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Thread: DSL modem question/poll
12-29-05, 02:11 PM #1
DSL modem question/poll
I going to go DSL, again, finally and I was wondering if the USB modems are still to be avoided?
Had dsl at parents
moved no dsl avail
got married...still no dsl avail
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12-29-05, 08:51 PM #2
My rule is to always aviod a USB modem. For all services DSL or otherwise. I feel that USB asks too much of the host machine. Call me silly if you feel the need but that's what I think.Core i7-920 @ 3.66 | EVGA X58 SLI | 2x 256 GB Samsung 830 SSD RAID 0 | 1.5 TB WD Green | 24GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8 |GTX 560Ti GTX 770 | Folding
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12-29-05, 09:47 PM #3
I would stay away from USB if possible, like Don said. Go ethernet if you can. Cards are cheap these days, $10 or so if you shop around and most mobo's these days have ethernet built in.
12-29-05, 11:44 PM #4
If you go with a USB modem, and then later deciede to add a network...you'll have a problem. Your host computer will have to stay on for the other computer's Internet access.
If you go with a ethernet modem, then you can always just add a router later when you need that network.