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Old 03-27-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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I have been using cable internet my entire life but I will be moving into a townhouse next year and they only have DSL hookups in each room. Now I could pay to install cable hookups (which I would rather not do) but I was wondering since I have never used DSL internet, how good is it? Like comparable to cable internet is really slow? I would like to get speeds of at least 100Kb/s. Is it capable of that? Anyone who's used DSL before let me know what you think!
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DSL is awesome, I like it alot. Never ever even thought about switching to cable. Where I live the fastest DSL has a maximum dl speed of 1000kB/s, I'm pretty sure that u have atleast as fast options. Of course the faster the more it's gonna cost.
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dsl is great
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:46 PM   #4
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I like it as well..
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ya i have dsl, and and friend has cable internet.... i can barely notice a difference in speed... except downloads may go a little bit faster on cable
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:50 PM   #6
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Ive never used DSL but I heard that it suxs lol not as good as road runner jsut get road runner its only 30 bucks a month or some thing like that not that bad
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I've never tried DSL whats the difference between them, What is DSL, I've heard of it?
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DSL Sucks! Two of my friends have it and every time I go over their Internet seems so damn slow. I have Cable and its fast as hell. I guess DSL is good if you're coming from Dial-Up. But to me the difference between Dial-Up and DSL is the same as DSL to Cable. Cable is the better option, it just cost a little more right now.
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ok, lol so im not sure what to expect then. Some say it is good, others not so good. What is the roadrunner thing that was mentioned, ive never heard of it. I really don't want to put the money into wiring cable into my room but if DSL is going to suck that bad then i might have no choice. I will also be sharing it with two other people as well, so will that make it even slower?
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I have been using cable internet my entire life but I will be moving into a townhouse next year and they only have DSL hookups in each room. Now I could pay to install cable hookups (which I would rather not do) but I was wondering since I have never used DSL internet, how good is it? Like comparable to cable internet is really slow? I would like to get speeds of at least 100Kb/s. Is it capable of that? Anyone who's used DSL before let me know what you think!
I've only ever used DSL at home, and I can honestly say, "it sucks." Try getting FiOS instead. If you're moving into a townhouse area they should already have it hooked up. I'm actually ordering FiOS within the next hour. So I'll let you know how it turns out within the next week. But, I'm saying you should try to find an alternative to DSL, it's unreliable and quite slow some of the time. I just don't want you to waste your money on a crappy product.
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I've only ever used DSL at home, and I can honestly say, "it sucks." Try getting FiOS instead. If you're moving into a townhouse area they should already have it hooked up. I'm actually ordering FiOS within the next hour. So I'll let you know how it turns out within the next week. But, I'm saying you should try to find an alternative to DSL, it's unreliable and quite slow some of the time. I just don't want you to waste your money on a crappy product.
That would be awesome if you could let me know how that goes. That'll leave another option for internet. I read a little bit about FiOS but I wasn't able to figure out how it is connected to a computer? What sort of wall jack does it use? I sort of get the impression that it uses a phone line. If that is the case then I might definitely have to consider it.

edit - n/m i did a thing to see if FiOS is offered in my area (i am about 5-10 min away from the townhouses i speak of) and it says it is currently unavailable in my area. I don't see why because I know they have run fiber optic lines all around here.
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I use DSL and I think that it is pretty great! I have Earthlink dsl and it is extremly relible and FAST! With average download speeds of around 220 kbps and ...uhh...yeah, it depends on how close you are to the origination of the jack(somthing like that) and your provider, I have heard that Verizon is good and Earthlink is one of the best!
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dsl is fine, it all depends on what company u go with and what package u ask for, if u go online and check out your options that will tell u the speed of the internet so u can get something just as fast if not faster as your cable internet now
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I use cable internet, i have a 2.5 MB/s download speed, and its turely amazing, The only thing that slows me down is the server's internet speed :P

If DSL uses CAT5 cable you should be able to use the DSL hookup box's with a router? im not sure ive never delt with them before, but i use a router and run CAT5 cable to all of the computers in my home.
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i have a 5mb/s download speed
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mm.. i use verizon dsl. i dont like it very much. but i get better ping in games than most of my cable friends. the way i see it, dsl is alot more stable. but cable is faster. uh.. i'd go with fiber optic internet lol. nah dsl is fine i think.
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DSL pwns cable... nuff said
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You'd want to get DSL if your house doesn't have cable hookups in it since the DSL comes through the phone lines and all you need is a DSL modem which the company will provide and you can share it with 2 or more pc's with a router. DSL can be faster or slower depending on how far away from the DSL hub you are and the quality of the phone lines. I feel that DSL is an excellent choice. One of the advantages of DSL over cable is that DSL doesn't slow down when there is high network traffic since you have your own dedicated phone line. Cable slows down when there is high network traffic, like at peak hours. You can get DSL speeds that are as fast or faster than cable speeds, all depends on how much you want to spend.
I have DSL and it's really the only thing available to me. Anything is better than dialup.....thats what I always say.
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I have dsl, and I can download between 150 and 200 kbps. I usually make big downloads durning the night, so the speed ins't mush of an issue for me, but the telephone line being free is.
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DSL pwns cable... nuff said

You really used alot of points to prove your main point in that post.

I love cable...when downloading torrents I have gotten up to 500kbs steady through a 1gb torrent...

on direct downloads uncapped I get 610kbs almost all the time pending on the server.

Also my ping in a server almost 4,000 miles away is about 100....I can't ask for anything better.
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