What kind/how fast is your internet?

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What type of internet do you have?

  1. Dial-up

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  2. EDGE

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  3. Line-of-sight

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  4. Sattelite

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  5. DSL

    58 vote(s)
    47.9%
  6. Cable

    44 vote(s)
    36.4%
  7. HSDPA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Fiber Optic

    10 vote(s)
    8.3%
  9. T1

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Obviously theses options do not cover all of the different types so just choose the closest to what you have.

    If you have multiple types, just select your fastest one.
     
  2. CJRhoades thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, if you have one not listed, please post it.
     
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  8. CJRhoades thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #8
    My crappy edge only got 58 Kb/s download and 34Kb/s upload....
    Couldn't get the pic 'cause attachment manager said "invalid url" and I'm not going back to do the test again. Took 8 mins as it was on my stupid internet.
    I guess that's what I get for living in the middle of nowhere.
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    #9
    2.2mbps download
    400kbps upload

    On a lovely new ADSL line from BT. And living in the middle of nowhere too :)
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    ADSL with 50Mbps line. Of course we all know advertised speed and real speed are not the same.

    So I did my trusty test of DL'ing Mac OS 9.2.1 update (82MB) from the Apple web site.

    Took about 59 seconds this morning. Averaged around 1.3MBps (11.1 Mbps).

    Not bad at all for a service that costs $30 including modem rental of $8 per month.

    Here is the speed test result:

    [​IMG]

    Surprised that it was close. Usually it never is close to the real sustained speed.
     
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  12. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    I have Charter Crapline 16/2 which is more like 9-10/1.5.
     
  13. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    a lot slower than sushi and a lot more expensive ...
    I pay 50 euro a month for a combined internet/telephone subscription. the advertised speed is 4 Mbps with an option to upgrade to 20 Mbps.
    Belgium is one of the most expensive countries for internet connections. :(
     
  14. GMacDaddyTPO macrumors newbie

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    T1, but they limit the bandwidth in our dorms quite a bit.
     
  15. CJRhoades thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats a really fast upload rate....
     
  16. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Frankly that's fantastic. It took me an hour to upload an new alpha test version of my game. With that connection? Ruddy hell it'd be up in a few seconds! The host would then be the bottleneck!
     
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    Normally, at low-traffic times, about 12-15 mbit. But, just for fun...
     

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  19. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    They really kill our upload speed. This is also a lot slower than the download usually is, normally it's like 7000.
     
  20. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    Verizon Fiber.

    My connection is supposedly symmetrical. This is motivating me to check this a few more times and maybe mention that my U/L is 1/8th of D/L speed...

    Either way, I am thrilled with Verizon (for once) for putting this screamer in my home... The only thing killing me is their supplied router, which was set to update firmware silently. The last update killed off every Mac in the house for wireless. I had to reinstall the old version for now.
     

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  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    #23
    I figured that would be a bit faster since it was fiber.

    Around here, FTTH (Fiber to the Home) is around 100Mbps.

    I guess all Fiber connections are not the same. :(

    Nonetheless, you have a good connection for sure. :)
     
  22. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    #24
    I am not even going to start on my rant about the horrible condition of US broadband...

    According to our government it is just as fantastic as everything else! LOL. I have a 15mb/s symmetrical package for a price I consider fantastic for the states. There is a really interesting wired article somewhere about the cost per mb/s in a ton of different countries. The US did not shine...
     
  23. CJRhoades thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #25
    ....:(
    All of you guys and your speedy internet is making me sad.....
    I wish there was something else out here besides dial-up and edge aircard (which don't even operate at full speed).
     

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