Thread: Dial-Up Performance
02-09-2005, 09:01 PM #1MizzouDJGuestDial-Up Performance
Hey all, I just ordered my 12" IBook. I've never touched a Mac before so bare with me and my questions. I will be using the wireless at school but I only have dial-up at home, how does it work on mac, seem faster than pc?
02-10-2005, 01:56 AM #2
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- 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
You can set up a dialup internet connection using the internal modem on your iBook with the Internet Connect application. (Should be in /Applications.) Have your account info and ISP modem number ready; call your ISP's help number if you have problems.
I doubt it'll be any faster than a PC. Dialup is slow, no matter what.
I would suggest that you use Firefox (or another Mozilla browser) rather than Safari on a dialup connection, though. Safari likes to render pages all at once, which is okay on broadband but leaves you hanging on dialup.
02-10-2005, 03:21 AM #3TiranisGuest
i dont' believe using Firefox is a great idea. I would recommend Camino (basically Firefox but made for OS X) or OmniWeb (really, really good).
And I have to agree with technologist - dialup is slow no matter what... sadly.
02-10-2005, 06:51 PM #4xthisisRomancexGuest
at my fathers house he has dial up and actauly it is faster...my dad's pc connects at like 25kps and my mac connects at a 49kps.. but yea it is still slow....i have used firefox and safri on his dial up and it is soo slow.. you cant really tell the difference...
02-10-2005, 06:58 PM #5TiranisGuestOriginally Posted by xthisisRomancex
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