Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)...
Is OMGFAST wireless Internet the same as a Wi-Fi connection?
No. OMGFAST state-of-the-art wireless service operates through equipment located on a cell tower or tall building which sends the signal from the tower to the receiver on your home.
Is OMGFAST wireless Internet service as reliable as a broadband cable, DSL, or dial-up Internet connection?
Absolutely! And in most cases more reliable and faster. With OMGFAST you'll enjoy an always-on connection that never ties up your phone line.
How does the speed of OMGFAST's wireless Internet service compare to DSL, cable and dial-up?
OMGFAST currently offers wireless Internet service at speeds up to 50 Mbps to our customers.
What technology does OMGFAST wireless use?
OMGFAST wireless uses state-of-the-art wireless technology to transmit signals to and from your location. This delivers an "Always On" high speed Internet connection available for use at your convenience.
What issues could impact my ability to receive OMGFAST wireless signals?
You must be within the OMGFAST wireless coverage area to receive a our wireless signal. It is possible to be within the coverage area but not be able to receive a signal due to certain types of physical obstructions such as large buildings or heavy foliage.
How secure is the OMGFAST wireless connection?
Your OMGFAST wireless Internet connection is very secure, and is comparable to any land based connection such as DSL, cable, or T-1 lines. We operate on licensed frequency that is not susceptible to outside intrusion, and includes additional technologies such as encryption and VLANs. Every customer's radio is configured to only talk to one of our network access points on a very specific frequency configured by us. It will not talk to any other customer's radio or another manufacturer's radio. Contact your OMGFAST local office if you have any other questions.
Can all the computers on my network be online simultaneously sharing the bandwidth of my OMGFAST wireless connection?
Using a multi point or wireless (Wi-Fi) router, a firewall, or other type of proxy device, multiple users can be online at the same time. Everyone on your network will experience the same broadband connection speed.
Does OMGFAST have bandwidth restrictions?
There is no defined limit to how much bandwidth you can use, however use of the service is subject to the plan you sign up for and the acceptable use policy posted on this website.
What is an IP address?
Every computer that communicates over the Internet is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address that uniquely identifies the device and distinguishes it from other computers on the Internet. These addresses are typically called 'public IP addresses'. Since there is a finite number of public IP addresses, a couple of ranges of private IP addresses have been designated and are used for creating private networks and sharing the public ip address space.
What is the difference between static and dynamic IP addresses?
A static IP address is an IP address that is assigned to a device manually and is intended to be its permanent address on the private network or Internet. Dynamic IP addressing, or DHCP, is an automatic way to manage IP addresses and may provide a different IP address each time you connect to the network or Internet.
Can I get a Static IP address with my OMGFAST wireless connection?
All OMGFAST business customers can receive a Static IP Address at minimal cost.
Can I get more than one static IP address with my OMGFAST wireless connection?
Yes, for an additional charge.
What is Broadband Telephone Service?
Broadband Telephone Service is telephone service that operates over your broadband Internet connection instead of the typical copper line from your local telephone company. It utlizes a packet based protocol instead of the telephone company's switch based protocol.
What equipment do I need to use Broadband Telephone Service?
You will need a broadband Internet connection, preferably a OMGFAST Internet connection, and a normal analog telephone. We will provide you with an adapter that connects your telephone to your broadband Internet connection.
Will OMGFAST contact my current telephone company to cancel my service with them?
No, only you can cancel your current telphone service. We will either assign you a new telephone number or port your current telephone number that will work over your broadband Internet connection, but you will be responsible for making any changes to your existing telephone service, if you so desire. You can use your OMGFAST number and your legacy telephone service at the same time, if you wish.
Can I use your telephone service with a dial up Internet connection?
No, you will not be able to use it with a dial up connection as the service requires more bandwidth (higher speed) than your dial up service can provide.
Is the adaptor I need to use your service included in the service plans?
Yes, it is included and remains the property of OMGFAST. There is no need to sell the adapter as it can only be used with OMGFAST's service.
Does OMGFAST's telephone service support FAX machines, Modems, TIVO boxes, or Satelite TV boxes?
Due to inherent difficulties with Internet technology today, faxing and home security systems are not 100% reliable. Because of this, OMGFAST recommends it not be used as a primary fax line. However, OMGFAST is currently developing a solution that will make both of these services reliable as your standard phone line. This service does not support TIVO, Satelite TV, home security systems, or any other application that uses a dial up modem.