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56k Woes

Discussion in 'General' started by BrokeEnthusiast, 25 Jun 2005.

  1. Go4t

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    which dsl company is it? mine is supposed to be 3mbit down 768up and its actually fairly close to that speed
     
  2. foxx

    foxx What's a Dremel?

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    Its sbc yahoo dsl, I dont know now but in a few hours I can tell you how much I am supposed to be getting.
     
  3. BrokeEnthusiast

    BrokeEnthusiast What's a Dremel?

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    Do you lag any in games, and do you know what comcast people are getting compared to that? i would look it up but it take soool ong for the page to come up... ;)
     
  4. padair

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    In Northern Ireland we have 100% coverage - allegdedly. Although all exchanges are enabled, there are still some poor sould that are to far to get radsl

    It's the usual thing, companies advertise the fact that high percentages of users can get uber bandwidths, but move away from the smog then it's dial up land :(
     
  5. foxx

    foxx What's a Dremel?

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    Nope, but you cant really ask that scince my hardware is different so I cant tell if you will get lag or not, although on the page it does say I am way past the speed mark for the fastest games. :naughty:

    Also I looked at a few pages but I didnt see any comcast users, enyone elts wanna help with this question here. :D
     
  6. Froggy

    Froggy What's a Dremel?

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    Whats a 56k?
     
  7. LockmanX

    LockmanX What's a Dremel?

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    I've been on dial-up for about the last 2 years with 11 months on DSL when I actually lived in Austin. I found myself in a simular situation where dial-up was the only option. Despite my area have little pockets of WiFi and wireless internet (WiFi owned by jokes that want to charge up the teeth for ******** bandwith and horrible latencies), I can't access it because my house is next to some state historical monument...a house built by some guy name Fuch about a 100 years ago. Satilite was the only thing available however, entirely unreasonable. I had two packages available; either $900install and $80monthly or $100install and $100monthly. I know people who don't pay that much for rent.

    All is well though, I will soon make my return to the highspeed world. Moving into a new house on the 15th of next month and its already set to go for digital cable. Chring and writh in fear BF2 players of the world....the ************** engineer is upon you.

    As for your problem, the suggestion of piggybacking off a friends connection with a wireless setup would be cool if you can do it. I know a guy that did just that. He worked for a local wireless internet company and got ahold of a spiffy directional antenna. Now he has decent internet and a confused neighbor that should have never left that wireless router open. If that DSL connection pans out (I've been told by lots of companies it was available in my area only to get reamed when it came down to it), then go for it, no question. And yea, DSL should be fine for gaming. I gamed on DSL for a good while.
     

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