56k to highspeed?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bluzeboy, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    I have been using 56k modem ,I have tweaked the registry for use of the 56k ,but now I am going to get a satellite connection. I have always had a 56k connection, my question is their any adjustments I need to make to prepare for a high-speed connection ?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I gather your getting satellite for download and keeping the 56k for upload?
    Always seemed like a huge waste of money to me.
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    No leave your modem as is unless you want to remove it then just uninstall the drivers and pull the card , install new network adapter and away you go I suggest not using anykind of USB modem or whatnot I think a reg PCI network adapter is better, thats just my thoughts on it
     
  4. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    SPeedY_B-i have no choice i live in a rural area ,my only choice for broadband is to get a satellite from earthlink.

    thanks kermit
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    And that has to be USB modem?
     
  6. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    what do you mean by that

    And that has to be USB modem?
     
  7. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    There are optimizations that can be made to the registry when switching from dail up to broadband.

    Is your satellite going to be up/down or satellite downlaod, dial up upload? If the latter I have no idea what to do (other than google "optimizing satellite broadband").

    If it's satellite upload and download then check www.dslreports.com for tools (under tests and tools on left side of page) to use in optimizing (save your modem optimizations just in case).

    PS I think Kermit assumed your satellite connection will be through a USB Port instead of Ethernet.
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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  9. jan

    jan Aspiress

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    This is a bit confusing.
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Well all I am trying to say is if it is possible STAY AWAY FROM USB modems I just dont like them , most of them have the extra spot for the RJ45 cable to network adapter but people tend to hook them up with the USB cable ...
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    USB tends to be more unstable and have higher latency than ethernet. USB was designed for printers and cameras, ethernet is for networking, it only makes sense to use the right hardware for the right job.
     
  12. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Right now we got the ball rolling in the right direction :D
     
  13. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Cat5e all the way....
     
  14. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    thanks all ,i,m excited to be getting broadband & wanted to be prepared.
     
  15. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    A friend of mine has a satellite connection and the download speeds amazing :D
     
  16. Daeron Tinúviel

    Daeron Tinúviel OSNN Senior Addict

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    yes use cablenutt and yes again stay away from dslreports!!!!
     
  17. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    wow daeron i love that img at bottom of your post.. keep posting for a long time :)
     
  18. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    I have seen that here before we lost everything. I think daeron may be using a new name now?