Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk
Reload this Page >

How do you connect to the internets?

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics
View Poll Results: How do you connect to the internets?
DSL/Uverse
35
27.13%
Cable Modem
84
65.12%
Cell Phone Hotspot/Tether
1
0.78%
Satellite
0
0%
I steal my neighbors wireless
4
3.10%
Some other magical way
5
3.88%
Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

How do you connect to the internets?

Old 07-07-11, 07:37 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Ruler
Thread Starter
 
General Zod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 21,551
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
How do you connect to the internets?

So many ways these days.. I remember when dial-up was the only option..
Old 07-07-11, 07:39 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
MrSmearkase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 5,258
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

I use my phone more than my 2 home computers combined.
Old 07-07-11, 08:04 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 39,362
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

You should add the option of "I steal my own cell phone internet", i.e. using your phone as a wifi hotspot when you didn't pay for using hotspot (most cell phone providers charge more for wifi hotspot usage).

also, what about the option to use wifi hotspot at starbucks and the like?

Or what if you use the work internet that isn't any of the connections mentioned above?

do I just assume all those to be a "magical way"?
Old 07-07-11, 08:08 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: a mile high, give or take a few feet
Posts: 13,550
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Dsl.
Old 07-07-11, 08:41 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,128
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Cable Modem but I occasionally use my neighbor's wireless signal.
Old 07-07-11, 08:56 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,549
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Fios. Love it.
Old 07-07-11, 09:21 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: I'm Still Alive in Los Angeles...or am I?
Posts: 27,815
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

(DSL)
Old 07-07-11, 09:27 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Glass.

No glass in poll = failure.
Old 07-07-11, 09:45 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Ruler
Thread Starter
 
General Zod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 21,551
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
You should add the option of "I steal my own cell phone internet", i.e. using your phone as a wifi hotspot when you didn't pay for using hotspot (most cell phone providers charge more for wifi hotspot usage).

also, what about the option to use wifi hotspot at starbucks and the like?

Or what if you use the work internet that isn't any of the connections mentioned above?

do I just assume all those to be a "magical way"?
Yeah. I suck. I forgot library, through Bin Laden's courier, glass, and all sorts of other things. I tried to pick all the major ways. Magic if not listed works =)
Old 07-07-11, 10:55 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Cardsfan111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 17,338
Likes: 0
Received 20 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Have used DSL previously, but cable modem at the moment.
Old 07-07-11, 11:03 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
andicus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 8,148
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

DSL and Cable.

It should've been a multiple choice poll.
Old 07-07-11, 11:25 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Under Golden Gate Bridge
Posts: 10,912
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Previously, dial-up and cable modem. Then there was the advent of the wi-fi signal and I 'borrowed' someone's connection for years. Then it vanished and I'm on dsl.
Old 07-07-11, 11:56 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 9,129
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Moving to Tech Talk in 3..2..
Old 07-08-11, 01:13 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,199
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Verizon DSL
Old 07-08-11, 01:17 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JumpCutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: south of heaven
Posts: 13,540
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Dick Sucking Lips.
Old 07-08-11, 08:28 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 1,089
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Cable hard to believe how fast it is these days:



I remember when it was barely 2 MBS and that was super fast compared to dial up.
Old 07-08-11, 08:50 AM
  #17  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,221
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

I've always used cable, but it really annoys me. At any given time, it will go out. No internet. Could be minutes or hours before I get it back. I've dealt with this crap with Cox, Suddenlink, and now Colebridge. Is this the norm with cable?? I average an outage of once per week, but they only charge me 40 bucks for cable and internet so I don't complain.
Old 07-08-11, 09:04 AM
  #18  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,878
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Chinese DSL, which is absurdly slow.
Old 07-08-11, 09:22 AM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 916
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
Chinese DSL, which is absurdly slow.
lol same here
Old 07-08-11, 10:18 AM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
kenbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 21,087
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

<- Other

I have FTTH (Fiber To The Home). Our local Telco has been rewiring everything throughout it's service areas to replace copper lines with fiberoptic. The line comes right to my house and into a battery-powered switch that has an RJ-45 plug on the other side. My Interwebs (20M/6M), TV (hella many HDTV channels), and Voice services all come through that little bitty beam of light.
Old 07-08-11, 10:33 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 25,062
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Cable:

Old 07-08-11, 10:46 AM
  #22  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Little Elm TX (Dallas)
Posts: 417
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
I've always used cable, but it really annoys me. At any given time, it will go out. No internet. Could be minutes or hours before I get it back. I've dealt with this crap with Cox, Suddenlink, and now Colebridge. Is this the norm with cable?? I average an outage of once per week, but they only charge me 40 bucks for cable and internet so I don't complain.
I have used Cable from Grande Communications in north Texas since they required a switch from DSL back in 2007. Since that time, I have experienced precisely ZERO service outages. Not a single time.
Old 07-08-11, 11:13 AM
  #23  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,878
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Comcast's cable service was fantastic, but I was also throwing sacks of money at them each month.
Old 07-08-11, 12:44 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 14,311
Likes: 0
Received 27 Likes on 23 Posts
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

It's Comcastic...expensive as fuck, but Comcastic!

Old 07-08-11, 12:57 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Santa Clara, California
Posts: 10,231
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: How do you connect to the internets?

Cable.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.