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Guillermo de la Puerta  Identity Verified
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Mar 5, 2005

Hello everybody,

In a very few days I`ll visit Washington D.C. and I will stay there until the 29th of March. I would like to know if it's complicated to get an ADSL connection in the U.S. ( In Spain you need to wait 20 days to get it.)
The problem is that I still need to work during these days and I think I won`t be able to connect to my spanish wanadoo server from there.
And another question: will any of my spanish wanadoo DSL modems work with an ADSL US connection ( sorry for my ignorance). My opinion is that a DSL modem should work no matter who is the provider. The question is how to install it?

By the way I would be happy if I could meet there someone of the Proz community.

Thanks in advance and
Kind Regards willdlp



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Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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For 99% NOT Mar 5, 2005

They have their proprietary (custom) systems, which are for sure not compatible with ours. What should be possible, is a connection through Wi-Fi (WLAN), LAN, or Bluetooth - the standards are all over the world the same (Bluetooth and WLAN to a limited extent).

And 20 days, my God! When I think that our nationwide-hated Telecom provides the connection within 1 hour, we should maybe re-consider our opinion on them...

Good luck



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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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Where will you be staying? Mar 5, 2005

willdlp wrote:

Hello everybody,

In a very few days I`ll visit Washington D.C. and I will stay there until the 29th of March. I would like to know if it's complicated to get an ADSL connection in the U.S. ( In Spain you need to wait 20 days to get it.)
The problem is that I still need to work during these days and I think I won`t be able to connect to my spanish wanadoo server from there.
And another question: will any of my spanish wanadoo DSL modems work with an ADSL US connection ( sorry for my ignorance). My opinion is that a DSL modem should work no matter who is the provider. The question is how to install it?

By the way I would be happy if I could meet there someone of the Proz community.

Thanks in advance and
Kind Regards willdlp



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If you are going to be staying in a hotel, it will most probably have access to an ADSL connection, either directly from your room, or from the "business center".

If you will be staying with friends, hopefully, they have access to an ADSL connection from their home phone line. Otherwise, I believe it is going to be somewhat difficult to obtain a temporary ADSL connection. There are always the Internet cafes. I have no idea about Wanadoo. I lived in DC until November last year, and it would have been nice to meet you Will. However, I am now a few miles away, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nevertheless, there is a nice Proz community in the DC area; just take a look at the Powwow page. They had their last meeting about three weeks ago. The you will find some nice colleagues whom you might want to contact directly.


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Guillermo de la Puerta  Identity Verified
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En casa de mi tía :-) Mar 5, 2005

I will stay in my aunt's house. I, ve asked her by mail but until now I don't get an answer. If a DSL is not possible, what is the most realistic way to get connected?

Sorry you don't still live in D.C.Perhaps another time.
I have an oncle in Sao Paulo. He is very well known and sometimes appears in the TV. Oscar Quevedo,most known as padre Quevedo a priest himself.

I,ll try to contact the colleagues of the D.C. proz community.

Thanks and Kind Regards willdlp


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xxx00000000
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Hola!

I assume you'll be bringing a laptop, not your full desktop equipment.

Given the cost of setting up the account and installing DSL on the line, you're better off outfitting your laptop with Wi-Fi (or Airport if you have a Mac) and walking over to the nearest Starbucks (coffee shop, ubiquitous in all American cities, with good coffee).

Have a nice trip!
Esther


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xxxIreneN
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If nothing else... Mar 6, 2005

From my personal experience - dial-up in the US works much better than in Europe. Sure it is slow but you don't feel like you are about to hang yourself on that phone cord, and breaking up is much more rare. No way to live with it permanently when you are a professional translator, but at least you'll be in touch with your email and able to send "normal-size" text files from the house - for a temporary resort is might be not such a bad option.

Check the site below. I used it myself - no obligations, no hidden charges. The account stays active infinitely, but you pay nothing when you don't use it. You'll have to sign up when you are already in the States, but it takes very little time and money.

For initial connection and heavy loads there are various Internet cafes.

http://www.access-4-free.com/.

Welcome to the U.S.:-)


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xxxLatin_Hellas
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Dial-up may be best bet Mar 6, 2005

I agree with Irene, since you are staying in a private home temporarily, dial-up may be the best bet, assuming your aunt does not already have DSL service. The downside, however, is that you tie up the phone line if you want to stay connected continuously. A compromise, then, is to check your email every half-hour so; furthermore, if most of your contacts are in Europe, your peak hours will begin at 3AM Washington time, so it may not matter if you tie up the phone until, say, 8-9 AM.

So, you may be comforted to know that there is no charge for local calls in the US, unlike in Europe where the cost of each connection makes dial-up expensive (though it appears that DSL is less expensive in Europe than in the States).

Buen trabajo,

Steve


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CNF
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http://www.caribsurf.com/services/access/ipass/

Good option for people who travel a lot and need to be connected on their lap-tops. Even though this is not your case now, have a look at the site, they provide high speed services, too. A friend of mine who travels round the world uses it, so I'm afraid I can't tell you much about speed.

HTH!
Naty :^)


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Guillermo de la Puerta  Identity Verified
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Thanks everybody Mar 12, 2005

Hi,
thanks to everybody for the information. I am here in D.C. for the 2 first days enjoying it´s turistic places.
I have a connection through the computer of my relative.
Right now I have a different problem. Once I have accepted to go for a dial up connection, I realized I forgot the power cable of my modem. I bought a Belkin adapter with 4 plugs . The adapter booklet says if you apply a different voltage your computer may get crushed...
My modem is a US Robotics Sportster Flash made in the EU Ireland.
Anyway there are many places here to get connected.

Best Regards willdlp


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xxxIreneN
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Why would you need one? Mar 13, 2005

Now I'm lost:-)

Did you forget a laptop power cable with the adapter?

You mean you don't have a built-in dial-up modem?? Only external?

Supposedly all you need should be a phone cable.

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Guillermo de la Puerta  Identity Verified
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No dial up modem build in Mar 13, 2005

IreneN wrote:

Now I'm lost:-)

Did you forget a laptop power cable with the adapter?

You mean you don't have a built-in dial-up modem?? Only external?

Supposedly all you need should be a phone cable.

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Yes. Strangely enough there is no dial up modem build in in my laptop, the reason being that once I needed to get my laptop repaired, and the technical decided to open the laptop and get the modem out because he thought it was causing all the trouble I had(hangups, blue screens, suddenly shutting down etc).
I had a bitter discussion with the technical because the laptop still didnt work anyway. He began to shout at me and I went out of the shop without my modem.
I never got my dial up modem back because It was not very pleasant to enter that place anymore.
That was a long time ago and I just didn't need a dial up modem any more since I have been using an ADSL connection all the time. I know it all sounds like a novel but that`s what happened.

So for this travel I brought an external dial up modem (after deciding that a DSL connection wasn't worth for such a short time).But unfortunately I forgot the damned power plug for the modem (not the laptop's power cable).

So I bought a power plug ( for the modem) with a frequency adapter (Belkin is the brand).It has been impossible to find the company to buy the original one.

Kind Regards willdlp


P.S. There is a different voltage in the U.S. and If you are not using the original power plug with the right frequency this may crush the computer







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