Modem

  Digit 18:37 03 Jul 2005
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Is my modem OK as I am thinking of going onto Broadband.

These are the figures that are quoted below from supplier.
Download speed 512k Upload speed 256k Contention ratio
50:1 Unlimited Usage No download limits.

I have a 56.6v 92 modem and I am not sure what I need.

D

  S@ndr@ 18:41 03 Jul 2005

For broadband you will need a router, usually supplied by the broadband supplier when you sign up.

  Totally-braindead 18:48 03 Jul 2005

S@ndr@ is absolutly correct Digit broadband routers are totally different to modems and as said most companies supply them for free when you sign up for a year. The thing you need is a spare USB port as this is what they tend to supply however if you don't have a spare one it fairly easy to add more or to buy an internal router. Apart from that the only thing else you really need to know is, is your PC fast enough to run a router. The recommended minimum spec for Wanadoo for example is

What are the minimum computer specifications?



PC


Pentium 200Mhz

32MB RAM

16-bit sound card

Four-speed CD-ROM player

Video card/display 800 x 600, 256 colours

150MB free on hard drive

Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 Professional or XP

A USB port

  Digit 18:51 03 Jul 2005

Just read the thread about Tiscali for £15 sounds better than the one I was thinking of.
Which was JJtek Online that was 19 99 per month.

  Digit 18:52 03 Jul 2005

Just read the thread about Tiscali for £15 sounds better than the one I was thinking of.
Which was JJtek Online that was 19 99 per month.

  Digit 18:52 03 Jul 2005

Just read the thread about Tiscali for £15 sounds better than the one I was thinking of.
Which was JJtek Online that was 19 99 per month.

  Totally-braindead 18:55 03 Jul 2005

Have a look here click here Digit and its also worth a look at this months PC Advisor magazine.

  dangerusone 18:56 03 Jul 2005

I've been on Tiscali £15/month for a year, with free modem and very easy to set up. Also no problems

  Digit 18:59 03 Jul 2005

sorry about that.
Could I down load music with what I have.

I do have a spare port and my Pc is ok for the rest of the spec.

  Kate B 19:03 03 Jul 2005

Digit, yes, you will be able to but if you're going down the P2P route for it you'll need to be vigilant about your firewall, AV and anti-crudware software. In fact with broadband you'll need to be pretty vigilant about all that stuff anyway.

  Digit 19:07 03 Jul 2005

Ok thanks for the input will take care.

Digit

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