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Old 02-08-02, 06:48 PM   #1
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Just DSL, now a few questions...

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?

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Old 02-08-02, 07:05 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-08-02, 07:42 PM   #3
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Thanks, my speed looks about what Earthllikn was promising
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Old 02-08-02, 07:47 PM   #4
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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
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Old 02-08-02, 08:26 PM   #5
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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
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Old 02-08-02, 08:55 PM   #6
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actually I already HAVE a firewall.

Norton's.
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Old 02-08-02, 09:24 PM   #7
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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)
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Old 02-08-02, 09:26 PM   #8
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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Get to the newsgroup and start downloading porns!!!
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Old 02-08-02, 11:17 PM   #9
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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Get to the newsgroup and start downloading porns!!!

Ok, and what are newsgroup?
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Old 02-09-02, 01:56 AM   #10
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You must learn much young one!!!

http://easynews.com/

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