Broadband speeds

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by nesbitt_a, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Guys, need some advice. I'm sharing in a flat of 4 guys next year at university, my powerbook, windows laptop, and two windows desktops. We're gonna be running a wireless network - and have been offered broadband at 750k, 1.5mb and 3mb.


    Any ideas?
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Get whatever you feel is the best value, since you are sharing the connection, I assume you are sharing the bill :D

    Get a router as well, if you don't already have one. Easiest way to share the connection.

    What other ideas are you looking for?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We'll probably go for the 1.5mb. Seems to be best value. We have the router etc all sorted.

    Cheers.
     
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    blue&whiteman

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    yes. get the highest speed you can since 4 will be using it. I have a 5mb line which I am the only user and it seems slow at times. I say slow meaning 100k and under. I normally get 500+ sometimes even over 600 KB per sec.

    about the networking.. I know a group of 4 guys that are roomies together in a house. 3 of them have systems but there are 4 systems. the use a router, ethernet hub and lots of long cables. its a hassle to setup but cheaper and more secure vs wireless. they are all pc and all runs fine.
     
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    krimson

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    unless you guys are going to be "sharing" large files alot, 750k should be more than enough...
     

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