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Micjones
08-21-2012, 09:14 AM
I'm moving about 100 yards to a new apartment and AT&T tells me DSL service isn't available there. That's good news and bad news. I can rid myself of my home phone, but I had to buy a new modem.

Looks like my service will be four times faster AND cheaper.
I'm happy about that part, but I'm curious about the quality of the service.

If you have it, how does the U-Verse HSI stack up to DSL? Better?

loochy
08-21-2012, 10:40 AM
I like it. It's fast ( i have the 12 mbps). I think there is an option for up to 24 mbps. In the end, it's internet. It requires no service...you just buy it and it's there and you use it.

MIAdragon
08-21-2012, 11:21 AM
You don't need a home phone with ATT DSL.

bevischief
08-21-2012, 11:22 AM
Should be faster.

RippedmyFlesh
08-21-2012, 12:38 PM
I'm moving about 100 yards to a new apartment and AT&T tells me DSL service isn't available there. That's good news and bad news. I can rid myself of my home phone, but I had to buy a new modem.

Looks like my service will be four times faster AND cheaper.
I'm happy about that part, but I'm curious about the quality of the service.

If you have it, how does the U-Verse HSI stack up to DSL? Better?

Definite win win for you. DSL can vary quite a bit. Some people can have good connections others like myself who are at the end of the line not so.
UVERSE works great. You will notice a difference. When I logged into computers running uverse the first few times I would send files and think something went wrong because it got there so fast.

Rain Man
08-21-2012, 12:44 PM
I'm moving about 100 yards to a new apartment and ...

Parole officer: "1,000 feet from the school, Mr. Jones. Not 700. You know the rules."

nstygma
08-21-2012, 12:56 PM
if delivered over copper, uverse technically is dsl, just a newer version.

Valiant
08-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Yeah, tech is all over the nation. Most people except fans don't recognize it though. That bat/serpent logo is everywhere.

nstygma
08-21-2012, 12:58 PM
Yeah, tech is all over the nation. Most people except fans don't recognize it though. That bat/serpent logo is everywhere.
strange

Inspector
08-21-2012, 01:20 PM
Love my Uverse. AT&T has a great product.

Discuss Thrower
08-21-2012, 01:22 PM
Uverse jacked me around. Fuck em

wazu
08-21-2012, 01:50 PM
Parole officer: "1,000 feet from the school, Mr. Jones. Not 700. You know the rules."

Owned.

Micjones
08-22-2012, 03:36 PM
You don't need a home phone with ATT DSL.

I did. They told me I couldn't do the dry loop in this area.

Micjones
08-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Should be faster.

Four times to be exact.
I'm excited about that...
Dropbox will be my bestest friend now.

Micjones
08-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Parole officer: "1,000 feet from the school, Mr. Jones. Not 700. You know the rules."

ROFL

Micjones
08-22-2012, 03:39 PM
if delivered over copper, uverse technically is dsl, just a newer version.

Nope. It won't be. They told me the copper lines run on the street I currently live on, but not on the street I'm moving to.

nstygma
08-23-2012, 02:09 AM
Nope. It won't be. They told me the copper lines run on the street I currently live on, but not on the street I'm moving to.
typically they run fiber to the neighborhood then from there, copper to the home. in new homes and some multi-unit dwellings, they bring fiber right in to the prem. either way is pretty good.
what's your u/d rate going to be?

Deberg_1990
08-23-2012, 07:27 AM
typically they run fiber to the neighborhood then from there, copper to the home. in new homes and some multi-unit dwellings, they bring fiber right in to the prem. either way is pretty good.
what's your u/d rate going to be?

Yea, mostly its fiber to the street and copper to the house from there. Ive had Uverse for close to 5 years now and love it. and yes technically Uverse is DSL (ADSL). Its just all wrapped up into one package with your video service.

Micjones
08-23-2012, 08:56 AM
typically they run fiber to the neighborhood then from there, copper to the home. in new homes and some multi-unit dwellings, they bring fiber right in to the prem. either way is pretty good.
what's your u/d rate going to be?

$32 for the first year.
$48 following.

Fish
08-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Four times to be exact.
I'm excited about that...
Dropbox will be my bestest friend now.

Internet speeds are never exact.

Dartgod
08-23-2012, 09:40 AM
$32 for the first year.
$48 following.

I believe he meant the upload/download rates. Do you have the 12Mbs service?

htismaqe
08-23-2012, 09:40 AM
Internet speeds are never exact.

Switched speeds are close though.

Micjones
08-23-2012, 09:48 AM
I believe he meant the upload/download rates. Do you have the 12Mbs service?

I completely over looked the "u/d" part.
Hahaha.

12mbps.
I'm currently at 3mbps.

Micjones
08-23-2012, 09:49 AM
Can I connect wirelessly to the U-Verse modem or will I still need my router?

Dartgod
08-23-2012, 09:58 AM
Can I connect wirelessly to the U-Verse modem or will I still need my router?

You will use the U-Verse modem for your wireless connection.

Be sure to find out how to change the password to connect to wireless because the default one is a bitch to type/remember.

I don't recall offhand how to do that, but it's not that difficult.

Micjones
08-23-2012, 09:59 AM
You will use the U-Verse modem for your wireless connection.

Be sure to find out how to change the password to connect to wireless because the default one is a bitch to type/remember.

I don't recall offhand how to do that, but it's not that difficult.

Awesome!

I'll call customer service to find out how to change the wireless password.
Thanks.

Deberg_1990
08-23-2012, 10:05 AM
Can I connect wirelessly to the U-Verse modem or will I still need my router?

Yes you can. Heres a good UVerse forum. If you post a question, thre are usually a few AT&T techs on there.



http://www.uverseusers.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=2



AT&T has their own official forum as well, but its more sanitized.

Micjones
08-23-2012, 10:12 AM
Yes you can. Heres a good UVerse forum. If you post a question, thre are usually a few AT&T techs on there.



http://www.uverseusers.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=2



AT&T has their own official forum as well, but its more sanitized.

I'm good to go then.

I should receive the modem in the mail today.
Service will be on by 8pm tonight.

I won't be in the new place until Saturday though.

Micjones
08-23-2012, 10:51 AM
Just got my modem!

Too bad I'll have to wait for a few days to set it up.
I'd like to see how beneficial this faster service will be.

I have some big studio files to upload to my Dropbox folder soon.
Shit took FOREVER (several hours) last time using the Desktop version.

BigRedChief
08-23-2012, 06:02 PM
I loved UVerse. 4X faster than DSL and 1/4 the price. You can record 4 programs at once. I miss the TV but I'm getting 40meg for $30 a month now.

Theres a big UVerse thread in the media center.