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  • Cable

    36 39.13%
  • DSL

    45 48.91%
  • Dial up

    9 9.78%
  • Other

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I was just wondering which way do you connect to the internet by cable, DSL, Dial up or other. I use Cable. I was also wondering if someone could tell ...
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    Cable, DSL or Dial up


    I was just wondering which way do you connect to the internet by cable, DSL, Dial up or other. I use Cable. I was also wondering if someone could tell me a bit about DSL. I've never used it.

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    I use ADSL, which I think is a kind of DSL. I get a pretty fast connection and can use the phone on the same line so I'm happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    I use ADSL, which I think is a kind of DSL. I get a pretty fast connection and can use the phone on the same line so I'm happy.

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    The same way as mine!

    It's fast, uses the same line as your phone, but you CAN use your phone while surfing on the web.

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    When I lived with my parents (college and pre-college) we had dial-up and eventually cable internet (we were the first to order it as soon as it was offered).

    Since I graduated and have been on my own, my house is in a technological black hole that no one seems to have on their map, so I'm stuck with piss-poor dialup (worse than regular dialup, MAX connections of about 14.4kbps) or nothing at all. Thankfully I have a government line at work that keeps me up to date on all my web goings-on, or I'd be completely out of the loop.
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    DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. ADSL is for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, which has higher download than upload speeds. There's also SDSL, which has identical down-and-up speed, and a few other variants, including HDSL, High bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line, which is what most T-1 lines use.
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    always cable...seems to be the most trusty from my experience.
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    I have 6meg down and 768 up ADSL
    It rocks but is expensive.
    I resell my connection wirelessly to my neighbors to get back some of the cost and it still has plenty of badwidth left over.
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    With DSL you hook up to a special phone line , right?

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    Not all that special. It's still your normal ol' Cat 3 cable. It's just that your DSL line is on one pair (it actually has a phone number assigned to it), and your other pair is your POTS (Plain Ol' Telephone Service).
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