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It depends on how close you are to the dslam otherwise cable.
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my friend runs cable, and his net seems faster than me. I run DSL.

but i guess it all comes down to the speed you purchase, i dont know how that works with cable lol
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I think all the advantages and disadvantaged depend on the area. I had DSL for 2 years and i always got high ping ( 100-150ms) and outages constantly. I upgraded to cable this year with 50-100msping (varys on the time) with not one outage. But others are opposite then me. My advise like others have said is do research on your area.
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post #14 of 33
Depends on your area.
Our DSL is pretty stable around the 35 ms mark to most DC servers, although it was a huge hassle to get interleaving turned off on the line (otherwise ping ws 35 ms to the DSLAM itself..).
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Cable for sure in my area, while yes I have experience more outages with cable than DSL in my area it is impossible to multitask on the internet with DSL. (I.E. if someone or myself starts streaming anything while playing a game ping sky rockets for around 500 ms). While cable sits around 30 ms all day.
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post #16 of 33
DSL is extremely rock solid and stable while cable offers a much faster speed.
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Cable for sure in my area, while yes I have experience more outages with cable than DSL in my area it is impossible to multitask on the internet with DSL. (I.E. if someone or myself starts streaming anything while playing a game ping sky rockets for around 500 ms). While cable sits around 30 ms all day.
I think that's because cable has higher overall bandwidth. Even if you're maxing out your bandwidth, the cable line isn't actually being saturated. If you have the fastest DSL plan you can get, you're usually going at about the limit of the line, so when people do too much you can get horrible lags.

Since the DSL is too slow in my current area I've gotten cable, since whenever anyone watched youtube I'd lag like crap.
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post #18 of 33
It just depends on a number of factors ultimately. Cable has its flaws and advantages and DSL has it's flaws and advantages. At the end of the day, you're just going to have to determine how reliable the service is in the area and your household setup.

We have 2 connections in this household. I have RR 20/2 and the others get 6/1. My cable is rock solid getting 20.45 down and 2.02 up ALL THE TIME. While the Uverse connection fluctuates drastically, from 4.0 to 4.8 down and 600 -700 up.

I've always had DSL internet and the bandwidth was always within 80% their advertised speeds. However, with my recent venture with this cable I get almost 100% advertised speeds at all times. I guess I am lucky and live in an area where RR/TWC is not popular. Which goes back to my original point. It all depends where you live, how reliable service is in your area and how the lines run to your own home.

Oh yeah and my cable pings are usually 5-8ms while the Uverse is around 13-20ms
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It just depends on a number of factors ultimately. Cable has its flaws and advantages and DSL has it's flaws and advantages. At the end of the day, you're just going to have to determine how reliable the service is in the area and your household setup.

We have 2 connections in this household. I have RR 20/2 and the others get 6/1. My cable is rock solid getting 20.45 down and 2.02 up ALL THE TIME. While the Uverse connection fluctuates drastically, from 4.0 to 4.8 down and 600 -700 up.

I've always had DSL internet and the bandwidth was always within 80% their advertised speeds. However, with my recent venture with this cable I get almost 100% advertised speeds at all times. I guess I am lucky and live in an area where RR/TWC is not popular. Which goes back to my original point. It all depends where you live, how reliable service is in your area and how the lines run to your own home.

Oh yeah and my cable pings are usually 5-8ms while the Uverse is around 13-20ms
Assuming both connections are the same quality in your area though, and if you ONLY want gaming performance, DSL is the better choice. Unless you have bandwidth hog roomates.
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Cable, no contest.
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Assuming both connections are the same quality in your area though, and if you ONLY want gaming performance, DSL is the better choice. Unless you have bandwidth hog roomates.
How so? I have universally seen better ping times from cable service in my area.
Give us some proof, not a random assertion.
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