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I'm getting DSL for about $30 or $35 a month, as part of a package.

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Mine's rolled into my landline bill.

The only troubles I've had:

 

1) Their "switch" that times-out lines inactive for "x" minutes or hours sometimes hangs. Call to Bubba fixes it(really, that's the techgeek's name out in boonieland).

2) Occasionally configuration maintenance on their end shows as "Disconnected" and a second or many later "You are now connected". They usually email us and schedule big chores for the middle of the night.

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I'm through AT&T DSL. Yeah, they may be the NSA's bitches...but I'll NEVER go back to Comcast. I'd rather just give up the internet if I moved to an area with just Comcast.

 

I get the 6mb DSL from them, very fast. Very stable. But then again, I live only a stone's throw away from the central office.

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i'm on base-model DSL, for about 15 bucks a month. my wife originally signed up while i was in baghdad, for better webcam conversations. she got some "new customer" deal. after a year, they tried to jack our rates up, and she called and told them that if they didn't lock her in, permanently, at the new customer price, she was going back to dialup.

 

 

we've been at 15 bucks a month ever since.

 

i like it. plenty fast enough for our needs, and only a little more than dialup.

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I had Verizon DSL, and now have Time Warner Road Runner - I don't notice a significant performance difference, but it seems my 'puter has to fend off more virus/spyware attacks from RR vs when I used DSL...




- georgestrings

 

 

use a hardware router regardless if your is the only PC in your house. any attacks will only see the far side of your router and not your PC.

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Will - Many people have problems with DSL; then again, many people have problems with cable too. It really depends on your very specific area which one is better... If your cable blows, chances are DSL could be an upgrade.

 

 

Linksys or Netgear. I've had a Linksys for a long time and I have no issues with it.

 

 

+100 linksys

+1 netgear

 

linksys is usually $10 more than a respective netgear, but WELL worth it.

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I've set up DSL for a lot of people. I find I often have problems getting it set up but once it's up, the people are happy.

 

i wonder why that is? i setup a verizon dsl line for my GF's father the other week and i think i ran into every problem possible along the way.

 

using the install cd that guides you through the setup was a huge pain in the ass. at first i tried to use the USB option cause he didnt have a network card (windows 98 computer, old but seemingly stable OS) and ran into issues updating the driver to usb 2.0. after that didnt work i got a network card from my computer parts pile/box. had to install ms networking/tcp ip (good thing i remembered my old windows 98 cd). for whatever reason every time i tried to have it use the ethernet option on the modem it would revert back to telling me that USB drivers were installed but not functional. it ended up working but a 20 min tops issue turned into a 3 hour battle with an old 98 box. :mad:

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