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How fast is your Internet Connection?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Steve Mehs, Apr 8, 2005.

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  3. swyman18

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    Being in Hawaii, I am jealous of all your tiny ping times.

    That sounded weird...

    Anyway, any speedtest site on the mainland has a ping time of no less than 80ms for me.
     
  4. damondlt

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    Decided to upgrade slightly.
     
  5. Laxguy

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    All your pings are belong to us!

    Interesting. Kinda makes me think a lot of the main links are via satellite from the islands.
     
  6. swyman18

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    No, there are fiber runs across the bottom of the pacific. But the sheer distance means ping times of about 80ms to California and 160ms to the east coast.
     
  7. Chris Blount

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    Yeah, I think Gilligan cut the copper runs. :)
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Yes, I was aware of fiber across the Pacific, but I consistently ping Montreal in 17 ms, which is roughly speaking about half the distance from SF to Honolulu. Curious is all.
     
  9. swyman18

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    Wow, that's pretty good. I'd love to see 35ms or so to California, but I can't imagine I'll see that anytime soon. Our local telco just upgraded my area to some type of VDSL service similar to ATT's Uverse. I know the latency with DSL is higher than cable internet (Time Warner here), but I've had that on different occasions here too and the ping times are only slightly lower. Just too many hops.
     
  10. Earl Bonovich

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    Not that it is my personal ISP...

    But the network connection that Apple setup for WWDC attendees.... UnReal.

    I was able to download 4.7gb in just about 5 minutes.
    Did a test today... I was getting 158mbs up an download.
    (Thunderbolt->Gigabit->Network)

    I honestly have never been on a network that quick before... just insane.
     
  11. Shades228

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    Decided to upgrade


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  12. Laxguy

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    How about these apples for comparison?


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    Though to be sure I am far, far away....
     
  13. Jul 9, 2012 #193 of 475
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    Wasn't sure where to post this, but, I have AT&T dsl, 3mb. service and a Linksys WRT54G router. The router is a G not N standard. When I get buffering on youtube videos, is the delay the internet speed or the router? Do I need faster internet speed or a faster N router? :confused:
     
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    Your bottleneck is always the Internet speed, not your router.
     
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    Unless it's a wireless strength or congestion on channel 6 issue etc. Redhot, does this happen when you're hard wired to your connection on the same computer?
     
  16. redhot

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    Have not hard wired it yet to tell. I may try that though. thanks. What's a channel 6 issue?
     
  17. RasputinAXP

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    In general, home routers default to Channel 6. It means there's more interference on that channel than others. 1, 6 and 11 are 'non interfering' channels, so you should see if you're on 6, and it you are, move to 1 or 11.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    Though more modern ones sometimes choose a different channel automatically. Mine chose channel 2 for some reason.
     
  19. RasputinAXP

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    that makes near-zero sense. It's not far enough from 1 to make a difference. We've been talking about a 4-channel model for dense deployment that is, I believe, 1, 4, 7, 11.
     
  20. scooper

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    I'm running 2 Wireless routers - one on channel 1, one on channel 11 . If you really need a reliable connection to a site - I prefer ethernet (hardwired).

    BTW, my internet connection though Time Warner Cable is 10 MB down, 1MB up.
     

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