Yea!!! Just got a free broadband upgrade!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Maveric169, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I just got a free RoadRunner Upgrade to a 3 Meg down, 2 meg up. But after testing it with sever sites I am actually getting 4.3 Meg down, and a 3 Meg up:)
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Every-time someone get's a faster pipe it makes me hate the UK's pathetic connectivity more and more :p
     
  3. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I doubt it is 3 Mbps upload as Roadrunner premium is 6Mbps Downstream x 512 Kbps Upstream.
     
  4. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    my comcast is about to go from 3mb down and 256 up to 4.5 mb down and 384 up
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    No it is going to 4000/384 for free and then for 10 dollars more per month you can get 6000/768.

    The caps will be set to 4300/384 and 6600/768.
     
  6. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I know! It makes me sick! :p :)
     
  7. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    how much is your pipe running?

    I think in all broadband countries, my country is the most pathetic. I'm running on a 1MB/384KB (DL / UL) and when i tested i'm just running on a mere 800Kbps/200kbps only.
     
  8. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    2 UP!!!! i wish i had that....man, I host games and I would LOVE to have that
     
  9. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm still stuck on 512/128, and I've had it for at least 2 yeatrs now. Damn BT, they've only lowered the price down by a few pounds, and there's a high chance of capping bandwith as well in the near future :/
     
  10. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    eh 4.5 or 4 so what it's still a free upgrade

    thought it was fast anyway
     
  11. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    1.7 DL
    1.0 UL

    $34.00 a month

    As soon as my modem *cough* dies they give you a new one with WiFi on it. :sneaky:
     
  12. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Just means I have to keep this datacentre job and plenty of CD's (or a maxtor one touch) :D

    100mbit baby :D
     
  13. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    I have roadrunner too but i think only the download speed increased. i think mines around 3mbps down / 384 up?
     
  14. SickBoi

    SickBoi Kicker of Elves

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    I have roadrunner as well in North Carolina.. i got and upgrade from3Mbps to 5Mbps .. premium got bumped up to 8.. upload is the same ithink..
     
  15. pok_pok_911

    pok_pok_911 go the AMD!!!

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    oi Nismo83 why is your 2600+ runnng at 2.1 mines at 1.91 and its annoying that barrier between 1.9 and 2!!!
     
  16. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I'm in Raleigh NC and I haven't gotten an upgrade. My line is terrible. I checked my benchmark and mind you at the moment I'm hosting a BF1942 server with only 3 people on it. But I'm at 1.2DL and 194UL it seems rather low so once people get off of the server, I'll be restarting and resetting everything but still....
     
  17. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    stop making me jelous guys, im getting 26.4kbps right now lol
     
  18. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    1mb down/256up :eek:
     
  19. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Pfff. My friend is actually getting FREE internet at the moment because he subscribed to a 2mb service, but the switch from a 512k connection does not allow him to go directly to a 2mb service from another ISP. So, what the ISP is doing is giving him FREE internet at 512k until they convert his connection to the 2mb sevice. They're saying that the estimated date of activation will be end of Feb.
     
  20. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    I have 3072 kbits down and 500 kbits up atm, but it will be upped to 4000 down and 770 up. If I fork out an extra 20 euros/month I'll get 10000 kbits down and 1050 kbits up. But I don't think I'll do that.