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1,000 Ways That Dial-up Sucks

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by 0!0, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. 0!0

    0!0 Chieftain

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    I absolutely D :mad: E :mad: S :mad: P :mad: I :mad: S :mad: E dial-up, but I'm stuck with what my parents pay for. For anyone who has <cough, cough> let's say, EXPERIENCED dial-up, tell me how it's awful here.

    1. Dial-up kicks you off
    2. Dial-up is SLOW
     
  2. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    It also ties up the phone line. ;) Now this is a thread I like.:D
     
  3. amadeus

    amadeus As seen on OT

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    This belongs in the computer forum.

    Moved...to the top of the forum.
     
  4. SanPellegrino

    SanPellegrino Wanderer

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    yes it sucks, but I miss the modem sound so badly :cry:
     
  5. E-Raser

    E-Raser hard, but unfair

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    No, I'd say to the stoneage. Cable is worth while... I'd never miss my flatrate.
     
  6. stormbind

    stormbind Retenta personam!

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    Been on dial-up/cable hybrid weirdness for a while. Boots me every so often, on average once every 4 days - or is that when I shutdown? Sometimes I remain connected for 7 days+ so definately no problems there.

    At home, it's broadband upto about 3 metres from me, where it is converted to analogue signal. Not had any real problems. Litterally cannot be bothered with upgrading. I rarely download, and when I do there is never a rush.

    Price is flat-rate, it is convenient because I can dial-up from any phone socket, and I like being able to change my IP address when it suits me :mischief:

    I don't want to pay any installation costs, or mess with cables, because I don't plan to stay here much longer.

    However, if I cared about MP3s or used P2P services, then I would probably upgrade - but I don't.
     
  7. samildanach

    samildanach Necrophile

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    I've just got broad band. The downside is now I can look at the members thread....I mean upside......no down :confused: Sheesh what was I thinking. The sooner I rip the cable out the better :) .

    I liked dial-up just fine. AOL9 is pretty good for dial-up - they've got their top speed technology, whatever that is. It only took around ~3 seconds for a page here to load. In Scotland Dial-up is apparently faster than in say London or the American west coast because their isn't as much pressure on the phone network.

    Anyway, I'm off to gaze longingly at CTs picture again in the members thread. Those of you with dial-up, well what can I say you don't know what you are missing ;) .
     
  8. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Dial-up is up to 100 times slower than broadband. :p

    Dial-up requires that you keep a landline in your house even though you could take advantage of good cellphone coverage to cut the cord completely.
     
  9. Inter4

    Inter4 Forza Inter!

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    I have 10 Mbps, I rather not use internet if i must use dial-up.
     
  10. Tassadar

    Tassadar Master

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    It depend on your modem, if you have a cheap win modem, then it suck. but if you have a true modem, like a U.S. robotics, then your connection is much more stable and you got lower ping.

    i have a us robotics modem since 5 year and i play first person shooter without to much problem, ok sometime my ping go over 300, but usualy i am around 200-250 which is very playable, i even kick lots of 50 pinger.

    Win modem are soft ware modem, it have to suck some power from your mopther board, while a tru modem got the harware for the job.
     
  11. Syterion

    Syterion Voodoo Economist

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    I agree. I hate my dial up. The only benefit is that it is free. I can't afford anything better though.
     
  12. LLXerxes

    LLXerxes Space Travel is Boring

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    Glad I got my regular plan
    4. Ties teh phone plan
    5. That annoying noise Iget while trying to log on
     
  13. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    I just turn the sound off. :p

    I am close to convincing my father to switch to DSL. moved all of his favorites to IE(he argued he couldn't acess his favorites without aol, one down. Then he said it was to expensive, I told him it's only $7 more, and the last one is he can't acess his stock info. So now I have to find a program or website that can do someting like this . Then I have shot down all his arguments. :D)
     
  14. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    Good thing I don't have it today. :)

    On the bright side, when on the internet on dail-up, you do not get any spam on the phone.* :D


    * ...If you are not on the government's "Do Not Call" list, that is.
     
  15. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    Moderator Action: Moved to Comp Talk.
     
  16. hbdragon88

    hbdragon88 haunted by blackness

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    Marine - MSN has a similar feature in its MSN8, called the Dashboard, that can list financal information.

    Dialup sucks because the connection is so easily interrupted. I remember one time, I was downloading a file and then, I got kicked off! And two seconds later, I heard the phone ring, and it was my friend who was talking! I screamed at him that he caused me to lose my dialup connection...
     
  17. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    Hmm......

    Friend no more? :p
     
  18. stormbind

    stormbind Retenta personam!

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    hbdragon88, you can redirect incomming calls to a mobile phone.
     
  19. rbis4rbb

    rbis4rbb Sid

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    If you get a Yahoo account, you can track it.
     
  20. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    Yup. Thats exactly what I'm looking for. Almost the exact same thing as the AOL one. :)
     

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