I've personally never heard of "dialup DSL", but again, I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but instead just trying to determine if indeed it does exist, the reason being that if it doesn't there's no need for cousinlucky to continue looking for a "external dialup dsl modem".
Hope all that isn't overly confusing. :)
Oz, this was in a recent email from copper.net ( Copper.net now provides Broadband DSL!
To find out if service is available in your area go to: http://www.copper.net/broadband )
They also offer an exede service. ( This exciting service is called Exede Internet. With speeds up to 12 Mbps (that’s more than 200x faster than dial-up service and 4x faster than typical DSL service), you can use the Internet for almost anything. Whether you want to stream videos from YouTube, check out what your friends are doing on Facebook, or simply read your email, it works flawlessly and fast. )
From your description above, it sounds like they are offering DSL rather than "dialup DSL". If that's the case, there are probably plenty of members here using external DSL modems, me being one of them. The one I'm using as I type this has my previous ISP's private label on it, that being Embarq EQ-660R, but the modem is really made by ZyXEL and is a model P-660R-D1, as close as I can tell. I actually have 3 of those, but I also have a D-link DSL-2540B modem that works quite well and a number of D-link and Linksys routers that are part of my network.
Hope that helps.
Thanks Oz!! By the way Verizon is trying to force it's customers into using their FIOS service instead of signing up anyone for DSL.
If you leave dialup and go to DSL, you are going to really enjoy the difference it makes if your connection works properly! :cool:
Yeah Oz, I would really like to view some stuff on you tube but with plain dial up it is just too frustrating!
Also going from $10.00 a month to $50.00 or $60.00 a month on my old computer just isn't worth it!
Is that just another marketing gimmick, or can you actually get a "decent" DSL connection for $19.95? It might be worth the extra $9.95 if you can get something quite a bit faster than dialup.