View Full Version : Jumping to Warp Speed
07-16-2003, 01:10 PM
Up until just a few minutes ago, my internet connection at home was 26.4K dial up. I've been using personal computers longer than 99.999999999% of the world and have been on the internet since its early days, and yet I've had the slowest connection than anyone. Until now. The cable guy just left, and I am flying high, baby.
Fred <~~~ cable internet is the bomb (at least for the first few minutes)
faster pRon /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Congrats on the cable modem. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
07-16-2003, 03:30 PM
i hate you
Love, SPetty~~~the last person on this board still forced to use dialup
07-16-2003, 03:33 PM
Welcome Comcast.net user!
07-16-2003, 03:35 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> i hate you
Love, SPetty~~~the last person on this board still forced to use dialup <hr /></blockquote>
Yeah, but look at it this way, you can walk around naked if you want to! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Barbara~~~plus, that real nice pool room... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
07-16-2003, 04:40 PM
i hate you
Love, SPetty~~~the last person on this board still forced to use dialup <--Susan
Not so Susan, i use dial up also. But i dont pay for mine. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
Just checked my speed, over 2000. I could never go back
07-17-2003, 03:45 AM
Verizon just dropped there DSL rates to $30/mo for 1.5/128 from $50 for 768/128. I don't imagine anyone paying $20-$23 for dialup will continue to do so around here anymore. Tom
07-17-2003, 07:38 AM
I just got cable a few days ago. It sure is nice. Congrats on your new present to yourself fred.
Comcast had a great special $22 dollars for six months. Then regular price of $47. How does that stack up with what the rest of you are paying?
Cheaper than mine till you make the 6 month jump. The rate also depends on the service. What are your dl/ul rates. I don't have a great service and it is 40/month. Something like 750/128 (sure the dl is not correct but close).
07-17-2003, 08:51 AM
Just checked my speed>>>> 1686 kbps
I pay $30 plus $10 for lease of modum....
I would give up hot water before I would give up the cable connection....what would you rather do, pay $20 p/month to be mad everyday or pay $40 to be happy everyday??? No contest......LOL..... /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
Yep, same here Cheese. That dial up is like watching grass grow. No contest on spending the extra money. BTW I broke their tach at 2679! LOL I have another site that checks speed in my region. I did avg over 3200, it has dropped now to apx 2800 so both tests see fairly accurate.
Cox started a promo at 29.95 for 300/3000. Now the std rate is 34.95 for 256/3000. Its pretty quick, plus I've tweaked mine a bit.
07-17-2003, 10:27 AM
They said 1500 but i havent dl too much. All I know is it is fast.How do you check that?
Well you can go this site some else suggested. Speed (http://promos.mcafee.com/speedometer/test_0600.asp)
Or you can go here to a city in your reigon. Speed test (http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7423)
I just tried the one in LA closest to me and got 2802/222.
07-17-2003, 10:45 AM
heres a test site.....
07-17-2003, 01:22 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bolo:</font><hr> Just checked my speed, over 2000. I could never go back
http://promos.mcafee.com/speedometer/test_0600.asp <hr /></blockquote> Let's see, at work my connection says about 300 Kbps.
At home, it said 93.751 Mbps.
Fred <~~~ sure it was 90 µbps last week.
07-17-2003, 02:42 PM
Thanks Rod and cm. It came to about 1500.
07-19-2003, 10:51 AM
Nope. .9 impulse speed before. D*amn slow.
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