| 10:05 am on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Not sure what MMR (or is it MRR, you have spelt it both ways!) or PLR files are, but it all depends on the file size, what is *very large*
Sure you can in theory upload/download a file of any size on dial-up, it will just take a long time!
Guess it all comes down to how much time you have to upload these files and how big they are.
| 4:06 pm on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
It is possible to upload large files using any connection speed, it would make sense to get a faster connection if you intend to do a lot of uploading or downloading.
You might also want to look into the posability of uploading the files zipped, then uncompressign them on the server. This will save your upload times.
| 9:52 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Also remember that upload speeds are usually a lot slower than the download speed, which may be a lot lower than the advertised download speed.
The big problem with moving large files over dialup is that the ISP sees the connection as being inactive and you are liable to get disconnected.
For most of us the question is a bit of a no-brainer so I guess you are having problems with your local telco. If you have decent mobile (cellphone) coverage then check out mobile broadband as an alternative.
| 9:36 am on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Mobile broadband is a good suggestion, although make sure they allow FTP connections. I know some mobile providers close quite a few ports. Sometimes you need to pay a bit more in order to have a plan that allows these ports.
| 10:18 am on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Good point Mac, I use my mobile connection a lot for email and browsing when out of the house but have only used FTP over a fixed line. I don't recall any restrictions documented by the provider but I will run a test to make sure.
| 6:13 pm on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I used to have to upload 5-10mg files via dialup. I still remember those days with pain. Hours it took.
I was the first subscriber in my area to have wireless internet, before we had cable or dsl available. I called the minute I saw the advertisement for the service :).