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    Just called Caribserve to sign up for their service but they said that they dont have any equipment available for the dorms.
    I am wondering if there is any providers we could use while we live in dorms?
    thanks a lot.

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    You can get NetStar or IDL. i think both are about $50 a month.
    Netstar is on the slow side. IDL is fast about 80-90k/sec download and 20-30k upload. I have had IDL Since May 2005 and its been down a couple times for a few days. So I would look into IDL

    (Something at IDL went down dec1st they gave us a free month for that outage. So its not all bad i guess, actually it was a good thing it went down during finals it forced me to study more )


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    IDL is good at the dorms except that if you have the usb box, you can't use vonage with it. the only downside to IDL is their customer care. service is not that good with them. at times, they don't care.
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    So there is no way we could use Vonage in the dorm room?
    That sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev2180
    So there is no way we could use Vonage in the dorm room?
    That sucks.
    ask IDL for an ethernet box instead of the usb box... but i know what they're gonna say to you. they're going to say either 1. we're ordering the ethernet boxes right now and it'll be here in a few weeks or 2. we ran out, you gotta wait until a person turns it back in (which is never the case). if you do want to use vonage, get caribserve. i have that right now and it's reliable for voip.
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    can you bring your own router for the dorms that IDL will hook so that you can use vonage?
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    yea you can bring a router but make sure the idl isnt a usb set up---you might need a special adapter from idl to go to ethernet

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    Quote Originally Posted by armymedic2MD
    can you bring your own router for the dorms that IDL will hook so that you can use vonage?
    call up IDL and ask. i asked them also about purchasing the ethernet box from the states to use it down there. and it is possible so call them about it. ask for chris at idl.
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    also, check with other students that may be selling their caribserve equipment. most students sell theirs when they leave the island.
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    some people sell their ethernet box from idl which is compatible with vonage. what flickingoffidioticdriver said is true, u can call idl about getting an ethernet box, all they'll say is, " the shipment hasn't come in yet, wait a few days." few days later u call them up, they'll just tell u the same thing again. and when u actually go down to their office, they'll make up some excuse again. very unreliable. i think caribserv is the way to go.

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