes up a lot more space and slightly slower, we had a few upgrades done, bigger ram, and driver so will see how it goes, got that done this morning straight away when she got the new one so will have a play tonight. I will still be running the old toshiba laptop as well for now and wife can use the it just for downloading her music/movie's etc. Dont want all that crap on the new one, too many popups and crap come through with it all. We have a seperate/external 500g drive so everything gets transferred to that.Good old Emu Plains eh, nice area as well as Leonay. Might win Lotto tonight so we can move from the area (Glenmore Park) like a bloody rabbit warren now, and god help us when all the kids grow up wont be able to move let alone park any cars in the streets. We have 33 kids in our street half at the age of getting L plates luckily my cars are well out the way locked up less chance of getting hit lol. Will be like a dodgem car track in the next few years, god knows where they are going to park them all. AHHH hope my numbers are lucky ones. Good luck you lucky buggar, Im jealous. If you around this way drop in plenty of room. Regards Steve M PS thats if you can get up the street. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 20:16

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 20:16
Hey Stephen,
The 500g hard drive is a great idea & with the extra storage space on the LT you may not notice the vista issues.

Good luck with the young'ns in the street (& the numbers).lol
Cheers
Jason
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Reply By: cowpat - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:29

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:29
NextG. Unless you're eligible for the remote subsidy on satellite. Casper
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 22:01

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 22:01
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You can only have Sat internet at a permanent fixed location.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 22:19

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 22:19
As per what ZukscooterX90 says, but if you have a small 12v to 240v Inverter then get the Modem, it's cheaper than the cards, and so are the plans, buggered if I know why because it all uses the same Next G , just another excuse for Telstra to rip people off.

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Reply By: Member - Jason - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 07:11

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 07:11
Hi Guys,

We have an Optus card & a Next G card (running 2 laptops). We have found the Optus package is cheaper but the Next G is quicker.
Not much help there sorry. We use the best from each service.

Cheers
Jason
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Follow Up By: Andy and Mandy - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:43

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:43
Jason,
Just wondering if you have found major differences between optus 3g and telstra next g in terms of coverage??
Cheers, Andy and Mandy
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:47

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:47
Hi Again,

The Telstra card does have a little better range. Will have a more accurate idea when we start heading west (end of June). We have both networks as part of our Internet Businesses (so we can work & travel at the same time)

Cheers
Jason
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Reply By: Bodhichitta - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 08:43

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 08:43
Have only used NextG but found it to be bloody great. We were playing online games in the Tanami Desert using this, so it cant be that bad :)

If you want to get a little extra range you can buy aerials for the cards as well.

We use a PCMCIA variant and plug it into a wireless modem so that we can share the internet connection.
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Reply By: Andy and Mandy - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:18

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:18
Hey everybody,
Thankyou all for your replies it has been really helpful. I guess we will be going with Next G although I try to avoid Telstra as a general rule, you have to go with what works dont you.
I also wanted to say how glad I am I found this website and to thank everyone for being so nice and helpful, isn't it great!
Cheers
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