View Full Version : What kind of Internet connection do you have?

09-09-2002, 03:37 AM

09-09-2002, 03:48 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, 03:51 AM
A piece of string with knots in it.

09-09-2002, 03:53 AM
Just for the fun of it I will put down some 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

1.Slow speeds

(DSL and ISDN)

1.Very fast speeds
2.Not to expensive

1.Can't get it out side of towns


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

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


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

2.Too many to list

<JOTD>Jedi Hunter
09-09-2002, 03:55 AM
Cable here

09-09-2002, 03:56 AM
Sattelite has a very high latency - esp. for upload. It's horrible for games.

09-09-2002, 04:17 AM
True. Sattlelite is still being worked on.

09-09-2002, 04:21 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:

09-09-2002, 04:26 AM
Very nice Murdoch. You can probably host games on it fairly well.

Here's the formula for games:


09-09-2002, 05:41 AM
?I have ISDN but how good would it be to have that satelite connection :rolleyes:

09-09-2002, 05:54 AM
Cable here - then again, in Australia, prices aren't that great with broadband yet......

mima kake
09-09-2002, 05:57 AM

€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

09-09-2002, 07:15 AM
im a proud adsl owner

09-09-2002, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Padanime
im a proud adsl owner

me too

09-09-2002, 08:53 AM
Broadband running @ 576.0 kbps

The Truthful Liar
09-09-2002, 11:03 AM
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

09-09-2002, 11:07 AM
2.6m/512k ADSL here. :)

09-09-2002, 11:25 AM
I *think* I have 256/128 ADSL connection - very expensive, very shoddy, very unstable.

Jedi Spy
09-09-2002, 11:34 AM
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

09-09-2002, 12:32 PM
Me got me cable here.

09-09-2002, 12:52 PM
a crappy one, cause it was out all weekend, not allowing me to get my fix of JK2 :mad: :D

09-09-2002, 12:55 PM
My cable must be the only reliable cable source in the damn world!

09-09-2002, 01:17 PM
I have a 56k. I am very sad now.:(
:duel: :lsduel:

09-09-2002, 01:22 PM
i also have stupid stupid 56k connection which prevents me from playing most online games:(

09-09-2002, 04:38 PM
Hmmm, my 56 was also blessed, except for kicking in jk2:rolleyes:

09-09-2002, 04:43 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...

09-09-2002, 04:47 PM
I have dsl

09-09-2002, 07:44 PM
I have hella cheap unlimited 56k. Only 18 bucks a month. :) Not that slow when I play JK2 too...:)

09-10-2002, 03:52 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, 05:06 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: