Discussion in 'Hook Up' started by Copernicus, Nov 25, 2003.
I am going remote in the miami area.
anyone can suggest a reliable internet provider?
I have a South Beach apartment and am moving to Bahamas next week. But I've traded in Miami Beach for a few months via Bellsouth DSL. They are reliable for trading, use them.
Here's the thing. You will probably find the connection times out on you during peak hours around 5 pm to 11 pm. But NEVER during market hours so its not an issue for trading. And you can avoid this by clicking START, RUN and typing this:
ping -t www.google.com
This starts a little program that keeps sending a small signal continuously, so your connection will not time out. Since I started running this little program, my timing out issues with Bellsouth have disappeared.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
I am using Covad's dsl (1.2mb download speed with 256k upload speed) with 5 ip addresses for $80 a month($70 a month with 1 ip address is available). I have not experience any outages. It has been very reliable. Customer service is better than bellsouth.
Bellsouth has a lower speed dsl service for about $30 a month ... that should be good enough for trading.
I have a spare bellsouth modem/router for $30 (save yourself the bellsouth surcharge)
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