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    Once upon a time there was a device called a modem. I once owned one made by Atari and it would allow me to connect at 250 Baud. Life was truly wonderful. Then my neighbor got a modem made by Indus, simply called GT, that would connect at 500 baud. How can anyone possibly top that speed I thought.

    Alot has happened since 1985 and modems have evolved into the modern day Router. The Router, King of the hill right now, how can anyone possibly top their speed?

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    be patient, I'll think of something.

    250 baud - but look at the size of an OS or program, it works out about the same on DL times :laugh:
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    That is like comparing apples and oranges. Back then simple words or messages were sent, like Hello, or Whats for dinner. To send and receive that would take approximately a minute. Now I could send a picture of every item for dinner in half that time.
    The big difference is that today we have the router connected to a 2 ghz comp, while the modem was connected to a 64K computer. Our 1meg download is complemented by the computer. Back then 64k was an anchor.

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    OOH
    Tell me more about this 1MB download!
    Sounds great!
    You optimize pictures well if you can send them to my pitiful dialup in the specified amount of time:thumb:
    LOL
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    It is just a matter of time and my half a minute will be a reality. In my area half a hundered ADSL lines, plus or minus 10, are installed 5 days a week. Soon everyone can have it. If you can afford A high speed comp, you will be able to afford the connection. cometition will put the price down. zooom

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    hmm... modem, modulator demodulator, see the conection
    mo = modulator, dem = demodulator, mo-dem.

    Just thought that might put a few of you to sleep :)
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    Good for you Potatoe2!
    In my area they worked on the phonelines for over 2 years before I could connect beyond 24600:cry:

    How many wifi repeaters would I need to get from your house to mine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potatoe2
    It is just a matter of time and my half a minute will be a reality. In my area half a hundered ADSL lines, plus or minus 10, are installed 5 days a week. Soon everyone can have it. If you can afford A high speed comp, you will be able to afford the connection. cometition will put the price down. zooom
    wow.. every week in my area we get... 0 ADSL installs.. 0 cable.. 0 satellite.. don't you love regional areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy


    wow.. every week in my area we get... 0 ADSL installs.. 0 cable.. 0 satellite.. don't you love regional areas?
    Damn Beefy - We must be neighbors!
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    Unfortunately adsl doesn't work on repeaters. 18000 ft. is the maximum range. About 3 miles. Sounds to me that you are in a rural area and are operating out of a remote slick terminal(Max dial up speed is 28.8K). This could be good news for you. If the Slick is fiber fed. adsl can be installed and 3 miles from that is the range of adsl. Call your phone company and see. You might be suprised to find out that There are at least plans in the future for Adsl.
    It is comming and Routers will rule and Modems are History.

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