Can anyone tell me what the options are for interent in VB? Are you all using dial-ups or is DSL or Cable Modem service available? I know they have T1's on campus, but what about in off-campus residences? Thanks. See you all Sept 3.
Depends on the service. I had Verizon DSL and it was absolutely NO faster than dial up. I have also had some pretty slow cable connections. Of course that was in a very populated area so the number of users could have slowed it down considerably.
It's an SMC Barricade wireless broadband router, 7004ABR. I didn't need or want to deal with a more complex router just for home. Works pretty well-we all have laptops and use 802.11. The router is woefully slow, and 802.11 is only 11Mbps, but when it's fed by a 400k DSL connection, it doesn't matter. Having a print server is nice too.
The cable/DSL thing is a huge PITA. Every apartment complex I talked to listed that they had it on their ads. But, when you actually talk to the rep they hit you with, "well, not yet, but ______ promises that if we get enough people to call then we'll get it. We've only been trying for a year." /ubbthreads/images/icons/ooo.gif
My advice, if it's really important to you, call the actual company and ask them.