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Posted on 19-02-25, 16:09
Not from my cellphone

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Posted by sureanem

Is this with a directional antenna?

You assume we have access to fancy tech over here, like "cantennas" and crazy $5 AliExpress deals. No, that's now how things work on communist shitholes like mine. I never was a "wardriver" wireless nerd (in fact, I don't use wireless at home - my laptops are wired 24x7), so I never bothered investing into building a stash of fancy 802.11<letters> gear beyond the basics (built-in laptop wireless, cheap router that can be reflashed to something better). Now it's too late for anything of that, considering that we have higher priorities (eat, stay alive) and next to no money. Also, I never heard about wireless networks with kilometer-wide coverage (aside of metropolitan networks which we clearly don't have over here). So yeah, thanks for the advice but sadly it doesn't apply for my case (or roughly 90% of the inhabitants of the land of gold, oil, and hot women).

Posted by sureanem
Recent versions of Windows and Android both add a tiny exclamation mark to the icon to show that it doesn't have Internet access. It doesn't seem to help though. How can the router be broken if there's Internet?

Welcome to my daily life. Normies HATE learning about things. They expect to turn on PC, click/tap button, have content delivered and bugs magically fixed. They don't care about things like "web browsers", "UX", "modems", "page faults", "reallocated sectors", "XML", "databases"... or even basic stuff like privacy or elementary physics. And of course, noone pays attention to little details like the warning overlay over the network status tray icon. They gleefully ignore it, while sticking to their wrong assumptions about how tech works ("WiFi is the new blue E").

I consider it to largely be a lost battle.

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Posted on 19-02-26, 00:20 (revision 1)

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Posted by tomman


I can't even use those 25MB: Movistar 3G network has been down for the entire weekend, and the 2G barely works for calls. The Movilnet 3G stick stopped working 2 weeks ago (connection drops before PPP gives me a IP). My EvDO flipphone data stopped working years ago due to mysterious reasons.

Sometimes DSL comes up for minutes at a time, sometimes it becomes mildly stable for hours... but most of the times is a unusability nightmare of endless modem desyncs, fucked up DL/UL speeds, and total instability guaranteed. The best I can do is to load sites as fast as I can while I get a link, then read them when the link dies (forget about uploading large files or seeding torrents with such painful packetloss rates). I'm glad I don't stream videos or play games or any of those so-called Web 3.0 first-world enterprises!

CANTV techs refuse to come to my block and take a look, despite learning that the local head tech actually lives right at my backyard (yes, really!). We gathered signatures among my neighbors (since CANTV now requires that for all blocks with mass faults to bring signatures in batches), but half of the neighbors didn't even bothered signing the document (despite my entire block -about 70 subscribers- being without service for one reason or another). They promised they would come... someday.

But all those telco failures (intentional or not) fit nicely into the commies' agenda to isolate us even further from the world...

In the meanwhile, here we are, still in danger of dropping off the Internets for good :/


damn..considering the state of your country I guess it's not surprising the internet infrastructures are falling apart plus the fact it's being run by a shit government/dictatorship but still...I also read that CANTV has engaged in public surveillance for any anti Chavez or Bolivarian stuff. don't know if it's still true, not because I doubt they would engage in it, but given the state that the country is in I'm not sure if they even have the resources to do that anymore

i'm not too knowledgeable on the Venezuela situation but why is Maduro blocking foreign aid? Some kind of desperate attempt to remain in control and power? Or because it would legitimize the claims that his government and policies are well,a complete failure, or just to stick it to foreign nations?
Posted on 19-02-26, 16:46
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Posted by tomman

You assume we have access to fancy tech over here, like "cantennas" and crazy $5 AliExpress deals. No, that's now how things work on communist shitholes like mine. I never was a "wardriver" wireless nerd (in fact, I don't use wireless at home - my laptops are wired 24x7), so I never bothered investing into building a stash of fancy 802.11<letters> gear beyond the basics (built-in laptop wireless, cheap router that can be reflashed to something better). Now it's too late for anything of that, considering that we have higher priorities (eat, stay alive) and next to no money. Also, I never heard about wireless networks with kilometer-wide coverage (aside of metropolitan networks which we clearly don't have over here). So yeah, thanks for the advice but sadly it doesn't apply for my case (or roughly 90% of the inhabitants of the land of gold, oil, and hot women).

Cantennas are homemade, so I would hardly call them 'fancy tech'. You do need something to receive the signal though, which might be hard. Some routers support running in "repeater mode", and that ought to work, if you have such a router.
As for the reach, antenna gain works both ways. If you manage to focus your signal into a narrower cone, this affects both transmission and reception.
It's probably not worth going through all the trouble just to read news, though.
Posted by tomman

Welcome to my daily life. Normies HATE learning about things. They expect to turn on PC, click/tap button, have content delivered and bugs magically fixed. They don't care about things like "web browsers", "UX", "modems", "page faults", "reallocated sectors", "XML", "databases"... or even basic stuff like privacy or elementary physics. And of course, noone pays attention to little details like the warning overlay over the network status tray icon. They gleefully ignore it, while sticking to their wrong assumptions about how tech works ("WiFi is the new blue E").

I consider it to largely be a lost battle.

I hate to tell you, but this is hardly unique to third world countries...

There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
Posted on 19-02-26, 19:34 (revision 1)
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Posted by DonJon

i'm not too knowledgeable on the Venezuela situation but why is Maduro blocking foreign aid? Some kind of desperate attempt to remain in control and power? Or because it would legitimize the claims that his government and policies are well,a complete failure, or just to stick it to foreign nations?

I'm no expert, but I believe the main concern is weapons hidden in the shipments, like in Nicaragua in the 1980s. (Iran-Contras affair)

The Atlantic: When Humanitarian Aid Is Used as a Weapon to Bring Down Regimes
Russian News Agency TASS: US plans to buy weapons for Venezuelan opposition in Eastern Europe, warns diplomat

There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
Posted on 19-02-26, 22:22
Not from my cellphone

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Aaaand... this thread went straight to politics bullshittery. Please don't go there.

All I can say is that we're still fucked, no money, limited telecoms, end of story.

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Posted on 19-02-26, 23:15 (revision 1)

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Posted by tomman
Aaaand... this thread went straight to politics bullshittery. Please don't go there.



well you kind of brought it up yourself with Venezuelan politics... "communist shitholes" and such since the political situation in your case is a big reason why your internet situation is shit but sure no problem

Moving on: different server than before, fairly close to me

Posted on 19-09-22, 20:22
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18. An irl number that has applied since yesterday.

Weird to say kinda. Especially when I read signup forms and I’m now not lying if it says about 18+ stuff lol.

Oh.
Posted on 19-09-22, 21:34
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Are you sure you're bragging about the right number here?
Posted on 19-09-22, 22:09
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If he'd have been born ten days sooner he'd have a way cooler number to brag about, but I digress.

There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
Posted on 19-09-23, 00:15
Custom title here

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Posted by Kawa
Are you sure you're bragging about the right number here?
I dunno, an 18-inch penis is impressive.

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Posted on 19-09-23, 08:22
Has a random title and you don't

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That would still not be the right number to brag about here. If you want dick-measuring, make a new thread.
Posted on 19-09-23, 08:41
Custom title here

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Posted by Kawa
That would still not be the right number to brag about here. If you want dick-measuring, make a new thread.
I thought the size of your dick was the most important number you could present on the internet.

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Posted on 19-09-23, 11:33
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If you think so, make the thread.
Posted on 19-09-23, 11:43

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I think everyone's taking the term ePeen™ a little too seriously?
Posted on 19-09-23, 13:56
Secretly, I'm Matvey Soloviev

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I've had better results, but this'll do well enough for me.
Posted on 19-09-23, 14:14 (revision 2)
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No, pretty sure it was the right number. Meanwhile given how lewd this went we might need an NSFW forum for logged-in users methinks :p

College internet is like 750 megabits up/down according to nperf

(then again I’m gonna logout again I think before I make myself look more of a prat than I have, bye I guess lol)

Oh.
Posted on 19-09-24, 06:08
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Are you on ADSL 2 Kawaoneechan?

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Posted on 19-09-24, 07:50
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I have no idea.
Posted on 19-09-25, 01:25
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Posted by Kawa
I have no idea.

very impressive numbers for IP over dead snail.
Posted on 19-09-25, 04:48
Custom title here

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Posted by Kawa
I have no idea.

very impressive numbers for IP over dead snail.
Hey, it is a hundred times faster than dialup!

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