Greetings from 1996!

    --> Sending: ATZ
    --> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2
    --> Sending: ATH1
    --> Modem initialized.
    --> Sending: ATDT1892150150
    --> Waiting for carrier.
    CONNECT 45333

45 measly kilobits per second! This is incredibly painful — and expensive at 5 cents a minute! I briefly considered getting around it by hiring a 3G data-card for the couple of weeks before my DSL is activated — but that too is insanely overpriced.

Hurry up, DSL…

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  1. David Malone
    Posted March 12, 2006 at 17:59 | Permalink

    45 kilobits would have been fairly bling for 1996 I think (at least based on articles like this). Maths had a 28.8 and 3*14.4 modems in 1997, but that wouldn’t have been state of the art or anything.

  2. Posted March 12, 2006 at 18:43 | Permalink

    Just curious if this still works…

    +++ ATH

    You still there? ;)

  3. ben
    Posted March 12, 2006 at 19:54 | Permalink


  4. Posted March 13, 2006 at 10:45 | Permalink

    phew, it didn’t work ;)

  5. Posted March 13, 2006 at 11:09 | Permalink

    I feel for you. I had to do the dial-up thing when I first moved to Staffordshire, and man did it suck (for about a year until the exchange was upgraded). Wasn’t 5p a minute, but it wasn’t cheap either. Don’t suppose you can see Snowdonia? I could bounce a wireless signal to there :>

  6. Posted March 13, 2006 at 11:43 | Permalink

    Duncan — thanks for the offer, but Snowdon is sadly just a little out of range from here. ;)

  7. Conor Delaney
    Posted March 14, 2006 at 13:41 | Permalink

    Welcome home? now imagine what the net connection is like out here in the west of Ireland….seriously considering going back to USA just for the broadband ;-)


    ps: love the rockstar look!