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Selling on eBay using Wildblue Satellite vs Dial-up

By murray1987 ยท 8 replies
Jun 25, 2006
  1. I'm an eBay Power Seller. I use dial-up because cable/dsl is not available to me. I heard about Wildblue. Does anyone know anyone that sells a lot on eBay that uses Wildblue?

    I get so many errors when uploading my auctions to eBay. My dial-up connection is usually 19k-26k-56k.

    Selling on eBay is our only means of income and if it takes satellite then I don't mind switching IF it works well and makes a difference with eBay and I will be able to work faster and get more items on. Right now I get knocked off so much, get "page can not be found", and many times I have to turn my computer off and back on just to get the dial-up to connect properly because it thinks it is still connected.

    Please advice me from anyone that has experience with dial-up AND satellite internet connections with eBay. Any difference or are there known conflicts. I've been warned of FAP also and I don't know how to detemine how much I upload and download from the internet to see if that will be a problem for me.

    I added AT&FX to the Extra Initialization Command and my computer said it was 115K, but when testing the speed online it showed the same as it was without the command.


    Windows XP, Pentium 4, 1 Gb RAM
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    ANYTHING has to be better than dialup!! I would try it what do you have to lose especially if Ebay is your business. What do you sell if I might ask?
  3. murray1987

    murray1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Anything and everything! We go to estate auctions, and sometimes yard sales. Tools, industrial tools, antiques, decor, computer components, things for every room in the house and your shop.
  4. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    Cool, I was thinking about opening one of those "I Sold IT" ebay stores but they are $85,000 to start.
  5. jppranker

    jppranker TS Rookie

    widlblue is great compared to dial up. just got it my xfer rate with dialup wad 4k now with wildblue 70 to 100k down.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    great. I am interested in alternatives to cable as the cost of cable is high here.
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    sat is very expensive
    some are known to have speeds as high as 2mb cost about 200 a month
    how about wifi hot spots any in your areas
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    sat seems to be the same price as cable. I have no intentions of driving anywhere to pick up wifi. I can always mooch off the neighbors. For now I will stick with my cable modem but it is very expensive.
  9. jppranker

    jppranker TS Rookie

    49.99 59.99 and 79.99 are the packages @ willdblue per month
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