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I recently saw a vlog of Chris making fun of DSL while zooming in on a snail and said "Hey look, It's DSL". Lol. What my question is "What is the best internet" DSL has been going bad on me, speed decreases late nights, lately my modem INT (Internet) light went red & Centurylink called it a "GLITCH" a glitch. Anyways, hope I get some interesting answers. Thank you.

asked Jun 23 '12 at 22:45

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Kid DelaCruz

The best internet is Ethernet for the last mile.

From the exchange there is a CAT6 that goes straight to your desk and computer.

100,1000 and 10,000 Mbps connections.

That is not cheap though :P

The best home internet is Fibre Optic.

Speed of up to 100Mbs is some areas. Some places get even more.

answered Jun 24 '12 at 00:19

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In the Dominican Republic I have ADSL as my house isn't built for cable. ADSL isn't that bad, it gets slow at times but it gives me a decent 5-25 down (10 at peak and around 25 at this time of night 12:37 Eastern).

I'm also going to check in August if our house can be converted to the fiber optics, or I'll stick with my ADSL, it's been reliable for me like cable here in the states, no major complaints.

answered Jun 24 '12 at 00:34

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DJ Scooby Doo

^As I said my house isn't built for it, but nothing's stopping me, my dad, or the company to make it built for it. If I were to switch to Cable or Fiber optics, I'm only switching for internet as I want the most bandwidth possible. I learned this here in the states in my question here: http://lockergnome.net/questions/185721/are-cable-speeds-flawed

(Jun 24 '12 at 11:13) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

DSL is ok it has a few down falls it is not the fastest way cable has the fastest most reliable service unless your getting your own T3 or what ever today ..

serveral problems with DSL 1 still dependent to a great deal on old copper phone line , dsl is less reliable the farther you get from local lan Routers in you town the farther you provider from your fron door with DSL the more latancy you will have as well as down tiime disconnects from the service ..

DSL most also dont know the filter needs to be replaced often there is a low passfilter for DSL that separates Phone from Internet many dsl providers dont want to be bothered to let you know these things and will keep insisting its the wireing in your house or keep you purchasing new modems from them when there is issue where like your internet goes out needing to be re-set everytime or 2 the phone rings or you discover after a week with no internet and the company not responding to your calls if you turn a phone on till the dial tone is gone the modem mysteriously syncs and the internet starts working again ..

cable internet is more reliable there fibre optic net work starts at your door not 3 to 20 or 100 miles away , there are line single boosters every so many houses on the block and if that isnt enough they will set up a mini booster right on line with your modem and router spped can be as much as 10x faster many times for 50% less cost monthly ..

i cant say and without contract because the trend today seems to be charging according to bandwith usage usually on a 1 or 2 year contract that includes cable ditgal phone and internet ..

thing is being fibre optic from point of origin and the signal booster your service is way faster and the same if your IP comes from a city 400 miles away or right next door to the cable company, cable did just what the phone companies only claimed to be doing when they started getting in to digital services they invested the big $$ in there equiment and there cables lines and grid ..

another negative for DSL that is a positive for cable , you are no longer dependent on just cable for service for instillation and repair most cable companies contract with private companies for repairs and install your not going to spend a week waiting for Larry the cable guy it could be a reliable local service or company who is working for the cable company showing up this doubles there work force with out having to load the payroll with people they need to layoff when there is not enough work to go around as well .. DSL provider will send your a modem in the mail with a note thats says good luck, if you need hnelp you will go on a list that could be several weeks or months behind already ..

answered Jun 24 '12 at 10:21

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edited Jun 24 '12 at 10:50

BEAUTIFUL! Taught me a lot. I do have a filter but never was told nor knew it had to be replaced. I have indeed noticed when my phone rings and I'm on it my speed decreases; Can't be my computer did fresh install of windows 7, Got a new modem (as they claimed it was). This absurd. Thank you sir for taking time to show the facts. I've had Qwest Dsl, modem Q1000 for four years now. I think I do need to replace the filter or have them replace it?. If they say no, is there any place I can get a filter or do my own wiring?.

(Jun 25 '12 at 00:44) Kid DelaCruz Kid%20DelaCruz's gravatar image

you can get the low pass filters about any where radio shack comes to mind right off the top of my head best buy even staples .. its just a DSL low pass filter is what I believe it is called ..

if you continue to have issue with slow down now and again with DSL the same as with dail up if there is a ham radio operator close buy when they key up there mic it can reek havic on modems ..

(Jun 25 '12 at 01:03) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

just another thought since this of all things should be a priority question of any provider you are thinking of using today , you need to find out if they are starting to invest in IPV6 standard as of yet not just to the LAN routers and server but are they making a move to get them 128bit IP adresses to the customer :)

if they havent even started to use IPV6 you most likely will want to look other places for service as over the next month even though IPV4 isnt going away at least anytime soon the built in lantancy and priority level will be growing meaning slower and slower service and load times ..

answered Jun 24 '12 at 10:58

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My desktop is connected straight into the modem. No wifi. I lived Phoenix,Az and plus the IT guy from Qwest said my house isn't built for internet, I have a old home. Guess I'll look into Fibre Optic because I need speed no lagging; Especially on all my wifi devices such as TV, PS3, Cell phones, Laptops, Wii. Thanks.

answered Jun 24 '12 at 00:25

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Kid DelaCruz

The BEST internet is obviously going to be fibre-optic, but the best CONSUMER internet in my opinion is comcast or any other cable provider broadband. DSL is really all bad. It runs through phone lines, which restrict bandwidth, its boggy, slow, and just all around not good. I always tell my friends that i'm sorry that they have DSL, and they just say "thanks man. i'm glad to see someone knows what I go through." But from another POV, if all you can get in you area is DSL, then I guess it is sufficient. You wont really be able to do any online gaming or streaming, and downloads are slow, but it's still better than Dial up. XD

answered Jun 25 '12 at 02:32

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It's not ALL bad though, yes its slow but it works. Yes it's better than dial-up but in my situation it's just as fast as cable. Must be that I'm close to the exchange or something.

I have both, Cable is the best by far but DSL isn't that bad.

(Jun 25 '12 at 09:50) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

yeah DSL is still the choice for sure when cable is not an option, there is only 2 other option that is cell or yeah dial up which is still out there but not for the weak of heart any more its even slow for just email today ..

its really if it wasnt for g3 g4 service most who work for the phone companies today would be looking for new jobs they dont even need monkeys to work switching stations all they really would need is the techs and line guys ..

since in the end it all runs through there fiber optics lines though I think cable is big enough if it wanted it could give them a pretty good run for the money ..

(Jun 25 '12 at 14:32) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image
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