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DSL or Cable....that is the question.

by DoubleD59 / September 17, 2009 4:50 AM PDT

We are having issues with WOW internet. It kind of like skips...like it freezes. It seems something is always wrong or goes out. We were thinking of getting AT&T but it is DSL....don't know anything about it. Which is better...or more reliable? We have 2 computers right now we run..so we use a router also. So whats eveyones opinion...please/

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Try simple. GET WIRED.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2009 10:37 PM PDT

Turn off the wifi in the router and get wired. Most gamers eventually figure out they don't want to go wifi.
Bob

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DSL or Cable....that is the question.
by DoubleD59 / September 18, 2009 7:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Try simple. GET WIRED.

We don't have WiFi.....Cable company says it might be the router..but they are coming out to put a new modem in. We will see if that helps...

But I am still wondering about DSL or Cable??? And anyone with WOW and AT&T

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let's say it is the router.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 12:50 PM PDT

On both DSL or Cable I can hook up directly without the router. Does that fix it?

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cable
by porlean / September 18, 2009 2:37 PM PDT

cable is better and faster than DSL, AT&T is pretty good though

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We need a router
by DoubleD59 / September 19, 2009 4:08 AM PDT
In reply to: cable

Both my son and I are on our computers....so we need a router. Its hooked at my computer upstairs and his is down stairs.

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This is only to test if its the router.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 19, 2009 5:22 AM PDT
In reply to: We need a router

It's a simple test. Beats the alternatives.

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well we will see....
by DoubleD59 / September 19, 2009 3:56 PM PDT

ok when testing the cable hooked directly to the computer and not thru the router....it was still not getting the speed. The cable company came out and installed another modem. Its seems ok for now.....but still want info if anyone is on AT&T .

Thanks for all the answers

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I was on DSL.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2009 1:29 AM PDT
In reply to: well we will see....

And comparing notes with others on ATT, my experience was about the same so I'll end with saying that my cable setup is many times faster. HOWEVER if you have gamers in the house they will ALWAYS yack about ping times and SCREAM as the other users load a web page, torrent or watch a video on the internet. How to solve this? Get two separate internet access systems. Give them the slower one.
Bob

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