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Posted: August 28, 2011, 11:35 am - IP Logged

I have tried many browsers thru the years and I like Firefox best, right now I am using version 6, one nice thing are some few of the add ons, but even without them I still like Firefox best.

As to the operating systems, you can always try to "tune" them for better performance.

I was happy with Win98SE and now I am happy with WinXP and maybe I would be happy with Win7, tinker with them a little and get them as best as you can, security and speed might not be too much of a problem once you get everything more or less right.

Of course, you can always just get the newest O.S.

And while we probably don't want everybody "rewriting" the Web that is also another "tune-up" alternative.

I just downgraded form DSL to dial-up and I was crawling on the Web, now I am at much better speed after making a few changes to things, now things are faster, but not enough for the videos or music online, but browsing is fast enough not as many long delays as just after the downgrade.

For even faster browsing there is also EarthLink accelerator for dial-up, but I can't seem to make it work if I want to log in and post, but just for browsing it really sppeds things up a lot, but as I said, even with it I am now browsing and posting much faster due to a few tune-up changes that I made and no don't ask about the stuff.

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    Posted: August 28, 2011, 11:58 am - IP Logged

    I had make some mistakes on these, so here it is fixed:

    For even faster browsing there is also EarthLink accelerator for dial-up, but I can't seem to make it work if I want to log in and post, but just for browsing it really speeds things up a lot, but as I said, even without it I am now browsing and posting much faster due to a few tune-up changes that I made and no don't ask about the stuff.

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      Posted: August 29, 2011, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

      I had make some mistakes on these, so here it is fixed:

      For even faster browsing there is also EarthLink accelerator for dial-up, but I can't seem to make it work if I want to log in and post, but just for browsing it really speeds things up a lot, but as I said, even without it I am now browsing and posting much faster due to a few tune-up changes that I made and no don't ask about the stuff.

      What?

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        Posted: August 29, 2011, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

        What?

        Fiber is ridiculous.

        java test

        The green is down the red is up 25Mbps and 10Mbps.  At peak to NJ.


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          Posted: August 29, 2011, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

          Fiber is ridiculous.

          java test

          The green is down the red is up 25Mbps and 10Mbps.  At peak to NJ.

          Prune juice always helps....

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            Posted: August 29, 2011, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

            Prune juice always helps....

            Also high in fiber!

            Crazy

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              Posted: August 30, 2011, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

              If you're on Cable: You need a DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem with IPv6 Support for Maximum Throughput.

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                Posted: August 30, 2011, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                If you're on Cable: You need a DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem with IPv6 Support for Maximum Throughput.

                How would IPv6 support help throughput at all?

                 

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                  Posted: August 30, 2011, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                  How would IPv6 support help throughput at all?

                  If someone is going to purchase a new Cable Modem: They might as well get one with IPv6 support now rather than waiting to purchase a 2nd one later with the IPv6 support. Minimizes out of pocket expense.

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                    Posted: August 30, 2011, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                    If someone is going to purchase a new Cable Modem: They might as well get one with IPv6 support now rather than waiting to purchase a 2nd one later with the IPv6 support. Minimizes out of pocket expense.

                    Well, I guess so, but most people don't buy their cable modem.  The cable company provides it for free use.

                    You had mentioned that it would help provide maximum performance, which is why I asked you about it.  Just to be clear, IPv6 won't help performance in any way that I'm aware of, and won't provide any benefit today that I'm aware of.

                    You're right, in the future, IPv6 will eventually become useful, but then isn't that when you call the cable company and ask them to swap out the modem?

                     

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                      Posted: August 30, 2011, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                      Well, I guess so, but most people don't buy their cable modem.  The cable company provides it for free use.

                      You had mentioned that it would help provide maximum performance, which is why I asked you about it.  Just to be clear, IPv6 won't help performance in any way that I'm aware of, and won't provide any benefit today that I'm aware of.

                      You're right, in the future, IPv6 will eventually become useful, but then isn't that when you call the cable company and ask them to swap out the modem?

                      In the early days: Cablevision had their Customers Purchase the Cable Modem instead of eating the initial capital outlay themselves. As far as I know the Cable Modem is on a Monthly Rental to Customers rather than provided for free.

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                        Posted: August 30, 2011, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                        In the early days: Cablevision had their Customers Purchase the Cable Modem instead of eating the initial capital outlay themselves. As far as I know the Cable Modem is on a Monthly Rental to Customers rather than provided for free.

                        This Cablevision customer never had to pay for the modem, and pays no monthly rental fee.

                         

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                          This Cablevision customer never had to pay for the modem, and pays no monthly rental fee.

                          Do you get $5 off your Internet Access each Month?

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                            Posted: August 30, 2011, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                            If someone is going to purchase a new Cable Modem: They might as well get one with IPv6 support now rather than waiting to purchase a 2nd one later with the IPv6 support. Minimizes out of pocket expense.

                            Pain in the neck to add in to Comcast (for eg.) a privately owned Docsis 3.0 Motorola Surfboard  won't authenticate even cloning the MAC of the old one............I think they use another identifier off the modem from the physical layer to authorize the connection,  unless the modem is on their inventory it won't fly............  for this customer I had to get 2nd  3rd? tier support to send us a Comcast modem that did better with VPN traffic.  It was not fun.

                            Streams were all good etc. but no go on the Innardnet.

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                              Posted: September 1, 2011, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                              I've been using Opera a lot lately.  It seems to get the job done without crashing.  Not sure how secure it is though.

                              As for cable modem, we originally had a Toshiba, then that became flaky, so we replaced it with a Linksys from Office Depot and it gave us much better speed than the Toshiba ever did.  My ISP is Cox Communications.

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