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    hi

    am getting my line installed on the 13th this month.

    i was just wondering if it would be best to stick with the network card or use the usb dongle they send you??

    thanks in adv


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    from what i can gather stick with a network card i'm sure i have heard of problems with the usb to nic adapter after all it's a network card via usb rather than pci and in theory there should be no difference but i'm sure iv'e heard of problems with them
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    thanks m8
    what about a hub?
    on ntl.
    is it possible to network the connection?

    thxs
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    if you want to network the connection properly go for a router
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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has some helpfull info about ntl broadband

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    ffs, can a mod please delete the dupe posts.
    It threw me up an error when I clicked reply.

    sorry

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    Thanks Hxbro

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    use a network card its much faster than usb, also use an operating system that is built on network technology like Win NT or XP.

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    use you n/w card m8 (trust me)

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    There is NO speed differance between USB or Network cards i have used a USB connection between pc/modem for over a year now and have just started to use a network card now, the download and upload speeds are exactly the same.
    Also it is not a dongle you get with your modem it is just a plain USB lead, the ONLY differance is that USB uses more system resources.

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    Hi m8

    I have 128 broadband.
    The main pc is running windows mellenium I then have another 2 running mellenium and 1 running 98.

    I go into the main pc via usb I then feed the other pcs via ethernet and a 5 way hub.

    I then loaded sygate from [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Set the master as the manager and the other pc's as hosts. Set the manager to auto detect and away you go.


    I only have 128 but it is very quick on all pc's even when all four pc's are surfing.

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    i never knew this would go on soooo long ive had it installed now for over 3weeks i use the network card
    got a 1mb connection now
    nice n fast

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    @Davey
    Glad you are sorted m8, you will be surprised how often this question pops up on many boards.

    I bet 1 meg is like lightning isnt it.

    With my old aol crap, my phone was always engaged and we had to queue up to use the net.

    Bye
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    yeah 15mb file in 2mins
    schweet

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    Hi

    Wow that is quick!!! I am happy with 8meg in about 3 minutes which is much better than 8 meg in about 40 minutes which is what my aol used to be, thats if it didnt stop half way thru.

    Things are definately better than in the 'Old Days' arnt they m8

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    4 sure
    and ntl r kicking ass with it

    good werk ntl

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    how much is the 1mb connection costing per month m8 ?

    Ignore that i have just seen this in another post and got my answer, thanks anyway.
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