My tubes are fast!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jeremy.king, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    You see I have SpeedBurst with Comcast, and I just downloaded VMWare beta. Check this out. 1.1MBps! Thats 8.8Mbps! Actually for a small time Safari was reporting 1.2MBps. Not too shabby for my 6Mbps connection :)

    Just happy I am on holiday vacation and the series of tubes to my house don't seem to be full yet...
     

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  2. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Must be nice. Fast for me is around 250KBps which is on a 3Mbps DSL line.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i have Comcast, too, and i've seen download speeds as high as 2 MB/sec!
     
  4. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, I'm confused, I always thought MBps and Mbps were the same thing. What is the difference?

    I ususally get 650kbps but depends on the source. I was getting 1MBps (I think...it was ~1017KB/s) from F.E.A.R updater's FTP program, and thats over wireless!
     
  5. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

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    bits and bytes...big difference. B = Bytes, b = bits

    8 bits = 1 Byte
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I dont think you will get 8 if you are paying for 6. ISPs set the limit at their end. Check that you havent had a free upgrade and they havent told you. Its happened to me before.

    I was paying for 1 but got upgraded to 2 for free. Since then I have been upgraded for free another two times so Im now on 4. I get exactly 4Mbps max.

    Try the speakeasy test to check your speed.
     
  7. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Pfft, my tubes count as fast when they're shifting 100KBps on a 1MB ADSL line...
     
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    lol, yeah, I got 120 on 1meg cable. :eek:
     
  9. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I have a 6Mbps cable connection as well (Road Runner Time Warner) and often get around 9 (~1.2MB/s). Wish I could get torrents up that high. :p
     
  10. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

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