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Old 08 October 2004, 09:52   #11
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What's the problem with USB routers? Mine seems to work OK...
In that case, it's not a problem.
What I hate is being supplied with a device which the system identifies as a particular make or model, it's supplied with a driver disk for something different, and the outer case claims to be something altogether different. Then when you lose the driver disk and the system driver decides not to work, you wonder where to download the correct driver from....
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USB is a plug and play device - not called plug and pray for nothing!!!!

There are loads of reasons why a dedicated network connection is better than something trying to work with a load of other things all connected to the USB.
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Love broadband...makes everything easier.

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Thought boradband was the only way to connect to the interweb


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I thought so, it's like asking which Rib is the best, that one i know, as i have one although a bit slow, a bit like dial-up.

Is it or would it be better if i were to get broadband, t.v, etc and what ever comes in a package, or what ?????, as we have not moved in and there is nothing supplied yet, i think i have a few options.

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Most places in the UK do have broadband now - only rural areas lagging behind. I have a 1mb connection which costs me 27 per month or 39 EU with NO download limit - you have to be carefull because many people with high speed connections are capped on their download limits - most people only look at the odd website rather than download constantly!!!

How much is you connection costing and are there any limits??? The Americans are starting to fall way behind with their speeds/costs.
Belgium 35 euros per month 10 giga download ( non pro) pro 45 euros/month
no limit. speeds current at 3 mega /subscription. Going to 40 mega in 3 years
with HD television to be thrown in as well. Belgium is 95% fiber optic .Great little country- nice people but crappy government. Can' have everything , i suppose.

Picked up Stateside - D-link wireless- asdl router at 29$. ( dl 614+) - marvelleous machine - even get the net in the washroom. What more could I man want?
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i have enquired about broadband, they will not put it in till at least 30% of the houses here ask for it and as most are old people with no computers i'm stuffed, we don't even have gas.

I will be moving at the end of the month, so i should get broadband at the new place and it's got gas.

Hi Ian,

Just kill the old dears off , re-populate with some refugees. ( then if they have been perscuted - the government will do anything for them -including
broadband ). I think two mags from an AK-47 will do it.

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In that case, it's not a problem.
What I hate is being supplied with a device which the system identifies as a particular make or model, it's supplied with a driver disk for something different, and the outer case claims to be something altogether different. Then when you lose the driver disk and the system driver decides not to work, you wonder where to download the correct driver from....
Richard, the only advantgae that a usb connection has over a classic rs25 is that you don't need separtae power - I have a asdl modem coupled with a wireless router. You just plug it in and forget it.

Incidentlu see from your CV that you have the yam 200 hdpi. Happy with it?

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...yam 200 hdpi. Happy with it?
Yup, 'tis good. Fingers crossed it hasn't missed a beat. The 2.6 litre engines (hpdi150 and 200) seem to be trouble free, unlike the 3.3 litre (hpdi 250 and 300) which can be troublesome.
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Hell no Brian. 5 years ago everbody was at 56kps ( if lucky using a dial up moden)- and you blocked the line. But just to show you ( and how old I am) -when I first started in ad 1500 we connected at 360 KBS ( full duplex) - but then the internet did not exist. Codprawn remember Microlink ? and DOS ?, then came the BLF ( big leap forward ) to 1200 then 2400. This was the time
of the BBC computer ( anybody remember that?) and then the sinclair spectrum-- then the ql and the C5 ( he even beat citroen to the name -hope he registered it).

SO WHERE WILL BE IN 2010?

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