After which...Plan details
Wireless home networking included
10 email accounts (includes webmail)
100 GB/month download/upload usage
2 dynamic IP addresses
TELUS Security Services
24/7/365 Technical support
$2/additional GB used
Could you please provide a source of your information that Bell is throttling anything other than P2P..I'd really like to see it.Also depends what you use it for.
If you're in Bell land, they like to throttle a lot of things for 10/24 hours in the day on DSL. This includes some HTTP providers and I believe VPN/encrypted connections, not just torrents.
If you have a valid IP address, no matter what your connection, you can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Also, have you ever put a network analyzer on a cable modem? If so, you'd see only your own traffic. At least that's what I see on mine. Being on the same subnet has nothing to do with it it. You can normally only see your neighbours if you're on a hub or equivalent. Cable modems use separate frequencies for send and receive, so there's no way one could see transmissions from another, the way you would on an ethernet hub. It's closer in operation to the way a switch behaves in that you only see traffic that's intended for you. Further, even with ADSL, you still hit a switch at the CO or wherever your DSLAM is located. Also, DOCSIS modems support encryption, but I don't know that it's typically used.Cable is a local area network, you can see other users on your subnet
This is wrong, and it makes no sense. How your IP address is assigned has nothing to do with whether or not the internet is delivered via DSL or Cable. You can have either a static (fixed) or dynamic IP with both technologies.b. common DSL service is static / dynamic IP (Cable is fixed IP technology)
This is also wrong. JamesK is correct when he says "If you have a valid IP address, no matter what your connection, you can be accessed from anywhere in the world." If what BadLag says really is true, then someone at his ISP ought to be fired for allowing that to be the case.Cable is a local area network, you can see other users on your subnet, this means you could be hacked easily being on Cable
OK.. NOT sure then.. maybe i used the wrong terminology .. but YOU tell me then:Mango said:Originally Posted by Darkman00
"b. common DSL service is static / dynamic IP (Cable is fixed IP technology)"
This is wrong, and it makes no sense. How your IP address is assigned has nothing to do with whether or not the internet is delivered via DSL or Cable. You can have either a static (fixed) or dynamic IP with both technologies.
Even if there are.. - they are surely NOT as simple, instant and convenient as "disconnect / connect back to internet" with a click of a mouse .. and in few secods, basically, you are "back in business"darkman00, there are ways to change your IP address on cable. I won't get into them, because the vast majority of people don't care to force a new IP so they can get more stuff from Hotfile.
To be technically correct, DSL will be replaced by fibre, not upgraded to it. DSL is a tired technology with no legs left.DSL will probably beat cable by a large margin once Telus gets all the fibre optic cable upgrades right to the house finished. Cable can't compare to fibre optic cable.