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post #31 of 45
Do you understand that all you need is a $30 wireless g adapter for your computer? Anything else is wasting money. An 802.11g router can easily cover a whole house.
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Well, if you listen to them, I hope that your have a good internet experience. However, if you get a Docsis 3.0 modem it will most likely increase your internet speed and quality. Powerline is also much better than wireless. My personal opinion is that while everything matters, the modem is the most crucial part of a network because it is the device that is actually communicating with your ISP. The worst device in your network setup is your bottleneck and in most cases, it is the modem.
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You're speeds are low.. You must have a virus. I suggest you reformat your PC pronto! That will fix your issues with your ISP and give you faster internet..
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post #34 of 45
Online gaming hardwired connection is the best option to have. Wireless too many issues that can cause problems and lag. Then there's windows 7 browser bug kicking you off the wireless connection as soon there's a xp computer on the network
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I have MSE. I also used Avira, Avast! (I dunno why I uninstalled), and some others and did a complete scan. No virus. Thanks Spooony and flaviz for supporting my decision to go power line. Also, I'm going to upgrade the modem because it'll make it a bit more future proof (I'm pretty sure Wi-fi n will stay for a while and DOCSIS 3.0 is rather new to most modems. The only ones I now with Docsis 3.0 are two of the motorolas). FYI my modem is the oldest Motorola Surfboard, you know the one that has the rounded sides? It's rather old so it may also be a problem. Also, I have to use this old Linksys router.

edit: Okay I have this linksys and this motorola surfboard. Quick question, does adding a modem increase your internet costs? My parents said yes.
Edited by HybridCore - 4/26/11 at 4:20am
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Adding a modem doesn't increase your internet cost and the modem you have is the one I used to have. Upgrading from that to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16825122009 gave me a better connection and a 30% increase in speed. The router is a bit old but those are reliable. If you can swing it though, a new router would be better and that modem has gigabit so make sure the wan port on the new router also has gigabit or the connection wont be optimal.
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I trust you but is this the same with everyone else? I hope MetroCast doesn't add money.
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They have no reason to, you are just going to get the speeds that you are paying for. They might try to sell you a more expensive package or something because they are a business but I don't see how they could charge you more for having nice networking. I have upgraded a lot of my gaming friends networks/modems and if you are going from Docsis 2.0 to 3.0 you will most likely have to call up the tech support and give them the mac address of the new modem so they can provision it then your done.
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Okay. So...powerline? I'm looking at belkin, western digital, and netgear so far. Don't need 500mbs because obviously I've only seen netgear and trendmicro (I think that was the name of the brand on newegg) and that I don't need it. <200mbs is enough.
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Haha wow in all of the places...
Im currently on Metrocrap also with the 7meg package.
For those in disbelief, yes this is the fastest internet avalible here. Im in southern MD.
Before this 1.5meg was the fastest I could get... Blistering fast...

Good thing im moving to FL in about 2 weeks lol
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