Connection Speeds

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's been done before, but many people have moved onto faster connections (I know I have, yay :p ) since the last thread was made on this, plus we have new members to participate.

    I'm in the UK and have a 512k/256k ADSL line which costs around £23.50 (~33.60EUR/~37.32USD) It's probably a lot slower than most out there, but the UK is rather slow on the uptake of connectivity technology :p
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Moved on??? Damn dialup..........but at least it's free. :D :D
     
  3. Zooker

    Zooker OSNN Addict

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    I second that, Hipster! Mine's not free, but at least it's cheap! :p
     
  4. RazerBack

    RazerBack The First Rebirth

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    Currently it's capped at 8mb down by my ISP, not that you ever see it that high in the actual world on cable. Sometime this month I get to beta test the new DOCSIS 2.0 compliant modems, 30Mb. I can't wait.
     
  5. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    3.0MBps down
    128KBps up

    Crappy ratio huh?
    I can get 384KBps ups for $35 (more) a month
     
  6. Infinite0

    Infinite0 Universal Translator

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    I'm stuck with 56k for the meantime. If my new job pans out I will seriously consider upgrading to DSL (not sure about the reliability of cable here).
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Dialup.........in the lead..........w00t w00t :p
     
  8. 1mb, Ntlworld ISP. they may have had alot of troubles in the past but lately they have been outstanding in Broadband area.

    great speed :)
     
  9. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    1mbit NTL here.. occasional spikes which goes through its bad patches.. getting better tho
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Same as before. 3.5mbit down, 256kbit up.
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    same as last time..........56k :(
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Not just any old 56k though Heny, AOL 56k, harhar :p
     
  13. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I've got 3MB down, but only 96k up :(
     
  14. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    800/128 kbit currently for 49.50 euros (34.74 pounds), will be 1024/128 kbit when my ISP has finished upgrading it's servers. I am thinking of getting the new Power subscription (2048/256), but that costs me 20 euros more, I don't if I really use that extra 1024 kbit. Though the upstream is nice, but not worth the 20 euros. And, now I don't have a download limit (was 6 GB/month)! :w00t: I only have to pester my ISP to get a static IP, although I have a router which is connected 24/7, sometimes the connection is broken for whatever reason and I have to reconnect and get another IP. bleh
     
  15. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    512/256 ADSL damn I just wish I could get something like 512/512 or some higher upload rate, I think most commercial internet connections are capped at about 256 upload here in the UK
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    All of the 2mb packages (seems to be the highest downstream available to residential areas, unless you want to pay business prices) still only have 256k up.

    Except bulldog, who have an "off-peak" broadband package, whereby you have 512k all day, then between 2mb and 6mb down at evenings and weekends, they claim 400k uploads.
    info: http://www.bulldogcommunications.com/residential/products/PrimeTime/p6000.asp

    obvious catches though: it's only off-peak, you have to be in london (ie, very close to the exchange), you'll probably never actually get 6mb due to high usage of the network, and my god it costs soooo much :p
     
  17. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    why is your dialup free?
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Because he doesn't pay? :p
    It may be like the company here in the UK (who have sold up to a larger company now..) who offered 100% free dial-up but you had to have a small advert banner displayed on the bottom of your screen (those with a little knowledge could disable it ;) )

    Or there may just be a really generous company in Melbourne who like giving stuff away for free :D
     
  19. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I used ti use net zero...same thing..."free for life"

    unlimited internet for life

    then they went to 40 hours a week

    then they went to ten

    terribly slow, even in pro mode without the banners

    most of these put a cap noe on useage, so i was wondering which he's using without a cap
     
  20. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    At one time there were a few offering free dialup along with ads. There are all gone now. Too many people got around the adds. It wasn't hard to figure out.

    The one I'm with now was one of the last. When they were free they wanted help in their forum so I became a mod there. Then when they went to a user pay service all the mods still got it for free. w00t w00t :D