Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3150 posts, RR: 8 Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 721 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.
Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 15 Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 677 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.
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 671 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...