AOL works but not NTL help please..thankyou

  bof:) 13:12 29 Jun 2003

Hi all,

my neighbour has used his 'free month' on AOL but because he only has a 486 and 64mb of memory and small HD uses 56k dial-up modem it is obviously a slow job using the net.

He thought he could change to NTL but they say a 166 chip is the minimum required.

So, how come he can use AOL but not NTL?


  Djohn 13:21 29 Jun 2003

Don't know the full reason, but for now until someone explains. I read here on the forum that the Broadband modem uses a certain amount of CPU power in making/keeping the connection. This may go someway to explaining the minimum requirements. j.

  bof:) 14:03 29 Jun 2003

Thanks for the info Djohn.

I never realised that.

It just seemed odd that the AOL dial up service worked on his PC but the NTL dial up service (which my neighbour sent off for) had a minimum requirement.


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