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[ale] OT: How fast is your connection, and how much do you pay?



> 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).

> Agreed.

>> 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)

Charles


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