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Old 02-17-2009, 05:56 AM   #1
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Does anyone have DSL at their house? I am looking at switching out to it and I have heard in the past that you can only be a "certain number" of feet away from the phone line for it to work properly. Is this what any of you who have it were told prior to installing it?
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:09 AM   #2
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I have a "dry loop" connection with VERISON and it works great. My home phone is on VONAGE and no problems there. Saves us big bucks and most of all it works. (little over a year) Works for us. I'd say go for it. Only thing I was told was the longer you are away from a sub station the slower it will go. True? Don't know.

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Old 02-17-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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We had DSL & went with cable later. DSL was slower, about 1/2 the speed in this area
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:35 AM   #4
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I have had DSL for 2 years now. LOVE it.
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The package I am looking at has a 6MB speed on the downstream...which is quicker and cheaper than my cable right now.

The dsl runs $35/mo vs. $56.
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Here...
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You may not like the slow upstream....usually 128kbps
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:59 AM   #8
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I looked into DSL once upon a time and was told by the phone company it wouldn't work very well at my house. Like the other fella say I am too far from the switching station..I have fiber optic cables and a "pair gain" phone line. Whutever the pair gain thang is they apparently hook up two houses to the same line. If they get me rocking and rolling the neighbor suffers and vice versa. Cable is hard to beat.

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I did just talk with my sister in law...she said the upload is 1.5MB...good enough for me...and faster than what I have! SWITCHING!
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:49 AM   #10
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Re: DSL...

We have DSL here in Denmark SC and we love it. The phone company tech felas came in ran us a dedicated line to the desk top, they told us that doing it that way means less problems with speed and that we dont have to have those filter boxes in all the phone jacks inside the house. Once you go DSL and get it hooked up right you will never go bck to dial up . And as we have a laptop as well , they fixed us up with a router and a wireless connection to match. They set both connection up with as much speed as possible. They were here about a hour to make sure it was working before they left.

Speed is 54.0 Mbps, Signal Strength Sent 256.900 , Recieved 372.072
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