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[ale] OT: How fast is your connection, and how much do you pay?
- Subject: [ale] OT: How fast is your connection, and how much do you pay?
- From: CharlesM at Media-Brokers.com (Charles Marcus)
- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 09:30:44 -0500
> From: Geoffrey [mailto:esoteric at 3times25.net]
> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 6:41 PM
> To: Ale (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: [ale] OT: How fast is your connection, and how
> much do you pay?
> Charles Marcus wrote:
>>> Well, not everything is for everyone. I was just countering
>>> the claim that Starband wasn't right for Linux. I have seen
>>> Starband work and work well for the majority of folks that use
>>> it. As with all things, ymmv.
>> On that note, for people like my parents whose only other
>> option is dial up, it is a very good option. Now if someone
>> would come up with a DSL/Cable/Satellite Router that worked
>> with a USB modem...
> Maybe I'm missing something here. DSL/Cable have their own
> connection device, so you wouldn't use a modem, right.
You have to have either a DSL modem or a Cable modem - unless you are using IFITL (Integrated-fiber-in-the-loop), in which case you do not need a modem, it plugs directly into a NIC or the WAN port of the Cable/DSL router).
> You'd have a dsl modem, cable modem and they'd either plug
> into your nic, or they'd reside in your box.
Huh? Above you said 'you wouldn't use a modem', then here you say you do... now I'm confused...
> As I understand satellite, you receive via satellite, send
> via analog, so is this what you're looking for?
They now have two-way satellite, so your dish both transmits and receives - no more analog (dial-up) for the uplink.
But yes, the latency is definitely a problem, but again - it beats the hell out of dial-up.
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