Well I don't know if this is exactly the right forum to be posting in, but if it's not.. sorry.
My friend is stuck on dial up and wanted to switch to DSL, but he was just hit with some bad luck.. he is 18800 feet from the nearest CO and can't get normal DSL... he WOULD get cable, but his apartment complex was stupid and got themselves locked in a contract with some stupid cable company that doesn't offer cable modem.
He thought his only 2 options were dial up and satellite.. (which was just way too expensive).. well I tried to prove him wrong and get him some kind of high speed internet access, and found out he can get iDSL, which is just like ISDN i guess.. but is capped at 144up/144down which is still better than his dial-up..
all the places he checked run about 100 bux/mo and have like 500 setup fees.. pretty stupid if you ask me.. but hey, it's all for the money.
Anyways, he needs to either get a router from them (which will be like another 300 dollars) or he can get his own.
If anyone has an Efficient Network 5871 or a Netopia R3100 lying around or know someone how had idsl/isdn and doesn't need it anymore, please let me know.
Also, if anyone knows anything about IDSL (other than saying "stick with dial-up") please let me know.. he pretty much wants a faster connection, even though it's not THAT much faster.. it still is.. he's just hoping he can play counterstrike.. heh..
Anyways, any help would be greatly appriciated.
Thanks a bunch.