WIRELESS QUESTION AND ANSWER GUIDE
» What is wireless service?
» Exactly how fast is a wireless connection?
» Is it available to all homes/businesses?
» Why is wireless a better connection than other ones?
» How secure is wireless service?
» Does it affect my phone or cable service?
» Will my connection speed be affected by other wireless subscribers (traffic)?
» Will I be affected during storms, blizzards, sunspots etc.?
» Do I need to install any phone lines?
» What is the process for installing this service?
» How long does it take to install?
» How do I order wireless service?
» Who will I contact for questions and support?
» How much does a wireless connection cost?
» Will I have to sign a contract?
After I'm Connected
» Will my phone bill be affected?
» Do I still need to use my Dail-up connection?
» Can I access the Net remotely when I travel?
» What happens to my service when I move?
E-mail and Web
» Do I get e-mail?
» Do I get personal web space?
» Is there anything I should change about my computer?
» Which operating systems can I use with this service?
» Can I connect more than one computer to this gateway?
» Can I use my firewall with this service?
» Can I still use my Fax software with this service?
Advanced Internet Abilities
» Can I participate in on-line gaming with a wireless connection?
» Can I download music with my connection?
» Will I be able to view live broadcasts?
» Will I be able to download and view videos with a wireless connection?
» How quickly will I be able to search using the Internet?
What is wireless service?
This technology uses radios to send data between the distribution point and a client system. The radio is programmed by the ISP and is not programmable by the end user without the proprietary configuration cable. This helps to ensure the security of the Wireless network. When the equipment is installed and configured, your computer is connected to the Internet immediately upon start up. Since there is no need to "dial in," you eliminate the inconvenience of tying up your telephone line or purchasing a second line specifically for Internet connection.
Exactly how fast is a wireless connection?
As of January 2012, Innernet is offering service configurations that can yield download speeds as high as 6Mbps, which is more than 200 times faster than a standard analog dial-up connection.
Is it available to all homes/businesses?
No. The installation site must be in the coverage area. This will be determined by a site survey.
Why is wireless a better connection than other ones?
The three main reasons this type of service stands above others is:
»» The speeds that can be reached are much higher than most others.
»» The monthly cost is much cheaper for a connection of the same speed.
»» Since this is a wireless link there is no need for cable or phone service.
Most customers will be able to do away with a second phone line thus save the monthly cost of that line.
How secure is wireless service?
There are three levels of security as compared to a dial-up connection, which has only one.
Does it affect my phone or cable service?
No. This service has no affect or associates the phone or cable services.
Will my connection speed be affected by other wireless subscribers (traffic)?
No. The way this service is to be deployed is to assure that a customer gets the full amount of bandwidth they are signed us for.
Will I be affected during storms, blizzards, sunspots etc.?
As a general rule this technology is not affected by such atmospheric condition, but it can not be said that there is never a chance of a problem occurring if mother nature gets angry enough.
Do I need to install any phone lines?
No. The connection is made via a wireless link similar to the way a cordless phone works but with a much greater range.
What is the process for installing this service?
There are three steps in the process.
»» We will need to perform a site survey to determine if a wireless link can be achieved.
»» Customer will need to decide on how much bandwidth (overall speed) they would like. Currently the available speeds are 512K, 1MB, 2MB, 3MB, 5MB, 6MB.
»» The customer side equipment will be provided and installed/configured by us. NOTE: The equipment must be purchased from Innernet, Inc.
How long does it take to install?
Installation will vary from install to install but on average an install should be approximately 2hrs.
How do I order wireless service?
Ordering a wireless connection to the web is pretty simple. Contact Innernet, Inc. by telephone: 717.261.1960 or 1.800.4667.3271 e-mail: or stop by our showroom in Chambersburg or Waynesboro. We will be more than happy to help.
Who will I contact for questions and support?
You may direct any questions or concerns to or call 1.800.467.3271.
How much does a wireless connection cost?
The monthly cost varies with the amount of bandwidth wanted. The range is $35 to $400.
Will I have to sign a contract?
Yes. You must select either a Term or a No-term (month to month) option. The term is for 12 months that automatically renews on the anniversary date of your service for another term.
After I'm Connected
Will my phone bill be affected?
Only as a cost saving side affect for example if the customer has a second phone line installed for Internet access that line maybe removed thus saving the monthly charge for the line.
Do I still need to use my Dail-up connection?
No. A dial-up is no longer needed.
Can I access the Net remotely when I travel?
Yes. Though this will need to be done through a service similar to iPASS.
What happens to my service when I move?
A site survey will need to be performed at the new location to verify if the customer is still in the coverage area.
E-mail and Web
Do I get e-mail?
Yes. Three e-mail accounts are provided with the service.
Do I get personal web space?
Yes. 5MB of free service space is available to each customer to be used for storage or websites.
Is there anything I should change about my computer?
The only item needed in the computer is an Ethernet card to interface with the radio unit.
Which operating systems can I use with this service?
This service is Non-OS specific meaning it can work with any operating system.
NOTE: Innernet, Inc. will only support Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, Visat, 7, and Macintosh OS's
Can I connect more than one computer to this gateway?
Yes. The bandwidth is provided to the customer to be used as the customer wishes. Whether the customer has one computer or fifty computers sharing the connection is up to the customer. There is no additional fee for sharing a wireless connection.
Can I use my firewall with this service?
Yes. Although Innernet, Inc. will not support or troubleshoot the firewall.
Can I still use my Fax software with this service?
Yes. This service is merely a faster for of Internet connectivity. Anything that is currently being done with the customer's dial-up connection may be done with Wireless service.
Advanced Internet Abilities
Can I participate in on-line gaming with a wireless connection?
Yes. You may participate in on-line gaming with a wireless connection. You will notice a much improved performance in game play
Can I download music with my connection?
Yes. You will be amazed at the speed in which music files download. depending on the connection speed you choose, it is possible to download a 3.5MB mp3 file in under 5 minutes.
Will I be able to view live broadcasts?
Yes. Wireless technology was designed to handle the transfer of large media files across the Net. Opening a gateway for a whole new outlook on the web.
Will I be able to download and view videos with a wireless connection?
Yes. Downloading files will be much faster. Giving you the ability to download files of a higher quality. You should be able to view any videos you download as long as you have the appropriate movie player.
How quickly will I be able to search using the Internet?
You will be able to surf the Internet quicker than ever before.