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Old 12-29-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
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What do you guys think is better? DSL or Cable in price and tech.
Also, say which company you use or think is best.
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:33 PM   #2
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I'm still using dial-up, unfortunately. So far, I'm favoring towards cable internet. It is higher and Comcast here in southern california has upgraded to tier 3 which is 4Mbps downstream and 384Kbps upstream. Not bad huh? Judging from my neighborhood, everyone's using digital satalite so more bandwidth for me.
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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I'm scheduled to sign up in two months, Comcast Cable High Speed Internet, $52.95 per month. I'm going to use my own wireless router (Linksys) approved by Comcast so they won't charge me $5 a month for leasing their equipment. I'll install their wireless adapter on both PCs and it should work with my router. I just don't know how to configure it to share internet on 2 PCs.
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oo, I feel for you TRD, I also have 56, and it's giving me an ulcer :O)
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Yup, I think it's time for us to catch up to modern times and get into the world of broadband. A friend of mine has cable internet through Adelphia cable company, and it is extremely fast. No wait time at all. I'm jealous.
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ooo. Here in illinois there are only 2 options, SBC Yahoo DSL and Comcast, and both of em seem to have hidden fees
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:45 PM   #7
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DSL is always a second option, but it's slow depending on where you live. I've heard good and bad experiences using DSL and some people say it can crawl to dial up speeds at times. Strange, knowing that they are dedicated lines to the phone company.
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If anything, I would get DSL since its cheaper, but you need to get extra equipment for it right?
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:00 PM   #9
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I think for DSL, you need a DSL router too and it comes with phone line filters. It's slow, but much faster than dial up.
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I have dsl its pretty fast, i never real had problems with the speed!
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