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    Default New Wi-Max Internet connection from TATA(VSNL).

    I have applied for new Wi-Max Internet connection from TATA Indicom (VSNL).
    They assured to install before new year.I have choosen 256kbps, prepaid plan. I am exited to see how it works.

    Did any have any comments/suggestions about Wi-Max Internet connection??

    Did any one have taken TATA Indicom Wi-Max connection ? any comments about your experience?
    praveen

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    I have no experience with Wi-Max but before signing up make sure of the following:

    a) You get a clear signal at your place
    b) Connections don't get dropped too often
    c) If you use VPN, the connection is stable

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    didnt hear of it...looks nice...finally some decent wifi service is becoming available to common man..good luck.....

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    yeah, it is very cost effective and latest technology..,

    thx., hope to get it before new year..
    praveen

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    When was this launched? Can you provide any links?

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    It is launched on 20th of this month. And i am lucky to apply for connection on the same day..,
    praveen

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    WiMAX - Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, the anytime, anywhere, wireless broadband technology also known as the IEEE 802.16 standard, is the example. The mobile, or 16e, version of WiMAX, has recently been included by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in the set of standards known as IMT-2000.


    This means it can compete with the so-called `3G' or third generation cellular technologies, being deployed by mobile telephony providers to provide Internet services at broadband speeds.


    That will pit 16e WiMAX, directly against the two incumbent broadband cellular technologies: CDMA 2000 in the case of CDMA users and WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) - specifically HSPA or High Speed Packet Access - in the case of GSM providers.


    For more info , visit the below link on wi-max technology.
    The Hindu : Sci Tech / Information Technology : Is WiMAX the way to go?
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    Default Link to VSNL WIMAX

    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    When was this launched? Can you provide any links?
    Dear Friendz,

    please visit following link for available tariff with VSNL(Tata Indicom) wimax Broadband in Bangalore




    It has launched 2 week before...

    Regardz,
    Imran Basha.S
    Last edited by Admin; 3rd January 2008 at 05:33 PM. Reason: Link removed as its some ones personal page not the official site.

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    it's already running in bangalore since 28th jan and so

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    I just applied for wimax connection, Can anyone update me how it is if they have already got it.

    Thanks,
    Archana

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    Default New Wi-Max Internet connectio

    when it comes HYD

    Are you satisfied with ur connectivity

    Please post reply

    iam looking for connection

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    Dear friends..,

    Finaly i got my WI-MAX internet connection, !!!!

    The connection is good, it really works fine..,

    I tried downloading two movies, it worked well. Torrents also very worked well.

    ..
    praveen

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    On some occations, i was experiencing ip addressing issue. My comp was not able to get DHCP ip from VSNL server.
    I raised a complaint and it got resolved, since then no issue occured.

    Do any one has WI-MAX connection and experiencing problems ??
    praveen

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    Quote Originally Posted by praveen View Post

    That will pit 16e WiMAX, directly against the two incumbent broadband cellular technologies: CDMA 2000 in the case of CDMA users and WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) - specifically HSPA or High Speed Packet Access - in the case of GSM providers.[/COLOR]

    For more info , visit the below link on wi-max technology.
    The Hindu : Sci Tech / Information Technology : Is WiMAX the way to go?
    none of the operaters hav even reached 3g in the case of gsm!!so if WiMAX can compete with 3.5G(HSPA) then its definetly the way to go!atleast till all the homes are connected via fiber optic cables!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by archanaela View Post
    I just applied for wimax connection, Can anyone update me how it is if they have already got it.

    Thanks,
    Archana
    I am using the Wimax connection from Tata-VSNL from last week. Connection speeds are what they are promised. No disconnections although due to the ports being blocked i am unable to make use of any p2p applications.

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    Nithin /Archana

    I am one of the first 100 customers for Wi-max, the day i got it i started downloading all the stuff, it works fine.

    Even my p2p application works fine.

    Are you really getting the promised speed when downloading ??
    (Dont take into account of speed test from websites)
    praveen

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    Quote Originally Posted by praveen View Post
    Nithin /Archana

    I am one of the first 100 customers for Wi-max, the day i got it i started downloading all the stuff, it works fine.

    Even my p2p application works fine.

    Are you really getting the promised speed when downloading ??
    (Dont take into account of speed test from websites)
    Praveen,

    Do you have a static IP? what p2p application are you implying?

    I am getting the promised download speed.

    Nithin

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    Default Tarrifs are high

    Hi,

    I enquired with tata they are asking me to pay 4700 including tax in advance for four months, for a post paid connection so I didnt apply for it. They dont have difference between the post paid and prepaid connection.

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    Wire Free Broadband Offer (launched in 4 cities)

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    Praveen - Which city are you in? Could you please tell me if one needs to be around a hotspot area to receive connectivity, or does it work everywhere?

    As far as I know, the installation/maintenence of the router is not done by VSNL. How easy (or tough) it was to install this wimax?

    Did they offer some hardware-lock or is the system open to hackers (I have heard that hackings of bandwidth happened in B'lore!)?

    Thanks!

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    Nithin,

    They have given me a DHCP IP Address, they could not provide static ip address becoz, if one tower is not working, the other nearby tower can provide signal. More redunduncy. good na..,


    p2p application like bittorrent, it uses peer-2-peer connection..
    praveen

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    c_niladri ,

    I am in bangalore. connection works every where i believe.

    VSNL installed a fixed router and they take care of it for any issues. haking bandwith i dont think so..
    Last edited by praveen; 18th January 2008 at 07:39 AM.
    praveen

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    Default What about connecting through a wi-fi???

    i have applied for a wi-max connection from vsnl . they assured me that i could use this connection to connect to a wi-fi so two laptops can access this simultaneously. Any one tried this before ?

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    Angry Stay Away from Tata Indicom WIMAX in Bangalore

    My STRONG RECOMMENDATION: STAY AWAY FROM TATA INDICOM WIMAX. These clueless jerks have no idea on what they are doing. I had my connection installed a week ago. All fine for 5 days. Then on friday, I could not browse (though surprisingly, other port traffic was going through). Raised a complaint - no response for 2 days. Called them 8 times. On saturday afternoon, even the other port traffic stopped. Status is showing NOT OPER on my connection - but signal strength is great!!! Been talking to clueless idiots in their call center who make all the right noises about this being “ESCALATED” to be fixed. Not even the courtesy of a call back to update progress. As of now, the conneciton is down, Tata Indicom has encashed my 16,180 cheque (for 4 months advance for post paid 1MBPS Infinty plan) - and I am screwed. I am going to the consumer courts to get my money refunded.
    Satish Chandrasekaran

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    Default Which city and area

    hi satish,

    Can u please tell me in Which city and which area have u taken the connection?
    I am also thinking of going for a Wi-Max static ip connection in Thavarkere (maruthinagar), Bangalore. But he wants me to pay 4400/-(4months advance). So rethinking if its worth...

    Any bangalore folks, your comments will be helpful..

    Thanks

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    Hi Maripaka

    I have taken the Tata Wi Max connection in BANGALORE. Initially they seem to have had an offer where in i paid 3765 for 6 months including installation.

    There were problems of configuration on my system and also some tower problems which they ironed out in around 3-4 days.

    It is working fine for the last 2 days. The speed is really good.

    Hope it will remain good and not fizzle out.

    Sandeep

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    hi saneethu,

    In which area in bangalore have u taken the connection? im asking that because the signal and speed performances for wimax connections are varying hugely from area to area.

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    Default Anybody from Mumbai?

    Anybody from Mumbai western suburbs has taken the wimax so far? Is it working?

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    the Wimax connection is very much dependent on area., Some times you get very good signal ,

    Am not sure if they give a static ip address, when ever i start my PC , i get different address ., sometimes the i dont get avalid ip address from DHCP., and shows amessage saying "limited connectivity"...,
    praveen

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    I live on Sarjapur Road, and been using the WiMax for a week now. My signal strength is around -68dBm and the router shows 64QAM R34 coding. Even with a much lower signal strength, say enough for BPSK, i think we should be able to see 256kbps.

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    Update: after writing an email to their customer service dept, a couple of execs called me. They sent a technician over to see what was "wrong". That guy gave up and handed it back over to the original guys who did the installation. They came in and checked and found out that everything was OK in my premises, but some guy had messed up the configuration on the server.

    Bottom line: they called the server room and made them recreate my account from scratch. It now works fine, and I get 1Mbps+ speed download (512Kbps upload). Now I am satisfied (it has been up and running for 2 weeks).

    But, there is one issue that you have to be aware of - this is near-line-of-sight technology (i.e. unobstructed view of tower required). Signal strength WILL fluctuate due to atmospheric conditions. The problem is that the signal drops briefly (approximately once every 3 minutes or so), but then comes back on 15 seconds later. This is not a problem when you are browsing, or downloading files (since there is a built-in time out that does not occur with brief outages of 15 seconds). But it is definitely a problem if you attempt VOIP or Video Conferencing. So, if your primary usage is going to be VOIP or Video, then you may want to reconsider.
    Satish

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    I have found that WiMax is a big no-no for VPN connections also because of frequent broken connections.
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