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Frequently Asked Questions

 
Installation

Q: How do I enable Java on this website?
A: Internet Explorer 8

  1. Click on "Tools" in the menu bar of IE then click "Internet Options".
  2. Click on "Advanced" to switch to the advanced options tab.
  3. Scroll down until you see "Java (Sun)" and check the box for "enable JRE".
  4. Click "OK" to save changes and close options menu.
  5. Restart your browser for changes to take effect.

Firefox 4.x and Up
  1. Click "Tools" in the menu bar of Firefox then click "Internet Options".
  2. Select the Advanced Tab and scroll down to "Java (Sun)" and check the box.
  3. Select Security Tab and select the "Custome Level" button.
  4. Scroll down to "Scripting of Java applest".
  5. Make sure the "Enable" radio button is checked.
  6. Click "OK" to save changes.
  7. Restart your browser for changes to take effect.


Q: I don't have Java, where do I get it?
A: You can download the latest verion of the Java runtime environment from Sun Microsystems for free at http://java.sun.com.

Q: How do I enable ActiveX controls?
A: If your browser has blocked ActiveX content all you need to do is right-click on the bar that says "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has...". This should bring up a menu that has "Allow blocked Conten" as one of the options. Simply click on that option, then click "OK" when prompted. You may now take FULL advantage of Giant Communications website.

Q: Will Giant install a network card for me?
A: No. If you wish to have new hardware installed in your computer we recommend that you take it to a certified professional.

 
Wireless Internet
Q: What is "Wireless Internet"?
A: Our wireless internet is a service in which we provide a connection to the internet via a land based wireless connection. This service sends/receives signals from ground based towers and not from satellites.

Q: How secure is Wireless Internet?
A: Our wireless internet service is just as secure as any other broadband internet service. Due to the generally unsecure nature of the internet we do recommend that you take proper precaustions as you would with any other broadband internet service.

Q: My computer has a wireless networking card, is that all I need to get wireless internet?
A: No. Our wireless internet operates on a completely different standard from wireless networking cards. All wireless internet installs require one of our antennas and modems to work. you do not need a wireless network card to get wireless internet, but you do need a network connection available on your computer.

Q: What is VOIP?
A: VOIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol. It is standard which allows for voice communication over a high speed internet connection to a phone number or another VOIP number.
 
E-Mail
Q: Can I have more than one e-mail account?
A: Yes. We offer you up to 3 free e-mail accounts.

Q: Can I check my Giant e-mail away from home?
A: yes. You can check your e-mail anywheere that you have an internet connection. We offer a web-based mail service that allows you to check your e-mail from a website. Just go to mail.giantcomm.net and enter your user name and password.

Q: How do I set up my email account within my preferred email system (Outlook, Apple or Android devices, Gmail)?
A: Customers using a giantcomm.net email address can access their email anytime directly through our website. To access your email through other devices or email platforms, instructions are provided below:
Android Tablet
Apple Mail
Gmail
iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)
Windows Live Mail
Outlook.com
Outlook
 
Giant Communications
Q: Can I use VOIP on your Cable Modem?
A: Yes. VOIP can be used on any high speed internet connection which provides decent "ping" times to a host site. We do not currently offere VOIP service, but we do plan on implementing one shortly.

Q: How much is your Cable Modem service?
A: Pricing and other information on our cable modem service can be found on our Internet service page.

Q: What is a UPS with AVR?
A: As a general rule we recommend that all of our customers have their computers and internet equipment plugged into a UPS with AVR. UPS stands for Uninterrupted Power Supply, and is commonly referred to as a battery back-up. AVR is a feature that is available on some UPS units. AVR stands for Automatic Voltage Regulation. The use of a UPS with an AVR will greatly lengthen the life of most electronics plugged into it as it shields them from not only black-outs but also under voltage, over voltage and "noisy" power.

Q: Why can't I get above channel 13?
A: Occasionally due to power outages or loss of signal your TV will loose it's programming. If you are unable to receive above channel 13 but are able to receive 2-13 then this has happened to your TV. To fix this, go into your on screen menu on your TV and put it in the cable mode. This will allow you to receive channels above 13. To find out how to access your menu and where to find the cable mode please consult your TV owners manual.

 


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