[nSLUG] Halifax ISPs

Robin Murray nibor.yarrum at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 11:50:25 ADT 2018


I sent netfox a service inquiry and got a detailed reply back in about
10 minutes. Not bad...


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Robin Murray
Halifax,
Nova Scotia
Canada

On Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at 08:32, Ed Fletcher <ed at fletcher.ca> wrote:
>
>
>
> On 06/08/2018 01:30 PM, Robert McKay wrote:
> > On 2018-06-05 17:41, Robin Murray wrote:
> >> I am looking for a very basic internet connection in Halifax. I've
> >> googled a few lists but they are very useless and often turn out they
> >> don't provide the service after they click-baited me onto their sites.
> >>
> >> I was told by one that my area has "fibre only" so they couldn't
> >> service me. I'm wondering if by "fibre only" it means that I'm tied to
> >> Bell or Eastlink and paying $100/mo for a connection that I don't
> >> need. I'm looking for a car, not a space shuttle.
> >>
> >> Can anyone recommend a cheap service that provides, say, 2M download
> >> speeds?
> >
> > For light use 4g/LTE may be a good/cheap option.
> >
> > You can plug an 4g/LTE dongle into most any openwrt capable home router,
> > or buy a mifi device (which is handy to have anyway).
> >
> > I have used 4g as my primary internet connection for several months
> > using this;
> >
> > https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-E5770s-320-Hotspot-globally-battery/dp/B014RA2QE6/
> >
> >
> > that one has a nice hardware ethernet port as well as wifi so it's easy
> > to hook up to your lan. It provides dhcp and a 192.168.1.0/24 NAT network.
> >
> > It wasn't as good as fiber obviously, but it's instant setup and can be
> > cheap as long as you can find a plan that fits your usage and cost
> > requirements.
> >
> > Another nice mifi device worth mentioning is
> > https://www.gl-inet.com/mifi/ -- this thing runs openwrt out of the box,
> > and has a built in battery and mobile module. It's a great little
> > gadget, unfortunately I already broke mine by inserting the simcard
> > backwards.. it's sim holder is a bit fragile, so be careful.
> >
> > Or just any openwrt with a usb stick is fine too.
> >
> > It seems like there may be some reasonable deals using foreign networks
> > roaming in canada
> >
> > http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Canada#Foreign_SIM_cards_roaming_in_Canada
> >
> >
> > https://www.amazon.ca/Telcel-Mexico-Prepaid-Card-Devices/dp/B00MYN5OKW/
> >
> > The US ones seem to provide a good amount of data (including several
> > 'unlimited'/throttled options).. so does the free france one if it's
> > still available.
> >
> > If you find a good plan that doesn't allow tethering, that restriction
> > can normally be bypassed by running a vpn on the router that's driving
> > the 4g stick.
> >
> > There may also be good contract (as opposed to prepaid) plans too.
> >
> > Robert
>
> I just saw this yesterday.  It seems to have some good options (cable,
> dsl, home phone, TV), but I've never heard of them.  Does anyone have
> experience with this company?
>
> http://www.netfox.ca
>
> Ed
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> Ed Fletcher
>
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