Broadband via Dialup!

  tanzanitre 18:44 08 Jan 2004
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Has anyone seen or heard of this? click here Claims to give you a near broadband speed on a dialup connection,looks good but not sure if it would actually work!

  struggle8 18:49 08 Jan 2004

how can you get near 512kbps out of a 56kbps dial up I think some one is trying to pull the wool over your eye`s but if you have any luck cos I wouldn`t mind paying £15.99 for broadband instead of £27.99

  tanzanitre 18:56 08 Jan 2004

Thats why im asking,it has some reviews from pc mags,at only £1.99 surely theres something not right!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:58 08 Jan 2004

I remain ever so sceptical.

G

  Q-Bie 19:07 08 Jan 2004

click here

Looks like they just use some kind of (gzip, zip?) compression on their servers when data passes through them. So if a site is already compressed, or you're downloading a file you still won't get above 5k/sec, it's purely for downloading uncompressed images (and modems do compress some stuff anyway, I mean just try downloading a 500k text file over dialup, it goes at about 50k/sec due to compression)

  TommyRed 19:08 08 Jan 2004

Is it right you pay £24.99 on top of your normal ISP rate, it'd be interesting to find out if it works. Will be watching this space. TR

  troy tempest 19:12 08 Jan 2004

tanzanitre,
Best you try it and let us all know!

  tanzanitre 19:16 08 Jan 2004

Oh really now Troy.... no il leave that bit to you! :-)

  TommyRed 19:16 08 Jan 2004

Went to one of the review mag's forum, this was posted click here doesn't look to good. TR

  tanzanitre 19:29 08 Jan 2004

Ah well looks like its back to protesting for BB in rural areas!

  Forum Editor 19:45 08 Jan 2004

to run a true broadband service on an ordinary analogue phone line, so anyone who says they can do it has managed to change some of the laws of physics.

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