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Old Mar 09, 2007, 12:57 PM
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Yes, that's what I meant. 64 bit supports much more memory than 32 bit.

32 bit supports up to 4GB, and 64 bit up to 1000 GB.

Even 4 GB these days is overkill, so I don't really see the need or benefit of going to 64 bit, but that's obviously your call.

No applications are coded to benefit from more than about 2 GB of RAM currently, and most desktop motherboards only support about 4 GB maximum.

And apart from being harder to get, drivers are also much more buggy and not updated as frequently.



Now that I've finished whining , once you have your Ethernet or NIC card installed correctly, all you need to do is connect the modem.

The modem won't be displayed in Device Manager or systray, just the Ethernet or NIC card.

For example, my Ethernet card is listed under Network Adaptors, and the modem isn't listed at all..

To answer your query, yes you should be able to use a LAN card for your modem. Not much difference between LAN, NIC or Ethernet cards.

Ethernet is far superior to USB as far as modems are concerned.

They are much more stable, and have much higher bandwith.

USB 1.1 is only 12 mbps, USB 2.0 is 480 mbps, while some Ethernet or NIC cards are capable of 1000mbps. (Gigabit for example)

Keep in mind that's Mega[b]bits[/b] per second and not Megabytes.

You need to divided it by 8 to see how many Megabytes per second it can sustain. (There are 8 bits to a byte)

That's what the connection is capable of, and not not your actual speed.


PS, none of this ranting probably helped much, but I'm bored.......
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Old Mar 09, 2007, 03:53 PM
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Thanks KoolKid99 for your explenation.

Had me worried there for a bit with the mem thing Insomniac.

And thanks for the "ranting" it does help to explain things.

What modem do you recomend, i have been looking at the voyager 210 (unlocked).

colin.

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Old Mar 09, 2007, 11:38 PM
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I probably wouldn't have the same brands or market that you do.

Britain has some of the fastest and cheapest broadband in the world, you're very lucky. (I'm jealous, "broadband" here stinks!)


Not sure on exact brands for modems, but I would get one that has VOIP capabability, but that's obviously up to you if you think it's necessary.

Mine is a D-Link (cheap ISP supplied), but it's never missed a beat.

If I were to buy one though, I'd probably steer towards Billion, Belkin, Netgear or Draytek.


If you decided on going wireless, just make sure it supports MIMO as that's heaps faster.
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Old Mar 10, 2007, 04:54 PM
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Never noticed that you are in Australia Insomniac always thought you wer in the UK, my late dads brother emigrated to Sydney a few years before i was born.

I have tried to post a link to an ebay item, but it wont let me.

This is the spec for it.

Hardware

ADSL Port :Port RJ-11
LAN Port : Port 10/100M auto selection
RESET BUTTON
STATUS LED INDICATOR

Software
ADSL Compliant
- ANSI T1.413 Issue 2
- Annex A, Annex B
- ITU G.992.1, G.992.2
- ADSL2 G.dmt.bis G.992.3
- ADSL2+ G.992.5
- Asymmetrical maximum data rates up to 12Mbps downstream and 1Mbps up stream for ADSL II (G.992.3)
- Asymmetrical maximum data rates up to 24Mbps downstream and 1Mbps up stream for ADSL II plus (G.992.5)
- Support for dying gasp

ATM Support
- 8 PVCs Support
- Supports UBR, CBR, VBR and VBR service classes
- Provides adaptation layer (AAL5) functionality (per I.363.5)?n
- Supports PPP ATM (PPPoA) and PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
- Supports IP over ATM (IPoA)

Bridging
- Transparent Bridging (IEEE 802.1d)
- RFC2684 (RFC1483) Bridged
- Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1d)
- IP- and MAC-level packet filtering to accept/deny packets
- Supports ZIPB Mode




Network Management
- Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) enabling end-user device configuration via HTTP
- SNMP v1 over IP, EOC and ILMI VCC
- AutoDetect feature enabling automatic configuration of VCI/VPI values
- Update of boot image or configuration data over TFTP/FTP
- UPnP

Supported Client/Server Applications
- FTP and TFTP client/server
- DHCP client and server
- Telnet server
- HTTP server

What do you think of this.

colin.

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Old Mar 10, 2007, 07:20 PM
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Looks OK. It supports ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ which is pretty good.

Go to your ISP's site and check that the modem is supported, or if there are any issues etc.
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Old Mar 10, 2007, 08:22 PM
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Will do, thanks for your help Insomniac,most appreciated.

And can you do me one last favour, send some of that warm sun you have over there over here please.

colin.

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