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Old 03-29-2005, 10:17 PM
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Cable

In my area I oay 60-65$ a onth for charter gold cable (4 meg up and 3 meg down) of course i have 2 other families in the neighborhood who use it also so I may get the occasional slow down. But overall i think cable would be worth it.

Pro on DSL- always same speed kind of like a direct connection.
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Old 03-30-2005, 11:14 PM
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Results from InternetFrog.com

Speed Test Results
Download: 3,994,592 bps
Upload: 389,912 bps
QOS: 95%
RTT: 65 ms
MaxPause: 30 ms

Results from Cnet.com:

3109.8 Kbps - You 3109.8 kbps

Results from http://speedtest.mn.charter.com/

TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.2.1e
DO NOT USE YOUR CONNECTION WHILE TEST IS RUNNING
click START to begin
Preparing Speedtest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done
running 10s outbound test (upload) . . . . . 373.93Kb/s
running 10s inbound test (download) . . . . . . 4.20Mb/s

Your speed is 76.47 times faster than 56Kb dialup

Your PC is connected to a Cable/DSL modem

click START to re-test


Your not going to convince me to give up my Cable for DSL.

Kevin
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:45 PM
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we are the only ones in this neighborhood to have the Buckeye 6mbit cable, and it averages about 5.5mbit nomatter the time, one time I even downloaded a 100gb file of movies and it didnt take too long
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:34 AM
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Id say DSL. Its more reliable. With cable, if too many users are on it slows down the connection way down.
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Old 04-10-2005, 11:04 AM
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i have a comcast cable modem. i love it. before i have verizon dsl and it sucked bad. every time the line would go out for more then 5min they would have to cancel the serivice witch took 14days to clear then another 10days to set up the new account. i have dsl for 4 months and went throu 16 email addresses. (thous are your acount # with verizon) becuase you cant reuse them for 8months
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Old 04-10-2005, 11:06 AM
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I love my dsl wouldn't have anything else.
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:02 PM
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I have DSL now and got rid of cable as I mentioned when I responded earlier in the thread. I can't tell any difference, and I'm saving $30 a month. Personally I think those speeds tests you can take to test your connection are a little misleading. Maybe when you're downloading huge files like movies you'll see an advantage with cable, but I don't think you'll see much difference if you're transferring less data, like coming here to lawnsite and browsing discussion forums.
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Old 05-03-2005, 04:56 PM
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what is your dsl cost

I have dsl service (512K) through a local company in my town here for 39.95 per month. the cable service here runs 64.50 monthly. i was curios on what everyone paid for their service and if it was available nationwide or by state?
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Old 05-05-2005, 11:59 AM
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on the charter link, my 1.5 dsl pulled:
outbound 834.68 kb/s
inbound 1.28 Mb/s
23.3 times faster than 56k dialup

what's that mean? I can upload files faster and download slower than the cable test, only important if you are uploading web pages and graphics a lot, which I am. Speed is also dependent on your host server and how busy it is, regardless of line usage. The type of operating system you run and what programs are running in the background all play a part in how fast you can grab pages as well. In my office, I run 1.5 DSL on a program laden windows machine that does fine not making me wait. At home, I run a stripped XP machine with a 2.8 processor on a 256 DSL and it is usually only a tick behind loading most of my usual pages. At my studio, another 1.5 DSL on mac os10 flys through things, all with the same ISP at different locations with the same line provider. No matter how fast you connect, you likely will not get the full connection from normal servers as the parcel out the traffic on their side as well, so it really boils down to price and reliability. Here, comcast pricing is a joke, Qwest charges 28 bucks for the DSL service on my business lines and 14 for my resi, then I add my own ISP on top of that, that's not tough math to do..lol..my two cents
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:14 PM
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I think it mostly depends on the provider. Not all providers are created equal.

Adelphia
From http://speedtest.mn.charter.com/ ...
TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.2.1e
DO NOT USE YOUR CONNECTION WHILE TEST IS RUNNING
click START to begin
Preparing Speedtest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done
running 10s outbound test (upload) . . . . . 452.68Kb/s
running 10s inbound test (download) . . . . . . 3.75Mb/s

Your speed is 68.26 times faster than 56Kb dialup

Your PC is connected to a Cable/DSL modem
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