How fast should DSL connect at

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flyboy320

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My father has an old IBM thinkpad (540 E I think), and is using a service from his local phone company for DSL. The modem connects to the laptop using a USB port. When it connects, XP reports that a network connection is present and is connnected at 10MBPS. Is this a "normal" speed to expect from this type of service, it just seems this is very slooow?
 
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10 mbs is the network speed, the speed your computer is talking to the modem. networks are usually 10 or 100mbs. I think all broad band modems are 10mbs.

My DSL is 740kbs down and 128kbs up. some cable systems are 1500kbs down. 10mbs is 10000kbs so it will easily handle a broad band connection.

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Thanks for the reply.

I was testing my cable speed, and I was getting around 2500kbps download, where as my dad was getting 100kbps. Sounds like for an extra 10 bucks a month (for the cable), might as well go with cable, and get a 25 times increase in speed....
 
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And it also depends on how far from the DSL staition you are if your less then a mile you may get full speed which is less than half the speed of cable.
 
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