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How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 4:32 am

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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N312RC
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:04 am

Ameritech ADSL at home (768k upstream/ 284k downstream)
Networked T1 at school (where I am right now).
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:32 am

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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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 6:47 am

usually at home, with DSL. And sometimes at school, which I am not sure what it has for connection speed.
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:33 am

From my QWEST VDSL connection at home

 
Accidentally
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 8:32 am

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...
Indianapolis, IN
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 8:48 am

ComSat...haha - thats good.

Well, currently (at home) on Earthlink dial-up, but planning on a switch over to Qwest ADSL soon...
 
DeltaRNOmd-80
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:52 am

at&t @home cable internet service. Does anyone know if DirecPC is faster than a cable modem?
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:55 am

Sympatico High Speed Edition (DSL). It's pretty fast!
 
iflycoach
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:38 am

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.
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:44 am

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

Pacific
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:58 am

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.
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 11:12 am

At home with ATT cable.
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 12:30 pm

People, u can now get sattelite internet thats upstream/downstream!
http://www.starband.com/
Indianapolis, IN
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 12:36 pm

56K Modem CompuServe 2000 at home,

High speed T1 Ethernet connection at school (SIUC).
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 3:08 pm

512k DSL at home,2500k connection at school.
 
hawaiian717
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 4:38 pm

RoadRunner cable modem at my apartment. When I'm at my parents' house, 28.8kbps Verizon Online dialup.
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 4:50 pm

At School: T3 Cornell ResNet service

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

At home: AOL 56k
 
crjmech
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:08 pm

At home: AT&T RoadRunner cable modem

At work: Unknown network connection
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AC_A340
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:40 pm

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?
 
NJTurnpike
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Wed Jan 10, 2001 11:42 pm

at home: @home cable modem

at work: My choice of single T1 or shadowed T3

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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Thu Jan 11, 2001 12:20 am

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

A T1 at work and ISDN at my consultancy job.
 
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Thu Jan 11, 2001 12:38 am

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
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N312RC
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RE: How Do You Access Internet

Thu Jan 11, 2001 2:27 am

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

It's 768k downstream (this varies)/384k upstream with Ameritech DSL.
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hawaiian717
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Adsl Vs. Cable Modem

Thu Jan 11, 2001 10:51 am

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.
 
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Thu Jan 11, 2001 11:35 am

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