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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Harry, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. Harry

    Harry Guest


    Many years ago, before "High-Speed Internet", when
    "Internet" was still called Information Highway, when i
    had a "Web TV"for going onto the Internet, there was
    something "live"on the TV (that was what we used for our
    "monitor" ) we could view of "live" scenes. The one scene
    i remember was of a swimming pool area. We had no
    cable; no DSL; only the Web TV box and electricity. The
    thing putting the scene on the Internet was probably a
    "Camcorder", but i donot remember what "they" called it.

    Now iam installing video surveillance from a commercial Co.
    and theyare telling me, in order to view the scenes on
    Internet, i need DSL. The pictures on my tv, of my outside
    surroundings, are in little boxes called "CAM1; CAM2;
    CAM3 and CAM4, so i guess this is a "cam" system. How
    come i cannot get the pictures on the Internet with dial up,
    only with DSL, even though, many years ago, before DSL,
    iwas able to get someone's swimming pool surveillance?

    Or does someone know of a way to do this without DSL.
    My IP gave me a static IP address. What is that, and how
    do you use it?

  2. Guest

    get DSL you'll love it
  3. Why are you posting this to a newsgroup about the repair of electronic

    That's a far more puzzling question than whatever it is you are asking.

    Read Mark Zenier's guide to the sci.electronics.* hierarchy before
    you continue to post off-topic here:

    Note there are oddles of computer related and consumer related and likely
    even internet related questions where you can ask this sort of question.

  4. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    Need more bandwidth for video than dialup can handle if in fact
    that's what you'll be viewing. Also if the pics are color they will
    be larger and have more detail. Just giving you and educated guess here.
  5. HapticZ

    HapticZ Guest

    u can do it with dialup, but the frame rate will be low, say 2 to 4 frames
    per second. the amount of data to transfer must be compressed greatly to
    move across a dialup connection so the video is crappy

    anyway, even slow band DSL at 112k is as cheap as crummy 28.8 dialup now a

    them thars' some fierce competition goimg on with those internet providers
    my friend! shop around!!
  6. Harry

    Harry Guest


    Where i live (in Amish territory) there is nothing; not even cell
    phone. I had to put in my own electricity etc. even . . . and thank
    G^d for Dish, which works sometimes, but very little local.

  7. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    you need DSL for speed., you need to be connected at all times.
    and the static IP is your address that never changes and thus you
    can be found from a look up server. Using Dial, your IP (address) is
    not always the same, most of the time it's different.
  8. Puckdropper

    Puckdropper Guest

    You can't be guaranteed a static IP (unless you pay extra for it.) Most
    DSL providers don't go about changing IP addresses until you disconnect
    (by turning off the DSL modem), but it's possible your IP address will

    That's why services such as dyndns exist.

  9. HapticZ

    HapticZ Guest

    then u are stuck! however u may be able to find a Ham radio fellow who could
    get u started with a packet link across the various ham radio bands.
    there are lots of options and concessions to be made.

    cell links can be prohibitively expensive for broadband use, such as video

    however, u may be the first to offer your neighbors the "opportunity" to
    enrich thier worldly influence to startup a local ISP server. figure
    $10,000 for equipment and a satelite link and u may start selling net
    service to the entire region. ;-))
  10. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest

    Putting commercial traffic through ham radio is a federal offence. Don't
    try it. The ham will lose his license
  11. bz

    bz Guest

    Links via amateur radio may NOT be used for any kind of business

    They require a LICENSED operator in control at all times.

    There may NOT be any charges for transmitting messages via amateur radio.

    bz 73 de N5BZ k

    please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
    infinite set.

    remove ch100-5 to avoid spam trap
  12. HapticZ

    HapticZ Guest

    dont tell me NO hams are using any band for moving email and like across

    comercially, yes it is prohibited, but linking private communications not
    originating form direct net service?

    its not all dots/dashes anymore. subcued modulations have been used to xmit
    more then just casual blab!
  13. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest

    Sure they are, but so what? What you propose is Federally, illegal.
    See above.
    And your point is, what? It hasn't been all dots and dashes for over 100
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