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    I was curios which type of modem can give the best performance external or internal?

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    internals are cheaper 25 but generally are winmodems which means they use your cpu to process data.

    external ones are real stand alone modems so they should be a better option. I would also consider getting yourself a router/switch/modem combo for about 70 they give you the ability to expand in the future.

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    would an external modem posibly make my conection faster? AT ALL?

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    this is a great question. i was gonna ask it myself soon, considering adsl is coming in about a month.

    i've heard external modems are better, but wouldn't mind some expert opinions
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    The trouble with external is that they often have to use USB which is slow.

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    Originally posted by Neo 721@27 July 2003 - 12:25
    The trouble with external is that they often have to use USB which is slow.
    usb1.1 is 13mbps (to the best of my knowledge), which is a whole lot faster than most broadband

    usb2.0 is 480mpbs, so if your broadband is better than that, i&#39;ll eat my hat (residential broadband that is)
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    I wouldn&#39;t touch an internal winmodem with a bargepole - they take far too much processing power, but don&#39;t forget you will need (yet more) power for an external modem.

    Internal adsl modems are hardware modems (at least I haven&#39;t seen any software ones), so they are just as good as external from that point of view.

    There&#39;s absolutely no need to get a router if you&#39;ve only got one pc.

    Even if you&#39;ve got more than one you can set one of them up to be a proxy server (if you know how to do it). It can be just as easy as configuring a router. Just make sure all the software you are using knows how to use a proxy server. It saves the cost of the hardware, and you only need one set of firewall software too.
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