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I just got fixed wireless broadband

Posted By: KentuckyMT on 2007-11-16
In Reply to: Question about highspeed ISP. sm - shari

And I love it! No lag like satellites. I thought I'd never get broadband since I'm a mile from the nearest house but this is a very nice connection.

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I'm using a fixed wireless broadband connection
And so far, so good. The tower is just across the cow field, though. I haven't had any cutting in and out and I feel like a kid with a new toy since I'm able to watch You Tube, etc. now. My provider (SEIdata) came and did a site survey before installing it first and told me I had an excellent signal. They put a small box on my roof and ran cable to my office. I plug into an Ethernet modem and I can WIFI it with a router if I want to, too.

I've heard mixed reviews on the "cards," but I would recommend fixed wireless if you have a provider that does a site survey and installation.

I use wireless because it's the only broadband I can get...sm

I  have a router on my main computer, which also speeds up the connection. Downloads .wav files in a flash. The router also allows The Boy to play his Xbox live in the basement.

I also have wireless broadband s/m

I don't have it because of the price ($55 a month), but because I cannot get DSL or cable.  I looked into satellite, but after explaining to them the work that I do, they said that I would easily exceed their limits in probably about three weeks, leaving me with week four totally down (they don't have an overage that you can buy).  I actually spent the time tallying one weeks' worth of voice files to give them an average of what my week looks like.

The weather doesn't really affect my wireless, I have had my satellite go out during bad weather, but my wireless is still up and going.

I would be interested in the cards mentioned, but I live in an area where cell phone reception is hit or miss, so that won't work for me either.

I use two different FTPs and also a WebTop platform for my hospital account.

I also have wireless broadband s/m

I don't have it because of the price ($55 a month), but because I cannot get DSL or cable.  I looked into satellite, but after explaining to them the work that I do, they said that I would easily exceed their limits in probably about three weeks, leaving me with week four totally down (they don't have an overage that you can buy).  I actually spent the time tallying one weeks' worth of voice files to give them an average of what my week looks like.

The weather doesn't really affect my wireless, I have had my satellite go out during bad weather, but my wireless is still up and going.

I would be interested in the cards mentioned, but I live in an area where cell phone reception is hit or miss, so that won't work for me either.

I use two different FTPs and also a WebTop platform for my hospital account.

Wireless Broadband/Sprint, etc.

Hi to everyone!


Is anyone out there using the wireless broadband, like Sprint or Verizon (not so unlimited)?  I am currently using Verizon and have now found out the unlimited is not so.  I have ordered Sprint and the USB modem will be here in a few days, but am now paranoid about 0ver-Use on that!


I just moved to a house in the country, with no DSL, no cable and am unsure about Wild Blue for satellite because of the start up cost and then not being satisfied.


Any country living transcriptionists out there with advice?  I am in northern CA.


Thanks for any help!

Have you looked into Verizon wireless broadband. sm
It might be available in your area.

Don't worry about the ESLs - just takes getting used to their voices, and practice makes perfect. I had a hard time at first, but over a few weeks, the clarity came as I got used to it. Ask your supervisor for samples, too. Samples really help - and they will help you master the voice, too.

I pay $40 a month unlimited wireless broadband...
And I work on Bayscribe for two different MTSOs. I never have a problem and have no limit to 5GB or anything. It's through a company called Cricket if there are any in your area. I also have dial-up as backup just in case weather conditions interfere with my wi-fi connection (Bayscribe works great with dial-up, too, BTW!).

I, too, can't at this time afford satellite or cable, so I'm making do with wi-fi and dial-up and saving myself about $25 a month. It doesn't sound like a lot but in this economy, every little bit I can put back in my pocket helps.

Good luck!!!
Anybody have any experience with Verizon Broadband Wireless (air card)...
Hello, I'm looking into buying as USB720 from Verizon Wireless.  It is for wireless broadband access and simply is a modem with an antenna that plugs right into your USB port which I could use with my PC.  It is $99.99 after a $50.00 mail-in rebate.  The service itself is $59.99 a month with a 2-year commitment.  I live out in the boonies with only satellite internet and dialup available to me.  Also, I believe that it is compatible with a VPN.  This certainly would be a nice alternative to pokey diaup and satellite.  It is cheaper than satellite (the initial cost anyway) and it is faster with speeds up to 700 kbps.  According to the map at Verizon, it is not yet available to me in the Las Cruces/El Paso area.  But according to two reps at Verizon, it is available.  I get a strong signal here at my house and there is a 30-day trial period.  Is there anybody in this region that has been able to get this service with success?  Also, any experience at all with the Verizon air card would be welcomed.  Thanks in advance!  Shelley
Fixed wireless.
Has anybody had any experience with this. We have a company providing this close by. We only have dial-up and satellite has such bad reviews. I am trying to research any possibility.
Fixed wireless
I looked into this in IL when I lived for a short time in a rural area -- VERY expensive and if you rent, its a hole and mounting "a permanent structure" -- also, you are locked into a contract with that as well and not everyone has radio towers available or in the area -- frankly, the newer cards are a better alternative.
Fixed wireless works well
If you're talking about tower wireless (like a radiowave wireless type), as long as you have it set up to receive the signal well (requires high enough antenna)then you should have a nice, clean connection.

UPS or broadband air card maybe ?
Thanks to the posters below. After more investigation it sounds like I could get a fairly good UPS battery backup for the money a generator would cost. Of course it would not last as long time wise. I just wish I knew for sure that our cable high-speed internet would still work w/o power. The customer service guy put me on hold, then came back and said yes, but I am leery. I guess I could test that by buying a battery backup...charging..hooking it up and cutting the power via the main switch and see if the cable works but that would only test if MY house is without power not if the power were cut to the area. Been thinking about cutting the cable internet and going with an "air card" (broadband off cell towers?) Then, with a laptop, I could take my work with me too ?? I am Soooooo low tech it is agonizing !!!
Broadband/Internet Phone - sm
Hi - I've been using USA DATANET (it's available in my area) without any problems on a Lanier and DVI (Like C-Phone). Mine is $24.95/mo for unlimited long distance. I can turn my Internet modem off at night, and therefore, can't use the phone if that is off. Otherise, no problems. Hope this helps.
i love my satellite/broadband!
I too do not have DSL/cable available in the boondocks where I live...but a small local broadband company started up a year and half ago at good rates and I jumped on board. I love it! I have never in 18 months or so had an outage other than when we had severe weather with power outages. I have a neighbor who had satellite with one of the big companies (Hughes, I think) and said the service was fine but too expensive. I have been using satellite for at least three different accounts with no problems...the only problem is when a company doesn't "allow" satellite.
Sprint Mobile Broadband sm
I have been using this service for the last 3 months or so and would never go back to dial-up. However, be aware that there is a 5GB limit per month with any of the $60/month data plans offered by Sprint (starting next month), AT&T, and Verizon. I have been checking my usage, and even with downloading a ton of songs for my son's MP3 player, work, and occasional youtube type stuff, I am averaging about 3.5GB for the month. Also, check what service has the best coverage for your area. I went with Sprint because of the unlimited package they had at the time, but since that is going away, there is no difference to me in carriers except their coverage area. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me, and I can give you the website where I purchased my equipment. They have incredible customer service and even helped me get my modem switched out when it broke (my fault but I had the total protection plan on it, only $7 per month and well worth it).
Anybody use verizon mobile broadband?
Can you tell me anything about it? My dad is thinking about getting it and I wondered if I could use it at the campground they go to, but wasn't sure how it worked. Is there a limit to how much you can be online? Any info is greatly appreciated! TIA!
I am going to return to working at home soon.  My husband has retired and we are going to be spending a portion of our time in Scotland in a private residence with a wireless connection.  In looking at the requirements of several of the company websites I have found, they apparently do not allow satellite or WiFi connections.  Do any of you travel and use your laptop for work?  If so, what sort of connection do you use?  When I was working for Medquist I worked from Scotland with a wireless connection, password protected, in two separate private homes, no direct computer to modem connection, and had no problems with this at all.  This was a couple years ago.  I am currently employed at a local hospital, so I cannot ask my current employer about this.  Many thanks to anyone who has an answer.
Broadband/Internet Telephone Service
Does anyone use a broadband/internet telephone service for transcription, such as Vonage, Covad, Lingo, SpeakEasy? I have a local long distance account and am looking into this type of service for a monthly flat fee for unlimited minute usage. Otherwise, the long distance fees would eat me alive. Any info on any company, good or bad, would help me tremendously in making my decision. I am researching several via the internet, but once again, any info would help.

Have a save and sane 4th of July!
verizon has broadband internet card
for laptops..  it is about 15 dollars/wk but you can write it off.. i do lots of stuff in the car and verizon works everywhere..
SuddenLink broadband service good ?
Would appreciate any input anyone can give me with this. Considering switching from phone line to cable broadband. Thanks.
Mobile broadband 5GB limit with ALL carriers
I signed up with Sprint last year when it was unlimited, and starting in July 2008, they put a cap of 5GB, which is what all the other carriers had done also. That said, if you are using the connection mainly for work, the cap should not be a problem. I downloaded a program that keeps track of my usage as well as use the Sprint site to check it occasionally. You can't be downloading tons of MP3s or watching a lot of youtube or other video things during each month, but it doesn't have to be completely avoided either.
Questions - Working with Mobile Broadband Access

Hi ..

I need to set up to work away from home and am considering mobile broadband wireless. 

I would appreciate any information ya'll could give me - I know nothing about it, other than most service is 60.00/month ... specifically, what carriers and how much time does it get you? 

Thanks so much!  I have verified the major carriers provide coverage in the area I will need to be in. 

Merry Christmas!

I might have fixed it....
After I was able to get the links to show up again, I then saved the page in "Favorites" (deleted my old link that was there) and now when I click on it from my favorites, the links are continuing to show up on the left side/blue area - so far. LOL. We will see if this lasts now. :D
I really think it is fixed! sm
I tried voting for Chris on Tuesday night and I could NOT get through at all! I honestly believe that they did not want to send Katherine home because that has the potential of losing the male audience! How many guys sit around and want to watch 3 guys sing? I truly, in my heart and soul, think the entire thing is bogus. Although, he is really and truly talented and I think he will definitely be selling records in the near future, which I will gladly buy!!!!! JMO HE SHOULD HAVE WON IT ALL!!!!
Thank you so much... I fixed it.

It's Fixed Now!
Thanks for notifying.

MTStars Support Team.
Thanks we fixed it.
It was on my kids computer; not mine.  My daughter was playing a game, and the letter keys wouldn't work.  It's a Logitech Cordless (cheapo) and I downloaded software from the site, and then my son pulled the plug on the optical eye, plugged it back in, and it now works!  Thanks....  Everyone!!!! 
Anybody seen how Time Warner is going to start charging "heavy broadband users?" sm
OE problem fixed!

Just wanted to let you know that I just did a restore (a quick 10 minute fix) and my OE works fine again! Apparently I had some corrupted files. I was very hesitant on trying this in fear of files I might lose (particularly work ones) but everything appears fine so far.

I am just So upset that I wasted SO many hours  trying to fix this!

Here's how I fixed that...not to say it will work for you.
I work as an IC for a large service. I went through the misery for about two weeks after getting a new doctor who was either too lazy or too clueless to give the demographic information needed. I swear that I spent as much or more time looking up old reports if the dictation was for a followup, etc., as I did typing the darn report. I said forget this. Every time he left out the SS#, MR# number, DOB, or did not spell a name, I used my highlighter on the tool bar and typed in "not given". It took him about one week of getting reports back to his office where one of the office staff had to look the info. up or give the report to doctor to fill in missing information. I made him as irritated as he made me. About one week later, and to this day, he very rarely misses any pertinent info. I ran this through the MTSO before I highlighted, and explained to her that when I ran my own service, there is no time or tolerance for doctors who fail to give pertinent information on an important medical record. Any MTSO who pressures you otherwise to waste your precious time on this is not worth working for! Good luck to you!
If not identified, it will never be fixed!
I don't want to crucify them for making an error.  I want the error to be known, noted, and corrected in future editions! I also want to be aware of any other known errors in this publication so I will not bilindly follow the book and make the errors they are providing, considering I have PAID for their PROFESSIONAL guidance!!   Is that unreasonable?
Hey, got it figured and fixed!
I went to the Nuance/Dictaphone web site and looked at their information base and lo and behold, there was the problem and solution. Apparently it's common with Windows XP or 2000 and they recommend a particular file download, DPVoicer1132.exe. I did that and ran it and after rebooting, problem fixed!

Thought maybe an update might help someone doing a search on here in the future.
I FIXED IT... see link...
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA101055371033.aspx#1 I followed these instructions, and wahlah!!! :)

I will print your suggestion as well. I watched a demo on Word earlier and it is so "full" (for lack of a better word). I am so impressed with this edition!!

Thanks to all!!
The problem is fixed.
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macro - fixed
between windows & mac, something got squashed in the file name reference. Let's see if it pastes cleanly now.

Make sure you create a text file c:
eplacetext.txt and put the entries in the format specified

mjsmithx|Michael J. Smith, MD,

Note - if you want to change the file name or location, change the corresponding OPEN statement in the macro below. Also, if you want to change the delimiter character from the hardcoded (single pipe) value to something else, change the delimchar line below and the text file accordingly.

You can insert this into a module in your normal document template -- or in a specific document or template if you don't want it in Normal -- post here if you need more details

This will run through every entry in the text file and make the corresponding replacement in the target document.

Sub replacemulti()

Dim TextRaw, FindText, ReplaceText As String

Dim delim As Integer

Dim delimchar As String

delimchar = "|"                 'Must be a single character for this version.

Open "c:
eplacetext.txt" For Input As #1    ' Open the find/replace source file.

Do While Not EOF(1)             'Loop until end of file   
Line Input #1, TextRaw      'Read file, one line at a time
delim = InStr(1, TextRaw, delimchar, 0) 'Get the position of the delimiter

 FindText = Left(TextRaw, delim - 1) 'FindText = text to left of delimiter
ReplaceText = Mid(TextRaw, delim + 1, Len(TextRaw))  'ReplaceText = text to right of delimiter
'Do the replacement



    With Selection.Find 
.Text = FindText
.Replacement.Text = ReplaceText

.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContinue

        .Format = False

        .MatchCase = True

        .MatchWholeWord = True

        .MatchWildcards = False

        .MatchSoundsLike = False

        .MatchAllWordForms = False

    End With

    Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll

Close #1    ' Close file.

End Sub

Thanks all. I got it fixed but have no idea how. Think it had to do with my keyboard though! nm
problem with mail fixed
This morning when we tried to download our messages, nothing downloaded. We tried our WebMail function, and got a "Unidentified Server Error". So we thought attglobal.net was temporarily down. Waited till 10 am, and still the same. We call AttGlobal support, and they got things back. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Obviously it is not fixed if Norton keeps detecing it...

mine keeps detecting it as well.  It will stop for a couple of days and then start in again.

I would like to know what the "glitch" is exactly...

No, had that fixed a long time ago!

No CAD for me, will buy my own CABG. 

At an old job we could return work we did not want, but then they fixed their platform so you could
so it is probably only a matter of time before all companies do that, smart thing to do but yes it does cut into your paycheck if you get a horrible run of bad ESLs.
never mind, his smart wife fixed it.

I fixed it. Some days I really get tired of making them look
Has Spellex fixed all those weird entries yet? (sm)
Doesn't DocQScribe use their word list? I remember going crazy trying to delete all the Brit and Ozzie terms. Um, hello, I work for American docs who get peeved when 'color' is spelled 'colour.'
Oh, good! Maybe they fixed the problem. I'm going to check right now. Thanks!
Oops... well sort of fixed! Geez...
I am learning as I go, so forgive me. I was able to add the normal.dot BUT autotext doesn't pop up when typing as it did with 2003. I obviously need to learn A LOT more :(
Thanks. I think I have it fixed now. I will print your instructions in case I have another -sm
one of those days in the future which I am sure I will!!!  Thanks again. 
No, not zipped. I was missing a Codec file - Fixed now! Thanks anyway! nm
I'd get the riding mower fixed pronto, granted - sm
push mowing 3 acres is probably great exercise, but it must be a bit time consuming. I used to cut 1.3 acres and it would take about 60-90 minutes on a riding mower, and that is with a house and pool in the way; can't imagine how long it takes to push mow 3 acres.
Thanks y'all. Changed hot keys and that fixed the problem. nm
mine stopped doing that weeks ago. I believe the glitch is fixed. NM
Auto backup has to be fixed through the call-in system

Go under keypad menu, and then fix the auto backup space or through the Transcriptionist ID settings on the setup. Also, the dictation system should have a separate code/key for larger rewind to hit.


Hope that helps!