The "BEST" way to get on the internet..

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kksolano, May 2, 2006.

  1. kksolano macrumors member

    kksolano

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    Whats the "Best & Fastest" modem to get onto the internet for my iMac intel?
    are some modems faster then others? i wanna get on the internet "Super-Fast!" any advice?
     
  2. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Your modem doesn't really matter that much. Your connection does. What are you using? Cable/DSL? Just look around for the fastest provider. I'm not sure who's the best in the U.K., however.

    If you want to see your current connection speed, which will also compare you to other users in your current area, go here.


    Steve
     
  3. kksolano thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    So a speedtest on your eMac G4 reveals a significantly different speed, under USB? If so, you can definitely try using a USB cable and see if that increases performance.


    Steve
     
  5. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    I just got 9.6MB per second on that speed test. I think something is wrong. Haha.

    Daniel.
     
  6. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Test doesn't support over 8.x MB, so if your speed is around that it won't work. Otherwise, I'd say try again. I got 5.8MB which is what my ISP advertises.


    Steve
     
  7. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    you could always get a dedicated t1 or t3 line:D
    or.... oc192 line..... 9.952 Gbps:eek: (would be the absolute BEST but requires special special equipment and big $$$):D :D
    oc768 (40Gbps) is the ultimate lusted connection

    i use cable...
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Good = Wireless.

    Better = Someone else's wireless.

    Best = Wireless from the hotel next door who have a fast connection.

    Me = dial up.

    Worst = dial up.

    Me = Worst

    Me = :( :(
     
  9. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I'm getting between 24,000 and 28,800 bps. dial-up Ugh!:(

    No cable or DSL available and DirecWay/Huges is too expensive.
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I get between 24000bps and 56000bps on my dial-up. Same as above though, no DSL available, no cable allowed in a rental apartment, wireless not available/exorbitantly expensive.

    Dial up is bad but having nothing is worse.
     
  11. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    If you want anything usable you can forget dial-up (besides broadband tends to be just as cheap if not cheaper nowadays in the UK).

    Your choices really are ADSL using some provider via a BT phone line or to get a cable modem from ntl.

    I've got no experience with ADSL as I don't have a BT phone line, however, ntl's broadband service isn't bad. You also don't need to have an ntl phone line/TV package or anything just to take the broadband from ntl.
     
  12. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Verizon will eventually bring in Fiber Optic cable up here on the mountain,
    but we're 5 miles from the closest switching hub, so I'm not holding my breath.


    We're also in a heavily wooded forest, so Wireless doesn't look too good either and it's a lot of money.
     

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