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Postby garnet4david » Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:28 pm

Strange i didn't see redhill and orchad road on the http://www.ida.gov.sg/Infrastructure/20 ... 95011.aspx. Seems that i will live without internet there T_T. Maybe i should subscribe to one of the inet provider there. Except if i find a cheap condo with free inet access.

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 10:34 pm

ksl wrote:I was under the impression that the maximum wireless speed was limited to 11Mbps or am i out of date?


A lot of wireless implementations have moved over to the 802.11g standard because of the higher theoretical bandwidth available. But take note that the 54 Mbps throughput is not truly achieved. It's just about half of it. And since wireless is CSMA/CA, bandwidth is shared among existing users.
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Postby ksl » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 12:02 am

Asian_Geekette wrote:
ksl wrote:I was under the impression that the maximum wireless speed was limited to 11Mbps or am i out of date?


A lot of wireless implementations have moved over to the 802.11g standard because of the higher theoretical bandwidth available. But take note that the 54 Mbps throughput is not truly achieved. It's just about half of it. And since wireless is CSMA/CA, bandwidth is shared among existing users.


Exactly my point, 11Mbps is probably more realistic! That's why if i need to improve my speed at home I disconnect the wireless, and use fixed line! Wireless is convenient, but not especially fast, and is soon reduced to a crawl if the traffic is heavy! The weakest link is a main cause of problems having a user with an 802.11b card in an 802.11g network slows the maximum speed of all the wireless network's users to the 11 Mbps 802.11b standard.

The 802.11g standard shares the 2.4 Ghz frequency with the 802.11b standard, but 802.11g provides the higher theoretical maximum speed of 54 Mbps. Since they share the same frequency, many networking cards that support 802.11g also support 802.11b. This is good for users who travel from network to network, since 802.11b is still the most commonly available type of wireless networking. However, having a user with an 802.11b card in an 802.11g network slows the maximum speed of all the wireless network's users to the 11 Mbps 802.11b standard

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Postby garnet4david » Sun, 01 Jul 2007 8:35 am

Too bad they cost us several bucks haha. Btw how much do i have to spend to get 512 kbps internet connection how about 1 mbps?

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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 1:11 am

garnet4david wrote:Too bad they cost us several bucks haha. Btw how much do i have to spend to get 512 kbps internet connection how about 1 mbps?


Get down to Singtel ..all kinda plans out at mo.

49.95 gets you 5mb connection if you sign a 2 year plan.
you get 2 months free the first year and 2 months free the second
plus a modem.
After years of magix i just switched and well pleased with it.
The modem aint half bad either.

Good luck

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Postby garnet4david » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 9:27 am

Does singtel offer a free internet connection? I read it offers free 3g connection (if i am not get it wrong). 5 MBPS? Wow definitely 10 times faster than the fastest internet connection in my country. if i subsribe to this package, Will they track my activity too? Well rapidshare, etc hahaha. Is there any cheaper internet connection? Or maybe the free one? I read that there is a 1mbps package, around S$20, they will only ower our speed into 512 if we exceed the limit.


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