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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by BMinkie, Jul 3, 2013.
Looking for a good cheap internet provider I live in new jersey thinking about getting comcast?
I don't know which one is good, but I can tell you which is bad: Verizon.
They have some horrible setup where Youtube connections are bottlenecked in the northeast US. I have FiOS internet, and last I looked I was getting ~14kb/s downstream from Youtube at one time.
It's gotten better but not by much.
omg thats nuts
Yeah, I've actually started streaming youtube exclusively on my phone. Even when at home.
can't you call and complain? tell them if they dont fix it you will cancel lol
I'm across the river in PA, but I can say that the Verizon issue is apparently the same here as well. My neighbor got FiOS last summer and called me thinking his PC was broken a week later when Youtube was unwatchable.
I have Comcast myself, it works fine. Fast enough outbound to host a server, and can be self-installed in 20 minutes if the cable is already hooked up at the street. I'd buy a modem, not rent.
My complaints: Don't bother with their antivirus package...it's rebranded Norton 360 (ugh). Customer service is a joke on the phone, but if you have an office nearby that does equipment pickup, you can go down there and speak to a person who actually knows something.
here is my problem I don't have a internet hook up in my house at all can I still get comcast? will they install one?
Perhaps just for you. I too have Verizon FiOS in NJ and it's fucking phenomenal. I have absolutely zero loading issues with Youtube.
A long time ago I did, but not at all in the past few years.
In fact, I would strongly caution against Comcast. I had them for a few years before Verizon and my internet would routinely cut out every 30 minutes to every hour.
Edit - Case and point, 6.1 Mb/s down from youtube.
And this is my Speedtest
That's on their 50/25 plan, I'm actually getting faster than what the plan is.
Edit 2 - for my remark about Comcast, that was years ago. I know plenty of people that have it now that don't have problems with it, but also take into account, if it matters, that Comcast has a 250GB/month data usage limit, whereas Verizon does not.
I would love fios but cant afford it :-(
my only choices where I live is fios or comcast :-(
is there any other plan from verizon?
also I gave you a internet
Verizon may have DSL in some areas, but the speed is dismal (~2Mb tops), and most areas with FiOS don't offer it anymore.
For reference: The cheapest FiOS in my area is $49 for a year, then $69 thereafter, with a minimum 2yr contract. Comcast is $62.95/month for the mid-level "Performance" plan. DSL is not available.
They'll run one from the street to your house. I don't know how much the installation will cost though (if anything).
300GB cap now, supposedly. The bandwidth monitor currently makes no mention of a cap though, which is odd. It used to say I had a cap and what it was.
I hit mine last summer running a minecraft server and they yelled at me. Beyond that though, I've never come close to it, even with torrents, Hulu and a bunch of other heavy stuff.
I have Time Warner. It's not bad but it isn't exactly king of the world.
I could go through 300gb in a day, easily, with usenet. That's why I like Verizon lol.
this is my speed now and I pay 50 dollars a month :-(
for comcast its 34.99 a month for 20 mbps and then 7 dollars a month to rent the modem and 49.99 for installation I call what do you think?
You should be able to buy a cable modem on your own (eliminate $7 rental fee). I believe you can also do self-installation, saving that one time setup fee.
$34.99 sounds cheap, this is introductory price right?
yes 34.99 for 12 months then it goes to 49.99
I cant do a self install cause I have no jack in my house for internet they have to install one which modem would be good?
Might as well be dial-up.
Motorola SB6121 is what I've used when I installed the service for my neighbors and my sister. It's compatible with every plan offered. It's sold on both Amazon and Newegg for $67.99. A rental is more expensive 10 months in.
The full list of supported modems is here: http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/stage/
List of approved modem by Comcast. I recommend you get one that supports DOCIS 3.0 (you need this anyway) and IPv6.
you guys rock! im getting hte performance package from cast
ok I got a question hopefually you guys can help out I dont want to start a new thread
Lets say they install my new internet in my living room and it has wifi
would i need to move my computer to the living room to use internet?
does any computer need to be connected to the modem to use it?
If you have just one computer, you do not need a modem.
Computer <--> Modem <--> Cable/Internet
If you have multiple computers or devices that need internet connection then you need a router.
Computers/Devices <--> Router <--> Modem <--> Cable/Internet
Most router alone allows 4 wire connections plus wireless network. So connection to router will either be,
* Computer <-- (Ethernet cable) --> Router
* Computer <-- (Powerline adapter) --> Router
* Computer <-- (Wireless) --> Router
You don't have to move your computer if you don't want it. You can always use long Ethernet cable, go wireless, or use powerline adapter, which is a compromise of both. Should you need to make 8 wire connections on router you'll also need a network switch or router that has 8 LAN ports.