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TheWhiteRaider
09-09-2002, 04:37 AM
Self-Explanatory

Absurd
09-09-2002, 04:48 AM
DSL comes in a variety of flavors with different CIR's.

Mine is 1.5 down / 384 kb up.

CIR is 384 so no matter what I will get 384 kb guarenteed despite any fluctuations. Something cable can't guarentee you.

Jabbas WhOr3
09-09-2002, 04:51 AM
A piece of string with knots in it.

TheWhiteRaider
09-09-2002, 04:53 AM
Just for the fun of it I will put down some advantages.


(56k)

Advantages:
1.Don't need much to use it.
2.Every computer has a modem
3.Can use it out side of towns
4.Very cheap to use

Disadvantages:
1.Slow speeds

(DSL and ISDN)

Advantages:
1.Very fast speeds
2.Not to expensive

Disadvantages:
1.Can't get it out side of towns

(Wireless)

Advantages:
1.Faster than DSL
2.Can get it out side of towns
3.Easy to set up

Disadvantages:
1.Expenside to buy($1000 bucks to install $70-$140 bucks a month)

(Sattelite)

Advantages:
1.Fastest connecttions know to man(0.8 gbps, Makes DSL look like a 1k modem)
2.Use it anywhere on the planet, even on a dessert island

Disadvantages
1.Expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2.Too many to list

<JOTD>Jedi Hunter
09-09-2002, 04:55 AM
Cable here

Absurd
09-09-2002, 04:56 AM
Sattelite has a very high latency - esp. for upload. It's horrible for games.

TheWhiteRaider
09-09-2002, 05:17 AM
True. Sattlelite is still being worked on.

Murdoch
09-09-2002, 05:21 AM
ADSL here, 512/512. I love it. The biggest advantage imo is the stable and relatively low price. I mean, if i could set a fixed price on a 56K it would rise in attractivness a huge deal because you could afford to keep it on all day, meaning any download will finnish sooner or later.

Just a small interlude tho. ADSL beats 56K to the stone age. :atat:

Absurd
09-09-2002, 05:26 AM
Very nice Murdoch. You can probably host games on it fairly well.

Here's the formula for games:

http://www.geocities.com/c4guide/#beforeyoustart

rfa_vasquez
09-09-2002, 06:41 AM
?I have ISDN but how good would it be to have that satelite connection :rolleyes:

BCanr2d2
09-09-2002, 06:54 AM
Cable here - then again, in Australia, prices aren't that great with broadband yet......

mima kake
09-09-2002, 06:57 AM
Cable

€120,- to instal
€39,- a month

And my profider has a great helpdesk
no waiting or what so effer and only €0,10 a minute

Pad
09-09-2002, 08:15 AM
im a proud adsl owner

Kstar__2
09-09-2002, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by Padanime
im a proud adsl owner

me too

leXX
09-09-2002, 09:53 AM
Broadband running @ 576.0 kbps

The Truthful Liar
09-09-2002, 12:03 PM
I have DSL as well, I was *uses fingers to show how much* THIS FRIKIN close to getting (which you forgot to add to the list btw) Fiber Optics connection. BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOO I'm one city to far away... grrr...

*starts weeping* :( :( :(

Anyway, when I move directly into Stockholm I'll get the fastest there is hopefully :D :D :D

NerfYoda
09-09-2002, 12:07 PM
2.6m/512k ADSL here. :)

C'jais
09-09-2002, 12:25 PM
I *think* I have 256/128 ADSL connection - very expensive, very shoddy, very unstable.

Jedi Spy
09-09-2002, 12:34 PM
I use 56k but i consider myself blessed, you dont really need a good connection for jk2 although it wouldnt go amiss. It just means i have less pointless sh!te downloaded on my computer than you :D

I am getting cable at christmas from my generous mummy and daddy :o

Agen
09-09-2002, 01:32 PM
Me got me cable here.

acdcfanbill
09-09-2002, 01:52 PM
a crappy one, cause it was out all weekend, not allowing me to get my fix of JK2 :mad: :D

Agen
09-09-2002, 01:55 PM
My cable must be the only reliable cable source in the damn world!

Ratmjedi
09-09-2002, 02:17 PM
I have a 56k. I am very sad now.:(
:duel: :lsduel:

Darth-Nasty
09-09-2002, 02:22 PM
i also have stupid stupid 56k connection which prevents me from playing most online games:(

Agen
09-09-2002, 05:38 PM
Hmmm, my 56 was also blessed, except for kicking in jk2:rolleyes:

zworqy
09-09-2002, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Murdoch
I mean, if i could set a fixed price on a 56K it would rise in attractivness a huge deal because you could afford to keep it on all day, meaning any download will finnish sooner or later.

Just a small interlude tho. ADSL beats 56K to the stone age. :atat:

I have a 56k modem with a fixed price, (the equivalent of) $45 for three months. Unlimited surfing time...

ckcsaber
09-09-2002, 05:47 PM
I have dsl

teutonicknight
09-09-2002, 08:44 PM
I have hella cheap unlimited 56k. Only 18 bucks a month. :) Not that slow when I play JK2 too...:)

Ratmjedi
09-10-2002, 04:52 AM
I actually play good online. It may lag a little but I still can kick a$$. My ping is usually 300 if I am very lucky but usually I get 400-500. I have gotten use to ajusting to the lag so I can still play with the best of them. If I had a better connection I'm sure I could do even better. But that won't be for awhile. :(
:lsduel: :duel:

Darth Groovy
09-10-2002, 06:06 AM
I seem to have the kind of connection that allows freaks to log in here under my name and post spam threads that get locked before I even find out about it. I used to swear by broadband, but now I am not so sure anymore.:confused: