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I keep seeing people complaining about suffering Dial Up Speeds on then quoting that they are only getting 5Mbs or some such..

Wow in the days if Dial up 5Mbps was undreamed of, if we'd had that it would have saved long nights at the office watching the modem waiting for a transfer to the states to complete.

The Best I could hope for was 56Kbps, however a big chunk of my life was spent with only 9600.

A 56Kbps would take around 4 hours to download a 100 meg file under perfect conditions.. usually it was a lot longer.

 

5Mbps is what my Adsl speeds were...

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I remember my first PC having an internal modem & giving me all of 50Kbps download speeds. Started with Supanet as NTL didn't offer ISP services initially. Had to watch the clock as your were charged local call rates for your connection time. Then when NTL did start, for the first year you could use a free number in return for a 2 hour cut-off of your connection. It was good while it lasted, as there was no subs to start with. After the first year they started charging £5 a month & then later £10.

I then progressed to a PC with a network card & was amazed by the speed increase of cable broadband (all of 2Mb to start with.) How things have moved on.

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stevedh2 wrote:

I keep seeing people complaining about suffering Dial Up Speeds on then quoting that they are only getting 5Mbs or some such..

Wow in the days if Dial up 5Mbps was undreamed of, if we'd had that it would have saved long nights at the office watching the modem waiting for a transfer to the states to complete.

The Best I could hope for was 56Kbps, however a big chunk of my life was spent with only 9600.


<Yorkshire accent> Luxury! When I were growing up we were lucky to get 2400 and dreamed of 9600.  Also we had to get up half an hour before we went to bed to use the phone line when it wasn't in use and hope that the BBS we were dialling wasn't engaged.  You tell that to kids today and they won't believe you. </Yorkshire accent> Smiley Very Happy

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LOL!   Do you remember all the funny R2D2 type noises the dial-up modems used to make as they established a connection?  Happy daze.

 

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Dave_cq wrote:

LOL!   Do you remember all the funny R2D2 type noises the dial-up modems used to make as they established a connection?  Happy daze.

Oh yes.

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Anyone ever have friends who were always online and if you wanted to talk to them on the phone would have to logon to MUD or whatever and ask them to log off so you could phone them...

BTW I ran up a phone bill of >£1000 not realising how quickly 1p per minute could add up..

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stevedh2 wrote:

BTW I ran up a phone bill of >£1000 not realising how quickly 1p per minute could add up..


Ouch!  Mind you it's just as easy for kids to run up bills like that nowadays on their smartphones and tablets if the parents aren't on the ball.

 

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Well I can rember using dial-up at 134bps. That was slooooow.


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Tudor wrote:

Well I can rember using dial-up at 134bps. That was slooooow.


wow thats slow. I think my 1st modem as 1200/75 or 300/300

 

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<SNIP>

<Yorkshire accent> Luxury! When I were growing up we were lucky to get 2400 and dreamed of 9600.  Also we had to get up half an hour before we went to bed to use the phone line when it wasn't in use and hope that the BBS we were dialling wasn't engaged. .  You tell that to kids today and they won't believe you. </Yorkshire accent> Smiley Very Happy

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