So I'm at a library in Hawesville KY waiting on a court case and decided to check out their computers and hop on here. <br><br>Whoa......I think this is actually worse than dial up. 2 minutes from clicking on Post until it opens up this page! There is NO way I would ever consider dialup and I can't see how anyone can stand this! If you don't have a choice, that's fine, but man....I played numerous games of Solitaire waiting for MM to load and there are hardly any graphics.<br><br>Now I understand the complaints of those on dial up about the size of photos posted here.<br><br>
I'm using a dialup, 56k usually connected at 41.3k, and would disagree with your assesment. Average download time around 5 minutes/MB. Solitaire games played since I last zeroed the games–10008. <br><br>
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I gave an old PowerPC 4400 to my father-in-law (OS 9.1, 64 MB RAM, 2 GB HD, 200 MHz PPC 603e). It's ComSlot II ethernet card was dead so I couldn't really use it and I have had zero luck finding anyone who knows about 4400s and ethernet card compatibilty (heck I thought ALL Macs came with ethernet built-in until the 4400). Anyway the 14.4 internal modem still worked so I gave it to him and he signed up to a dial-up ISP. Dear God that 14.4 is slooooow! 56k modems are like lightning compared to those. I'm finally ordering my teenager a Mac Mini so it looks like my father-in-law will inherit his Graphite iMac which is a speed demon compared to the 4400. Yeah, I forgot how bad it can be. I've been on broadband since '97-'98, I can NEVER go back to dial-up.<br><br>
I dunno I been high speed ever since its conception or when its was offered in my area.<br><br>The last time I was on dial up was with CompuServe and that was mostly all "Text" in fact I don't even remember seeing any graphic's either - anyway it was boring surfing a text book back then<br><br>
I know what you mean. I've had Broadband since 1998 and wouldn't even consider moving to a place that didn't have it. I never ever had any real problems with it until this last year with Comcast. I started with a local cable company that was bought out by MediaOne, AT&T and now is Comcast. I had no problems with Cox Cable in Vegas either. But, in the last year things will be fine for a month and then the connection starts dropping intermittently. I've read complaints from other people with the same issues. I've had a tech out to the house, but he was basically clueless. If you were not using something that doesn't require a constant connection (like on line gaming) you may not even notice it. But, try and play in an on-line poker tournament when you're connection is dropping every 2 minutes. . I may try Verizon DSL if this keeps up. Even though I've always preferred cable.<br><br>
If the service sucks, I would definitely try DSL. <br><br>I have always been on cable, currently Earthlink Cable via Time-Warner, but sometimes the service is crappy. I hooked up SBC/Yahoo DSL for my nephew, and it's perfectly decent. <br><br>Slower overall down rate, but no bandwidth sharing. Seems to work OK, and it's a bit cheaper. <br><br>
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