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    Just got my Cable Modem installed today. The only thing I want to know is, why didn't I do this sooner.

    Man is it ever fast. I may never leave home again...
    In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. JOHN 14:2
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    lucky
    -Michael Ducker
    TreoCentral Staff
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    Welcome to the world of broadband. We will never live where DSL/Cable/Satellite isn't available. It's too hard to go back to dialup!
    James Hromadka, TreoCentral Editor
    Houston - EST. 1836
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    Did you go with @Home?
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    Congratulations! I got my cable modem about two months ago. I can never go back! What kind of speeds do you get? The fastest I've downloaded (sustained--not burst) was 400KB/sec down and 120KB/sec up. I'm with Insight@Home.
    -Vincent
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    Congrats on getting a Cable Modem. You'll never go back to dial up.

    I've had internet access through my cable for two years and I know I will never go back. If I move I will make sure that town has a cable provider that offers internet access or I won't move there
    -Mikedemo
    It's all about how you spend the money.
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    Our cable provider is Adelphia Power Link. So far, in playing with it today I have gotten around 200K sustained on Download. Not really sure about upload speeds.

    Definately going to buy my own modem though, just to keep from paying an extra $10.00 a month.

    The other cool thing was not having to use an Ethernet card. They gave me the modem and a LinkSys USB adaptor. So the modem plugs into the Adaptor using Ether and then plugs into my PC with USB. I can still install a HUB and network my home, but I could also plug in a laptop through USB and not need an Ethernet port.

    Pretty sweet deal.

    Anyone know any good sites for testing speeds? I would really like to know true throughput that I am getting.
    In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. JOHN 14:2
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    Go to speedguide.net and check in the tools section for a test. Other than that, you can monitor your connection with Net Stat Live from AnalogX
    "Life is what you experience between racing games"
    Galley
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    Definately going to buy my own modem though, just to keep from paying an extra $10.00 a month.
    I dunno. How much are Cable modems running? $200?

    It may be me better to just pay the $10 a month. If it ever craps out on you, you can have them replace it for you.
    We're all naked if you turn us inside out.
    -David Byrne
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    You can test the speed here as well.

    http://www.computers4sure.com/speed.asp
    -Mikedemo
    It's all about how you spend the money.
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    One more speed test site: PCPitstop.com. They also have complete computer tests.
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    I bought my RCA USB connectable cable modem for $130 off Ebay new. Works great.
    -Vincent
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    Congrats. I first got broadband via cable in January. In March, my wife and I purchased a new house, and it took AT@T almost two months to get the service reconnected at the new location. It was like someone had cut off my oxygen. Going back to dial-up sucked, even though I have access through a T-1 line at home. Fortunately, I'm back up and running now.
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    Here's another place to check your connection:
    http://webservices.cnet.com/bandwidth/
    The light at the end of your tunnel has been disconnected due to non-payment. Please remit funds immediately for restoration of hope.
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    Thanks for all the links to sites for speed testing. I just cannot get over how fast it is. I cannot believe I did not do this sooner.

    Thanks again for all the links.

    In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. JOHN 14:2
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    Yorick

    That CNET test is always really badly off. They list me at 137kbps or 17KB/sec when I can download past 400.
    -Vincent
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    I guess "your milage may vary" ... it's been accurate for my DSL in the past.
    The light at the end of your tunnel has been disconnected due to non-payment. Please remit funds immediately for restoration of hope.
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    That's probably the case.
    -Vincent

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