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i ordered broadband tired of dial up-need advice

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Posted: June 28, 2006, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

i got tired of being knocked off.i wrote about being knocked off a lot with dial up.i ordered broadband from my company AOL.was broadband the right way to go?  appreciate the feedback....

 

with broadband i can't be knocked off still can i?

please tell me i made the right choice,lol......


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    Posted: June 28, 2006, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

    You've definitely made the right choice. And you'll never go back....

    Knocked off?

    What's that???????

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      Posted: June 28, 2006, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

      Way to go! You did the right thing. You're gonna love it!! You shouldn't be knocked off. I guess it could happen in an extreme situation but I wouldn't worry about it. Just sit back now and  enjoy!!

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        Posted: June 28, 2006, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

        I have a Digital cable package through a small provider here in Oregon.  Both the T.V. and the internet.  I like it because I do not have to pay for a home phone any more.  I just have cell phones.  The only drawback is that once or twice a month the internet will go out for short periods of time.  I take it because we live in a smaller rural area.  So it works 99.9% of the month and it is worth all the enjoyment you get out of having faster service in my opinion.-weshar75 

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          Posted: June 28, 2006, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

          what is the difference between broadband(which i'll be getting soon) and the cable internet. i'm getting aol broadband.they say they are sending me the stuff in the mail to hook it up....

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            Posted: June 28, 2006, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

            I would have suggested you considered either one of the Bell companies or a local wireless service (many have unlimited service now). AOL is rather expensive and know that the base of AOL's broadband is on the backbone of the local Bell companies. A drawback with cable, that no one will tell you is, the more people on it, the slower it can become.

            In regards to it failing, yes, it can. Either due to lightening or power outage at the local service. Generally, the most I have had to do is turn the receiver off for a minute and turn it back on and everything functions fine. Also, no additional software is needed for Windows XP to work with DSL service.

            Good Luck

            Sir Metro

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              Posted: June 28, 2006, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

              what is the difference between broadband(which i'll be getting soon) and the cable internet. i'm getting aol broadband.they say they are sending me the stuff in the mail to hook it up....

              I have broadband service here in small town Willamina it is through a cable modem.  I know if I lived in Salem the services that they could provide would have more because they are a larger city.-weshar75

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                Posted: June 28, 2006, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                Theres a local group of girls around here that play 70's & 80's music called Broad Band. Big Smile

                 

                Yep, you made the right choice. I have had broadband for close to 7 years now. Can't imagine my net access without it. The only time I get knocked off is when I physically shut down my router.

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                  Posted: June 28, 2006, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                  hey there snakeyes.they play 70's and 80's.make a request that they play "magic man" by heart for me,lol.i thought that a person had to come hook up this stuff.they say i hook it up myself with the stuff they are sending in the mail.thanks weshar,sir metro,lottolaugh.pacattack,snakeyes for the advice so far.appreciate it!

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                    Posted: June 28, 2006, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                    looking forward to this.i'm so sick of being knocked off.....


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                      Posted: June 28, 2006, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Heart lyrics......"Magic Man"......

                      Cold late night so long ago
                      When I was not so strong you know
                      A pretty man came to me
                      Never seen eyes so blue
                      I could not run away
                      It seemed we'd seen each other in a dream
                      It seemed like he knew me
                      He looked right through me
                      "Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
                      "You don't have to love me yet
                      Let's get high awhile
                      But try to understand
                      Try to understand
                      Try try try to understand
                      I'm a magic man."

                      Winter nights we sang in tune
                      Played inside the months of moon
                      Never think of never
                      Let this spell last forever
                      Summer over passed to fall
                      Tried to realized it all
                      Mama says she's a worried
                      Growing up in a hurry

                      "Come on home, girl" mama cried on the phone
                      "Too soon to lose my baby yet my girl should be at home!"
                      "But try to understand, try to understand
                      Try try try to understand
                      He's a magic man, mama
                      He's a magic man"

                      "Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
                      "I cast my spell of love on you a woman from a child!
                      But try to understand, try to understand
                      I'm a magic man!"

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                        Posted: June 28, 2006, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                        great song pac!!

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                          Posted: June 28, 2006, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                          great song pac!!

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                            Posted: June 28, 2006, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                            hey there snakeyes.they play 70's and 80's.make a request that they play "magic man" by heart for me,lol.i thought that a person had to come hook up this stuff.they say i hook it up myself with the stuff they are sending in the mail.thanks weshar,sir metro,lottolaugh.pacattack,snakeyes for the advice so far.appreciate it!

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                              Posted: June 29, 2006, 2:12 am - IP Logged

                              what is the difference between broadband(which i'll be getting soon) and the cable internet. i'm getting aol broadband.they say they are sending me the stuff in the mail to hook it up....

                              DSL and Cable are broadband, which is just a term for a connection with a lot of bandwidth. Setting up your own cable connection is usually pretty easy, but if you have any trouble unlimited tech support is one of the things you get for your money. If it goes smoothly it may be as simple as running a cable from the wall to the cable modem and either a USB or ethernet cable from the modem to your computer. There should be an installation CD that establishes any network connections that are necessary. If you don't already have a cable jack close to your computer running the cable is likely to be most of the  work.

                              Don't worry about other people slowing down your cable connection. Unless all of your neighbors download at the same instant that you do your connection isn't likely to be the bottleneck.  You'll wait for servers to send stuff, but unless you and your neigbors are downloading huge files at the same time even a mediocre cable connection is usually a lot faster than DSL. When you're up and running you can check your connection speed here: http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/