does anyone know of an internet provider for dial up that does not use proxy?
I have never used one that did
and I have used 3-4
but where are you ?
even knowing what country your in probably wouldn't be enough to let people advize an ISP
I had Yahoo At&T dial up when first starting this, and had no issues with proxy.
I have just left Allvantage which was a proxy server and caused me some problems to Peoplepc, which is not a proxy server. It only costs $10 per month, doesn't seem to drop you off all the time, and offersnearly everything on your home page. However, even it is slow compared to DSL or Broadband, so at a fellow trader's suggestion I am changing to Broadband.
Probably most of your local companies don't use proxies. I have no personal experience with them. However, if you call them first I'm sure they will tell you. The local companies will probably even know what you are talking about. ;)
I'd think the only ones that use proxies are AOL and perhaps Earthlink (from what I've heard). NetZero possibly if you use the "web acceleration" feature which is a proxy that caches & recompresses images to reduce bandwidth.
And DirecWay (satellite) will route through proxies as well.
The majority of dial-up ISP's do not, I wouldn't think. But then again it's been so long since I bothered with a dial-up account, and since they are trying to be more competitive with broadband (well, not so much competitive, as survive) that some may have started taking the proxy "accelerator" approach.
Thanks for the replies. I hope to find a provider soon and be able to start trading. Thanks again.