Best internet connection

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Ace123, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. Ace123

    Ace123 Guest

    WHats the best internet connection?
     
  2. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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    What kind of connection?

    Internet bandwidth... Internet provider...LAN bandwith....?
     
  3. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    Well, I live in seattle and have had both DSL and cable. DSL was about a year and a half ago and cable is currently being used. IMHO, my cable xp-erience is much better.

    Always on and I have had very few problems. It seems to be quicker but dont quote me on that.

    It's about $50 per month. Well worth it to me. I think AOL 56k is about 25 per month. So...
     
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    I am on cable (Roadrunner). I have no complaints at all. Very dependable and very fast.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Cable here ... Cox HSI.

    No problems ... 3 mbit downstream connection. Glitches are very rare ... I'm happy :happy:

    Costs $40 now per month.
     
  6. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    NetRyder,

    If you dont mind my asking, what part of Cal.?

    I'm moving to So. Cal. pretty soon and that sounds like a pretty good deal.

    I've lived in the bay and that co. doesn't sound familiar, and I'm fairly sure that it's not anywhere near redding ca.
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I live in Irvine (Orange County), south of Los Angeles.

    Cox High Speed Internet is a very common service here ... and it sure is a VERY good deal. ;)
     
  8. Nick M

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    Cable. Road Runner. Nice and fast.
     
  9. Ace123

    Ace123 Guest

    See I have At&t broad band and I have no bandwidth limit or anything and my max download is like 2 megabits a second... Just wanted to see how everybody else measured up... 3megsbits a second is dang fast! :0)
     
  10. mikill

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    Im on ma bell and get 2600-2800 down, of course not always due to limits from other ends, other users limits and web stuff etc. and 256-300 up :(

    good thing though is I can look out my bedroom window and see the main hub for this area, 1 block away :)
     
  11. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Now that is the right location. ;)
     
  12. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    The best connection is a T3.
     
  13. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    had cable just about 5 years now and i love it ...aslo tried ADSL for a month ..cable blows it away!!
     
  14. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Yes...and how much do you have to pay per month to get it?
     
  15. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    lol ...i dont think his allowance will quite cover the cost of a T3 ;)
     
  16. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Nope!

    My allowance covers the cost of free isp...

    but I get cable :)
     
  17. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    T3 is like 1000$ a month right?
     
  18. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    T1 and T3 prices .

    I read about T4 lines in one of my books last year. The numbers were pretty damn amazing.
     
  19. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    Some info on T lines here.

    The kbps between T1 and T4 is amazing.
     
  20. Ace123

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    dang I get 2000kbps at 40 bucks a month... screw t1 lol