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internet speed, 3.0 vs. 6.0?

by zpincusroth / January 30, 2008 7:04 AM PST

Hi, I have a technical question: Is 6.0 MPS always twice as fast as 3.0 MPS, for every type of computer? I have a 4-year-old Dell Centrino and I was wondering if it's worth getting the 6.0, or if the computer can't handle it anyway.

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What is the P in MPS ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2008 9:06 AM PST

Is that Packets? If so, we need to know more.

As to speed of the machine, frankly any machine within the last 10 years can handle 10 megabit so that's well over any common internet connection.


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by zpincusroth / January 30, 2008 9:18 AM PST
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Maybe it's not "MPS," maybe I got that wrong. The Time Warner Cable site says 3.0M, 6.0M, etc.

Whatever it is, 3.0, 6.0 and 10.0 seems to be the common language here. I want to know if it's worth paying more for 6.0 or 10.0.

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(NT) For most? No. 3.0 is fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2008 9:19 AM PST
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