Ok I live far out were DSL and cable cannot reach me the only things i can get are Dial up ISDN or satalite as of now i have dial up i was wondering if any one new any thing about ISDN??
ISDN is basically an early form of broadband (DSL). You can receive roughly double a normal modem's bandwidth (128kbps) through one service because data is sent digitally rather than converted to analogue and then converted back to digital by your modem, but it requires a lot of tinkering from phone technicians to install and will almost definately cost a bit to get it all installed. You also have to pay for a second phone line, as far as I know.
It's an out-dated solution these days with broadband so common. If broadband is coming to you in the next year, you should wait as the costs won't justify the use. You could also consider satellite (though you get huge download speeds with satellite, upload speeds are tiny since they are made through the normal telephone network).
17th June 2002
If he lives in the middle of nowhere, I doubt he'll get a broadband line for a while. If he lives in the US, which I presume he does through his mention of 'DSL', 'far out' could mean hundreds of miles for all we know...
Satellite would probably be your best bet as Reven said. The modern Internet won't be much faster through ISDN than it is through 56k, and as Reven said it doesn't come easy or cheap, if you can find anybody to supply it at all. I'm not sure what the costs of satellite are, though.
Mr. MattSatellite would probably be your best bet as Reven said. The modern Internet won't be much faster through ISDN than it is through 56k, and as Reven said it doesn't come easy or cheap, if you can find anybody to supply it at all. I'm not sure what the costs of satellite are, though.
Yeah, satellite should be fine for surfing the internet and such, but if you're thinking about gaming over your connection, I might try ISDN, because its nearly impossible over Satellite.
Well I do live in the US and DSL is about 6 to 7 miles away and cable is only 3 but they have no plans of putting it on my road since not alot of people live on it I do like to play games and i really want to play call of duty 2 or CSS with out a ping of 999 i was looking at satalite but they will slow you down if you download to much or use alot of bandwith plus the delay is way to much to play any games with i have read That ISDN would be alot better and the speeds i get with my modem is only 24kbps and i can play americs army and CoDUO with a prety good ping untill PB needs a update or takes a screenshot so i need a alternitive
Well, usually 6 miles is considered the maximum distance from the exchange, so you might get lucky. ISDN would probably be available, but it will probably cost more money than broadband both in setting up and in recurring costs - it's simply much more expensive to provide for than broadband, even though broadband is much faster.
ISDN is your best bet for faster speeds, but only if you can get a dual line - otherwise you'll just get 64kbps, which isn't much better than a 56kbps modem. If you have unlimited money you can have both ISDN and satellite (ISDN for uploading and gaming, satellite for non-gaming downloads).
Well i would get a dual line for 128k but would i be able to play Cod2 Or CSS
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
You could, but depending on where the servers are at, you may have some high pings
Couldn't you get one of those wireless cable internet cards from verision? They cost $70 a month
I know someone who managed to play Call of Duty through a 28.8kbps modem with decent pings on servers in the same country. It's a question of finding a server which is always fast for you and sticking to it.