satellite broadband

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by echristie, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. echristie macrumors newbie

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    I am based in west of Ireland with no access to broadband. I run iMac with 10.2. Has anyone any experience of running skyDSL (www.teles-skydsl.com) on a Mac. Their cust service tell me it is not Mac compatible, but that may simply mean they do not support Mac.
    Any other thoughts on satellite also welcome. My needs are email (occasionally 5-10 MB file attachments upload and download) and internet (download and surfing). I have no need for hosting or gaming.
    Here's hoping.:confused: :confused:
     
  2. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    My ISP dont support mac either but that only means I have to set everything up and configure and troubleshoot myself.
     
  3. Coolvirus007 macrumors regular

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    But its different from other ISPs' because you need to make sure that you have a Mac driver for the DVB-S card (i think) that recieves the signal from the satellite. I would ask them what equipment was required for their service and search for driver's before using their service.
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

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    Very true. Or see if they have a modem that connects to a router. As long as you can connect via PPPoE or DHCP, then you should be aright. If they use some non-standard connection type, then you are out of luck.
     

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