i would just like to point out that in 2022, there is literally no technical justification for asymmetric internet connectivity: docsis 3.1 and later can support multi-gigabit symmetric connections, as can PON networks.
no, DSL does not count as justification in 2022.
@ariadne DSL can have kind of manageable uplinks compared to docsis 3.0, besides it’s not like i have a choice except these two or 4G
@ariadne i think the fact that my cable ISP still does not have ipv6 in the year 2022 and uses eudocsis 3.0 with the worst buffer bloat i have seen is a more pressing issue for me atm. I don’t think i could get FTTH even if it was offered since i’m renting an apartment
@frostwolf @thufie @ariadne I'm using wifi exclusively at home, though the apartment is small so one is never far away from the router. My phone even picks up wifi signal on the street outside, but that's rather annoying because out there it's too weak for any connection and I have to manually disable wifi on my phone when in a 50 meter range outdoors
@LunaDragofelis @thufie @ariadne We have no provided network hardware in our pathetic excuse for a house/room at all. Wifi is provided via a router in some other building somewhere. So we have our laptop connecting to the provided wifi as a client, NATting to our router, which provides wired/wifi to all our stuff.
ranting about our network connection
@LunaDragofelis @thufie @ariadne Wireless-only is another form of disempowernent. We had to do freaking shenanigans to get our own LAN – we have an old laptop as an uplink, plugged into our router's WAN port – and that's something most don't have the knowledge OR the hardware for!!
And it's still really unstable.
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