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When MH started I was on dial-up (also while I was modding at NF) and had AOL, then I wised up and got rid of AOL and decided to get DSL and never looked back.
Back then I could only dream of downloading an entire manga like Naruto in a single day - it took me three days, nonstoppable (while I was reading chapter by chapter) of downloading Naruto. Modding at NF was also extremely slow. After I changed to DSL, I immediately was able to download anime quicker, download dozens of mangas in a flash, moderate/look at threads like a madman, while having dozens of different programs running like MSN and IRC without experiencing a slowdown, and so forth... so yeah, it's definitely nice.
Right now I'm on cable though. I don't know the specifics and I've forgotten whether it's faster or not than DSL (I think faster) but I'm still happy either way. I think I do live in an area that is really nice for internet connection though.
I am currently using the Hughes Net internet provider. Don't get it, thats all I need to say.
But the cost isn't to expensive, so I can't complain. Its better then Dial-up.
My current connection:
DSL 6.000 kBit/s
39€ per month
internetflatrate + telephoneflatrate
i'm on DSL connection. 1019 kbps upstream. 3072 kbps downstream. i want higher bandwidth but this seems to be ok as of now...
Talk Talk Broadband(powered by Carphone Warehouse) with 8 MB speed.
8mb/s for like $25 maybe 8'000kBit/s down and 1'000 kBit/s up... Using some local but before it was Telia 2mb/s
Remember when I sat on dial-up 56kbps modem... Downloaded songs while shopping, took 30mins... Oh the upgrade from 56kbps to 8mbps.... took a while to adapt to...
Last edited by blai; July 15, 2009 at 06:44 AM.
DSL 21.000 kBit/s download
1.000 kBit/s upload
i'm using a broadband of around 2 megs costs around 20$ a month...
100mbit/s by bredbandsbolaget, for around 35$/month. Not that I ever use the full speed, but considering the price there's no point in buying less ^^
I wonder if this is a newbie question or not cuz i have never use time warner cable in my life. So here are my "newbie questions" xD...
1. How much does it cost monthly after the first 12 months?
2. What is the different between dsl and cable?
3. Do i need to have a phone line to use cable like dsl?(because I have only 1 line phone so whenever I try to go online, my sister pick the phone up and my internet die. Its frustating! )
Guys . Help meh!!!!
LoL i have only 512kbps...maybe beacuse i live in that bad country...
Upgraded some time ago to 24mbps. Not really 24mbps in reality but rather 3mbps or so but it works. Costs 'bout €20 too so it's not all that bad.
I'm sorry I'm no good in this topic because I always rent a computer in a shop. But in that shop where I frequently play, they use DSL because the owner said it's a lot faster, which is actually true!
I remember the time when we once had our own personal computer at home, we planned to have it on Yahoo Dial-Up...
my dear lord, it took us several hours just to connect it to our modem. Is it the dial-up or just our modem? We do not know. In the end, I had always rented computers outside. It was definitely a lot faster.