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I have Earthlink dial up. Earthlink called me up today to try and sell me their high speed DSL. I can get cable for about the same money. I heard cable was way faster than DSL is this right?
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My mom has cable i have DSL in speed test alot of the time my DSL is faster then her cable. But it depends on how much traffic there is on both.
 

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On paper cable is usually is faster than DSL, but the speeds can vary quite a bit depending on how good of infrastructure or plant your cable company has, as well as how many people in your locale are using it at the same time. That is true for DSL too, but to a much lesser degree. And since your on a dedicated line (your local phone line) your DSL broadband connection is not nearly as susceptible to local traffic or use.

I've been on DSL for about 4.5 years and have had hardly any service issues. You might look into your local Telco's DSL offering's too, besides Earthlink.

You might want to ask Cable and DSL users in your area what they use and how well they like it. Here's a good site for Broadband comparisons: dslreports.com
 

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id always thought cable was faster than DSL

heres a site that does speed tests...

bandwithplace web site that does speed tests you may need to change the region...




heres my results..
4.3 megabits per second

Communications 4.3 megabits per second
Storage 525.2 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 1.9 seconds
Subjective rating Awesome


anyone w/DSL want to try to see how the DSL does???
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
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anyone w/DSL want to try to see how the DSL does???
No, not after seeing your numbers! :eek:


Ok, heres mine:

Communications 574.5 kilobits per second
Storage 70.1 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 14.6 seconds
Subjective rating Not bad

I subscribe to 768 down and 128 up. 1.5 MB/sec is available for $10 more.
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
id always thought cable was faster than DSL

heres a site that does speed tests...heres a site that does speed tests you may need to change the region...




heres my results..
4.3 megabits per second

Communications 4.3 megabits per second
Storage 525.2 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 1.9 seconds
Subjective rating Awesome


anyone w/DSL want to try to see how the DSL does???
I dont kno what DSL is how does you gets it. does u needs antena
 

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dont feel bad mow... we all know its slow because its a mac!!!!

:furious: :furious:


j/k man... but wow my adelphia is pretty fast....
 

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Originally posted by Clem K.
I dont kno what DSL is how does you gets it. does u needs antena

welcome to TF clem:

DSL is offered by many phone companies it is a phone jack connection that does not require your regular phone line and is much faster than dialup...
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
dont feel bad mow... we all know its slow because its a mac!!!!

:furious: :furious:


j/k man... but wow my adelphia is pretty fast....
It usually tests a little faster than that. It's consistently 80 to 85% of what I pay for, which is acceptable to me.

I can see the need for those incredible speeds, s_j. That way you can be sure to get your latest virus updates downloaded as soon as possible! :lmao:
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
welcome to TF clem:

DSL is offered by many phone companies it is a phone jack connection that does not require your regular phone line and is much faster than dialup...
Thankx for da welcomes we gots 13 peples on our phon line makes it reel hard to get on the line wonderin if anten would be beters .
 

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Not bad I guess. :rolleyes: But it should be faster. They advertise their service at much higher rates.:mad:

Communications 1.3 megabits per second
Storage 164.5 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 6.2 seconds
Subjective rating Good
 

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Originally posted by CatDaddy
Not bad I guess. :rolleyes: But it should be faster. They advertise their service at much higher rates.:mad:

Communications 1.3 megabits per second
Storage 164.5 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 6.2 seconds
Subjective rating Good
What kind of connection are you using, Angel?
 

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It says im mediacre is that bad/?

234.7 kilobits per second

Communications 234.7 kilobits per second
Storage 28.7 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 35.7 seconds
Subjective rating Mediocre
 

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heres my results on dialup.. talk about slow...


34.5 kilobits per second

Communications 34.5 kilobits per second
Storage 4.2 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 4.1 minutes
Subjective rating Slow
 

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Originally posted by Clem K.
It says im mediacre is that bad/?

234.7 kilobits per second

Communications 234.7 kilobits per second
Storage 28.7 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 35.7 seconds
Subjective rating Mediocre

Depends on what you are paying for.
 

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Thanks for your help guys my land lorde lets me use his server for nuttin and I just have to wash his kubotas once in a while but hes kinda mediacre too!
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Originally posted by MowHoward2210
What kind of connection are you using, Angel?
Cable. Cox said they'd upgraded the network. We were supposed to get ~4Mbps d/l speeds, but my real d/l speed (when hauling in patches, A-V updates, video/audio, etc.) fluctuates between 90-190Kb/s. I understand there's network traffic to deal with, plus load on the sending server, but I've never actually seen speeds above 200Kb/s for $40/mo. Meh!:dazed:
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Heres mine i have DSL lite i used to have the next step up on DSL which was a 1.3 megabits per second and it did it. But the Lite is slower but it still freed up my phone and don't cost me but $22. a month and it beat the $40. i was paying. Its fast enough for me most of the time.:D The DSL lite is suppose to be 256.kilobits per second and most of the time thats what i get but tonight its a little slower.

201.6 kilobits per second

Communications 201.6 kilobits per second
Storage 24.6 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 41.6 seconds
Subjective rating Mediocre
 

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Just for your entertainment, I'll post the results of my dial up connection. :D

Communications 25.6 kilobits per second
Storage 3.1 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 5.5 minutes
Subjective rating Very slow

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