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Buyers Guide Part 10 – Internet connections Part 1

Posted Sunday, May 23, 2004

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So the question is what do you buy? Well the good news, is that most, if not all computers are sold with modems, and almost all companies provide ISDN/cable/ADSL modems when you signup. (Check with the Companies that you have decided to go with before buying.) Remember though, if all you use the internet for is to collect and send emails, then a modem dialup on a pay as you go contract, is basically all you require.

Alternatively though you can opt for an internal ADSL cards or an external modem. ADSL and Cable also come with the option of being used on multiple computers in a home using wireless, or wired routers with built in ADSL/Cable modems, but that is another story which we will cover at a later date.

One great advantage of using ADSL and Cable is that the phone is not engaged while in using, meaning you can talk and browse the internet at the same time.