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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:46 PM

Well. It is Thursday at last and someone is on tenterhooks. Time to dump the dialup and get stuck into satellite broadband. No sleep tonight.

Sorry TMacK. Couldn't resist sharing your good news with the family. Go get 'em.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 11:27 AM

Thanx for thinkin about me rowal5555!
Yes,there will be no more waiting,waiting at this computer. Yipee!
Cannot believe how fast the pages load...and I'm always online!
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 11:30 AM

Finally took the plunge into broadband? Congrats. Believe me, the feeling of "Holy crap, the page is already done loading?!?" won't leave you for a few weeks. I was constantly amazed for a while after switching over to roadrunner.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 05:54 AM

[quote name='rowal5555' date='Nov 23 2006, 07:46 AM' post='398042']
Well. It is Thursday at last and someone is on tenterhooks. Time to dump the dialup and get stuck into satellite broadband. No sleep tonight.

Hi rowal5555,Well how did the change over to broadband go?
No hitches I hope. :thumbsup:

Edited by DSTM, 24 November 2006 - 05:56 AM.















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Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:26 AM

Hi DSTM

TMacK was the lucky one getting satellite, afraid I'm stuck with a slow ADSL - still infinitely better than dialup tho'.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 07:15 AM

Hi DSTM

TMacK was the lucky one getting satellite, afraid I'm stuck with a slow ADSL - still infinitely better than dialup tho'.

Cheers


What's the speed difference between the two? Just curious.
I only have ADSL also.
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 07:27 AM

I went for 256Kbs which actually works at 320Kbs (40KBs) because my plan has a cap of 40GB/month. Satellite is up to 700Kbs. Your ADSL is probably much faster than either of these.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 07:42 AM

I'm with OPTUS on an unlimited use plan and the most
I can wring out of this is 53KB/Sec in off peak times.
Just have to put up with it for now.















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Posted 24 November 2006 - 07:43 AM

lol, catchy thread title!

Yes dial up sucks!

Most Irish customers are on Broadband now...sadly tho the service is crappy and sometimes is as bad as dial up :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:49 AM

FYI....the install went fairly smooth,no glitches.
The last speed test we did showed average download speed of 725 kb/s and an upload speed of 128 kb/s.
The Ping tests were all excellent,and now I know what ping is!

For those who may be interested in Satellite Internet,I have the bottom of the line of five plans when it comes to "The Need For Speed". But its all I need.

Wow DSTM,ADSL would blow me off my chair!
Is interesting discovering new (and old) sites I could never see before.....


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Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:40 PM

725 kb/s isn't bad at all. Sometimes at ncsu it's a struggle to get up into the 600 kb/s. At home, 725 kb/s is probably about the average as well.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 10:46 PM

My aunt and uncle have something...I am not sure what is is (cable or dsl) but its like 700-900kbps on the bandwidth tests.

I like how fast stuff loads.

My church has this wireless network and I can take my laptop and use there network they said. It has 300+kbps which is like great next to my amazing get this 32kbps!

My record for downloading was like over 4gb one month!

This little turtle pushed his dial up to the max. And we have just ONE phone line.

We cant really get dsl without a lot of trouble. I think it may have finally got on our road but the neighbors said its 40+ tax a month and during the day its as slow as dial up.

Other places charge just 14.95 for up to 760kbps our local dsl provider charges 40 for there lowest(like 350kbps)

I would rather get sattelite if it was cheaper. Its a lot faster.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 12:32 AM

Well CGM,Satellite Internet is not cheap.It's a last resort kind of thing,when you can't get any other type of internet service.
Heck,you can go up to 2.0 Mbps download speed,depending on how much money you are willing to spend!

You are lucky that you have access to DSL,I didn't even have that.
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 01:32 AM

Okay, admitting my ignorance here - grin - how on earth can one tell at what speed the internet service is that we're getting? Could someone let me know, please, as I'd really like to know what ours is (we're paying $40 a month for ADSL).
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 03:06 AM

Here is a link that you can check your speed. It's from Cnet, I don't know how accurate it is.. :thumbsup:
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