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Bradley Mitchell

WiFlyer - Go Wireless On Dial Up

By October 16, 2005

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| Reference | People sometimes ask me about the possibility of sharing a dial up Internet connection on wireless home networks. These folks are tired of arrogant non-answers like "Upgrade to broadband," "Try satellite," or "Don't bother, it will be too slow." Probably the easiest way to wirelessly implement dial-up connection sharing is the WiFlyer, a product that fills the need for a fair price and has received many positive reviews.
June 8, 2008 at 11:53 pm
(1) WTF says:

Zerointernet is better then this!

January 10, 2010 at 10:08 am
(2) Someone says:

“Zerointernet” is better than this? You’re a f__king idiot. Oh, sorry, you’re an ARROGANT idiot who gave the exact same useless “non-answer” that Bradley mentioned above.

Maybe you can’t read, or maybe you know everything and don’t have to read, and that’s why you didn’t notice him mentioning jerks like you in his article?

And by the way, dumba$$, there isn’t one person on the planet (including you) that would rather have no internet than slow internet.

Have a crappy day.

March 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm
(3) St. James says:

Thanks for the article and your depth of understanding to include the vast number of us who have no access to broadband. I’ve been on the DSL waiting list for 11 years, cellular (wireless)connections (not in 3G) and satellite dishes are both so sporadic, dialup is ultimately faster at this point. It’s getting harder to find dialup modems and articles, yet over 40% of the USA is limited to dialup while those who DO have access to broadband keep getting faster and faster…and cheaper and cheaper.
3 MB DSL is $29/mo 5 miles away (unavailable to me)
200k wireless is $60/mo but broken connectivity.
56k is the only option at $20/mo.

I intend to use the belkin wireless router to network my 2 desktops and laptops. Someday when AT&T decides to service their mid Missouri customers on the 11 year waiting list, I’ll be ready.
At this point, I’ll settle with dial-up connections because all machines aren’t being used at the same time, therefore the bandwith sharing isn’t really a problem.

With the influx of cell phones and mass exodus of land line telephone usage, one would think the 56k limitation ceiling would be lifted.

August 20, 2013 at 10:27 am
(4) Keith G says:

I find it hard to believe that as of 2010, 40% of the country was still on dialup? But now it’s 2013, and I would imagine that the number is well below that. But the real reason I’m coming here and looking for the possibility of wireless dial-up is this: when the power goes out, the phone usually doesn’t. I’m guessing that there’s a dial-up internet provider based in a different locale that will still be up and running, when the lights are off where I am. And, with one or another of my wifi only devices, I would like to be able to have some access. This is for disaster preparedness, basically. So yes, I think there’s still a need for dialup even in 2013. Still looking for a good and lightweight (in terms of power consumption) solution.

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