1. Welcome to our site! Electro Tech is an online community (with over 170,000 members) who enjoy talking about and building electronic circuits, projects and gadgets. To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.
    Dismiss Notice

Internet speeds

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by herbymcduff, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. herbymcduff

    herbymcduff New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Messages:
    205
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    I know there are alot of different types of connections out there. Just to name a few;

    ISDN, 56K, cable, dsl, t1, t3, oc8. I know there is probably more. But I don't know any more.

    Now, I have a T1 connection, but no knowledge of its speed capabilities. Or for that matter, any of the above.

    I was just wondering if anyone of you knew the speeds and maybe some history, and if you know of more.

    Is T1 a good one, which one would be the best?

    Just food for thought.
     
  2. Pilot

    Pilot New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2003
    Messages:
    191
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    England
  3. herbymcduff

    herbymcduff New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Messages:
    205
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    hey, thanks for that site. I was just curious to find out the best. But who can afford the best. I'm just running a T1 ethernet based connection. Terribly fast enough for me. :lol: :lol: :D :) :p
     
  4. dave

    Dave New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 1997
    Messages:
    -
    Likes:
    0


     
  5. bogdanfirst

    bogdanfirst New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,310
    Likes:
    1
    Location:
    Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

    just beeing curious......i use a LAN connection, but its always full, so for internet i dont get is full capabilities( my speed is limited to 128KB/s).
    so my curiosity is ......the data is transmitted trough a 8 wire cable, what is each wire for?
    i know one is ground, one is sync, clock.....i think, but what are the otheres?
     
  6. mechie

    mechie New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2002
    Messages:
    591
    Likes:
    3
    Location:
    Lincolnshire, England
    RJ45 Data Leads

    Look at http://yoda.uvi.edu/InfoTech/rj45.htm
    RJ45 connectors appear to be the usual overkill - we (UK) also have 6 pin connectors with 4 core cable for telephones that only use 3 terminals!

    Life is confusing !
     
  7. herbymcduff

    herbymcduff New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Messages:
    205
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    now we are talking about connectors, can anyone describe to me Cat.5b, otherwise know as cat 5. Just for fun.
     

Share This Page