Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1700 posts, RR: 7 Posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
I got my computer hooked up today with broadband internet access (from Roadrunner/Media One). I immediately went to Airliners.Net to see how fast it is.
Before I was using a 28.8K connection (US West caps speeds at 28.8K regardless of modem speed). When I look at new photos, it would take between 2 and 3 minutes for each page of 15 photos to load. Now I can load the page quicker than it takes for me to scroll down to the bottom.
I went to the advance photo search and entered my name and set the display for 100 photos at a time. The page loaded in about 8 seconds!
What's my point to all of this? My visits to Airliners.Net are going to be a dramatically better experience now. Usually if there were more than 200 photos added, I would only look at the first 60 to 75 because it would just take too long. Now I can look at 500 new photos in less than 5 minutes. There's a lot of catching up I have to do on this site!
I haven't uploaded photos yet, but I should be able to spend minutes doing it instead of hours.
777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
I've had a cable connection for more than two years now and I have to say that everything looks much more solid than it did with 28.8 ... LOL
Canada has the lowest internet access fees(high speed is cheap too)in the world.
@Home network is cheaper than paying for the dialup fee and a second phone line.
Not to mention being hundreds of times faster.
Shouldn't this be in the Non-aviation forum?
Bobo2196 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
Ive had DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) from the phone company (Ameritech). It's great, no shared bandwidth with neighbors, and the equipment and setup were FREE! 39.95 monthly charge, i can get on about 85% of the time. Better stop talking, I sound like an infomercial.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1985 times:
Hey Mark, before I left for college I had Time Warner Road Runner and I'll tell you its a little pricey but definately a first rate service. You'll spend more time on the internet now than ever before simply because of the super fast connections, ease of use, and well need for speed. I'm at university now and I'm damn lucky that Cornell has T3 access. Its just splendid.
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1960 times:
You know what REALLY hurts? I had DSL at home, but recently moved to an area where it wasn't available quite yet. So...I had to suffer for a couple months on a freakin' 33.6k modem. Talk about frustration!
Anyway, I have a T1 at work, so it wasn't THAT bad. Still...it's nice to wake up in the morning and download 300 new aviation pics over a bowl of Cocoa Puffs.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
Delta777-XXX, broadband access should cost you around $40 a month. The best way to go is DSL. Get it from your local phone company. Wait for one of their free installation specials. Don
t get if from somewhere like Earthlink or Covad, because they charge you extra if you want the full 1.5 mbps. Your phone company (______ Bell) should offer you up to 1.5 mbps for 40 month.
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
for almost 3 years I've had TCI@Home/AT&T@Home, it's very nice and everything loads very nicely... definately an upgrade from the 33.6 modem I had before... we've hooked three computers up so we can all access simultaneously, viewing media of any sort is so easy now... it's great!
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
We used to have two phone lines when we had a 56k modem, we had DirecTV so we couldnt get a cable line. We felt DirecTV offered more for your money then TCI who was charging almost $50 a month for basic cable and always changing the line up around, one month CNN would be 15, the next it would be 51 or something. Then AT&T bought out TCI so my dad sold our satellite back to RCA and recieved $100 for it and we now have Digital Cable through AT&T. Like most, we have AT&T @Home. AND, I have cable in my room, with a satellite, you would have to have a satellite for each room you wanted to watch TV in. I am looking at the modem on top of our computer tower right now, it is a 'SURFboard SB3100 Cable Modem'. They RULE!
TWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
Yeah, one cautionary note on digitial subsriber lines (DSL). Verizon (former Bell Atlantic) is having severe difficulty installing them and operating them. My grandfather in a NYC suburb attempted to sign up for Verizon DSL a month ago and what with the strike and everything else, he still doesn't have it. I've heard the same from Bell South DSL. Cable modems are your best bet so far, as mentioned TimeWarner's RoadRunner is superior but costly. Don't know much about @home on this side of the country.