How fast is your Internet Connection?

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

  1. dpeters11

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    I think he might be using IE6 with Maxthon as a frontend.
     
  2. Dude111

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    Yup Mr Peters thats what I have :)

    Except I dont have Maxthon,I use the last version of MyIE2 -- I hate maxthon.. Its ugly and not as good....

    Im grateful for my CRTs..... I cant stand those new things.. The picture isnt good and to me is aweful....... I have 3 CRTs in my room (2 computer monitors and a TV)
     
  3. Smuuth

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  4. Dude111

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    Congrats on all your excellent speeds guys :)
     
  5. phrelin

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    "NEED" is one of those words that we use in a very subjective manner. It sounds like you're contented with what you have and who you are.

    The fact is, most of what I do on a computer other than graphics and activity on the internet I did adequately in 1980 on my Tandy Model II. But the internet is a means to exchange information as well as view video. Within our community many, many use dial-up because any other service available to them is ... difficult and expensive, if not impossible. If you're not close to the Comcast cross-country cable, your options are pretty limited here.

    Higher speeds do make internet browsing more convenient. I run the Township website. I try to keep web pages in relatively simple html. But agenda packets for meetings are large (sometimes very large) PDF files that no one wants to convert to simple html code, not even me, not even with the "tools" Microsoft Office provides that create nightmare code. So anyone who wants to download an agenda packet from the Township web site will either need high speed internet or a lot of patience. They can, of course, on their way to work or shopping stop at the Township office and get a copy for free.

    True high speed internet on current-technology computers/devices is a convenience, except it is also starts to become a necessity as businesses and governments orient their service to the web, making customers wait longer on the phone or in lines. Because of high speed internet I've become a "live person avoider" when it comes to finance, business, and shopping.

    For far more reasons than streaming video, I "need" true high speed internet. But I'm an old computer geek (sometimes, but mostly not, a "nerd", see How to Tell the Difference Between Nerds and Geeks) who has chosen to retire in a redwood forest in a rural county watching live, though frequently irritating, birds (even wild turkeys), raccoons, deer, etc., but who is also lucky enough to have that "needed" internet speed.

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    I guess I "need" this speedy connection to Silicon Valley for my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 because of who I have become. I too am contented. But there are times I'm tempted to drag out from under the house that Tandy Model II....
     
  6. Dude111

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    Wow look @ your speed!!!!!!

    I guess my ISP is happy with my usage then,I dont use much.........

    Heres my latest speed result :) (i just did it now)
     

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  7. Rich

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    I just got a notice from Optimum the other day stating that they have added a couple tiers to their support. 200 Mbps and a 300 Mbps tiers, haven't called them about pricing. I have the 100 Mbps tier at this time and that seems to be sufficient. Do I need that much? I really don't know. I mostly watch streamed content and I've never been hit with a cap fee and don't see any buffering.

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  8. dpeters11

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    There is a point of diminishing return. Going from 100 to 300 won't affect a Netflix stream, you're already past what they will send at.

    Where it really comes into play is multiple streams and multiple downloads at the same time. More can go full speed individually.
     
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    Thx comcast
     

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  10. Dude111

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    My latest test
     

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    Pretty good my friend!
     
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    And sometimes it's just the internet. Things seemed to be going a bit slow this morning so I tried these three from servers at increasing distances from the Bay Area across the internet one right after the other using Xfinity's test:

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    Dude111

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    Heres my latest result
     

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  15. trh

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    Had AT&T fiber installed today. Not so much for the speed, but the unlimited data. We've been getting closer and closer to our data cap with Comcast and we're looking at canceling DIRECTV and using various streaming services......so while they had an introductory offer 'for life' for pricing and free router as long as we kept it active, we thought we'd pull the trigger now.

    Install was scheduled from 9am-11am and the installer showed up at 9:02am. Only issue right now is our DNS server. We had been using OpenDNS but the AT&T gateway/router has DNS installed and getting around that is a challenge.
     
  16. inkahauts

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    I wish I could get that. I hate this high down low up speeds stuff.
     
  17. Rich

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    Yeah, even using hard wires I get only about 35 up and 210 down. Best Optimum can do, they say.

    Rich
     
  18. peds48

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    Why would any (regular) folk would ever need such a high upload speed, unless that someone is uploading tons of YouTube clips or pics to a sharing site there is really no need for those upload speeds.

    I definitely understand download speeds, specially with all the streaming going on, but uploads, I see no real use.


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  19. inkahauts

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    If I'm lucky I get maybe 5 on upload. Usually it's closer to 3.5 or 4.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    It's not needed often but when I do it's really annoying.

    I've been scanning old pictures into a computer and then mass uploading them and others in an organized fashion to my folks OneDrive. Doing a lot of moving of their videos from camcorders on vacations too. Like I said not often but a few times a year I would prefer it not take three days to upload a massive amount of pictures or videos.
     

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