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mrbean1112

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#1 12 years ago

Hey everyone.. i am going to be moving in a few weeks..:uhm: .. away from DSL.. which will suck. we are gonna have to use Dial up, so i am asking if anyone here knows of any Good dial up providers... like under 40$ that are kind of fast at least.... thanks




Greenvalv

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#2 12 years ago

$40, tell me that ain't a month..... get cox cable internet for $25: http://www.cox.com/louisiana/highspeedinternet/pricing.asp I got the Value Package, and it is fast! (Compared to Dial-up, that is) P.S. That's Louisiana pricing, don't know whether it's the same around where you are, but still cheap....




Guns4Hire

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#3 12 years ago

If you have to use dial-up then try Earthlink. I had a good experience with them back in the day.




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#4 12 years ago

One thing though, you could just get sattellite internet. No area restrictions. I had a good experience with Juno for Dial-up.




Kilobyte

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#5 12 years ago

Back in the days of 486s, my family used Juno. We had a good experience with them.

Unfortunately, it often depends a lot on your area. Different places will recieve different quality service.

Even more so, if you are too far from an ISP, your signal will be awfull, and will lead to slower speeds.

Being too far off of the beaten path, can mean poor line maintenance. That means a worse signal, and slower bandwidth.

Find out what the closest ISP is to where you are moving to, and pick them. The sooner your internet request gets to a highspeed connection, the less likely that the signal will degrade, and the faster it will be.

You may want to look into bridging two Modems, in order to improve performance. You can theoretically get more than 100mpbs when doing so.




Greenvalv

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#6 12 years ago

Bridging modems? How's that work?




Bs|Archaon

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#7 12 years ago

I'm not sure of specifics but basically you have two lines, and combine them so that anything you do is 'split' in half, each modem doing half of it. So since there's 2 lines and 2 modems (I think there's 2 modems, anyway) you can have double the speed.




Dragokatzov

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#8 12 years ago

dial up is dial up really. however, avoid AOL, its glorified spyware. personally, i'd go with the provider from your local phone company, good basic service, i have always found,




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#9 12 years ago
Bs|ArchaonI'm not sure of specifics but basically you have two lines, and combine them so that anything you do is 'split' in half, each modem doing half of it. So since there's 2 lines and 2 modems (I think there's 2 modems, anyway) you can have double the speed.

Over here it's called ISDN. You just use telephone and modem-line at the same time.




Dragokatzov

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#10 12 years ago

ISDN is actually a diffrent type of connection. It does use dial up, but requires a special phone line be installed in your house, or so my phone company told me. I looked into it myself but there are no providers in my area. Regular dial up is about half the speed of ISDN ISDN is more popul;ar in europe, but DSL has pretty much killed it in north america. up here in Canada, in my province atleast, you are getting hard pressed to find a house that DOES NOT have access to DSL. No, that was not a typo, I live in the country and I have DSL




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