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    Question need internet connection, £20

    ok, parents want internet connection at home, we only want to pay £20 and no more. i had a look at companies like Bt-freeserve-tiscali, non came up with a good package. so can u find me a ISP....

    *free connection & modem
    *512 or 256kps
    *£20 or lower

    i play counter strike now and then, dont download, but the connection will be shared by a laptop and pc


    thx for any helps.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3646825.stm

    Just announced NTL and BlueYonder going to increase the speed by 50% for no extra cost, so 256k for 17.99 a month!!!

    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m@ttz
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3646825.stm

    Just announced NTL and BlueYonder going to increase the speed by 50% for no extra cost, so 256k for 17.99 a month!!!

    Nice.

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    thanks for reply, but thats telewest, i got BT phone line!!!!!

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    Pipex are doing a wider range of services. Think they do a capped 512K for under £20. 1Gb monthly limit, free installaion and free modem.
    http://www.solo.pipex.net/xtreme-solutions/
    Or they do unlimited 256k for £17.99

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    check over at www.adslguide.org for a very good round of ISP prices and services.

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    thanks for the help guys, i think i will go with pipex, too many to look at at adslguide.org

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    Just spotted this
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/04...doo_broadband/
    Might be worth a look.
    adslguide allways rate pipex highly, I have been with them for a couple of years and am very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serlex
    thanks for reply, but thats telewest, i got BT phone line!!!!!
    But NTL (& I presume Telewest as they usually do the same deals) are doing free install, free modem & free 1st month. Of course you have to be within a cabled area.

    I have NTL 600K & my sister's family have Tiscali 512K ADSl - I've got to say that I prefer my cable connection.

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    remember that if you plan on sharing a connection, using an adsl modem is silly, as they're designed for one machine and one machine only. unless you plan on using the nasty kludge of Windows Internet Connection Sharing, you want to spend a little money on a router, which stays permanently connected to an adsl line dishing out net access to all the machines plugged into it with zero configuration

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    yeah, i was going to use cable between the two computers, but that would mean that if one of them shuts down, other will loose the connection.

    but you can only get 4port routers not 2 , or am i wrong?

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    I use a single port adsl modem/router plugged into a 4 port hub I had laying around. Think the routers are only £35ish on dabs, the 4 port version £37.50, would do you just right

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    dont get it,so u have...

    computer/computer > modem > router > cable > telephone line
    right?
    or
    computer/computer > router > cable > line
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    Why not just get a 4 port router with built in modem? You dont have to use all 4 ports.

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    both pc's plug into the same hub by ethernet, then another ethernet cable goes to the modem, modems got a phone lead on it. The 4 port modem/router all in one is the easiest solution, dabs quicklinx code is 17P8WS £37.50.
    You can plug any computer into it without having to enter connection details. Its best to have to many ports than to few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_owen_uk
    Why not just get a 4 port router with built in modem? You dont have to use all 4 ports.
    can you, where do u get them and how much
    find one for me, plz

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    dabs sell them in the UK, goto http://www.dabs.com/uk and enter 17P8WS in the quicklinx box on the main page. Price is £37.50

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