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THOUGHT: The unwired guy - not that unwired at all
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 07.06.05 - 20:48:54 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 8093x
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Wow, since today my new DSL connection and yes - it rocks! :-)
I've upgraded my previous 1024/512 Kbps ADSL connection to a flex-ADSL connection.

What means flex-DSL? QSC's Q-DSL home Flexi-Flatrates gives you three DSL options you can change once per day:

  • 2048/512 Kbps (downlink/uplink)
  • 1536/1024 Kbps (downlink/uplink)
  • 512/2048 Kbps (downlink/uplink)

So while I've doubled on one hand my downlink speed (if I stay with the same uplink speed), on the other hand I can change it to a even faster downlink while I get the same uplink like my previous downlink was or I can have more upload- than download-speed which is pretty handy if I'm away for a business trip to get my media files streamed faster (for instance via Orb to my Notebook or Pocket PC). Also, the faster upload is convenient if you use services like "Laplink Everywhere 4".

Wow, basically I have a T1 line at home now (best of all, QSC - even if they don't provide a static IP address doesn't disconnects you which means you can have the same IP address for months) I was only dreaming about when I've started my Internet carrier back in 1993 while not that long ago I had a 56k analogue modem at home.
It was back in 2000 when I was in Redmond the first time and I had a dinner with some of the other Pocket PC enthusiasts like Jason Dunn, Steven Perry, Chris De Herrera and David Wojciechowski and we discussed our PC equipment and connection types. It was the time when the US Americans (and Canadians) threw in sentences like "I have fiber at home" or "I live too far away from a DSL point, therefore I have microwave at home" and where I said "I have a 56k modem without an IP address and charged per minute at home". Oops... :oops:
Okay, it was also the time when the North America was the center of the Pocket PC development and availability and time has changed - finally. Today, we get the most sexiest Pocket PCs (and Smartphones) in Europe first as well as we have the same great landline Internet connection in Germany, the Americans had 5 years ago already.

Oh, and yes - the unwired guy is for sure unwired and stays unwired because the cable ends in my wireless access point. From there, my "T1" connection is distributed via 802.11g W-LAN! :-)

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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Posted by New to DSL on 07.06.05 - 21:28:46

Cool, sounds good! I've just moved to Düsseldorf and I come from a 56k modem also (countryside without DSL). Sounds like the QSC offer is a great one to start the DSL experience! smile How reliable is QSC?
Another option for me is O2s surf@home, what do you think since you have tested both?

Posted by Arne Hess on 12.06.05 - 20:02:43

Depends on how much you will use you Internet connection. For just a couple hours a week, Surf@home could fit, if you don't need a land-line at all (because you only use you GSM phone anyway). If you use your Internet connection more, you should go with a DSL connection - with flat fee.
I can recommend QSC - I have them for 2 years now and I'm satisfied with their service and reliability.

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