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Darth Cruel
09-24-2002, 03:10 AM
So I finally joined the 21st century and got DSL a few weeks ago. Not onlly is it finally available in my area, but because it took so long to get here, it is affordable as well. About 30.00 a month total charge.

Now when I download music...I can listen to the song while it downloads and the download gets done before the song finishes. I downloaded the trailer for "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" in 8 minutes, but I could also play it in streaming video straight from the 'site. Surfing the net is a whole lot faster except...


SSG doesn't load any faster. What's up with that? ;)

Boba Rhett
09-24-2002, 04:09 AM
Congrats man. I just got my dsl hookup a few weeks ago as well. Mine is pricey, 50 bucks, but I'm getting a sweet deal. I'm one of only two people where I live that are using the local DSLAM. Which happens to also be right across the road from me. :D I signed up for a 256kbs connection but I'm currently getting 1.5mbs upstream and 512kbs downstream! :evil:

scruffziller
09-24-2002, 07:50 AM
On my cable modem I am averaging 2100 kb/s at 7:45 AM.
Go to pcpitstop.com (http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/default.asp) and test your speed and report back.

187-Maul
09-24-2002, 11:17 AM
I have DSL as well and I LOBVE the internet speed!
it's so cool that if I download a whole cd it only takes me about 20 mins to do so (of course I still buy some;) )

QLD
09-24-2002, 11:34 AM
my dsl measured 3013 kbs

master jedi
09-24-2002, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by Quite-Long Dong
my dsl measured 3013 kbs

WHAT??? That sounds more like a T1 or T3 line to me.

Boba Rhett
09-24-2002, 03:43 PM
Err.... that's amazing considering the fastest speed dsl is capable of is 1.5mbs. :stupid: Now ADSL could go that fast and so could anything above cable. Are you sure that you have a dsl connection? That just doesn't compute. :crazed:

scruffziller
09-24-2002, 03:47 PM
I wonder if the site that measures is working correctly?

QLD
09-24-2002, 04:47 PM
I have Bell South Fast Access DSL. They just installed it yesterday. I have fiber optic lines, and I paid out the *** for the installation. So it OUGHT to go 10 mb a second.....

I don't know if it is true or not, but that is what the site says. I do know that every page I go to loads virtually instantly.

scruffziller
09-25-2002, 12:15 PM
Heh Heh, I used to sell DSL for AOL for Bell South users at the telemarketing job I had. Boy I tell you....hee hee...some people should not even be let near a computer.

master jedi
09-25-2002, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by scruffziller
Heh Heh, I used to sell DSL for AOL for Bell South users at the telemarketing job I had. Boy I tell you....hee hee...some people should not even be let near a computer.

Why? What were people doing?