I really want to sign up for DSL/Cable internet.
The plan I am considering says I will get a free motorola cable modem (after mail in rebate LOL!).
I hope this is a good modem. Anyone know?
Motorola modems are pretty good, never had a problem with one
It also says that I need ethernet or USB.
But how do I know if I have USB (I'm pretty sure I do) and how do I know if I have ethernet????
I will save $50 to do the installation myself.
I had no problem splicing the cable TV to every room in my house so I think this should be no problem for me.
Right-click on MY COMPUTER, click on PROPERTIES, then click on the HARDWARE tab, then click on DEVICE MANGER button. In the window that appears, click on the '+' symbol next to NETWORK ADAPTORS and post in here what is listed. For the USB ports, I'm sure you have them, but again while in DEVICE MANAGER, click on the '+' symbol next to UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLLERS, post what is listed in there as well.
Someone help! Should I sign up fr this or not?
It is $19.99 first 3 months and $42.00 per month after that. There is no contract or anything.
That is the going rate nowadays for cable internet, so no biggy here.
Right now when I connect to the internet it is at 45 Kbps and I can only upload & Download at 1 -2 Kbps/sec. It sucks!!!!!!
Yup dialup sucks, cable Internet will fly for you when you first use it after being so used to the slow speeds of dialup
The Cable/DSL I am looking at getting say it's speeds are:
Downstream speed 4000
Upstream speed 384
(whatever that means)
This information means that you will be able to download from the Internet at a rate of about 400K/s and upload a file at the rate of about 38.4K/s. Right now you download at a rate of only 1-2K/s, that's a huge difference, almost 200 times faster. Of course you wont get the max 400K/s all the time, it depends on the speed of the computer you're downloading from and other factors such as Internet congestion, etc...
Edited by Fenor, 02 October 2005 - 01:28 PM.