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User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 768 times:
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how do you acces internet - from home, work school?
I am now accessing it from home with 14.4kbps modem - but I mostly access it from very fast link from my university - sometimes from really good new computer with IE and sometimes from text-mode only terminal


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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 731 times:

Ameritech ADSL at home (768k upstream/ 284k downstream)
Networked T1 at school (where I am right now).



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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 722 times:

I use the Internet 90% at home, 10% at the SRJC (when I was there last semester for CIS classes)

Home - @Home cable modem (speed varies, up to 1Mbps downstream, but always 128Kbps upstream) run through a custom Unix-based router to a home network of 4 machines, including a webserver operating Apache.

SRJC - networked T1



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User currently offlineDerek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 714 times:

usually at home, with DSL. And sometimes at school, which I am not sure what it has for connection speed.

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 711 times:

From my QWEST VDSL connection at home



User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 706 times:
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56k modem....
My parents decided to move to the middle of nowhere in NJ where DSL nor Cable is available...Maybe i'll get comsat...



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User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 700 times:

ComSat...haha - thats good.

Well, currently (at home) on Earthlink dial-up, but planning on a switch over to Qwest ADSL soon...


User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 698 times:

at&t @home cable internet service. Does anyone know if DirecPC is faster than a cable modem?

User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 694 times:

Sympatico High Speed Edition (DSL). It's pretty fast!

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 689 times:

DirecPC is even WORSE because you are still using a modem to upload to the internet and send info you only get the good speed comming down, and that good speed is only 400kbps about half of what any cable or dsl modem can pull.

User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 687 times:

I access most of the time from the 256k connection at school and sometimes the 28.8k connection at home.

Pacific


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 686 times:

I access at school/home (university residence) through a 2MBps Orinoco wireless LAN connection.

DeltaRNOmd-80: DirecPC is sh*t. You only get 384k downstream and just 56k upstream...you still need to connect using your phone line. Cable access is much better.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 684 times:

At home with ATT cable.

User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 675 times:
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People, u can now get sattelite internet thats upstream/downstream!
http://www.starband.com/



Cory Crabtree - crab453 - Indianapolis - 2R2 - 1966 PA-32-260
User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 673 times:

56K Modem CompuServe 2000 at home,

High speed T1 Ethernet connection at school (SIUC).


User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 667 times:

512k DSL at home,2500k connection at school.

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 662 times:

RoadRunner cable modem at my apartment. When I'm at my parents' house, 28.8kbps Verizon Online dialup.

User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 662 times:

At School: T3 Cornell ResNet service

At Dad's apt: Time Warner Road Runner Cable Modem

At home: AOL 56k


User currently offlineCrjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 661 times:

At home: AT&T RoadRunner cable modem

At work: Unknown network connection



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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 657 times:

56K dial up. Although ADSL will be available here within a month or two and I'll get that.

Which is better, ADSL or Cable?


User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 654 times:

at home: @home cable modem

at work: My choice of single T1 or shadowed T3

~NJTurnpike


User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 656 times:

two tin cans strung together with bailing wire at home (modem)

A T1 at work and ISDN at my consultancy job.


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 656 times:

I'm living in the place where they dont have DSL available yet!!!! So I'm using two lines for ISDN-128 modem. but if the other line is in use I'm connecting only at 56K :-(

But at work I have T3   how many of you can download shit from internet with the speed 3.3MB per second?   I love our T3


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 653 times:

Ok, i screwed up on the transfer rates....

It's 768k downstream (this varies)/384k upstream with Ameritech DSL.



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 642 times:

AC_A340 brought up the question of ADSL vs. Cable Modem, so here's what I know on the matter.

Personally I use a cable modem, because when I was shopping it seemed a little cheaper. But my roomate wanted Cable TV as well, but if you don't want that then ADSL probably would be cheaper. ADSL is available in my area as well, and I have friends who have it.

With ADSL you have specific downstream and upstream transfer rates. You are guaranteed these, and often you are offered a choice of what speeds you want (faster == more expensive). Generally downstream is faster because that is what most people use most of the time (you only use upstream when sending things, so you don't really need fast upstream unless you are running a server). You can SDSL which has the same speeds both directions, but since most people don't need it it's generally not worth paying extra for.

Cable modems do not have a set speed, but their top speed can exceed ADSL. But you are sharing your connection with your neighbors, so the more people using it around you the slower it goes. And since cable TV networks were designed for downstream data (TV), they can be slower for upstream, but again this doesn't affect most people that much.

But sharing isn't really that bad, because past the connection from you to the provider, it is shared no matter what type of connection you have (DSL, cable, ISDN, or dialup). And here in San Diego anyway, RoadRunner guarantees that the network will always have better than ISDN performance, so if it ever gets that slow they'll spit things up so that it's faster again.

ISDN is older, more expensive, and slower than DSL or cable, so unless you're in an area where that's the only high-speed option (short of a very expensive T1), there's no reason to get it.


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5533 posts, RR: 28
Reply 25, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 637 times:

416/416 SDSL, at home and at office. I like it.


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