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Best Wireless Card for Northside St Thomas?

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I am moving to the northside soon and would like to purchase a wireless card for my laptop before arriving on island. Who has the best signal on that side? AT&T? Verizon?


Posted : February 12, 2011 12:40 pm
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I don't know the specifics for the network there, but Netgear equipment has always done me right.

A bit expensive at $55, but has reviews like this: "In my experience, Netgear equipment has been nearly flawless. I have installed hundreds of Netgear devices and, in 15 years of professional experience, I've had exactly two Netgear devices fail; one was a simple equipment failure; the other one I actually found had been stepped on. By contrast, I have a box the size of those plastic grocery baskets you find in stores that is FULL of Linksys and D-Link devices that have failed or can no longer be configured." Netgear PCMCIA card

Posted : February 12, 2011 4:15 pm
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Completely depends on where you are on the Northside. Neither Sprint, nor AT &T worked at my house in Upper Caret, however, my neighbors just 3 houses down the mountain had a Sprint wireless card the rocked! Best to know where you will be living first!

Posted : February 12, 2011 8:37 pm
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We lived on the North Side of STT and used Broadband VI instead of an air card. We had ATT and found VI Broadband cheaper and better. All you need is line of site to the Brass Islands.

Posted : February 13, 2011 1:43 am
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I've been using an AT&T Laptop Connect Card for the past month from the Mahogany Run area. It looks like a thumb drive that plugs into a USB port. The signal level indicated on the card's signal meter is lower than that on my cell phone. But it does work. Speed isn't great. But it works when I need it. To avoid signing a 2 year contract I purchased a pre-paid device that allows me to pay for a 30 day/1 GHz plan that costs $50 per month. It's 30 days or 1GHz of date use - whichever comes first. Which is still cheaper than a 2 year contract as I need it for only a couple of months.

Posted : February 16, 2011 1:22 pm
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