Thanks for the idea Jools, alas I dont have a phoneline in my basement but If (and hopefully when) I move my PC to my room I can play (and beat you all hehe). Also in respose to where I live I reside in a deadzone between the the two dorky towns of Grass Lake, Michigan and Michigan Center Michigan. Sadly DSL is available in grass lake (cheap too) but Michigan Center's older, dinkier, dirtier, and more red-necky than anywhere else. And sense the phone company's using something like 1960's era phone stuff, they'd have to go digital-something a beer town like MC wont do. As for everybody else not from Michigan, I WARN YOU STAY AWAY BEFORE YOU GET TRAPPED!
Originally posted by WolfUmbra Hey Cap... whats the u/l d/l speed for your sat???
Ooops I forgot to answer Wolf! The Answer: It varies widly-depending on weather and season. When it rains you lost the signal. Drizzle drops the speed to around 80 kbs, Blinding Snowstorms to about 60 kbs. However on a fair winter day, we can hit about a 100 kbs. On a sunny summer day a whopping 130 kbs!
that'd be a bastard in england!
......it rains a little bit over here! :lol: (understatement!)
Hehe I know I was on vacation and we had a flood and we were stuck in a hotel
like Giz said, tiem to get cable, probly cheaper, probly better on different fronts.
Originally posted by Caprain Corncob The good side is satelite is even faster than DSL.
Originally posted by Caprain Corncob Ooops I forgot to answer Wolf! The Answer: It varies widly-depending on weather and season. When it rains you lost the signal. Drizzle drops the speed to around 80 kbs, Blinding Snowstorms to about 60 kbs. However on a fair winter day, we can hit about a 100 kbs. On a sunny summer day a whopping 130 kbs!
This is taken from http://www.dslreports.com/faq/356
Q: What is the fastest speed that DSL connections are capable of? (#356) A: There are a lot of variables to consider with this answer.
Typical residential offerings usually have a maximum of 1.5Mbps (1.5 megabits per second), but special connections for home and office can be obtained to go well above that.
There are two limiting factors that are in place for most connections: the modem and the wiring used to transfer the signal from the modem to the computer. Most home use DSL modems are limited to 10Mbps on the user (LAN) side. The wiring from the modem to the computers is normally Category 5 wiring, or thin ethernet, and that is limited to 100Mbps speed.
The top speed for ADSL lines is around 8 mbit/sec for the download, and 1 mbit/sec for the upload. For SDSL lines the top speed is 2.3 mbit/sec on both the upload and download. Practically speaking, though, most DSL users are connected at speeds equal or less than 1.5mbit, whether they are on ADSL or SDSL.
The price of more than 1.5mbit of clean Internet Bandwidth is still very high..
So when you said "satelite is even faster than DSL," in some cases that's true and some it's not.
And cable, taken from http://www.dslreports.com/faq/3410 :
Q: What kind of bandwidth will I see with a cable modem? (#3410) A: Cable modems can theoretically run up to 38Mb/sec downstream, and 10Mb/sec upstream.
Most providers cap (limit) you depending on your service plan. A common number is 1.5Mb(down)/128Kb(up).
Ask your provider for their numbers.
Originally posted by Sephy 25 like Giz said...
What a horrible horrible nickname. Giz? What are you thinking Sephy 25? Is it that hard or time consuming to type in two more letters?
Sorry about nit-picking :D
edit: spelled your name wrong Sephy. Ironic.