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My high speed internet is through our local t.v. cable company. nm.

Posted By: wannie on 2005-08-09
In Reply to: Dont need phone line? - te


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I have a KVM switch and using cable for my high-speed internet so what i needed ... SM

to connect my second computer to the internet was simply the ethernet cord along with the KVM switch box.  I actually work with a router, but it was simple to set up and works like a charm. 

high speed cable
Hi, I work for Medquist and they pay up to 50$ a month for high speed cable (DocQscribe platform).
Yes, way too much! Try high-speed cable.
I use Comcast cable - introductory is 19.99 per month for the first 6 months, then 49.95 after that.
High-speed DSL or cable
I am posting for a friend and wanted to see if anybody else has run into this problem.  We live in a very remote area where we are unable to get high-speed DSL or cable.  My friend, who has a lot of experience and would be an asset to any company(over 15 years experience), cannot find a company that does not require high-speed cable or DSL.  Also unfortunately because of our location, she really is unable to pick up tapes, especially as high as gas prices are - but that is another issue!!  Fortunately for me, because of the location of my home in conjunction with a "main road" (in country terms), I was able to get high-speed cable, but because of how far her home sits off the road, she cannot.  Any suggestions?
Thanks for your response. I do, however, have high-speed cable. nm
I agree - high-speed cable is great....
I use Adelphia and am very pleased.  They offer an introductory rate of $26.95/mo. for first 6 months, and were recently also offering a $50 Visa gift card for "joining".  The fee after that is $44/mo., I believe, but you can group it with a digital cable package and save more money.  I have been very pleased with their reliability thus far.  I went with them literally from day one when they came to my area, and at first the outages were frustrating, but now it is extremely rare for them to go out at all (knock on wood!!!!). 
High speed internet
If you have an internet-based platform, you don't need to use a phone line with high speed internet.  I managed to get rid of a second phone line that way.  The company pays for the intenet. 
High speed internet
My high speed internet is received via a small satellite dish mounted on my house.  It is pointed toward a tower where the signal is sent.  It does not require a phone line at all.  It works on the same principle as a satellite dish, only for internet.
high speed internet
I have satellite and thought it couldn't be used for MT work at home....do you use it for MTing? Thanks for reply!
Does your son have high speed internet???
If so get vonage for your long distance. I just unplug my Vonage and take my router and I have my own phone line anywhere I have high speed internet.
if you have high speed internet
you shouldn't have any problems - I typically download a 43 minute file in about 2 minutes ... the bonus is the file is always there waiting for me so I can take a quick bathroom break, I can "rewind" to hear problems again, etc. To me, downloading files is MUCH easier than doing Dictaphone but JMO.
Use high speed internet. No offense taken. nm
Turn off - especially if you are on high-speed internet
This will prevent you from contracting various illnesses on your computer.
We have direct TV and directway internet for high speed and luv it!!!! nm
Vonages requires high speed internet...

so you would need either DSL/cable or broadband.  I have broadband and hooked up to Vonage for 2 months for C-phone use.  The audio quality was frequently poor and I would have to reboot.  Some days I would just hook up to my home phone line to avoid the hassle.  The kicker was when I went to disconnect this month, they charged me $97 TO CANCEL!  Its all in the fine print, apparently.

My audio problems may well have had to do with broadband/satellite service more than anything.  If you have cable/DSL it may be worth a shot, but know that if you cancel after their 30-day trial you are going to pay! 

Any experience using Embarq high-speed internet?

Hi, wondering if anyone has experience with Embarq for phone/high-speed internet access.  They merged/absorbed Sprint a while back, apparently. They are the only provider for a nearby small town and I'm wondering if it's even a good idea to move there...


Well, the first thing you'll need is a high speed internet connection if you don't already hav

it.  You'll want to invest in a foot pedal that you can connect to your PC.  I'd check out the pedals on transcriptiongear.com or check out Ebay.  I've found a lot of useful MT equipment on ebay for really reasonable prices.  I have an Infinity USB pedal that works nicely and I bought it off of Ebay.  You'll need to download ExpressScribe or another program so you will be able to play back sound files using your pedal.  That will make it a lot easier for you to test with some of the national companies as they generally have .wav files that you'll need to transcribe and send back before they will make an offer.

Once you've landed a job, the bigger companies generally will provide you with whatever software required to do their work and some provide you with all the equipment you'll need.  However, some will require you to use your own PC and will want you to have the latest version of Word.

That should get you started.

Anyone on the high speed internet that has found it just crawling along for some reason. All of a
sudden my just goes into web sites at a crawl and my computer is fine and modem seems fine.  No clue what is going on. 
My telephone service is VOIP, but it s through my cable service, along with my cable internet. .
We have had VOIP for about a year now and I love it. I really can't tell a difference in traditional service, except the price. One of the best calls of my life was to Bellsouth to cancel our service!
Your cable speed is faster than my DSL. You're fine.
Cable vs DSL internet?
I have cable internet service and will be relocating soon to an area that has DSL.  Just wondering, since DSL goes through the phone line, is there any electrical involved; or should I say, if the electricity goes out does the DSL stop working.  I am wondering, if I invest in a laptop and have DSL also, if electricity goes out, would hardly miss any downtown, with the laptop having battery and all.   Is this correct?
cable Internet.
Cable Internet just recently became available to my area.  I was excited because most the MTSOs require cable.  I am currently on satellite.  I called about the cable internet and they said for a home office it is $80 per month and you only get 10 gigabytes or megabytes (donít remember which) per month for downloading stuff off the internet. Then you get charged extra.  Is this normal for cable Internet?  It sounds strange to me but I am not very savvy on these sorts of things.
DSL vs. cable internet

Currently have AT&T/SBC phone service (landline),  Verizon Wireless cell phone, and Insight broadband internet cable and TV.  Monthly costs:

AT&T:  $50/month unlimited calling

Verizon:  $40/month with 400 minutes (and never even get close to calling that much)

Insight:  $45 internet cable and $45 cable TV

Total:  $180 per month

Thinking of switch to AT&T for bundle of phone, internet, and TV for total of $100/month.  Can't break Verizon contract, or would switch cell phone service too.  So, would save $40 a month by getting the AT&T bundle. 

My question is:  Is DSL "elite speed" REALLY as fast as cable?  And does DSL have fewer episodes of service being down?  With cable, I've had entire weeks where the service was down, and I couldn't work; thus, didn't have a paycheck!  DSL tells me they "never" go down because I'd be on my server, as opposed to sharing a server with cable internet.  Speed is everything to me, as it is to all of my MT colleagues, but it's also important to have service that won't go down for long periods of time.  Any experience with these that you'd like to share?

dsl vs. cable internet
Hmmm....this is a dilemma. Thank you for your note. Do you think DSL, then, is more cost-efficient than cable? Do you have the "bundle" that includes landline phone,
DirectTV, and internet? Are all DSL providers relatively the same cost and service? Mine would be with AT&T.
dsl vs. cable internet
Thanks for your post. :) Do you think the DSL package is a better value than cable?
dsl vs. cable internet
Okay. When your DSL goes out, does your phone go out, as well? How long does DSL stay down? I know I'm asking a million questions, but want to make the right decision. Getting a divorce and moving out on my own, which is stressful enough. Want to make sure my work goes smoothly at my new place.
dsl vs. cable internet
Wow!  You guys are awesome with your descriptions of pros-and-cons of DSL vs. cable.  Think I'll stick with what I have for now (cable internet and TV; AT&T phone service).  Glad I asked you for your expert opinions before signing up for anything.  I'm such an easy mark for sales people. 
I put my USB cable for my internet into the hub
I put my USB cable for my internet into the hub and it seems to be running just as fast.  I have a 7 plug hub and tried them all and it didn't seem to make a difference.  I'll just have to plug it right into the PC for now.  Thanks for the reply though!
Can you get high speed?
That's VERY expensive for dial up.  Most high speed services cost about that.
My speed is really high but this job is not what
it was years ago. With being an engineer, it would seem that the money should really be good there. I have done this now for over 30 years and if I had to do now and raise a family, I would have to work more than 1 job, possibly 3-4. It is really not the money maker it was once, not at all. The work is not easy, not just a typist job, in fact after all these years I still am always trying to make sure my QA is not lacking, otherwise your job is lacking as in gone. My speed is around 140 wpm but the speed is not what is really important. I found it extremely difficult starting out and trained for over a year inhouse before I ever earned production. This would not be a job I would recommend now unless you just want to stay at home with a child, do part time, retired, in other words where you want to put in time and really don't need to make a living doing it.
I am thinking about it, I have TV and Internet cable. nm
Do you have cable TV/internet in your area?
We bundle our cable TV, internet, and telephone and save quite a bit by having all three together. You might check into that.
What do you do if internet goes down? How do you call cable?
I don't really need a cell phone but when the internet goes down, I have to go to a phone booth to call the cable company. Real pain. What do you do?
I have cable Internet and two computers
The cable guy who determined I need a new router said something about Linksys having a G and N (models?) and that the N was faster, but I usually get good advice here and want to know a little bit more before I go to the store and get hit up by the salesman. :)
Aced out no high speed
 I think I am going to get aced out of my job because I do not have access to high-speed internet.  Are there any companies out there that allow satellite?  Any suggestions?
I only have dial up too - no high speed is available either - sm
for those of us in the boonies it is unfortunate we are limited in this way. Believe me if I could get DSL I would.
I doubt my speed would be as high as it is now, despite not having
a light touch keyboard....I'm from the old school -- learned on a typewriter many, many years where ago one had to pound the keys to get the text to  show up. I'm not concerned about my keyboards not lasting long; they cost under $20.00.
I have high-speed now, but only got it 2 years ago. Before that I
worked with dial-up and my company still allows dial-up.  They aren't hiring though. 
With Vonage you need high-speed

internet so if that is not available to you then Vonage, voip another digital phone provider would not be an option for you. 

If you buy a calling card at Wal-Mart it is 4 cents/minute and I think Sam's Club may be 3.5 cents.  I couldn't afford to work if I had to pay 7 cents/minute.


High-speed conversion
see link.

Pricey. Maybe there's a cheaper one out there. Guess it would depend how much of this kind of work you'll be doing.

My internet was down for the past 2 weeksends (cable)
and Comcast could not tell me why. They did not even admit it was a problem. What they did say when they came out was that it was fine. Oh boy! No kidding. They told me that others in the area had experienced the same thing so if it happened again this weekend, to make an appointment for someone to come out on the weekend! (can you see me giving 4 hours up during their 4-hour call window?). When the cable internet is out, there goes my phone because I also have Comcast phone. For the most part though, I can't complain as far as when it is up, it is much better than DSL. They just need to let the right hand know what the left hand is doing and when they are doing it. It is my guess, they take it down on weekends for work in the area, which is NOT acceptable as I need it every day.
to hook 2 computers to cable internet do ?
you need a router and a KVM switch - what else?  Will this cause problems?
if you already have cable/internet, you should get a deal for having the phone also.
If they want that access, they would have to pay for the computer, the high-speed and the
portion of electric. Just my opinion. I own and run a national service and think this is ridiculous and a HUGE invasion of privacy. If worried about trust, how can they trust you with patient information. Refuse.
I am not yet networked, but I just download via high speed

and then disconnect and take my laptop where ever it is I want to work.    When I get through with my work I go back in and upload.   

In the mountains you might have problem with any type of wireless signal, but if you have high-speed internet there and you are using a wireless router and network card it shouldn't affect the signal as long as you are within range of the router.   By wireless if you are thinking something like Clearwire which operates much the same as a cell phone then you'll probably have trouble, or if you are using an air card you might have issues too, provided there is even service in your area.  A lot of people say wireless and they are using a router and network card and others think wireless is like the air card.   No sure which you are thinking about. 

I'm having the same problem, have high speed DSL and it has been crawlinggggg....


question about wireless high speed

When a job says high speed internet is a must but no satellite, should I apply if Iím using wireless high speed through a cell phone carrier?

Verizon DSL versus Adelphia cable internet - sm

I am thinking about switching from Adelphia to Verizon DSL internet service.  It seems that lately my service is off line more than online.  However, I have heard the DSL is a tad slower, which is one of my concerns.  Any happy or unhappy Verizon DSL users willing to share their experiences?

just some information for MTs in rural areas where high speed is not available

Hi all,

Was just on the Sprint website a little bit ago and checking out wireless cards for my laptop since I will be moving to an area that doesn't even have landline service available yet.  Sprint is now offering a wireless card that is a USB card and apparently will work with both a laptop and a desktop as long as you have an available USB port on your computer.  Might be something to think about


Question about Internet speed

Does anyone know what speed Internet an MT should have?  I have cable (but didn't purchase the fastest) and have run tests on a free site to check it, but I'm not really sure what I am looking for as far as results.

Also, I am the one who posted about routers.  I failed to ask before if the router can also affect the speed performance of the computer and, if so, what to look for there.

Any help much appreciated! 

Cox offers a "basic" cable internet; it's the same and half the price as the other one they
I pay $25 a month for it instead of the $50. It's very fast!