I thought I would take advantage of the 14 day free trial offer of Carbonite ( a highly praised online backup service).
I have been researching it for about a week and have had several online chats with their representatives. Yesterday, I downloaded and installed Carbonite and the backup began.
After installing it, I got a message that said to please be patient as it could take several days to complete the first back up due to most high speed internet connections only allowing you so many GB per day. WILD BLUE measures theirs in MB. After the initial backup was completed, future daily backups would happen quickly.
Within two hours, my FAP threshold with Wild Blue had been maxed out, which made my internet connection virtually useless. So I have had to resort to dial up.
This summer, due to our guests using our wifi or Ethernet connection (possibly downloading movies or music), my FAP threshold had maxed out so at that point, I upgraded to the next service level. I had to keep the next service level for at least a month. On September 8 I downgraded back to the service level I have had for the past 3 years (and have had no problems with the FAP).
So, anyway, I am resorting to dial up until this threshold gets back down to a reasonable level. It only went down 2% over night so this could take a while. It also means any of our guests trying to access wifi or Ethernet will need to go someplace else, like the library.
I won’t be spending as much time checking emails or online until I don’t have to resort to dial up anymore because I don’t want to tie up our 2nd line.
I will try to catch up with the blogs I follow soon and if you make comments on my blogs, please don’t be offended if I don’t respond to a comment.
(The Love Affair with a Bridge will eventually continue! Right now, I'm connected at a whopping 26.4 kbps!!)
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