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Posted: 12/26/2002 1:03:27 PM EST
Well that 'bout says it all. I love it.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:05:32 PM EST
Now you're one of us beautiful people.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:07:39 PM EST
You can download porn movies at vicious speed!
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:08:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:13:45 PM EST
A cable connection is a one-way trip. You can't ever go back. Just try visiting a relative that uses 56K and use their computer and you end up saying, "If I had to use 56K again, I would quit the web."
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:20:22 PM EST
I'm still running a 28.8 modem [:(] On a 120mHz Pentium[>(] When my wife goes back to work, I'm getting a SCREAMING machine and cable modem. In about two years[>Q]
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:24:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER: Well that 'bout says it all. I love it.
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Wait till you become addicted to online gaming.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:26:08 PM EST
Well it's about damn time. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:26:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By KBaker: I'm still running a 28.8 modem [:(]
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Me too! Well it's a 56k but, 28800 is all I connect at. Believe me it's not by choice. If they ever get their shit together on Sat. I'll go there.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:51:00 PM EST
DirectWay here. Ice on the dish shut us down Christmas morning for a while. MM419
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 2:05:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 2:13:28 PM EST
What firewall are you running?
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 2:17:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Minuteman419: DirectWay here. Ice on the dish shut us down Christmas morning for a while. MM419
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Spray your dish with some PAM cooking spray or silicone spray, your dish problem will go away.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:00:54 PM EST
I had cable modem in San Diego, it was great when I first got it as I right at the main trunk line for my street. When everybody and their brother got it and were using it sometimes it was slower than my 56k modem. I dumped it when my contract was up. Where I live I can only get dialup, DSL or dish. Dial-up for me. I am not a hacker, cracker, porno-fiend or a warze guy!
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:02:27 PM EST
When i was living in the dorms at college i was on a LAN. That was soo cool. i miss it.[:)]
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:03:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By NSFJojo: What firewall are you running?
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[peep] Eh? Huhm what? I cant' hear you. Seriously, zonealarm. From Zonelabs.com
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:06:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By cyanide:
Originally Posted By Minuteman419: DirectWay here. Ice on the dish shut us down Christmas morning for a while. MM419
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Spray your dish with some PAM cooking spray or silicone spray, your dish problem will go away.
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Thank You cyanide. I have Pam and will do. MM419
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:13:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:23:28 PM EST
I know how you feel. We have a T1 @ work too, but between the un-help desk and the techs it's slower than a friggin dial up sometimes!
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:27:33 PM EST
I've used cable modems on about six different cable systems. Not a one was faster than a 56K modem to a good provider. The latency was about 40 milliseconds on the best one and about 120 ms on the worst. My 56K modem at work is that good. The capacity on most of them was very nice (at least to their web cache), but when it came to speed, the cable companies aren't so great. I wish they'd get their act together, because while capacity is nice, latency (speeed) is what sets the providers apart. Don't get me started on packet loss...z
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:34:20 PM EST
cable is generally great....but, wait until the economy swings back strong and fiber gets installed to the home....wooo hoooo!!!! -HS
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 3:49:59 PM EST
I just got mine last week...surfing the net is actually fun now, it's amazing! If you don't have it get it!!!
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 4:21:12 PM EST
Yep, it definitely rocks. What kind of speeds do you get? I get 1.5Mb down and 128Kb up.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 4:43:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By libertyof76: Yep, it definitely rocks. What kind of speeds do you get? I get 1.5Mb down and 128Kb up.
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You know, I don't know! How do I figure that out? I don't have that little connected symbol thingy to click on anymore. I dod know this, I can click on ARF.COM and BAM I'm there! Not like the old click it and forget it routine I was used to! BTW It'll be great when we start wiring homes for fiber! If you're building a home I suggest wiring it for any forseable use. e.g. Cable/fiber hookup in every room & twice as many outlets then you think you'll need.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 5:02:15 PM EST
[url]http://www.testmyspeed.com/speedtests/index.html[/url]
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 5:11:57 PM EST
Thanks, 1st time Bandwidth Results Loaded 728889 bytes in 2.47 seconds. Your throughput is 2361 kilobits per second. Loaded 728889 bytes in 2.31 seconds. Your throughput is 2524 kilobits per second. The best I could do with my 56K dial up was 46.6
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 7:40:43 PM EST
Mosey on over to full-auto.com, check out BOTD, and let us know how you feel about it then.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 4:55:28 AM EST
Just wait until you move. "Um, honey... we can't by this house..." "WTF? It is priced 20K under its value???" "Yes, but there isn't cable modem service in the area!!!"
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 5:00:25 AM EST
Had a cable modem at my apartment for 2.5 years. Used 56k on a laptop on my vacation... I was having serious bandwidth withdrawals! I have 100Mbit at work (which can get slow sometimes), but the cable at home rarely ever goes slow. Great for online gaming. Love it when my pings in MoH:AA or SH are at like 50-80... :)
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 9:16:00 AM EST
got mine about 2 months ago...went from 26.4 kbps to 500 to 1000 kbps!!! it's faster than my son's t-1 lines at school!!! also just ordered a new p4 dell so i should really fly. earlybirdnj
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 9:26:17 AM EST
What does that cable internet cost you per month? Adelphia here wants $60/month. That's just too much for me.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 9:30:50 AM EST
It's about $45/mo here, but you have to have at least basic cable, which is like another $20 or so on top of that. I have standard, so I can get a few of the other channels, and I pay about $90/mo for everything. The prices haven't gone down in the couple years I've had it. Figure it would as they build the infrastructure and build a customer base. Maybe when the next hot shit hits, they'll go down. We'll C.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 9:36:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER: Well that 'bout says it all. I love it.
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I read this as I download 700mb files at 245 KB/Sec. The Cable modem bill is one bill I dont mind paying [:)]
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 10:05:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/27/2002 10:06:02 AM EST by Lazyshooter]
Ok, without me starting a new thread, why does DSL and cable modem cost so much? By that, I mean, what are these companies doing physically to your line that cost them anymore money than a regular phone line (for DSL) or cable for cable modem? What could they be doing that justifies $40 to $60 a month? Seems to me like they're ripping us all off. I installed my DSL myself, so that didn't cost them or me a thing.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 10:49:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By Lazyshooter: Ok, without me starting a new thread, why does DSL and cable modem cost so much? By that, I mean, what are these companies doing physically to your line that cost them anymore money than a regular phone line (for DSL) or cable for cable modem? What could they be doing that justifies $40 to $60 a month? Seems to me like they're ripping us all off. I installed my DSL myself, so that didn't cost them or me a thing.
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There is A LOT of infrastructure that needed to be made for DSL and Cable. Laying fiber optics to connect to the internet, the equipment to encode and decode the traffic on the phone/cable line, stuff like that. That factors into the price. Then there is the standard market pricing system: demand vs supply. There isn't a whole lot of demand, and supply is limited: that leads to higher prices. P=
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 10:51:22 AM EST
Bandwith costs - your local provider has to pay to which ever main trunk line they are taped into. Admin costs - (phones are almost all hardware, internet is a different monster) Customer service costs - Just BS from email issues alone costs a small fortune.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 3:36:49 AM EST
Here is a good place to check your speed : [url]http://www.dslreports.com/stest[/url]
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 6:59:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By rkbar15: [url]http://www.testmyspeed.com/speedtests/index.html[/url]
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What a horrible place, unless one likes pop-ups.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 7:17:11 AM EST
I would quit the internet if I had to go back. It's not worth the pain and hassle to get transported back to 1995.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 8:12:04 AM EST
It runs me about $45 dollars if you just have the High Speed internet, but it's $35 if you have other Cox services. I think it'll be about $70 for the cable/internet. I don't mind paying it now! But I need to find a better cell phone plan. BTW anyone know a good popup killer?
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 8:12:12 AM EST
I just got rid of my cable modem. Now I have no internet connection at home. Saving $45 per month by surfing at work after hours. It sure helps to limit the amount of time I blow on the web. My fondness for web surfing is kept in check by my hate for my place of work. I get a lot more done in my free time now.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 8:17:15 AM EST
I pay $42.95 month for Earthlink cable. It rocks!
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 8:26:36 AM EST
$29.04 per month RoadRunner North East Ohio. Could NEVER go back to dial up!
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