Tell us how much your internet connection sucks

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ElementalDragon, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Never saw this kinda thread. either that or i just don't remember seeing one.

    Truthfully, i don't mind my connection that much, except for one thing that is. can u guess what that one thing would be? i'll give u a hint:

    they upgraded the friggin connection speed from starting out at 512K, to 3Mbps, but the upload rate didn't seem to change at all, which might be why the price didn't get bumped up at all for us exiting customers. sux very much heavily. even the graph makes it look MORE pathetic.
     
  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    ATM I got 2048down/384up (kbit/s), which will be bumped up to 3072down/576up within the next 2 months :D
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    wish we got speed bumps in the UK

    well not speed bump literally like the things in the road, we have them, I mean like speed increases, BT is sh!t
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Who cares about upload, unless you are running a server, which you probably can't with your ISP's rules anyways.
     
  5. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    actually.... i don't think my isp would give two ****z about running a server. well, they might call asking why i'm using just about all my bandwidth 24/7, but that's probably jus about it. and a lot of times, faster upload speeds can be noticed more often than faster download speeds.
     
  6. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Upload is important to me, because I host my own webserver. Yes my ISP allows that, heck they even recommend the type of connection I have for use with servers. The only downside is that they blocked port 25 (because some viruses use this port to send mail using their own builtin smtp server), so running my own pop3 server is useless. Time for another ISP :D
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    My internet connection sucks because... No wait! I doesn't suck, it rocks. 10Mbit up and down (Ok, I rarely get more than 5Mbit up, but who cares). :D
     
  8. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    how in the hell did you get that? and u mus be either paying a fortune for it, at a university, or.... work for your ISP.

    Glaanie, i think upload is more important to just about everyone. download speeds seem to be able to be regulated more than upload speeds. with such a small upload bandwidth.... using BitTorrent for 2 or more files practically slows my chances of looking at a website to a halt.
     
  9. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I'm perfectly happy with my 512K Broadband :)
     
  10. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    (Going to annoy you all) I have the best connection the UK can offer, AOL! ;)
     
  11. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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  12. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Are you going to answer my question rushm? Who is that lovely filly on your tag?
     
  13. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    The singer Dido.
     
  14. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    No wonder you type like you have a bone most of the time!

    Very nice totty!
     
  15. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Nope. I live in a small(ish) village about 15km from a large city. We pay about $40/month I think. :) 10Mbit isn't too uncommon around here, but mostly in the cities. My new apartment has it too, but that's at the university on the other hand.
     
  16. Sazar

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  17. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Zedric..... all i can say is........ u lucky bastage.
     
  18. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    for 512k my connection rocks :p

    Downstream Rate: 576 Kbps
    Upstream Rate: 288 Kbps

    100% uptime, has never been down in the 8 moths i've had it :D
     
  19. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Mine is down I can squeeze 680 and up around 320,

    should be 512/284
     
  20. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I'm usually alternating between 3 different connections, depending on where I am:

    Home (weekends): 3.5mbit down; 256kbit up cable (on a 100Mbit LAN or 11Mbit WLAN) - good, reliable connection.

    Room (weekdays): 54G wireless connection to a Verizon DSL line shared by lots of people, so it fluctuates quite a bit. Currently shows 1.2mbit down, 128kbit up. It's free, so I'm not complaining! My roommate and I will probably be signing up for a separate ADSL account in September though.

    Uni: Some ridiculously fast connection both up and down. Last time I checked, I believe it was 24mbit down. Ideal for huge downloads. [​IMG]

    EDIT: Found the old screenshot: [​IMG]
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    This was downloading on a relatively busy server too. I've had 10MB/s (yes, byte not bit) downloads quite often on this thing.