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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. riggs

    riggs ^_^

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    £49.99 per month for sat connection, plus £10-£15 per month for dialup ISP (plus the one off £12 activation fee, the £60 DVB TV card, and the £20 LNB for my sat. dish).

    Gaming doesn't really bother me...in fact, I really can't stand online gaming (prefer LANS...plus there's always a shedload of die-hard players that kick yer ass).
    Like I said, Satellite is my only option (apart from ISDN...but seems a waste of money to me) - I've been stuck with 56k for the past 6 years (not including the year I lived away from home and had 512k cable) and I've finally got fed up with it...I get a month's free @ 512k anyway, just to test it, but I'm sure I'll be happy with it, and upgrade to 2Mb.

    Plus there's the added bonus of being able to watch satellite TV through my computer (I have 2 dishes, each pointing at different sats.) - 24/7 p0rn!!
     
  2. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    56k at home (which never seems to work lately :waah: )
    26.6k on laptop (which at least does work).
    I think I'll be waiting a while before my village is BB enabled (100 people need to show interest and for so far there's 17)
    not to sure what I'm using at work, but needless to say it's a lot faster than my home connection.
     
  3. Tidy_Sammy

    Tidy_Sammy What's a Dremel?

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    512/256 ADSL :naughty:
     
  4. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    1024/256 Telewest Cable

    120k/s download 30k/s upload more or less. I would prefer more upload thou :D
     
  5. friskies

    friskies What's a Dremel?

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    8032/864kbps :D
    Originally i had 1000/384kbps, but when i moved, i had to wait 3 months before they managed to move the damn line to my new adress! So they gave me their fastest line for 3 months free of charge to make it up. And they seem to have forgotten to turn my speed back down, cuz that`s like 6 months ago :clap: :rock: :hehe: :D
     
  6. demonstalker

    demonstalker What's a Dremel?

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    768 down/ 512 up...but more like 1 meg downstream in all realities...
    wireless thingy to the local grain elevator..no dsl or anything like that..all the lines around this way are crap
     
  7. fillip

    fillip What's a Dremel?

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    I've got 1mb cable, but since you only posted cable upto 512kb/s i had to select the 'stupidly huge connection' option :D
     
  8. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    I'm on 256/64k ADSL. But only cause its cheaper than the phone bill for dailup :D My grandparents were gonna get 10 Meg cable but telstra stuffed around for 3 months, and since they're moving house in another 2 months (and would have to pay some huge relocation cost if they could even get cable at the new address), so their just waiting till after they move now. 1500/512 ADSL at grandad's work, plus I'm putting 512/256 ADSL in my new work, again becuase its cheaper than dailup (and would allow them to lose the two phone lines they use for internet - 48.8k dailup).

    PS I used to only be able to get 33.6k with my dailup, I have a 56k modem and was with 3 different providers claiming to give 56k dialup.
     
  9. Ravid Flux

    Ravid Flux What's a Dremel?

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    100base-TX switched ethernet 5 hops from the RUnet backbone. The backbone is (last I checked) twelve gigabit fibers to Verizon, twelve gigabit fibers to UUNet (MCI/Worldcom), and eight gigabit fibers to some other ISP I don't remember the name of.

    I get between 13000kbdown/13000kup and 23000kbdown/28000kbup depending on the time of day. Not quite 100mb/s but it's hard to find speed testing sites that will actually report the speed and not throw back an error. Speeds get plain old silly when I get a site off the transparent proxy.

    I love universities! :rock:
     
  10. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    Four words... "I ******* hate you" Just kidding.. So its nice I bet...
    I will have to be going down to crummy sub 56k dialup in a week or two :waah:
    But me webserver is moving to a friends :clap:
    But, vnc is SLOW as a snail at 2.5k/s... well, ok. The snail wins all hands down. Its like pitting a 186 against a dual p4 3.2C oc'd to 5 or so(if you could find one ;) ) Doing a multy threaded benchmark app.
     
  11. daniel_owen_uk

    daniel_owen_uk What's a Dremel?

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    Well looks like I am the only person on 1mb ADSL... Weird!
     
  12. Carbon

    Carbon Banned

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    im not actually sure what i have at work, is their anyway to be able to check WITHOUT asking the IT admin guy?
     
  13. Olly

    Olly What's a Dremel?

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    me has 1Mb ADSL too !! :D

    Olly
     
  14. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    10mbit Janet Lovin :D
     
  15. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    :( downgraded my 4mbit ADSL to 1mbit due to lack of cash.
    :D now abusing the 4mbit ADSL at work.
     
  16. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Plusnet 512/256 ADSL £22.99/month.

    Might move to 1024/256 from cpbb when the years up in June.. only a couple of extra ££ per month.

    I'm happy with it though. Regularly get 60KB/s even though it's supposed to be 50:1 contention ratio. Can't be that many people on it where I live.
     
  17. LaughingJon

    LaughingJon What's a Dremel?

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    ADSL 2048/512 - Nildram - £78.73 pm :jawdrop:
     
  18. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    ADSL 64up 256down :sigh: i voted ADSL512/265 tho since it was the closest
     
  19. Ice Kay

    Ice Kay The Chosen One

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    NTL Cable 600k/128k
     
  20. Andy King Of All

    Andy King Of All What's a Dremel?

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    512/256 ADSL :(

    want much faster but student stuff and car means slower net.


    back at uni used to be able to hit 12Mbit/sec downloading on a sunday when no-one was in :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:
     

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