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1.1 General Questions
1.2 Networking and Sharing
1.3 Modems & NICs
2.1 General Questions
1.1 General Questions
Xcite 2Mbps Internet
• 2Mbps Internet speed, 35 times faster than dial-up
Xpress 8Mbps Internet
• 8Mbps Internet speed, 140 times faster than dial-up
Xtreme 15Mbps Internet
• 15Mbps Internet speed, 260 times faster than dial-up
Xtreme Turbo 15/2Mbps Internet
• 15Mbps download and 2Mbps upload speeds make this the fastest WOW! Internet service available
What are the upload speeds for the first three tiers? Also does WOW have a data cap?
This has changed....now it's 2/1Mbps, 15/1 Mbps, 30/3Mbps, and 50/5 Mbps...
Anything above 1mbps and you should be completely fine. Depends on your latency too, if you use a wired/wireless connection. You can play with dial up too, just have to deal with some lag.
back)Unlike DSL, Cable modems are not limited by distance. Cable modem technology is continuously being updated. Cable companies, including W.O.W., have upgraded to DOCSIS 3, which allows theoretical 160Mbps/120Mbps speeds through the use of channel bonding, compare that to the average offering of 1.5-6Mbps for DSL in the U.S.
In addition to blazing fast speeds, cable has low pings which makes it perfect for gaming, always on connection, and can help you save money by bundling it with other services from your cable company such as TV and home phone.
got feedback?back)The following are ready for DSDN:
"Warren" is misspelled here (as "Waren").
back)Wide Open West's AUP and Privacy and Conditions can be viewed here.
got feedback?back)Just go to WOW's Webmail page and login to check your e-mail anywhere w/o having to configure software.
got feedback?back)Notice: Once you have set up your newsgroup access you can no longer change your primary email account name. If you wish to make changes to your primary email account, please do so before setting up the news service.
2. Click Tools and then select the Accounts option.
3. Click on Add and then select News.
4. In the Name Field type in your name and click Next.
5. Type in your e-mail address and click Next.
6. In the News Server Name field type the following: news.wowway.com
7. Check the option 'My news server requires me to logon' and then click Next.
8. Enter your primary account name (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and the password for the primary e-mail account. Check the option 'Remember password'. (note: Once you have set up your newsgroup access you can no longer change your primary email account name)
9. Click Next and then Finish.
10. Click Close
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>More like a question. How does one access internet-news from thunderbird? I dont >use Outlook for various reasons ($$$) Me too!
More like a question. How does one access internet-news from thunderbird? I dont use Outlook for various reasons ($$$)
Out of date; WOW no longer offers Usenet.
back)The newsgroup address is news.wowway.com and to login use your primary WOW e-mail account. There is a 5 GB monthly download limit on newsgroups. To check your newsgroup usage visit »www.wideopenwest.com/cgi-bin/news_usage.cgi
It's over as of 20 Oct 11 - so much for a fixed price contract
back)I suggest surfing over to Practicallynetworked.com. They have set up a site that goes into great detail about internet connection sharing.
You might also want to visit DSLR's Networking forum.
got feedback?back)Customer-owned modems that are certified to DOCSIS 3.0 can be used with WOW! Internet. Customers should have the MAC and serial number for their modem available when they call WOW! to have their modem provisioned for use.
WOW! does not typically provide firmware updates or technical support specific to customer-owned modems.
It really doeesn't matter if the modem is compatible. Since WOW won't update the firmware at some point the modem won't work properly. So sure you can use your own modem but your service will suffer.
According to one of their FAQs, only DOCSIS 1.1 is required. Allegedly DOCSIS is backwards compatible so a 3.0 network would support an older device, but not at the full speeds. To the point about firmware updates, this is only an issue if you get one from a manufacturer that feels like they can ship a broken product and fix it later (all too common these days, unfortunately). It's not going to stop working at some point if it worked properly in the first place. But it's very much a case of caveat emptor.
Just make sure that your modem is 100% compatable. Mine was certified DOCSIS 3.0 and would work, but for some reason limited download speeds to 500kps. Once they dropped off their modem my speed jumped to 8mbps.
back)Release and renew the IP. If this doesn't work, you should reboot, or power cycle, the modem. Usually this means unplugging the AC power either from the wall or the back of the modem, waiting 30-45 seconds, and then plugging it back in. Some modems have a reset switch which can also be used. Power cycling the modem should be one of the first steps when troubleshooting a "dead" connection.
got feedback?back)Here are a few things that you can try. If these do not resolve you issue, you may want to post your issue in the Tweaks Forum.
•Clear your browser cache and Temporary Internet Files.•If you're using any proxy server disable it here.•Power-cycle your modem/router directions here.•Move your modem away from any electrical and/or computer devices.•Check your NIC (Network Interface Card) drivers are up to date from the manufacturer, and•Check your cables are plugged in tight, if you have some spare ones try another cable, or swap them around.
If possible, use RG-6 cable instead of RG-59 because RG-59 is lossy.
back)Remove IE/OE branding:
1. Go to the IE or Windows Update site and download IE6, (OE6 is included). Re-install over the top of your existing browser. Follow MS's prompts...it is clean and neat.
2. Load the regedit program (from the start menu click run.......type in regedit) and use the Find feature. Do a search through all keys for these two words; "provided by". There are several instances for both IE6 an OE6. When you find these instances, edit them with your preference. For example my browser reads like this: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 provided by Littell's, Inc. "Since 1922"..You'll note that I've edited or included the browser version # in this string. This was simply to remind me which version I am running currently. For example my e-mail reads like this: Outlook Express 6.0 provided by Littell's, Inc. "Since 1922".......There are even more personalization tricks that you can do, such as: Editing and pointing your search bar button to the search engine you like best. Example: My browser search button, when clicked, goes directly to "Dogpile".
You can also simply copy and paste this into the Run dialog:
Windows Me/95/98/2000/NT 4.0 minimum
CPU - Pentium (133MHz or higher) or equivalent
Memory/System RAM - 64MB
Free Disk Space - 150MB
Available PCI or ISA Slot. If no slot is available, then a USB port must be present.
Operating system 8.5
CPU - 120MHz or greater.
Memory/System RAM - 32MB
Free Disk Space - 50MB
Must be equipped with either a USB or Ethernet port.
im getting high latency problems 2 all servers over the US what can i do? Josh Terry-