PS2 and online gaming question.

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  1. Robert_eb

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    http://ps2.ign.com/articles/367/367000p1.html
    My question is will you be able to play online using a standard 56k modem?
    Here is the paragraph that my question is based on:
    "The Network Adaptor package also includes introductions to several online carriers, including AOL, Earthlink, AT&T SBC, and Sympatico, although several other service carriers can be used. To our knowledge (this was announced at E3 2002), players can watch four online game demos, including Madden NFL 2003, Frequency Online (with four songs available to play online), TimeSplitters 2, and Tribes: Aerial Assault. Buyers need to have a PS2, an 8 MB Memory Card, a Start-up disc, an ISP, and an online connection, using DSL, cable modem, or similar connections."
     
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    just go buy cable or dsl.... 56k is just not fast enough for online play.
     
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    I'd recommend getting cable/dsl as well. Once you go with it you can never go back...
     
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    My only complaint with cable/dsl is it's a bit pricey. I'm used to paying $9.95 a month for internet access. Is there a dsl service that is inexpensive?
     
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    No, but if you're paying for a second phone line for internet access, you'd be able to cancel it. DSL works on your regular phone line, and Cable uses your cable tv service.

    In my area, it's actually cheaper to have a cable modem than it is a second phone line and dialup access.
     
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    I 100% agree with Dave. I find high speed internet so essential that it was one of the conditions in my purchase agreement for my present house. I have zero interest in ever returning to dial-up. I have even looked at Direct-PC (satellite - what is available from Bell sucks!) for my cottage and I am only there on weekends.
    Chris [​IMG]
     
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    We have a phone line with DSL and a wireless network for 3 computers. The price of 3 slow 56k connections compared to 1 fast DSL is in favor of DSL.

    The network adapter for PS2 has both 56k and ethernet slots.
     

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