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DSL vs. Cable WITH Wireless Router

by nishgandhi / August 13, 2008 9:13 AM PDT

i currently have cable internet with a linksys router and am very happy with the service.

however, i have decided to switch to directv, and therefore am considering verizon for internet access. unfortunately FIOS internet is not available in my area, so the only option I have is verizon DSL.

i know DSL has a good potential to have slower speeds; however, since i will be using a wireless router (as i have been for cable the past year) will i notice a difference?

my understanding was that cable + wireless router should be the same speed as DSL + wireless router. am i correct?

thank you for any and all replies.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2008 10:28 AM PDT

DSL speeds here were a fraction of our cable connection.

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Simple numbers . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 13, 2008 8:10 PM PDT

DSL = ~1 Meg (on a good day)
Cable = ~10 Meg

Regardless of the type of router.

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DSL service comes in varying speed limits.
by ahtoi / August 14, 2008 2:13 AM PDT

Of coarse the higher the max. limit, the more it will cost. What are you using it for (server, video, or just serve the net)?

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