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Need some tech help

Postby Rich » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:20 pm

Hi. I moved last week to a new apartment here in El Paso. What I neglected to do was check compatibility with internet cable systems. My new apartment (which I like) is on the fourth (top) floor which apparently lacks cable TV jacks. It does have Ethernet ports however. The building boasts AT&T U-verse wiring. What Is strange is the first three floors do have cable jacks, but not the fourth. My old building changed policies so I had to move quickly, which is never a good thing.

Now, I can go through AT&T and get back on the net and get my wi-fi going again, but the last time I was with them we parted on not so friendly terms, so I would rather explore other options. Oh and installing a dish is against building code.

So, is there another option or company I can go to? If not, I'll bite the bullet and use AT&T.
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Re: Need some tech help

Postby randy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:23 pm

Rich wrote: Oh and installing a dish is against building code.


You might want to research that. I believe FCC regulations address that by prohibiting building owners, HOAs etc. from forbidding sat dishes, or at the very least puts the burden of proof on them. Not sure how it impacts actual municipal building codes.
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Re: Need some tech help

Postby Rich » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:06 pm

I don't want to install a dish as the building isn't designed for it (meaning the roof isn't designed for walking around and a dish would be really ugly hanging out the window.). Also I don't want to piss off management before they get to know me.

Ideally I would like to use something like a cell tower or similar to connect to or through. Sadly my practical electronic chops are about twenty years out of date. Good enough for hobby, but not for real life.

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Re: Need some tech help

Postby Vonz90 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:05 pm

Rich wrote:Hi. I moved last week to a new apartment here in El Paso. What I neglected to do was check compatibility with internet cable systems. My new apartment (which I like) is on the fourth (top) floor which apparently lacks cable TV jacks. It does have Ethernet ports however. The building boasts AT&T U-verse wiring. What Is strange is the first three floors do have cable jacks, but not the fourth. My old building changed policies so I had to move quickly, which is never a good thing.

Now, I can go through AT&T and get back on the net and get my wi-fi going again, but the last time I was with them we parted on not so friendly terms, so I would rather explore other options. Oh and installing a dish is against building code.

So, is there another option or company I can go to? If not, I'll bite the bullet and use AT&T.


I had TV with U verse a number of years ago and it was decent, so you could try that.

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Re: Need some tech help

Postby 308Mike » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:54 pm

What other options do you have (Cox, Spectrum, and you already mentioned Dish, etc., etc.)??
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