Fast Internet wherever we are

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  1. Jim

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    As a family we need internet all the time. When on the road we cannot survive with just a quick scan of emails at McDonalds and a sausage McMuffin. This absolute need for internet, Katie's schooling and my business requirements; used to curtail our travel.

    Everything had to be worked out around being somewhere and having a fast connection during business and school hours. What a pain this proved to be. But not any more. We have been liberated with a sat dish. Read the story here
     
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  2. GJH

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    Looks like it could be the ideal hotspot for 150 Fun ralliers at Peterborough :whistle:
     
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    Thanks Jim, good article.

    I particularly liked the lament about the state of English rugby;)
     
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    Jims "real" job is a security expert. Bet the WiFi's locked down better than the Crown Jewels lol
     
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    Missed that bit(n)
     
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    This sounds excellent - can you add this to a sat dish already installed?
    Lloyd.
     
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    Doubt it, but a missed opportunity for Oyster, there must be loads of people, me included, who would like to do it.
     
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    What is the total cost of the hardware supply and fit or did I miss that part..
     
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    Can you give figures for the download and upload speeds you experienced?
     
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    Thanks boss, very informative read and one I will certainly be looking at
     
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    Won't have been cheap, the discount alone paid for the ferry trip, but if you need it worth every penny
     
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    click on link in Jim's write up. £3337 less discount.
     
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    We have agreed a special price of £2999 for subscribed Funsters, Installation to a TV point is £240 and we charge an extra £100 to supply and install a 12 volt switched Belkin WiFi router
     
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    What TV were you getting down in Portugal Jim?
     
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    Haven't had it on much, but the usual suspects. Sky news, Forces TV and whatever channel Judge Judy is on :)
     
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    There was a discussion recently about converting an older dish system to a internet system, but the system that we installed for Jim is a bespoke TV and Internet system and there is no upgrade available for existing Oyster systems.
     
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    You can't use regular Speedtest sites, but Currently sat well outside the footprint so slower than normal, but I'd guess I have a 4 meg download speed. Thats about the same as BT Internet delivers via landline to my Office in Wales :rolleyes:
     
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    Of course - but we all know that @Jim is exceedingly generous to Funsters :LOL:
     
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    Hi Jim thank you very much for the informed write up ,I was wondering just how good the sat system is ,we will need a decent internet system and this was our favorite ,
    The shock was at the end when I realized that I know 4 blokes who are called Jim brown :eek:
     
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    Oh God - that must be nearly as bad as discovering there are more than just the one John Smith, I should think!
     
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