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How Do You Connect To The Internet

WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TYPE  

54 members have voted

  1. 1. How Do You Connect To The Internet

    • Cable
      30
    • Digital Subscriber Link (DSL)
      16
    • Satellite
      3
    • Stealing Wireless From Neighbor
      1
    • Dial up
      4


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opps yeah ment to put that forgot

mods edit poll add Dial-Up

Edited by Mainter

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Currently forced to use slow, clunky, nauseating dialup. Hopefully though in the next few months we'll be able to switch over to a public WiFi service offered by a local ISP (We're just barely within the 4-mile range of the transmitter tower).

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you missed dial-up, I am sure many people still use that option.

EEK! Dial up!

I'd give up food first. And I LOVE to eat.

Yeah I know. Some places only have that. Then I'd move. :lol:

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damn cable is really kickin some butt im suprised in my computer class we took a vote 10 to 1 have dsl. I have (CABLE) love it only thing i will use

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Cable. Had it for three years now and if I ever move. I'ed have to move someplace that supplied it.

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Alltel DSL 3meg/384k

Speed stays constant. No slow downs during peak hours of usage. $35/month. Better price and service than Time Warner's Road Runner cable available here.

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dam satellite...expensive but pretty reliable...where I live that's the only choice...I've heard that cable is coming but it might be 40 years.

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wow surpised again no stealing wireless form the neighbor i got 2 people i know that do this cause there neighbors are to dumb or to lazy to read the manual and lock down the signal i would steal it but the wireless adapter is $50 then i would need a wireless card thats like $50

maybe just no one wants to admit it ^_^

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My neighbor refused to let his daughter pay for Internet, so he got her some high-gain antenna's to mooch off of other WiFi signals

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cable lover here! im so in love with cable, the maximum peak i got is 11MB. that time i was downloading one large file and it went to 11Mb in firefox download for few second then down to 3 MB. i am on wireless.

my IT network neighbor wanttttt cable but he said it expensive. well, he is semi-upper middle class, and he can afford anything, his wife is on shopping spere sometime. so he decide go with DSL because that company allow him to use router to linked to 14 device, that right people, 14 device.

He have: PS2, three replay tv, two tivo, 6 computer, one Dream, 1 mac, and a serveal neighbor he sharing his network to the community wirelessly.

I know, i know, you all wondering why three replaytv and two tivo. well, his wife a tivo lover, and the guy is a replaytv lover. so one tivo is in family room and one in her office. two replay tv in TV room and one in the master bedroom. Me.... a replaytv lover :D

the reason why the wife like tivo because it simple UI. with replaytv, well she kinda have a hard time with it while back but now she used to it since she watch with Stargate. the replaytv in Tv room have about 50' HDTV.

Edited by DarkestDream

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DSL Here: LOVE it: I have Emmanuel. Defiant, Voyager2 (Playstation) and Voyager 3 (XBOX) connected via my router - Made sure that 3MB was available where I reside, and when I got the answer, I dumped cable 2 weeks later - DSL is faster, and more reliable then cable is, and I have not had one outage that I have noticed - and my PINGS are low when online playing Xbox or PS2 :)

Brian

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1.5 Mbs DSL @ home -- serves its purpose quite well... 3 years with verizon and never an internet problem...phone service is another story

3 Mbs cable @ son's house -- where I go to download something huge that I need in a couple hours... pretty good service from Comcast in western MA....I've heard it's not that way everywhere

Edited by tictoc5150

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Have 768K cable. been usin cable for bout 5 years, we are on our second provider. my bedroom computer has a $20 wireless LAN card by Foxconn (got it at newegg) that's dang good and it connects to my $35 Belkin Wireless Router (thank you Office Max). It's all good stuff. Had to use Ralink's drivers from their website to get the card to work right. The CD drivers sucked. I'm good at gettin deals ain't I.

Edited by Honda_Boy

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Had dial up for like 3-4 years and it was a nightmare :( . Then got 384k cable from Charter for about 6-7 months and then upgraded to 3MB also from Charter just this month. I just love cable :) .

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cable here. When I visit my parents house, I borrow the neighbors signal. As to securing your wifi, I must have broadcasted mine for about a month or two. Initially when I set up my router I enabled wireless security. One day I needed to reset it. From that day on I was running an open network. Since I was not using any wireless devices, I did not even think to secure it. Oh well :-)

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Monthly charge for BEX 8.0 Mbps:

$69.99*

• Up to 8 Mbps down

• Up to 768 Kbps up

• Up to 15 email addresses

• 10MB personal Web space

• 500MB email storage

• FREE nationwide dial-up access (up to 10 hrs./mo.)

• FREE use of Buckeye's wireless hotspots

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