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What's your internet connection speed?

View Poll Results: What's your internet connection speed?
28.8 or slower 6 4.62%
56k 21 16.15%
ISDN 3 2.31%
Cable 41 31.54%
DSL 53 40.77%
Even faster 6 4.62%
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Old 09-08-2001, 01:48 AM
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What's your internet connection speed?

This is both interesting in general and also useful for me planning new features.
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Old 09-08-2001, 02:05 AM
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Doug, This place still uses rope started servers and tin cans on strings for "Hi-Tech" communication. Tom
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Old 09-08-2001, 07:20 AM
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Oh Tom,

I just love hearing your responses, it's like you're right next door to me...same type of lifestyle and conditions...LOL.

Yes we have only one choice for internet connection out here in the middle of nowhere and no good prospects in the near future of getting out of the 19th century.
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Old 09-08-2001, 08:55 AM
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That question does not have a definite answer from me because I should have a 56K connection, but I'm not able to connect at more than 31,200. Thinking about changing ISP's.

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Old 09-08-2001, 09:41 AM
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Ed: it might not be your ISP, but the location of your telephone line in relation to the phone exchange. I have recently moved homes, and also have a 56k modem. My old connection speed used to be 26,400, but now its 48,000. (same ISP)

One way to check could be to take your machine to a friends house and see if the speed is better or worse. Just a thought ~Vp~
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Old 09-08-2001, 10:36 AM
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Vp,

Thanks for the tip. If it is the location, is there a easy fix for that?

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Old 09-08-2001, 10:59 AM
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no fix as far as I am aware Perhaps you can call your telephone Company and enquire? They might have some ideas.

The alternative I guess would be going with cable or DSL, if its available in your area, and if you want to pay for it

regards ~Vp~
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Old 09-08-2001, 01:01 PM
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Just wanted to throw in a couple of ideas for slow connections.

My previous computer had a lucent win modem with is similar to the conexant from rockwell.

These are software driven modems and I had a terrible time with slow connections and continual disconnects.

After having the phone company test the lines outside and inside the house for excess noise on the lines with their little tester box thing (I'm not a phone repair expert as you can tell), I was advised by the internet rep at the phone company to switch to a hardware driven modem like US Robitics.

Wonder of wonders I did this and no problems since. I have little or no disconnects and my speed is between 45 and 49 bps.

Just a little tidbit of info for anyone who might want it.
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Old 09-08-2001, 09:15 PM
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I tried replacing my modem and a few other tricks and now have a screaming 19.2 bps. Oh Lord, I am just Streakin down that electronic highway now!!! Tom
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Tom,
Any chance you can complain to the phone company? Sounds like "noisy lines" are really slowing you down. Before I got a cable connection, someone told me that I could complain to the phone company about the lines not being "up to par." Of course, I just laughed at that suggestion, so won't blame you if you laugh at me for passing it on.
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