Xplornet seriously degraded performance this year. Anyone have a good solution. Kahshe lake (west side).
We just got Bell's Wireless Home Internet service installed this week. So far it is working very well. We are getting 25 MB down, versus 1.1 MB on the Bell ADSL service it replaced.
It needs a clear line of site to a Bell cell tower. Our antenna is pointed at the tower off Kilworthy Road.
It took a year of repeated contacts with Bell to get them to agree to install it.
I have been trying to get wireless to home from Bell also. Any suggestions or contacts that you could pass along!
I called Bell periodically over a year to inquire (used the number on this page: https://www.bell.ca/bell_internet/products/wireless-home-internet).
Because our address on Larroger Road didn't show in their database, they said we didn't qualify. Finally this spring I got someone who said he would check further. It took a couple of weeks, but he did call back to say we were now qualified.
As we are on an island, they (Bell) also do not recognize our location in their database. Still working on that.
Re tower on Kilworthy. Do you have direct line of sight, no trees in the distance blocking ?
I can see the light on the Kilworthy tower at night, but our Bell WHI antenna is not pointing directly at it. It seems like it is pointed at the tower at Beirers Rd. There are a lot of trees and land between here and Beiers Rd and it still works well.
Our antenna is screwed to a tree. This technology doesn't have the same narrow aperture as satellite, so I can't be sure it is not picking the signal off the Kilworthy tower even though it is not staring directly at it.
Finally got Bell Home WiFi installed on our island. Needed to give/meet them at address on Mainland. Used Dennes address.
Receiver attached to cottage, facing through a stand of trees, aimed towards Beiers Road Tower. Works great. 25MB down. Price is right.
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