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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Trevorus, May 24, 2003.
how many of y'alls have broad bad? err uhhh band?
seriously, i dont know how people can navigate at 56k
that's just... masochism
Cable here. My connection regularly clocks at 1100k to 1200k. Not too shabby for cable.
<old fart mode>
When I first started using a modem, it was 300 baud. You had to dial the phone manually and then throw a switch on the modem to get it to connect.
Just for the sake of you young'uns, 300 baud is 300 bps, whereas 56k is 56,000 bps (give or take). The difference is staggering.
Of course, back then it was all compuserve and single-line bbs's, where the most graphics you had to deal with was ANSI blocks. For text only, 300 baud wasn't torture, 1200 baud was the next ztep and it was right at a readable pace for most.
</old fart mode>
Even with that legacy, I still flop around on the floor like a fish out of water when I use anything less than cable now. Amazing how you get spoiled, eh?
At home: 3.4 mbs cable(yeah...it's that fast!)
at school: T1 that sometimes goes slower than dial-up!
DSL, 768 kbit down, 128 kbit up.
Before that I had ISDN, before that 33.6kb, and before that (in 1995) I had 28.8kb.
Can´t imagine having dial-up today.
My first modem was a 2400 baud that we used on with our Macintosh Plus (running at a lightning fast 12MHz). There was a local bbs in upstate NY that we used, but I don't remember much about it.
Anyway, I'm using a cable modem, but Charter sucks and my speeds are terrible.
Cable rules, I don't know how fast it goes, but it is fast enough
DSL, usually connect @ 1.5 megs
I hate you guys.
I have 56k, but it's as slow as a 14.4 or something..
i have cable....but of course my mom doesn't trust meso she put a block in that reads every single word on a page before it will let me access the page...
and that takes a LONG time....so it feels like i have 56k
I've got cable modem and it's hit or miss. Sometimes it's fast as all hell but other times it feels like it would be faster to just use dial up. of course there are also the times when it just doesn't work. Adelphia blows.
I decided to upgrade my dsl from 256 to 512, it costs only approx 13$ more per month. The upgrade should take effect on monday!
Same here. A little better, 26.4.
at home: cable
at my grandmas: 56K which on talkbass goes like a cable.. strange
Cable all the way!
I'm still on the 56K train. My dad won't pay for broadband, and I can't. When I can actually connect, connection speed is usually 52K, and download speed is 5-8k/sec.