AOL - datastream or IP stream?

  CurlyWhirly 21:08 06 Mar 2006

click here reading this thread index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=233535&forumid=2

this got me wondering whether my ISP is on datastream or IP stream?

Also would this make much difference to BT's Max DSL scheme which will be up and running within a month (unless there are delays).

  hzhzhz 22:20 06 Mar 2006

AOL - datastream or IP stream?

Tis Datastream.

  CurlyWhirly 21:09 07 Mar 2006

Thanks hzhzhz ;)

I am under the impression that datastream isn't as good as IP stream?

Does anyone know if this is true and also if it makes any difference which one you are on when BT launch their Max DSL scheme in a few weeks time i.e would being on the wrong connection type compromise your chances of getting a faster broadband connection?

  hzhzhz 21:25 07 Mar 2006

This might help. click here

  CurlyWhirly 21:33 07 Mar 2006

It seems I am at a disadvantage being on datastream then?

I find it strange that I hardly suffer any slowdowns to that extent as I usually get around 964 kb from my 1 mb connection which isn't too bad really.

  Djohn 00:57 08 Mar 2006

That link is two years old Curly. AOL do both types plus LLU. They also subscribe to incoming migration from a limited number of ISP's not sure if they support outgoing. I have a feeling they do, but don't like to advertise the fact too much.

  CurlyWhirly 15:50 08 Mar 2006

Thanks Djohn.

I am still not sure which connection I am on but I won't worry about it.

  hzhzhz 19:00 08 Mar 2006

My link was intended to help CurlyWhirly understand the difference between the two.

  CurlyWhirly 20:23 08 Mar 2006

I think I have a better understanding between the 2 types of connections. Thanks :)

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