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View Poll Results: Internet speed? Stated (unless shared, use actual)
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Dialup or GSM/CDMA or ISDN single (9.2-70k) 0 votes (0%)
ISDN dual, EDGE and IDSL (100-256k) 0 votes (0%)
DSL, T1, Satellite, Fixed Wireless (512k-2Mbps) 16 votes (15.53%)
DSL Fast, Low-speed Cable etc. (2.5-4mbps) 24 votes (23.30%)
DSL Superfast, Cable, Low-speed Fiber (5-8mbps) 33 votes (32.04%)
Cable superfast, Fiber, etc. (10-30mbps) 21 votes (20.39%)
Fiber business, T3 etc. (40-60Mbps) 2 votes (1.94%)
Faster (WTF?) (65mbps+) 7 votes (6.80%)
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ryaxnb
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Nov 7, 2007, 01:57 PM
 
I know I've seen these threads before, but... I'm curious to see what today the internet speed of my fellow MacNNers is. I don't think we've had a thread like this for a while. If we have, delete this thread and PM me to the old one. Also, I'd like to see some discussion of net speed. So anyway, here's the poll!Test note: As a sidenote, I recommend Java tests to all with at least 10mbps Internet connections. Use Firefox, safari doesn't seem to work (I suspect Javascript trouble) and head tohttp://http://www.dslreports.com/speedtests and select Java-based, then pick your server. Better with 10mbps+ down and compression programs active, e.g. on dial-up or Wireless or Satellite. Flash will be compressed by compression programs and doesn't measure well beyond 10mbps. JavaScript or image based tests don't measure well beyond 2mbps. They also will be HEAVILY compressed by compression programs in iPhone, phones, dial-up, etc., making any usage AT ALL of these tests very questionable.
( Last edited by ryaxnb; Feb 15, 2008 at 01:12 AM. Reason: spelling errors!)
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Nov 7, 2007, 02:03 PM
 


Downloads through Software Update usually come in at about 16MB/sec
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 02:20 PM
 
Here you go.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 02:25 PM
 
I've been throttled forever. Verizon didn't take it kindly the couple of times my computer uptime matched my gigs downloaded. Eventually I'll switch to cable internet once they convert all the channels I watch regularly to HD.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 02:48 PM
 


A nice local service provider, as they provide low-latency connections with gamers in mind, have no qualms about running servers, and sell additional IP- numbers for a €20 one-time charge.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:12 PM
 


My connection sucks

(“-1.png”? That doesn’t look right... --- Nope, definitely not right. Still says “Loading” on that site. Try again.)

Ah, better this time, showed up properly:



Anyone know why the upload test is so odd? It finishes (gets to 100%), and then it stays there for a while, while the speed lowers a lot, till it’s about half of what it was when it hit 100%, and that’s your final result?!?
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:19 PM
 
So I'm king so far?
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:22 PM
 
No, yours isn't residential. That's cheating.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:26 PM
 
Bah...I do more work at home than I do here. This connection is for downloading and playing games.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:27 PM
 
Don't forget pr0n.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:30 PM
 
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:33 PM
 
I've got to say, nothing is more entertaining than having an upload speed faster than a lot of people's download speed.
     
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I can think of a couple things...

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Don't forget pr0n.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I can think of a couple things...
well yeah pr0n > all duh
who will be the first to challenge this statement as if it is serious?
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:45 PM
 


i need to replace some cables to get that speed up me thinks.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:55 PM
 
Okay, so I'm still king of upload speed.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 03:56 PM
 
In the butt.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 04:05 PM
 


But it's free, so I can't complain.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 04:08 PM
 
Yep, that's what my throttled bandwith looks like.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
In the butt.
That was unbelievably lame, but it still managed to make me
     
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Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post


i need to replace some cables to get that speed up me thinks.
Wow mighty DH, are you directly connected to a backbone or something? Not even current fiber to the home service is that fast, from what I've heard.

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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
That was unbelievably lame, but it still managed to make me
Yeah I usually don't go that route, but I smirked when I thought of it.
The joke, that is.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
Yep, that's what my throttled bandwith looks like.
It’s still better than mine

We’re 90 people sharing three 8192/768 connections. You do the math.

I ordered my own, personal connection (20 Mbit down, 3 Mbit up) over a month ago, but they still haven’t got back to me... I was told it could take anywhere between three and six weeks to get it up.
     
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Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Wow mighty DH, are you directly connected to a backbone or something? Not even current fiber to the home service is that fast, from what I've heard.
Dude, it’s Demonhood. He lives inside the MacNN servers.

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Nov 7, 2007, 04:21 PM
 
3391kbps DOWN and 204kbps UP. Thinking of upgrading to 17mb/400kb VDSL but I doubt that it's worth it. The download speed is OK but it's the upload that sucks.

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Nov 7, 2007, 04:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post


i need to replace some cables to get that speed up me thinks.
That looked really impressive until I noticed it was kb/s.
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Nov 7, 2007, 04:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
Yep, that's what my throttled bandwith looks like.
Am I being throttled? How would I find out?
     
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Originally Posted by Don Pickett View Post
That looked really impressive until I noticed it was kb/s.
Are you drunk? It's about 1,000 times faster than I got.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Am I being throttled? How would I find out?
No, you're on the lower tier (cheaper). I was on the higher tier and they took me down a notch.

I assume you're on the lower tier.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Are you drunk? It's about 1,000 times faster than I got.
Yeah, but 5 MB/s isn't unheard of, especially in an academic or business setting. 45 MB/sec, on the other hand. . .
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Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
No, you're on the lower tier (cheaper). I was on the higher tier and they took me down a notch.

I assume you're on the lower tier.
I don't know what they are supplying. I just appreciate it.

Do you have any recourse if you are throttled?
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 04:46 PM
 


This is my work internet.

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Nov 7, 2007, 04:47 PM
 
I have no idea. While they had excellent customer service the last time I dealt with them, I am not one for making phone calls, and I honestly don't notice the difference unless I'm trying to dl like 4 things at once, which is rare.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 04:55 PM
 
512k down / 256k up.

And it's about to get worse. Did a speed test on the new house the other day. 128k down. Man, that'd hurt if I wasn't planning to spend the next couple of years buried deep inside the new studio.
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I WISH I got speeds that fast. I see mostly 180KBs down, and I don't know how much up. I know it has to do with me having a satellite ISP. With a Fair Access Policy. So my bandwidth is limited, and I mean seriously limited. 425MB down and they cut me out for 24 hours.
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Quite the upload speed - I had no idea.
     
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Nov 7, 2007, 05:28 PM
 
I WISH I got speeds that fast. I see mostly 180KBs down, and I don't know how much up.
The numbers in this test (as Internet connection speeds generally) are in Kb (kilobits), not KB (kilobytes). So your 1,400 kb/sec is actually about 175 KB/sec.

I know it has to do with me having a satellite ISP. With a Fair Access Policy. So my bandwidth is limited, and I mean seriously limited. 425MB down and they cut me out for 24 hours.
425 MB... over how long a period?
     
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It seems like this thread pops up every couple of months.
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Originally Posted by Mac User #001 View Post


I WISH I got speeds that fast. I see mostly 180KBs down, and I don't know how much up.
1392 is in kiloBITS (kb) per second. 1392/8=174 kiloBYTES (KB) per second.
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
The numbers in this test (as Internet connection speeds generally) are in Kb (kilobits), not KB (kilobytes). So your 1,400 kb/sec is actually about 175 KB/sec.

425 MB... over how long a period?
Ah. Good to know that I'm getting the speeds I'm supposed to, and possibly over.

Its 425MB over a 24 hour period. A while back it was 350MB (or something like that) during a 3-4 (forget exactly) hour period, which I preferred much more. Because then I could hit it and only have to wait those hours to get it back again.
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Originally Posted by Mac User #001 View Post


I WISH I got speeds that fast. I see mostly 180KBs down, and I don't know how much up. I know it has to do with me having a satellite ISP. With a Fair Access Policy. So my bandwidth is limited, and I mean seriously limited. 425MB down and they cut me out for 24 hours.
Wow, the latency looks horrid.
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Nov 7, 2007, 06:01 PM
 
At work: 11.5 Mbps down, 8.1 Mbps up.

At home: I'm on the cheapest DSL option (768/128 Kbps), so I'm going to estimate that I probably get about 320/52 on a good day.

I miss my 1.5 Mbps service.

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