Business Class Cable Internet

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ok1ha, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. ok1ha macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking into business class internet, 50mbs/5mbs cable.

    Would this hold up to 30 people using it for email / web?

    Is Airport a good router for this situation?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Assuming all 30 people are just doing email, web, Facebook style browsing 50Mb/s down is pretty plenty. Even if you do light online video viewing it would still be enough. All in all 50Mb/s is already a lot for basic web stuff.

    Gaming? Hell no! It's be suicidal. High pings and distributed bandwidth of ~1.66 Mb/s down and ~166Kb/s up. No ideal gaming conditions.

    Heavy users? Even worse.

    Airport or any other 802.11g/n will do fine.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    The AEBS can have up to 50 wireless users.
    And do you talk about 50MB/s or 50 Mb/s?
    Anyway, 50Mb/s is 6.25MB/s, which should be enough for 30 users, unless they all have to access heavy webpages all the time and have to down- or upload lots and lots of attachments at the same time.
    One company with 15 employees I worked at had a 800KB/s (6.4Mb/s) connection. It worked okay. The other company with 50+ employees had a 2MB/s connection.
     
  4. ok1ha thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Many of the offices that I have freelanced at, have wireless but also Ethernet at every desk. Most of the time if people plan on being at their desk for a few hours, they plug into Ethernet, especially if they are doing file transfers on the network.
     

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