I wanted to keep my dialup, but was in a hurry. Now I figure I'll dig
out a modem when the time comes, and hope I haven't forgotten how to
do the initializing string.
I found dial-up fast enough for email and newsgroups, and audio. Slow
for the web and too slow for video.
Last night I got my friend's computer working and downloaded 5000
emails, representing 78 days since January 19. It took over an hour,
and it seemed very slow. This was DSL but wifi, with a big CRT
monitor right between the router and the wifi receiver. Would that
make a difference? I know at 80 feet wifi is slower than Cat5, but
what about at 18". Is it any faster than, maybe because of fewer lost
packets? Anyhow, I did other things during the hour.
I had dial-up as a backup for the first few years after getting cable
internet. Now, I use a 4G device (https://yourkarma.com /).
BTW, we got cable internet in 2003, but DSL won't be available until
this summer (IIRC). Maybe that's because the cable has been so good.
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