WHAT IS FASTER? CABLE OR DSL? I KNOW....DO YOU? (and why...) 35 replies

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phoenizz

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#1 14 years ago

This poll is open for 3 days. You can post what you think and why. I will later post the actual answer and the reason.




Homer Gonerson

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#2 14 years ago

CABLE! i'm gettin 2x or more in speed tests than 3 of my friends get on dsl... :p suckers.....




Mihail VIP Member

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#3 14 years ago

Depends on your ISP, also it depends on what your asking for, upload or download is faster.




Mr.cool

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#4 14 years ago

ae u bain dead or soemthing? CABLE duh!!! yawn im getting tired of answering these eazy questions :o




phoenizz

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#5 14 years ago

its going toi be funny when you all hear the answer.




ElPana

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#6 14 years ago

I'd say DSL,.. WHY? I don't know if the answer applies to your countries but over here (Costa Rica) if you have cable (which I DO) you have to "Share" the bandwith with other people in your area, so, if you have a data transfer of 256/128 it can go down from that if many persons are using the net at the same time that you do, sounds stupid? It is!! Now, to put matters even worse, the Cable Company has a firewall and some protocols (I am not well versed on those) that make your bandwith DROP even more!!! So, at the end, if you bought a service for 256/128 end up with LESS than that... want more speed? PAY to have a bigger bandwith! On DSL you are by yourself, you don't have to share your bandwith and no firewalls placed by the company that gives you the service. So, you have a 256/128, that's what you get. As I said before, that's what applies over here. Crappy you say? Yes, but that's what we get and cannot do anything else. Why not have DSL then? It just came this year, so I'll be switching soon.... maybe, depending on the feedback I get from my friends that just leased a DSL contract.




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#7 14 years ago

Cable I guess, Check your bandwidth here. Divide it by 8 and you have you download speed.

http://2wire.com/?p=154&inc=bm500&3711




Spyder F-16

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#8 14 years ago

Since my Cable ISP uses Fiber Optic, in a system that doesnt slow down with an increased number of users, i'd say cable.




Σl.Ðestructo

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#9 14 years ago
ElPanaI'd say DSL,.. WHY? I don't know if the answer applies to your countries but over here (Costa Rica) if you have cable (which I DO) you have to "Share" the bandwith with other people in your area, so, if you have a data transfer of 256/128 it can go down from that if many persons are using the net at the same time that you do, sounds stupid? It is!! Now, to put matters even worse, the Cable Company has a firewall and some protocols (I am not well versed on those) that make your bandwith DROP even more!!! So, at the end, if you bought a service for 256/128 end up with LESS than that... want more speed? PAY to have a bigger bandwith! On DSL you are by yourself, you don't have to share your bandwith and no firewalls placed by the company that gives you the service. So, you have a 256/128, that's what you get. As I said before, that's what applies over here. Crappy you say? Yes, but that's what we get and cannot do anything else. Why not have DSL then? It just came this year, so I'll be switching soon.... maybe, depending on the feedback I get from my friends that just leased a DSL contract.

I say it depends for these reasons... LA LA LA... often cable is faster, but when it's heavily shared dsl is better.




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#10 14 years ago

Cable in Australia is a lot faster than ADSL. I get about half a megabyte a sec in download, ADSL get less than 100K a sec.