Is this a "decent" internet connection?

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  1. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

    TantalizedMind

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    I have Road Runner from Time Warner Cable. I don't think there are any other choices really. Verizon is DSL, so that is not an option.

    UPDATED RESULT: Chose NY, NY not NH.

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  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    "Heres my stuff I want to show off"-thread.

    Yes it's a fast connection. Pat yourself on the back. There are people with slower connections, there are people with faster connections. And thus balance was restored!
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    It's a decent connection.

    The upload speed is lacking, and the download speed is alrightish.
     
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    Why the hate for DSL? I've been using AT&T DSL for nearly 3 years with no problems.
     
  5. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    PING is a bit on the above avg side of the fence otherwise pretty 'standard' speed test. Is that the only server you have that's nearby?
     
  6. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    im getting about half what you are and am still fine.
     
  7. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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  8. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    Alrightish?? I'd LOVE to have download speeds like that. Australia's internet sucks. I pay $80 a month for only 12gb download usage and I get 150kb download speeds if I'm lucky.

    This was a good day. But this was over the wireless (which I use more than I do the modem).
     

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  9. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Wow. Sucks for you. I pay about $60 a month for 20mb download and about 6mb upload.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    comparing it to australian speeds its about average, if it makes any difference..
     
  11. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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  13. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Jeeze. Nice!

    Check this out.

    http://www.thelocal.se/7869/20070712/

    Do you know how MUCH pornography she can download almost instantaneously?
     
  14. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    If you want to compare to me, then no.

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    But for a standard user, its fine.
     
  15. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I find it interesting how some people have great downloads but horrible uploads or mediocre upload and similar download speed.

    Afraid someone might get the same cable company as you and download fast too? :(
     
  16. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    By the way, if you're from New York why are you downloading from Manch?
     
  17. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Upload is mainly used for servers, not normal web activity. Most providers limit upload because its not as important to 99% of users in comparison to download.

    And cable company? Heh, most home users can't push over 100Mbps due to the fact that they are using 10/100 ethernet ports on their router, and cable modem.
     
  18. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, you're at work right now and don't want to compromise where you work? I initially thought you were at home and didn't want others to get the same service provider as you.
     
  19. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    I'm the "new" old guy, instead of sitting on his porch yelling at kids to get off his lawn I am sitting on my computer yelling at kids to get off my network connection.
     
  20. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    How selfish; not cool! I was ready to pack my bags for a big move to Minnesota!
     
  21. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just chose NY, NY and got a better speed even though it says it is 50 miles longer to that location than NH was. They must have better speeds in the cities? Would that make sense?

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  22. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Your comment made me try NY City even though it was further away. I'm not from the city.
     
  23. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I'm supposed to be getting 20Meg broadband from virgin, since they said we could have it for just £4 more a month... But they didn't tell us when, and I haven't noticed any difference... >_> <_<
     

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