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Canarian Wireless
« on: April 29, 2011 »
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  •  Just wondered if anyone has used Canarian Wireless for their internet connection and if so was it ok.   
    I am considering buying a slingbox in the UK , and sending live TV pictures to a laptop via the internet  when I am in Los Gigantes .Any feedback appreciated .

    poolepirate

    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011 »
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  • Canarian Wireless will not be able to provide you with the speed to allow streaming of TV.

    Even our dedicated Telefonica ADSL provides about 1.6Mbps which is at the lower end of speed necessary for us to watch TV. I understand that speeds in our area will not be increasing for a while.

    We are in Los Gigantes.

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    Offline el presidente

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011 »
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  • We are with Direct Telecom and today we are getting 5.8 Mbps. For this speed we pay 40? per month!
    We are in Playa Arena and very close to the exchange.
    Friends of ours in the Los Gigantes area are also with Direct Telecom but only get 2 Mbps on a good day.
    The fibre optic cable, which is supposed to give us all better communications, has reached Armenime and stopped.
    Hope this helps.

     

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011 »
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  • In Puerto Santiago I have a Telefonica "Up to 10Meg" service - which averages out at about 8.5Megs (upload is around 0.8Meg). I believe (but stand to be corrected) that it has been the case that 3rd party providers have been restricted in what speeds and services they can offer by the principle provider, so DT for example have traditionally only been able to provide what TeleCONica allow them too.

    Back to the original post though, the CW system claims to offer up to 0.6Meg downloads and whilst the SlingBox specs reckons it will run at these speeds, as with hard-wire ADSL systems you are very much at the mercy of the level of other traffic on the same node.  So, it may work, some of the time on a good day with nobody else trying to do the same thing nearby.


    The PM

    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011 »
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  • Hi sorry it has taken some time to reply but i can say that in most cases we can provide the bandwidth needed for slingbox we deal with these on an individual bases. Our normal download speed is 1mbs and is only limited by the amount of bandwidth available to us. If you have any questions or need any assistance please feel free to email me at info@canarieswireless.com and I will arrange to see you, as we fully support the canarieswireless system.

    As for steaming that is not the issue with slingbox, and the limitation is the upload speed at the slingbox end.

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011 »
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  • Just wondered if anyone has used Canarian Wireless for their internet connection and if so was it ok.   
    I am considering buying a slingbox in the UK , and sending live TV pictures to a laptop via the internet  when I am in Los Gigantes .Any feedback appreciated .

    I use UK Telecom for my telephone and ADSL services in Los G.  Last year they were providing consistently 2 Mbps on ADSL.  This year 850 kbps.  This is due to Telefonica having to share bandwidth and giving preference to their direct customers (neighbours with Telefonica have around 4 Mbps through the same distribution box).  I pay around 35 euros per month, but cancel during the summer months then pay a re-connection fee of 50 euros in the autumn, so UK Telecom is significantly less expensive than Telefonica over a 12 month period. 

    850 Mbps allows streamed TV services such as FilmOn.com to work perfectly OK.  This includes most BBC/ITV channels and many others for less than 10 US dollars per month.  Depending on the age of your PC and TV you may be able to connect the TV screen and speakers to your PC.  You need to download the FilmOn.com player.

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011 »
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  • Recently bought an apartment in Sansofe and was interested in the weekly wireless connection that is on offer from Canarian Wireless as we will only be out a few weeks a year until the kids grow up. (I know this could be a very long time!!) I have tried on a number of occasions to contact this company via email but have had no replies.
    Please can I ask it anyone knows whether they are still in business and if so, how good is the bandwidth and how do I register for an account?
    I realise there is faster broadband with Telefonica and Direct Telecom but over 500 euros for 2-3 week usage is a bit steep.
    Coming out, for the first time with the family, this Friday so I would be grateful for any replies.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011 »
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  • Try UK Telecom. http://www.uk-tele.com. They offer "surf-sticks".  I quote from their latest Newsletter: 

    "The surf-stick from UK TELECOM now only costs 39 Euros instead of 49 and the 1 GB super flat-rate only 8.90/month instead of 14.90/month. So take out your surf stick, plug it into your laptop and start surfing. No contract, automatic recharge, no problems if you want to have a break for up to 6 months. This SUPER SAVER BIRTHDAY OFFER ends on the 31st of December 2011."

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011 »
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  • Scottie,

    There has been problems with emails due to an attack by stupid muppets(that's putting it politely)  He may not have received it.

    You can call Paul, Canaries Wireless on 637819202

    you can sign up on line http://www.canarieswireless.com/  but if you have problems call the number

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011 »
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  • Thanks Tanemera and Dolly.
    Paul from C. Wireless has replied to my email, off forum.
    Thanks again.

    baddy

    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #10 on: December 26, 2011 »
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  • I tried canary Wireless on two seperate occasions, the first time they gave me my money back after 2 days, so the next time we came I tried it again as we were in a different part of Losgigantes, but again it was useless and they would not reply to my emails

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #11 on: December 26, 2011 »
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  • The service used to work very well but the last few times we could not get a signal  so ended up using telefonica and paying through the nose. I hope they have sorted it as it is very good when working well!!

    The PM

    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #12 on: December 27, 2011 »
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  • Hi all, we have constantly been upgrading our system and it now averages 98% up time. we experience some ?slow downs? at peak times as we have the same problems as everyone else when the internet becomes overload usually between 4pm and 10pm we are working on a solution to this but it is out of our hands. During the next three months we hope to have this improved.

    re:-sling box i depends where you are exactly if the system will work and you need to contact me directly so i can test the connection and recommend the best solution if it is possible.

    We always refund if the system proves to be unusable but we do like our clients to contact us so we can see what the problem was and solution it if possible, as we have no control over the positioning of the end user computer, and any faults it may have.

    We try to provide a good honest and professional service, unlike most of our competitors, but sometimes we fall short of the standard we would like to maintain.

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    Re: Canarian Wireless
    « Reply #13 on: December 27, 2011 »
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  • The service used to work very well but the last few times we could not get a signal  so ended up using telefonica and paying through the nose. I hope they have sorted it as it is very good when working well!!

    I am on Canaries wireless,as I soon as I have a problem, it is sorted as soon as possible, Paul is so good