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User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Hey all,
Just a question: does anyone have a modem with a speed BELOW 56K?

Wow....those were the days.  Nuts


American_4275

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User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 882 times:

Sure, I have one. I have an old 14.4 laying around here along with a 28.8. I have a 56 in this computer right now, but I prefer the cable modem for some odd reason so I never use it. Big grin

User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 879 times:

I have a 56K in the computer. My backup computer has a 14.4 though, and another (currently not working) 486 which I have boxed has a 28.8.
-turbolet


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 866 times:

I have a 56k but I only use cable now.

User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 862 times:

HAD a 56k, now DSL...

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 863 times:

I have a number of 56k, 28.8, 14.4 and 2400bps modems lying around, none of which are in use. My first home internet connection in 1996 was with the 28.8 modem.

User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1186 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 854 times:

On my computer I have a 56K, but I use a Cablemodem


Juanchito



Chapin de corazon.
User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 852 times:

Yes, I'm still prehistoric, can't afford cable, dial up speed is actually 57,600.

Still fast enough to keep up with the flaming liberals on this site.


User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 851 times:

I got a 33.6K on my old computer. On the one I am using right now there is a 56K & Cable.



User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 839 times:

I have a 56k modem, but the lousy phone lines restrict speed to 28K... :-( ...of course, until 1 1/2 years ago, my dad had a 19K modem, until it fried  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 835 times:

I have O@H cable, Australia only uncapped download cable however upload capped to 16kilobytes/s (note bytes not bits > x2 speed of 56k)

I have a US Robotics Courier V EVERYTHING so mates can dial into me and have fast net connection (well fast for dialup)


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 834 times:

D S L woo hoo!

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 825 times:

My parents still use 28.8 to connect to the net. I have a 28.8 near (but not actually connected) to my computer to use on the rare occasions I need to send a fax. My laptop has a built-in 33.6 modem. But since my primary connection is via cable modem I don't use it very much.

My first experience with going online was with a 1200 bps modem in a 286, connecting to Prodigy.

David / SAN


User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 820 times:

Use to have 56k but now its PCI slot has been replaced with a network card for the cable modem. The speed is sweet.

User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 809 times:

have 56k, but use cable

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 803 times:

I have a 33.6k modem, that means it's supposed to perform at a max of about 3.5Kb/s. It actually has a starting max of 5.0Kb/s and I've seen average out at 4Kb/s!


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 800 times:

MY PC has a 56K modem, but now I use a Road Runner Cable Connection. I don't think I could ever go back.

User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 801 times:

I use a 56k modem. But I am thinking about getting high speed cable. Unfortunately, I will have to wait until Christmas or New Years to get it.  Sad

Regards,
KLM747


User currently offlineDELL_dude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 798 times:

I had a modem back in the late 90's.

User currently offline9v-spk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 793 times:

I use Cable here, fastest is 10M, but usually you only get 8M's.


User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 787 times:

I have 512k DSL.

Zulu Alpha


User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 781 times:

I have a Creative Blaster USB 56K modem, but I only ever get 31200bps due to phone line limitations. I was thinking of going the ISDN route, but the possibility of Digital Subscriber Line becoming available, which will be ten times faster than ISDN, has made me rethink and I will wait until next year.




Behind every "no" is a "yes"
User currently offlineTWAneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 780 times:

I have TimeWarner RoadRunner. My first internet connection also was like 14.4 or whatever connecting to Prodigy! It was completely useless.

User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 775 times:

My first internet connection was a 28.8 connection to AOL-- now that sucked! I upgraded to 56k, but it wasn't much better, so we abandoned AOL and got EarthLink, which was... almost as bad. It was considerably faster, but it often logged me off unexpectedly (as did AOL) and it took even more tries to sign on...

A little over a year ago, though, we got a cable modem from Road Runner, and I must say, I could never go back. So there you have it, my life story...  Big grin

-Jeffrey S.


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