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Thunderball
02-08-02, 07:48 PM
Any programs that are "MUST DOWNLOADS" to help with the connection?

Is there anyway I can set up my DSL like I had my Dialup set up, so I dont' have to use the Earthlink software?

Thanks!

The DVD List
02-08-02, 08:05 PM
Make sure you go to DSL reports (http://www.dslreports.com) and run the speed tests. They will tell you if you're getting close to "advertised" speeds out of your DSL connection. They also have a section dedicated to tweaking settings if your connection isn't up to speed. You should be able to set your DSL connection in your browser just like you did a dial-up account and bypass the software your provider would like you to use.

Edited to add:
Don't forget to get yourself a firewall!! For a decent free one, I'd recommend Zone Alarm.

Jeff

Thunderball
02-08-02, 08:42 PM
Thanks, my speed looks about what Earthllikn was promising

twikoff
02-08-02, 08:47 PM
if you have more then one computer at that house..
or ever bring a laptop home

a cable/dsl router is a great investment for connection sharing as well as setting up a home network

Sonicflood
02-08-02, 09:26 PM
I'll second the use of Zone Alarm firewall software!!! I've been using the free version for about a year and it's GREAT!!!

Get it here: Zone Labs (http://www.zonelabs.com/)

Thunderball
02-08-02, 09:55 PM
actually I already HAVE a firewall. :)

Norton's.

twikoff
02-08-02, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Thunderball
actually I already HAVE a firewall. :)

Norton's.

zone alarm is better

(although still not foolproof.. we went through a whole long thread a couple days ago, explaining why its still easy enough to exploit)

zuffy
02-08-02, 10:26 PM
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Get to the newsgroup and start downloading porns!!! :D

Thunderball
02-09-02, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by zuffy
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Get to the newsgroup and start downloading porns!!! :D


Ok, and what are newsgroup?

olie029
02-09-02, 02:56 AM
You must learn much young one!!!

http://easynews.com/

be one with the DSL ................................. Eyes will open