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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 10:00:08 -0500
> From: Geoffrey [mailto:esoteric at 3times25.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:45 AM
> To: Charles Marcus
> Cc: Ale (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: [ale] OT: How fast is your connection, and how
> much do you pay?
> Charles Marcus wrote:
>> 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).
>> Huh? Above you said 'you wouldn't use a modem', then here
>> you say you do... now I'm confused...
> I was assuming that when you said usb modem, it was an analog modem.
> I've not seen a usb cable/dsl modem. Not that they don't exist, just
> that I may have made an incorrect assumption.
Oh, ok... Yes, more and more companies are moving to USB DSL and Cable modems - possibly since there is no current support for these in the Cable/DSL routers on the market. With some providers you don't even get a choice (they won't *give* you a ethernet based modem)
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