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  • 28.8 Dial up modem

    1 2.00%
  • 36.6 Dial up modem

    1 2.00%
  • 56 Dial up modem

    22 44.00%
  • Cable Modem

    15 30.00%
  • ADSL

    5 10.00%
  • ISDN

    3 6.00%
  • Satellite

    0 0%
  • Other - please explain

    3 6.00%
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    BTW while were talking about this stuff, what does SLIP stand for and PPP stands for Peer to Peer Protocol doesnt it? okay, and what is the maximum transfer rate in kilobytes/second for a 28 800 baud modem? 2.8? AND last question what could cause a 10 bit code (0100111001) to be changed to (0100011001)? how does the other computer know it has been changed and how what is the method of error checking called + how effective is it?

    hehe, thanks it is for school...

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    I always thought it was Point to Point Protocol...
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    Had DSL, moved and now I am back to 56k dial-up

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    Super Quick LAN at work, and a rather dodgy 56k connection at home ( I dont think its worth me paying out for load a quick home connection when I am allowed to do most stuff at work!)

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    "Short for Serial Line Internet Protocol, a method of connecting to the Internet. Another more common method is PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol). SLIP is an older and simpler protocol, but from a practical perspective, there's not much difference between connecting to the Internet via SLIP or PPP..."

    http://webopedia.com/TERM/S/SLIP.html

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    My connection= stinky old 56k.

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    I'm surprised how few DSL users there are so far.
    I use ADSL... how do you find your upstream/downstream speeds?

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    Uh oh...56 Dial up modem has hit the lead!


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    The only other difference between SLIP and PPP, is that SLIP is barely even supported anymore...its so old

    I currently use Cable, but I sure miss my SDSL. I had a 1meg/1meg pipe going straight into my spare bedroom. Man, that was the schiznit! That 1 meg pipe was faster than my T1 at work with 50 people on it
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    I use 56 dial modem
    I would like to use the cable or DSL one once it becomes affordable and easily available.

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    Originally posted by tdevil
    me too

    BTW what is Satellite...is that for the Martians accessing the net?
    Nah, I think it's like 3 megs a second.

    We have pay TV and recently had it cut off (too many repeats) and our ISP could give us a deal for price per month (- dish rental). I think it's $60 per month
    but we can get $46 per month. WOW!
    and the normal installation fee will be down from $200 to $100

    Thats a LOT per month for satelite we can save. thing that sucks is that my parents won't let me!!!!!!!
    Ummmm.......

    Whats the internet ??????

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    Here in the states they have DirecPC, which is a subsidiary of DirecTV satellite service. It runs at 400Kbps both ways. It costs around $399 to setup (on earthlink) and runs around $70/month.

    That's not a great deal, but if you live too far out, it may be your only option for a while

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    CABLE MODEM, the only way to go.
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    Originally posted by mjames
    28.8K, supposed to be 56K, but never gets higher. Cable soon, hopefully.
    Muahahaha! Comcast@home should be coming to install cable Friday the 16th! After being on 28.8K for years, this will let me use the Internet in new ways. No longer will I have to wait to download overnight because my connection is too unbearable to use for other things when downloading at the same time. I am a happy man.

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    LAN. Via T1. It should be one of your options I think.
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    Originally posted by five40


    You should be but I ain't complaining either. I have ADSL 512 Kbps (up/down). How much does it cost there to have a 1 Mbs line ?
    I am always surprised when ADSL limits like that.

    In response I have adsl with a 1meg/500K ratio
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