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Discussion in 'Gear' started by VolnTitan, Jan 21, 2008.

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  1. VolnTitan

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    I am currently a Comcast customer, but their prices and horrible, horrible service and billing have made me decide to go to DSL. I know it isn't as fast and all that jazz, but I have had it with comcast. So anyway, I assume Bellsouth is the only real way to go in the Franklin area. If I get DSL Ultra, is that plenty fast enough for online gaming? Or do I need to go DSL Extreme?

    Any recommendations would be great!
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  2. Starkiller

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    Well, the good news is that you can always upgrade your service to the highest level if it isn't fast enough.

    I don't do a lot of gaming, but I'm very happy with my DSL.
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  3. VolnTitan

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    Is there a difference with the modems? I was hoping to get one of those wireless modems.
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  4. Puck

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    wireless modem ?
    you mean wireless 'router' right ?
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  5. VolnTitan

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    I think they have a unit that is a modem but also a wireless router. Right now I have the comcast modem and then it is hooked up to the wireless router.

    BTW...how do you tell is a IATSE stagehand is dead?
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  6. Starkiller

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    Yeah, technically their modern DSL modems are all routers now (I believe). Some have wireless and some don't. But even the ones that are only set up to connect 1 computer act as NAT routers.
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  7. Starkiller

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    He never takes a break? :))
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  8. VolnTitan

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    That was for Puck. Someone at work is a former stage manager and she told me to write that after seeing his icon. Actually she said "when he drops his donut".

    Anyway, went ahead and ordered Bellsouth. Just couldn't beat the deal. $27 a month, free wireless gateway, and $175 back. And it is the DSL Extreme, so should be fast enough to do gaming. I am sure it isn't perfect, but considering what Comcast wanted to keep me at the same service, couldn't beat it.
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  9. TitanJeff

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    Do let us know how it goes. I'm ready to make a jump too.
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  10. Starkiller

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    Another option is to threaten Comcast with canceling your service. Often they will be willing to lower your rates for a few months (this goes for most services from ISPs to TV) to keep you from leaving.

    Just be prepared to switch, because if they call your bluff you will have just lost your ISP.
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