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Posted: 7/10/2001 9:50:04 AM EST
Well boys and girls, tomorrow is the day that gunner1 has his DSL line installed. I can't wait. Do any of you have this already and if so, is it worth the price? Mine is going to cost me 49.99/month. Oh yeah, one more thing- please accept my apology for posting a non-firearm related topic on the board. I hate it when others do it and promise that I'll try not to do it again anytime soon.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 9:54:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 9:57:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/10/2001 12:37:30 PM EST by 7]
Exactly. General Discussion is General. Do a speed test. I have a cable modem at home and T1 at work. [url]computingcentral.msn.com/internet/speedtest.asp[/url] 746.6 kbps right now. Definately NOT T1 speeds. Here is another [url]www.cable-modem.net/features/oct99/speed.html[/url] Getting 170 there now. Post your speeds. I'll post my Cable below when I get home. Showing best results... from cable modem. Site 1. 652 Site 2. 158-180
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 10:06:48 AM EST
You 7418.2 kbps Not bad for a bs connection.....
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 10:06:57 AM EST
I am at my friends house, in my neighborhood, with a dedicated line and it is [b]19.1 kbps![/b] With a 56k modem! It sucks, especially after being on a cable modem or T1.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 10:12:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/10/2001 10:09:23 AM EST by cmymud]
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 10:22:25 AM EST
I have cable and I got 289 on the 2nd test.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 10:28:03 AM EST
At work with a T1 382 Kbps
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 10:41:34 AM EST
From cable-modem net : 926 from computingcentral: 40800 -got to be something wrong there, I do not think that I got the full bandwidth of one of our T3s here at work. BTW, DSL seems to be a bit better than cable modems IMHO, due to your not sharing a network segment with your neighbors that also get the cable modems
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 10:45:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/10/2001 10:44:50 AM EST by raf]
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Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:03:33 AM EST
My local cable service has just upgraded their system and is now offering cable internet service, how expensive are cable modems supposed to be?? Are they really $150 & up?
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:10:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By Kevin: My local cable service has just upgraded their system and is now offering cable internet service, how expensive are cable modems supposed to be?? Are they really $150 & up?
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Kevin, The modem itself may be that price, but localy, you basically 'rent' the modem, which is included in your monthly fee. If you are looking into getting a cable modem, I would highly suggest you do two things, get a personal firewall and ensure that you disable Client for Microsoft Networks.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:15:28 AM EST
Well, Ive had DSL for about a year now and I really like it. It makes the net so much more enjoyable. I got in during one of thier specials and I pay something like $32 a month for the connection and ISP through Verizon (formerly GTE). I just did the speed test and it came out at 533.3kbps. Definatley a lot better than than the old 56k. Oh and Im not sure if it will be the same way where you live, but around here you shouldn't expect the DSL to work as soon as it gets hooked up. Usually takes a couple of days to a couple of weeks to get everything working right. Hopefully, they will get you fixed up the first time. Michael
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:26:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/10/2001 11:23:29 AM EST by platform389]
670kbps on cable now Get the DSL, you will never regret it.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:27:32 AM EST
463 w/cable hmmm 45.00 a month [):)] pg
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:44:41 AM EST
i cant wait for when i move then i can get dsl right know from the first one on a 56k modem 35.9 kbps second one from the second one 4k a second
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 11:55:50 AM EST
Roadrunner Cable Modem here, 784.6 on the first site and 583 on the second. I will never go back to dial up again. Dishnetwork now offers 2 way satellite internet access for those of you who cannot get cable or dsl. The only drawback is that it is still subject to climate, ie dense thunderstorms. Just a thought.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 12:32:16 PM EST
Cable or Dsl is definitly worth it. I prefer Dsl over cable due to the above mentioned shared connection of cable and the fact that I play a lot games online and cable has a lot more packet loss problems than dsl does. Heres a good site that has tweaks and stuff about dsl. [url]http://www.dslreports.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 1:03:08 PM EST
How fast is fast? I have this 1200 BPS acoustic coupler I bought back in 1983 that I use. Whats a DSL? I swear by this here Commodore 64, It sounds like it must be Military hardware.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 1:20:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/10/2001 1:17:51 PM EST by HANGFIRE]
Originally Posted By CavVet: You 7418.2 kbps Not bad for a bs connection.....
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Link Posted: 7/10/2001 1:24:38 PM EST
Well I just got rid of my cable modem since I became un-employed. I tell you one thing, I miss it. This dial up crap sucks. Takes me forever to connect during peak hours. Pics are a bitch to download. My bro sent me a vid clip of my nephews B-Day party and it took an hour to download. With DSL or Cable modem you would not need to worry about that crap. I need a job soon so I can afford my toys again. [:(] When I was with @Home cable modem I downloaded the Phantom Menace preview clip(18megs) in 15mins. You're going to love DSL its just a tad bit faster on the download than Cable Modem. A lot faster on the upload side.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 8:46:34 PM EST
Weird, First site: 831 kbps Second site: 78 kbps I'm on a hybrid cable modem. Downstream Cable, upstream POTS. Another cool site (the one that started it all) is [url]www.speedguide.net[/url] if you go to [url]www.speedguide.net/Cable_modems/cable_links.shtml[/url] there is a list of sites that have speed testing links. IMHO, Cable modems give you more bang for your buck. Even though you are are on a "shared" network. With a DSL connection, after one or two hops, everyone is on a "shared" connection, i.e. the internet!!! I did some math some time ago when Cable and DSL were just coming out and using Advertised speed vs price I came up with these numbers... Speed Price/Kbps 256k DSL $0.25 512k DSL $0.24 786k DSL $0.30 1000k DSL $0.37 Cox@home $0.02 These numbers are really old now (and only for my area), but at the time when I did the research they were valid. I haven't priced and done the numbers lately. So take the info with a grain of salt.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 9:17:27 PM EST
Cable (AT&T support is the WORST BTW) 5100kbps first site 204 second site It's nice at night
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 9:21:52 PM EST
At home 51k checked at my sisters house 1.5M dowm and about 1M up.every time iv'e tested hers she has never had less than 1M down.My brother in Ohio has cable down and can only upload at 28k over a phone line because of the wires in his apartment complex.
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 9:47:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/10/2001 9:44:59 PM EST by Atencio]
Weird, First site: 831 kbps Second site: 78 kbps
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yeah, take these tests results with a grain of salt. A lot will depend on where the server is located that you are connecting to, time of day-traffic, and how many hops you have. a cool program is neotrace [url]http://www.neotrace.com/[/url] will trace your connections and tell you if there are router problems
Link Posted: 7/10/2001 9:59:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 4:30:04 PM EST
a cool program is neotrace www.neotrace.com/ will trace your connections and tell you if there are router problems
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I LOVE neotrace!!! Coolest progie out there for doing diagnostics for checking out sites. Found out the the FBI and several cybercrime groups use it alot to trace back crackers. I read somewhere that the creators of Neotrace give classes to Cyber Law Enforment groups on how to use their software. Love to get in there for the fun of it.
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