Lion, how fast is your broadband.

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  1. BlackMangoTree macrumors 6502a

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    With Lion being available via download curious to know peoples internet speeds.

    ADSL2+ 12mb will take me around an hour to download.
     
  2. smoge, Jun 17, 2011
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    My download speed is about 1.59Mbps on a good day, but there are 2 more factors that still apply:

    There are many devices on my net work (about 10+ PS3 and 2 Xbox's) so the amount of a bandwidth I get is very low. e.g my PS3 is wired in and takes just under 2 hours to download about a Gb.

    I also live next a university and collage, which make my internet very unreliable and internet speed takes a big hit from time to time.

    [​IMG]

    I guess that if I were to download 6Gb in one go over wifi it would take over 6 hours!
     
  3. HyperliteG4 macrumors regular

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    I love Verizon FIOS

    This is where I love my Verizon FIOS:

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  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    BT Infinity :D This was taken whilst watching a program on BBC iPlayer as well.
     

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  5. Cougarcat, Jun 17, 2011
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    Just kidding. I wish. Here's mine:

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    Actually surprised it's that high, it's supposed to be 12 tops.
     
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  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Incredibly stable 1.5Mbps DSL. It's slow but dirt cheap. I'll probably download it overnight to ease the waiting.
     
  8. baryon macrumors 68040

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    O2 broadband, exactly as advertised, which surprised me!

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    I guess it won't take too long...
     
  9. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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    but while i download i will ethernet into my router for a steady 50mbps :D
     
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    [​IMG]

    Slow, but cheap.
    Results might be slow, doing an initial backup using backblaze.com
     
  12. petvas macrumors 601

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    I think I won't have any problems downloading Lion:
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  13. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Remind me to get out of US for some real internet speed :D
     
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    Now THAT is broadband.
     
  15. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    No freaking joke. It's p.a.t.h.e.t.i.c here.
     
  16. petvas macrumors 601

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    Yes, but the upload could be much more. This is my only complaint about my internet connection.
     
  17. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Good point.
     
  18. WeegieMac Guest

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    Upload is a speed I personally never pay attention to since I never upload, lol.

    My Sky broadband is pretty reliable, it goes between 20mb and 14mb and very rarely drops below that. Compared to Virgin Media, who I was on before, who traffic manage and dropped my 10mb connection to 2mb between the hours of 6pm and 1am every, single day ... Sky is a great service.

    All the better though given that my wife works for them, and the entire package of services is free. :D
     
  19. petvas macrumors 601

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    Upload is very important to me, as I use my Mac Pro as an FTP and VPN Server.
     
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    [​IMG] :)

    Just kidding, that's at work. My home connection isn't as fast:

    [​IMG]
     
  21. iKennett macrumors 6502

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    Will also be getting around 32mb down and 6mb up in September when BT FTTC comes in my direction :D until then however... stuck at 3.5mb down.
     
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    Meh

    Home:
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    Tufts University Lab:
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    I did quite a bit of downloading there last summer...
     
  24. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    According to this I could download the install, which is estimated to be 4GB from what I have read, in about 20 minutes. These things don't really count, though. There is no way Apple's servers can pump out 30 Mb/s uploads for millions of people at the same time. I would estimate that it takes me about 30 minutes to an hour to download the installer.
     
  25. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    I average about 2.8 Mbs down, I'm gonna have to do the downloading overnight.
     

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