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  1. Wanted: Apple iMac 24" PM or call 246952
  2. I have unlocked, so far, 3 x T-Mobile (UK) ZTE MF626 broadband dongles. Guide to unlocking and link to download - http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=806533 You may be able to get your Orange dongle unlocked or you can get the ZTE dongle pretty cheaply (£18 at Carphone Warehouse in UK). Much cheaper than the Manx Telecom dongles. The (locked?) 3G modem/dongles available from MT are way more expensive (£100+) than the UK ones, so this represents quite a saving. Once unlocked I use a Sure CW IOM pay-as-you-go SIM in the ZTE dongle to connect. I have used this in Ramsey, Maughold and Douglas. It connects using EDGE (Sure CW IOM do not have a 3G network) and I get speeds around 200+Kbps download for 1p/MB. Pretty good value I think, but you can get 1GB for £5/month or "unlimited" for £10/month. Speed is fine for email and browsing, but slow for heavy downloads. I used the same T-Mobile connection software that came with the modem. I just added an entry in the settings for Sure. APN is "internet", username and password are left blank. Dial string is "*99#" without quotes. I have not tried this with a Manx Telecom SIM card, but this should connect using their 3G/HSDPA network Island-wide with the right SIM. Manx Telecom only supply 3G capable SIMs on a pay-monthly contract, not on PAYG. If you do use PAYG, they charge 49p/MB.
  3. Best to take off the bezel and check the part no. on the inverter. Then you can search for that part and cross reference other compatible parts. P/N 1-443-890-11 seems to be for NR38 plus also these: Compatible Part Numbers: 1-443-890-11, A-1229-834-A, 1-443-887-11, A-1229-834-A, A-1494-993-A See also this auction: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=370324426989 Can't promise this is the right part - so please do check the part no.
  4. All the same Dell warranties are available here as for UK. The Dell Warranties work exactly the same here as if you were across except typically (for an NBD - next business day) the parts will take an extra day to arrive - normally sent to the local company that does the repairs (normally ServiceTech). For the collect and return warranties you can expect the collection 1 working day (sometimes more) later than the day they specifically tell you, and the same for the return date. I don't have any experience of using a "Same Business Day On-Site" warranty on the Island. I suspect you can buy it (for servers) but if parts were needed they might not be available same day.
  5. Visa Electron cards to be phased out: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8384034.stm
  6. Solitary confinement in the Hague while he waits for the Tribunal.
  7. Torrents on MT are effectively throttled by having such a teeny 256kps upload. I don't think MT need to do any other throttling or shaping. Maybe when the upload is upgraded they will. I copied the following from somewhere else but it is not signed so I don't know who wrote it. The upload speed affects the download speed in essentially two ways: Bittorrent peers tend to favour those other peers that upload to them. This means that if A and B are leeching the same torrent and A is sending data to B at high speed then B will try to reciprocate. So due to this effect high upload speeds lead to high download speeds. Due to the way TCP works, when A is downloading something from B it has to keep telling B that it received the data sent to him. (These are called acknowledgements - ACKs -, a sort of "got it!" messages). If A fails to do this then B will stop sending data and wait. If A is uploading at full speed there may be no bandwidth left for the ACKs and they will be delayed. So due to this effect excessively high upload speeds lead to low download speeds. The full effect is a combination of the two. The upload should be kept as high as possible while allowing the ACKs to get through without delay. A good thumb rule is keeping the upload at about 80% of the theoretical upload speed. You will have to fine tune yours to find out what works best for you. (Remember that keeping the upload high has the additional benefit of helping with your ratio.) If you are running more than one instance of a client it is the overall upload speed that you must take into account. Some clients (e.g. Azureus) limit global upload speed, others (e.g. Shad0w's) do it on a per torrent basis. Know your client. The same applies if you are using your connection for anything else (e.g. browsing or ftp), always think of the overall upload speed.
  8. How many do you want to make at once? Even at 64kbps PCM you've still got room for three concurrent channels in a 255kbs upstream. If you're planning on making any more than that at the same time, then I'd suggest you're running a business and perhaps a residential adsl product isn't the best thing to be using. Are you running a call center???? As Ans said - your upstream speed should support a few VoIP calls, unless you're hammering torrents/ftp. Well 84kbps when you include the overhead (using G.711 and I would prefer not to use a codec with higher compression) which means 2 concurrent calls maybe, but not 3 - hardly a call centre! My point in asking is for business purposes. I work with small businesses to save them money. Many small businesses (in my limited experience on the Island) are using the Manx Tel "Broadband Unlimited" tariff with dynamic IP and 50:1 contention for £28.95. In the Ramsey area (not so sure about anywhere else) latency is pretty good and there was no noticable loss when moving from a 20:1 service to a 50:1 service. Fixed IP at the same speed (but 20:1 contention) on the "Broadband Premier" service costs £65.00. Get the "managed" service and this goes up to £75.00/month. Using DynDNS (or similar) and port forwarding as needed I manage fine without fixed IP. So AFAIK there is no business ADSL product that offers a higher upload speed than the "residential adsl product" as you call it. Of course there is SDSL, but that costs: £119.00 per month for 512kbps up and down £219.00 per month for 1024kbps up and down £314.00 per month for 2048kbps up and down So, unless there is something I am missing, it would be useful to know if anyone who is now on the up to 8mb service is getting >256kbps upload.
  9. Can anyone who has received the upgrade confirm what UPLOAD speed their modem now syncs at? I don't mean what you get on a speed test, but the actual sync rate. "ADSL Max" in the UK gives 400kbps upload (or 800kbps for premium) but I suspect that the Manx Tel 8mb service is giving only 256kbps upload. If this is the case, does anyone know why? The extra upload speed would be useful for more simultaneous VoIP calls.
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