9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8 Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 719 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
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 673 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
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Iflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 640 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.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 593 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.