How fast is your internet?

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  1. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

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    I have a question about my internet speeds. We pay for 3kbp/s or whatever the amount of bits is and right now I am getting about 2.43kbp/s. Is it normal for the connection to differ from month to month.

    I play games online and it has been going smoothly for the past couple of months but now all of a sudden whenever I go on and say my mom goes onto her computer and opens her email my game crashes causing me to reboot my computer.

    So my question is, if you game how fast is your internet and is 3kbp/s fast enough to continue to play games? If it is not tell me how fast the bare minimum should be.

    Who is your internet provider? (btw way mine is SBC Internet provider)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Is that your upload or download speed?

    You can test it via www,speedtest.net or similar services.

    Btw, 2.43Kb/s is not fast in any way, you meant Mb/s I guess?

    That way you would have around 300KB/s as down- or upload speed.

    1MB/s = 8Mb/s (Mbps)
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    It's most definitely fast enough. And it's normal for your connection speeds to vary, based on the time of day and amount of traffic on your providers network.
     
  4. ryan0402 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    download speed as of right now is 2.39mbps with a ping of 21ms
    So my question now is why does my game consistently crash when someone else logs onto the internet.
     
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    And what is the upload speed? The ping sounds good for internet gaming.
     
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    That is about 50KB/s upload speed, it should suffice for proper online gaming.
     
  8. Ach111es, Nov 14, 2010
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    [​IMG] :eek:. It takes hours and hours to download anything worthwhile.
     
  9. tigres macrumors 68040

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    How's this?:D
     

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  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    104 Mbps is 13 MB/s, an entire ripped film in SD quality (700MB) could be downloaded in less than a minute.

    90 kb/s is obviously KB/s.

    So what is your download or upload speed?
     
  11. ryan0402 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So campaign works fine. I went onto the multiplayer match ad about 3 minutes into it for no reason it just freezes but I can hear everything fine. So I turn off the computer and eject the disk and I see it has some light scratches that look like my iMacs optical drive has scratched it. Could it have made it so that some files are corrupted making multiplayer unplayable.
     
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    I get about 3.5 Mb/s down and about 0.5 Mb/s up. It's faster to use my cellphone...

    Fortunately they're upgrading my street Soon™ which should push it up to about 40 Mb/s.
     
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  14. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Nice!

    Why the hell can't the US get those pipes!?!?
     
  15. JoshBoy macrumors 6502

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    im running usually at 19Mb/s on fiber optic cable however with F/O cable it can be slightly affected by how many users in your area are on it, if you are on copper line ADSL this doesn't usually apply but what does apply is the distance from you to the exchange.
    Im looking at upgrading to a new 100Mps line that uses a mix of fiber optic and telephone line in unison together

    http://personal.optus.com.au/web/oc...l&SID=BBAFeat5:Must:OSC:BUN:OCA:BBHP:15112010
     
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  17. JoshBoy macrumors 6502

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    just ran a test

    Here is my results
     

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  18. aki macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the internet in Japan is great. I don't even know what my speeds are because it's practically meaningless. It's some fiberoptic thing. Who knows. But it's fast, unlimited, and I pay virtually nothing for it. (I forget how much exactly but it's a tiny fee.) Wheeee!
     
  19. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    Gotta hate living in Australia

    [​IMG]
     
  20. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I don't think that my connection is too bad :)
     

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  21. filfortugno macrumors regular

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    not bad

    ping=1 ms
    download= 2000 kilobytes down
    upload=1000 kilobytes up

    gotta looove canada baby! fiber optics!!
     
  22. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    [​IMG]

    Easily gets to 22-25Mb/s many times (even on Wifi)
    For $10/month more, we can get 30Mb downloads. I don't think it will make a big enough difference for now because websites can only load so fast (and they are pretty fast instant already).
     
  23. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a

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    Not too bad through my Mac Mini and a Belkin N+. Comcast sucks support wise but as far as actual speed not too shabby.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    getting 170mb down / 30mb up installed next week :D will post results here :p
     

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