Cable vs. DSL Which is better? -1 reply

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the Darkness VIP Member

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#1 15 years ago

I finally can get cable or DSL. All I've ever had is dial-up and need to know which is better. Prices are about the same for either. Thanks in advance for your opinion.




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#2 15 years ago

Does anybody in your neighborhood have cable? If you're the only one cable will run super fast, if there are a couple then it'll be slower.




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#3 15 years ago

The tech I talked to, at the cable company, said the nodes are never more than half full. From this I would say there are several nodes and quite a few people with cable internet service. BTW: I'm in Garland, Texas, near Dallas.




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#4 15 years ago

Well, I can speak for my area, and cable owns DSL around here (NJ) Optimumonline is who I have.

In the end, they are both great. Lets start out by asking you what you plan to do with it mostly, Upload Download Game Surf?

DSL has better upload, IF you pay for the premium service. Cable has better download, and is cheaper than DSL.

Whats the price differences and start up fees for both in your area?




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#5 15 years ago

I always thought cable & dsl were the same... but anyways I got cable and love it! no one gets mad at me for my ping on some games and I can downlaod reletively fast its better that dialup for sure




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#6 15 years ago

Beef,

Mostly I like to play games. I also D/L the mods for BF1942. So I'll probably get the cable. DSL here is $35.95 p/month, cable is $45.95 p/month. Not enough difference to worry about in price. Both start-ups are free and both modems are free.




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#7 15 years ago

That is pretty cheat for DSL, what speed is it? and what speed is your cable company prommising.

Here is my test at www.dslreports.com/stest I have gotten a little better than this, on non peak times http://www.dslreports.com/speedtests/5476070;952834;132651ddd52687c89b03e1a3ca31c00e;2.0;www.dslreports.com/1057502431

And a download test from optonline:

My upload is not that good, but I do not host game servers or file servers, so my $29.99 a month (soon to go up $5.00) is well worth it.

Either way, you can't go wrong.




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#8 15 years ago

I think the DSL is 127kb/s. as for the cable, they didn't say how fast, just that it's never more than half full. I'm hopping to get one or the other at the end of the month.




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#9 15 years ago

Originally posted by BeeF FlaPs That is pretty cheat for DSL, what speed is it? and what speed is your cable company prommising. Here is my test at www.dslreports.com/stest I have gotten a little better than this, on non peak times http://www.dslreports.com/speedtests/5476070;952834;132651ddd52687c89b03e1a3ca31c00e;2.0;[url]www.dslreports.com/1057502431">www.dslreports.com/1057502431">http://www.dslreports.com/speedtests/5476070;952834;132651ddd52687c89b03e1a3ca31c00e;2.0;[url]www.dslreports.com/1057502431 And a download test from optonline: My upload is not that good, but I do not host game servers or file servers, so my $29.99 a month (soon to go up $5.00) is well worth it. Either way, you can't go wrong.

WTF?!?!?!?! I get 38kb/sec!!! why isnt mine that fast?!?!?!




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#10 15 years ago

lol, i get around 130k/s from filefront and i have DSL. some people say that cable is faster, but the service i got can totaly kick cables ass, its just to damn expensive. and i even have a not-to-good plan and i still get around 30-40 pings in good servers.