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Your Internet Connection?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RTT, 3 Nov 2001.

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What internet connection do you have?

  1. huge connection (pls state)

    35 vote(s)
    11.0%
  2. ADSL (512/256)

    92 vote(s)
    28.9%
  3. Cable (512/128)

    75 vote(s)
    23.6%
  4. 56k

    46 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. DACS (28.8k)

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  6. ISDN

    7 vote(s)
    2.2%
  7. Cable (64k)

    3 vote(s)
    0.9%
  8. Janet (University)

    8 vote(s)
    2.5%
  9. ADSL (1024/256)

    18 vote(s)
    5.7%
  10. Cable (1024/256)

    18 vote(s)
    5.7%
  11. Cable (2048/256)

    11 vote(s)
    3.5%
  12. ADSL (2048/512)

    3 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    [Edit since this thread has been revived]

    I'm on cable :)

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    So, whats everyone got (or want ;))?

    i have 56k :mad:
     
  2. vivid

    vivid down in fraggle rock

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    i have cable, but i wouldnt mind a T3 connection :D
     
  3. Bursar

    Bursar What's a Dremel?

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    Cable here, but I only really use it for surfing and gaming. Any really serious downloads I do from work with the 4MB line we have there :)
     
  4. Koolvin

    Koolvin The Modfather

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    me too, cable here and a 155mb link at work.
     
  5. Fly

    Fly inter arma silent leges

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    ADSL at home...

    At work, depending on what machine you are on 100mbps to 1Gbps (the Developers get the fattest pipes).

    I'm happy with ADSL tho.. hate using the work connection... I know that Big Brother is DEFINATELY watching.


    Fly
     
  6. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    56k here at home, which is shared out to a few people on a Local network of 100Mbps (10 along some lines).

    Janet connection via my girlfriend who lives on campus at uni :)

    That's 10mbps...but I think the uni's pipe is less than that anyway, probably only 2Mbps - although we've had download speeds of up to 1MBps sometimes....which implies the uni link must be higher....not sure...it varies.
     
  7. [GiB] Spawny

    [GiB] Spawny Xqpack Lovin

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    Trialing ADSL for work :D

    Gamer testing and hardware, can you believe it!

    At the moment 512/256 50:1 shared across my 100Mb Switched LAN 8 clients CAT 5e cabling.

    It will be expanded to 1MB connection very soon. Just to see what the difference is?

    Man I love my job.
     
  8. Oliverp

    Oliverp What's a Dremel?

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    Hmmmm, this may sound odd, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm on blueyonder which I presume is cable, or is it ADSL. I'm not stupid.... honest :eek:
     
  9. Cheese

    Cheese Doc

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    Wooohooo 100Mb/s Super Janet for me!! Downloaded the LOTR trailer at 1.8Mb/s the other day (30Mb in less than 20s!). I like university :D

    r.
     
  10. Cheese

    Cheese Doc

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    Oww... the universities line is 5Tb/s I think (Super Janet shared between Oxford, Loughbrough(?) and maybe one other uni, I forget). My College's connection to the Oxford backbone is 500Mb/s so if all is quiet i should be able to get to the theoretical max of my network card of 12.5MB/s (100Mbit/s) :D

    r.
     
  11. Elspuddy

    Elspuddy Minimodder

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    cable , 512/128
    would not mind a 1 or 2mb connetion ;)
     
  12. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    That would be cable m8 :)
     
  13. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    Our university's link to Janet used to consist of a 2Mbit leased line to cambridge....

    Now we have a new 250Mbit link to cambridge !! woohoo!
     
  14. TiTch

    TiTch h2o cooled

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    I have 56k at home with IC24 who are c*** but 2mb broadband at work. When Imove (soon I hope) then I shall move to cable as 56k drves me nuts:p :p
     
  15. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    ISDN64 but if BT Openw@nk ever manage to get my exchange enabled I'd have ADSL, cos me only 1km ish away from it !

    We getting ADSL at work on Nov 20th ... yum
     
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  16. MrBadidea

    MrBadidea What's a Dremel?

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    If you d00ds can tell me where to get T1 - I will go and order it on the spot - and make my werx pay for it :)
     
  17. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    haha, if you're gonig to get you work to pay for it then....


    Just give ntl or BT a phone call....business sales dept...enquire about high speed internet acces....just say somethign along the lines of 'So what's the fastest thing you sell ?' - hopefully they won't just try to sell to ADSL...try mentioning money is no object......
     
  18. MrBadidea

    MrBadidea What's a Dremel?

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    So what IS the fastest you rekcon I can get then??? :)
     
  19. Lazy

    Lazy Meow?

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    I have a 56K but friend down the road has sdsl. 2 mega bit a second goodness.
     
  20. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Imperial College in london, where I was situated last year, own about 80% of Super J.A.N.E.T. and I think their backbone is something ridiculous, put it this way in the days of napster, in the library with me lil laptop I could sit and download at over 500kbps (on napster alone!!!) Other downloads were well over 2Mbps... sometimes the server was the limiting factor :D ...then if you used the computers in the DOC (dept of Computing) they had their own backbone, which I think was a TBit backbone, or something like that... The reason for this is the fact that Imperial College hosts the infamous sunsite... http://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/
    talk about massive file servers, this one covers the entire of Northern Europe :D

    Then when I went back into halls, I had my good old 10Mbps connection, which actually worked out at about 2Mbps, download speeds were almost 1mpbs this was very slow compared to the main campus tho....

    Now I'm on a 512K NTL cable line, which is shared 5 ways (well 6 if you include my laptop which is always connected too :D) I'm happy with this, but I'd love my old connection back :rolleyes:

    Uni nowadays, at loughborough, have a fairly good backbone, its nothing compared to Imperials, but they've got all sorts of filters on there to stop certain downloads from happening (ie napster and all other file sharing proggies)...
    EDIT: they've also got Novell all over the place....ewwwwwww :(

    Biggie :cool:
     
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