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bizi clop
bizi clop Regular Member • Posts: 409
Re: unliving

xpatUSA wrote:

Such incredulity ... said with a slight head-wobble?

I am living 3 miles down a dirt road in rural Texas with no fancy fiber-optics to connect to.

My internet is via the cellular phone network and there are four other people pounding away at my hot-spot (4G broadband router). 75Kb/sec is on a good day ...

... for which I pay about 150 poond a month.

Sorry, had to be done, you have my sympathy.


If you know someone in a mile with shareable internet:



RONJA (Reasonable Optical Near Joint Access) is a free-space optical communication system originating in the Czech Republic, developed by Karel Kulhavý of Twibright Labs and released in 2001. It transmits data wirelessly using beams of light. Ronja can be used to create a 10 Mbit/s full duplex Ethernet point-to-point link. It has been estimated that 1000 to 2000 links have been built worldwide [4]

The range of the basic configuration is 1.4 km (0.87 mi). The device consists of a receiver and transmitter pipe (optical head) mounted on a sturdy adjustable holder. Two coaxial cables are used to connect the rooftop installation with a protocol translator installed in the house near a computer or switch. The range can be extended to 1.9 km (1.2 mi) by doubling or tripling the transmitter pipe.

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