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User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 251 times:

I have cable, pushing 750kb. I will never go back to a phone line, never ever, ever, never ever, ever ever ever, EVER EVER EVER, use a phone line once you have witnessed true performance. (You will be pulling your hairs out in frustration). Plus its nice to keep the phone line clear.



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User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 208 times:

Well, I've been pulling my hair out for the past two years with a regular telephone line. Mid 2002 they are introducing DSL (Digital Subscriber Line). I can't wait - just hope it's affordable. Speed? Well I've heard it's 2MB/sec  Wow!


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User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 203 times:

WOW, That is damn fast!

User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 201 times:

I am on my laptop right now using AOL, so I'm getting a 52K download speed at the moment. My desktop which is in pieces while I put in a new video card, more RAM, and a new HD is usually on a cable. My cable would be getting about 3MB/s right now since it is 1:30AM on a Saturday night. Normal is about 1.5 to 2MB/s. To be honest I don't mind dial up, it's just when I want to download music or games and such that I really miss the cable connection. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 193 times:

Actually, I powered up the desktop and tried downloading some stuff & can't get better than 950kb... so my prediction was a touch high. Big grin

User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 185 times:

I have a lousy phone line...56K modem, but I only get a 28K connection speed, and It will only download at 3-5 kbps. Plus I am constantly getting knocked off...crummy phone line  Pissed.

User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 178 times:

I also use cable, however my download speeds rearly exceed 200k/second. Its the fault of the servers though, not mine. Still the speed is amazing, compared to 56k.

p.s. I doubt you guys get 950kb/sec or 2-3mb/sec download speeds...either my connection really stinks(unlikely) or someones trying to sound cool.