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I thought that you needed a different router for cable/DSL connections.

Also, doesn't DSL have a much lower up speed than cable?
more often then not dsl should have a higher upload speed unless you get the lowest package at like 256k a second. it seems most dsl providers though as long as you get a decent package will offer 640-1024kb/s upload speed a second where I believe most cable providers only offer around 380ish upload max.

the router should be able to be the same behind either one as the modem should handle all the conversion from the dsl/cable signal and convert it to a regular ethernet signal.
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post #22 of 30
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I don't know about where you live, but I'm telling you what goes down in NY

The phone still works, but the service light flashes on the DSL...
chances are then there is something wrong with your wiring.since the dsl uses a higher frequency it is more prone to issues on the line. talk to your telco and explain it to them as it isn't normal. the only hard part though is it isn't always an easy problem to find. usually though it is something where the insultation on the wiring isn't working well causing some capacative loss, lines getting wet, or something like that and would most likely be fixed by them mvoing you to a new cable pair.


gonx "Uh, DSL never fails. How often is it that you loose telephone connection?
No power? Telephone connection is still alive..."

since dsl works off that different frequency range it is not too hard to get the dsl to quit and yet have the phone still work. but I am curious if you have a power surge how are you still getting online? modem requires power so would your computer wouldn't it?
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post #24 of 30
We're from the same area. I'm in the Cleveland area, and I've known this much. The farther away you live from one of the main stations on the DSL line, the more attenuation you get from the actual signal, meaning lower baud rates and longer times uploading while gaming.

Cable is the best way of getting things done right now in this area we're in. Road Runner is jacking up the speeds to at least 8MB in some areas, and up to 12MB in others closer to one of the RR signal stations.

My suggestion: keep the cable, forget you even mentioned DSL. They can't really bump your strength unless you get HORRIBLE speeds and constantly offline. A friend of mine tried to get what she could out of her connection, and it still sucks. Good luck figuring it out.
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cable is always faster. the end.

Also, they probably won't let you install it yourself. They wouldn't let me...
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Phone connection will only work as long as the battery in the switching box is charged...

I agree completely with zorpnic.. stick with Roadrunner. DSL will never be as fast.
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post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by adam144 View Post
I thought that you needed a different router for cable/DSL connections.

Also, doesn't DSL have a much lower up speed than cable?
DSL > Cable in terms of upload speeds, in download, no.

DSL > Cable in terms of uptime, depends on the telephone line, had this connection (2mbit/512kbit) for 1½ year now, and it have never failed us apart from where they had planned maintenance (CyberCity is my ISP), whereas my other ISP (2mbit/128kbit @ TDC as ISP) went down quite regularily.

Ironic to think when TDC is the company that owns all the telephone cables in Denmark.

*EDIT*

rottenotto, I can't confirm that, but I'm 95% sure that it's not that way in Denmark. The ISP sends the power through the phone, and they use their own generators so it's never down-

You shouldn't have been knowing the Barsebäck catastrophe not long ago, do you?
Sweden had a nuclear reactor fail and half of Scandinavia were put dark.
Telephones not working because there was so many that was worried

RX7Speed > We don't have cable in Denmark (yet) so I can't really check you on that one, I'm guessing you're right, but I rarely loose a packet on DSL, whereas some cable in beta made me lose alot of packets through gaming.

Simply put:
For Europe: Fiber (Faster, more reliable, though when something fails, it takes YEARS to fix) > DSL > Cable
For US (Not sure): Fiber > Cable > DSL?
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ok i think ill be sticking with cable unless i can get fios around here. thanks for all your help
    
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some of the main reasons I'm staying with dsl is because of the upload speed plus price. here in idaho it was 1mb/s or 3mb/s I'm getting 5mb/s on dsl and 7mb/s if I was to move a littl closer. the dsl standard can handle up to 8mb/s if they can feed it. what I wish they would start doing is get vdsl going or adsl2 as either one of those have better speeds that or fibre connections. but no qwest is too cheap for that.

also don't know if they do it anymore but I know some cable companies are having issues (or at least where) with download caps and then threatening to cxl your service being that you are an "abusive" customer. even if they don't anymore just the fact that they did do that would make me leary of being with them
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well if my cable company has a download cap it is damn high
    
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