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How to get internet in the middle of nowhere?


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#1 LuckyJack

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:40 AM

   I'm in San Diego, California so it's not that I'm actually in the middle of nowhere but the problem is that this ridiculously affordable office space that I'm renting isn't considered it's own address, so no ISP in San Diego would provide hardline internet.

 

   I even had a tech savvy friend run some software on his laptop that can crack low-grade Wi-Fi passwords but we had no luck. All strong singles in the immediate vicinity have a level of security that is beyond whatever program he was using.

 

  If asking the neighbors for the password in exchange for paying all or some of their internet bill isn't an option, and if you're tired of paying outrageous prices for data on your cellphone bill, are there any other options you can think of?

 

  I was even thinking of getting a Wi-Fi antenna to see if I could pickup an unsecured network in the area, but I don't know if that's worth my money.

 

Thanks in advance for helping me brainstorm.



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:55 PM

 

   I even had a tech savvy friend run some software on his laptop that can crack low-grade Wi-Fi passwords but we had no luck. All strong singles in the immediate vicinity have a level of security that is beyond whatever program he was using.

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I was even thinking of getting a Wi-Fi antenna to see if I could pickup an unsecured network in the area, but I don't know if that's worth my money.

 

Either of these routes could get you into trouble under 'abuse of computer' regulations. I believe you have them in the USA even if different in detail from the regulations in the UK and other countries.

 

Do you get 'snail mail' delivered to your nice cheap premises ?  I would have thought a couple of letters with envelopes from the likes of utilities would have been sufficient to convince an ISP that you exist. That and confirmation of a bank account. ISPs are not normally in the business of turning down applicants.

 

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:06 PM

    No, an ISP will not under any circumstances install internet service at the location. I need an alternative solution, which is why I made the post.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:25 PM

DSL ?

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

No, an ISP will not under any circumstances install internet service at the location. I need an alternative solution, which is why I made the post.



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:50 PM

I believe a Satellite ISP would be your only option and there are drawbacks with Satellite, the biggest being the data caps. Put your address into this page.

 

https://www.hughesnet.com/get-started

 

You may want to read this page and the reviews which were negative.

 

http://www.reviews.org/reviews/hughesnet-reviews/

 

You can google for different Satellite providers.


Edited by JohnC_21, 14 April 2017 - 04:08 PM.





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