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  1. The printed version of the 'family' manual is probably provided with the installation, but just for reference, assuming it's current (2015): http://tecwi.com.br/manual/fiberhome/AN5506-01-02-Series-GPON-Remote-Terminal-Product-Manual.pdf
  2. MC suggests: "Let's start a thread specifically for reports from those who are connected and using the ILOX service´╗┐." It might be worthwhile to develop a simple sort of 'form' which such qualified contributors could copy and paste into their postings. Just to illustrate, MCs' suggestions so far would look something like this: <indicates additions> ............................... Please tell us about what was involved in connecting: <Your location - City and cross streets> <Scheduling of installation service: Process, Dates> Setups: <presumably, indoor interface technicalities resulting in 'first light' and registration - a published instruction sheet in English might help> Speed: <suggest standard metric and methodology, i.e., fast, speedof.me, etc> Service reliability/interruptions: <patterns to look for> Payment issues: <a correct common use of terms should naturally evolve, along with specific suggestions and advice> Comments on your experience as an actual connected user, <and suggestions, including for refining this form>: .......................
  3. A very tidy and flexible arrangement for streaming and controlling video programming (once you've resolved any international skulduggery re your relevant subscriptions) is to exploit the power and platform of one or more PCs (inc. iOS, Linux, Android etc.) using a Bluetooth keyboard with integrated touchpad to run your computer(s) which can then be kept out of the way while remaining attached by HDMI cable(s) directly to large video screen(s) See: https://www.amazon.com/slp/bluetooth-keyboard-with-touchpad/8kf84dv8jfkv77c This is a standard Home Theater PC approach. 4K requires a recent CPU or strong video card, plus ilox-class service (one hopes). Personally, I use two or three matching Sandy Bridge era laptops I bought used because they're small and modular, build like tanks, are configured to purpose, and I don't move them. Using a free MS program such as Mouse Without Borders (Windows), with one such keyboard you can seamlessly control up to three computers (just pretend you've got one wide screen) each with its' own video monitor configured for some particular purpose, eg., one computer has fast graphics driving Windows on a large high quality screen with its' link to a 5 speaker audio system, another is stuffed with RAM and drives more typical browser based work with a smaller 40in HDMI screen closer (but more than a meter away - very freeing, imo.) This requires that the computers be on the same home network/router, and one keyboard can be operating (via Bluetooth) for each computer, controlling all the PCs (so I have a second keyboard/touchpad by my bed so I can conveniently check forex rates and other random tragedies in the middle of the night.
  4. "I'm only a retired licensed professional sanitary engineer." I once met a very nice guy with that job description who claimed to be in "the used food business..."
  5. I researched and cited that FB material when the Ilox project was first announced in one of the many threads it generated here. It provided an element of negative anecdotal evidence from users in other regions, and was worth reading at that point, even if it represented a minuscule sample and didn't prove anything. Should local Ilox service degrade over time, it will be common knowledge online. Actually, I registered a domain for Ilox and other users to focus a more intensive and sophisticated discussion in one place, and to help Ilox with spreading the word. It was called LakeLux.org, and I offered it to anyone who would pursue such a project, as an english users group, liaison to Ilox, etc. (I'm in California and don't speak much Spanish.) Was rather surprised when a couple of people with authoritarian tendencies got upset when anyone dared to politely question without prejudice anything about the unfamiliar corporation requesting money from a large number of people. All hail tkessler for his efforts and important results - the process didn't proceed precisely as he predicted, but it appears to be a triumph.
  6. See http://www.selfstorageajijic.com/ (without recommendation).
  7. As specifically as you would be comfortable with, could you please mention where in CH you are located? Some time ago, I heard that only certain areas in CH enjoy that class of bandwidth, and I have interest in a lot which if it is served by decent net speeds might get more interesting. Thanks.
  8. Just for context, consider this survey of national corruption worldwide: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-corruption-around-the-world/ And please note the position of the Nordic Model of democratic socialism, as the right-wing in the US launches McCarthy-era rhetoric in preparation for the next election.
  9. Just to note in the spirit of Public Health that during my two visits Lakeside around this time of year, in both cases I developed the deepest, most persistent and unique cyclic cough I've ever experienced (with the possible exception of one winter in West Bengal in the '70s). It turned me into a fountain of phlegm and with my primitive Spanish put me in a situation where I sometimes didn't know how to beg off shaking hands with friendly locals. It occurred to me that this might be a unique allergy to something Lakeside, or due to air travel from California. For me, this is a serious issue to be resolved.
  10. I'm 67, and coincidentally I have been thinking about it for the first time. If my MD concurs, hopefully I can get by with just one. Then, queue "Who let the dogs out?"
  11. A female human might end up in bed...where leashes are optional.
  12. Right. My grandfather rode his motorcycle into his '70s, and maybe the BMW growl would attract chasing dogs, so he would mace them as required, on the fly. How this would condition the recipients' future canine behavior, who knows.
  13. "I built my house with double brick walls and double pane windows" + ""windows...face south" = the first principles of 'passive solar' design, where the orientation and geometry of the house plan allows light to seasonally warm structural thermal mass such as masonry within an insulated space. Ideally, heat is absorbed during the day and released slowly at night.
  14. I believe the Racquet Club is served by telephone/power poles (rather than buried lines). May I ask, will Ilox be installed in RC properties at the top of the hill that have subscribed? Thanks.
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