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USB Card and DSL

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GR8IDYA, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. GR8IDYA

    GR8IDYA Thread Starter

    Nov 6, 2004
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    Processor: VIA Ezra, x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 8
    Processor Count: 1
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    I have a USB Card question. I have DSL but I have a 1.1 USB Card. so this limits the amount of speed for download correct?
    I want to upgrade to a 2.0 card hoping that that will increase ability for DSL to have maximum efficiency.

    Should I be doing anything else along with the card upgrade?

    Thanks for your time
  2. Simba7


    Feb 7, 2013
    This will only work if the DSL modem is USB 2.0-compliant, also.

    The best way to hook up a DSL or Cable Modem is with Ethernet.
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Yes, USB 1.1 can limit your internet speed. USB 1.1 is rated for 12Mbit/s but with overhead you'll get less than that.

    USB 2.0 would definitely be better, Ethernet would be best.

    That said, if its not pure download speed but browsing speeds such as going site to site and how well sites load and render web content, then your whole system is very weak for that. You have an incredibly slow processor by modern terms, a low amount of memory, and a very poor graphics card. You'd be better off buy even a used dual core system than buying a USB 2.0 card.
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