Your internet connection?

tjwett

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I recently moved into a new apartment and am stuck with dial-up far a little while. After using cable for a year this 56k thing feels terribly frustrating and slow. What do you guys use and are you happy with it? Is anyone else still dialing up or am I the last dinosaur?
 

King Cobra

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tjwett, welcome to my world!

Would you like some popcorn or maybe BBQ while I wait for this 10MB Stuffit Expander updater file to finish downloading? :rolleyes: :p :D :eek:

I've been stuck with dial-up in the NJ house (and here in Maine) even since I first used the internet. And this has been for almost 10 years. TEN!!

I've gotten used to it, actually, so I don't mind waiting for a 10MB file to finish downloading. (Man, I sound like a total loser! :D)

28.8Kbps
 

edesignuk

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Mar 25, 2002
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I did a poll regarding internet connection speeds a whileback, that'll give you a good idea.
Me personally, I have just been able to upgrade from my 512k cable connection to 1024k cable, and I'm loving it :D I could not imagine being on dial-up ever again after cable, I feel for you guys.
 

tjwett

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Originally posted by King Cobra
tjwett, welcome to my world!

Would you like some popcorn or maybe BBQ while I wait for this 10MB Stuffit Expander updater file to finish downloading? :rolleyes: :p :D :eek:

I've been stuck with dial-up in the NJ house (and here in Maine) even since I first used the internet. And this has been for almost 10 years. TEN!!

I've gotten used to it, actually, so I don't mind waiting for a 10MB file to finish downloading. (Man, I sound like a total loser! :D)

28.8Kbps
lol! do they even have high speed connections available in Maine? by the way, Maine is my absolute favorite state in the country, and i've been to all 50 and lived in 6. Maine rules. one day i'll retire to the woods of Maine. we used to have a cabin on Poppom Beach. that was awesome. i feel better just thinking about it. ahhh...God's country. damn, 28k?!
 

Sepulchre

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I'm on a 1mb cable connection, which is pretty new to the UK, however I still have to use dial up at work so I know how you feel. Thank god I dont need to use it to much though.

Anyone seen the 10mb connection they have in Italy, absolutly amazing and also very cheap. You know I think I might emigrate :D
 

edesignuk

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Mar 25, 2002
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Originally posted by Sepulchre
I'm on a 1mb cable connection, which is pretty new to the UK
Who are you with? I am with Blueonder for my 1Mb cable connection, they only released in the the last couple of weeks so indeed is is VERY new!
 

MacMaster

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I have 1.5Mb/sec DSL and I love it! (most of the time) The only problem I have is with the stupid provider! PacBell...The service is usually down at least 2 times a week and for at least 2 hours each time! And, the modem that they gave us seems to crash/overheat alot! (turning it off and back on after 30 sec seems to fix this)...It's just kinda annoying. Especially when I'm playing elite force multiplayer and I lose my connection! Other than that I love having this connection.
 

topicolo

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Jun 4, 2002
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Ottawa, ON
Re: Your internet connection?

Originally posted by tjwett
I recently moved into a new apartment and am stuck with dial-up far a little while. After using cable for a year this 56k thing feels terribly frustrating and slow. What do you guys use and are you happy with it? Is anyone else still dialing up or am I the last dinosaur?
I feel your pain. I just had to downgrade to a 33.6k from a 1mbps DSL connection. It's horrible
 

arogge

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Feb 15, 2002
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I still have a 56 kbps dial-up connection and I'm hoping for DSL soon. My current connection might be slow, but it is always up except during a power outage and it supports an ethernet network. Despite the hype, you don't need Cable/DSL to have an always-on connection that supports multiple clients.
 

mymemory

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May 9, 2001
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Miami
Originally posted by King Cobra
tjwett, welcome to my world!
I've been stuck with dial-up in the NJ house (and here in Maine) even since I first used the internet. And this has been for almost 10 years. TEN!!
Damn it man, I'm in the 3rd world and I have 256k DSL, I couln't live without this thing.:)
 

Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by MacMaster
I have 1.5Mb/sec DSL and I love it! (most of the time) The only problem I have is with the stupid provider! PacBell...The service is usually down at least 2 times a week and for at least 2 hours each time! And, the modem that they gave us seems to crash/overheat alot! (turning it off and back on after 30 sec seems to fix this)...It's just kinda annoying. Especially when I'm playing elite force multiplayer and I lose my connection! Other than that I love having this connection.
PacBell/SBC pul the same junk here in SD, so I switched to cable...much better.

I think it's time for another connection speed pissing contest!:D

Here's an online test:
http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/

Attatch your scores in a jpeg format...let's get it on!
 

King Cobra

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:( Here are my sad, depressing results.

Communications: 28.4 kilobits per second

Storage: 3.5 kilobytes per second

1MB file download: 4.9 minutes

Here's the worst part:

Rating
Compared to all connection types worldwide, yours is poor.

My father has DSL at the store and it loads pages WAY faster than dial-up. Literally, it can load pages up to 50 to 100 times faster. :eek:
 

Rajj

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May 29, 2002
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So what's holding you back from getting cable or DSL?



Originally posted by King Cobra
:( Here are my sad, depressing results.

Communications: 28.4 kilobits per second

Storage: 3.5 kilobytes per second

1MB file download: 4.9 minutes

Here's the worst part:

Rating
Compared to all connection types worldwide, yours is poor.

My father has DSL at the store and it loads pages WAY faster than dial-up. Literally, it can load pages up to 50 to 100 times faster. :eek:
 

King Cobra

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Money issues, my man. We're short on green.

We're movin' to Maine, instead of being on vacation as I am now. We have to save as much "dinero" as possible since we have bills to pay.
 

ibookin'

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Jul 7, 2002
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Los Angeles, CA
I'm stuck on 56K until either PacBell builds a new CO in Feb. 2003 or Megapath decides they can give me DSL at 16,800 feet. My only solace is my connection at school: averages 6Mbps down and 8Mbps up.
 

saabmp3

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Jul 22, 2002
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Tacoma, WA
HAHA, I can beat you all (at work that is :) ) 4 (yeah, get that!) bridged cable modems. We can do it cause RCN needs to get approval in the town gov to get contracts, and I work for the town gov. 4 cable modems can typically pull speeds around 5-7 but I'll get a spec page tomorrow for a test.

BEN