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So I never experienced Dial up internet before and I have this old laptop with a modem but I could not find dial up services in the UK. But if I did they did not work. so I need suggestions 

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Your talking 20 years ago mate, lol...

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Yeah. I never experienced it before and I have the equipment for it

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It wouldnt be the same today as it was back then due to how complex web pages are and significantly more bandwidth hungry compared to then.

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5 minutes ago, Denz006 said:

Yeah. I never experienced it before and I have the equipment for it

Don't bother, its not going to be an authentic experience anyway unless you're only browsing websites created back in the dialup days.

 

You'd be lucky to get any modern site to load without waiting a few hours, you'd DEFINITELY need adblock.  The javascript alone on your average site is bigger than a whole page would have been.  Heck, the stylesheet probably is.

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Yeah, you're MUCH better off integrating some form of RJ-45 ethernet to that laptop, such as ethernet over USB... then using whatever networking you use everyday with it.

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1 hour ago, Denz006 said:

Yeah. I never experienced it before and I have the equipment for it

Be glad you didn't.

 

Dialing in, doing whatever you wanted to do as quickly as possible, because you're paying by the minute.

 

Download a 5 MB file? 30 minutes if you had full bandwidth and the connection didn't crap out. Or someone in the house decided they had to use the phone right now, and you only had one line.

 

As others have pointed out, web pages these days are much larger than they used to be, so it would be even more painfully slow.

 

If you want a comparable experience, find some way to limit your bandwith. My first modem was 56k (56,000 bps), a friend started out with 7200 and later upgraded to 14,400 bit per second.

 

The developer tools of Chrome should allow you to limit your bandwidth. The slower options like 2G are basically unusable these days.

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I used to run Citrix farms off dialup. Its video that kills web page loading. Static pages aren't that bad.

 

Dialup is still used for fax machines. Also still used for transferring data like credit cards, etc. They are pretty robust connections. 

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The easiest way is a phone line simulator that would let you connect two modems together, then a second computer with a modem set up as a dial-in server.

 

https://dogemicrosystems.ca/wiki/Dial_up_server

 

Then you can simulate the experience with a site like The Old Net and RE-AOL.

 

https://theoldnet.com/

 

https://lunduke.substack.com/p/re-aol-a-reverse-engineered-aol-30

 

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Having experienced dial up, don't. The days of NetZero...

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