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How Fast is your internet? (What you are paying for, not actual)

< 1 Mbps
3 (13%)
1.5 Mbps - 4 Mbps
5 (21.7%)
5 Mbps - 7 Mbps
2 (8.7%)
8 Mbps - 12 Mbps
6 (26.1%)
13 Mbps - 19 Mbps
2 (8.7%)
> 20 Mbps
5 (21.7%)

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Offline Ultimatum

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2008, 01:28:13 pm »
Download Speed: 1927 kbps (240.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 371 kbps (46.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2008, 01:36:57 pm »
Lego, you need to mail or fax yourself one of the Internet lines from work to my house so I can use it.

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2008, 01:56:44 pm »
Lego, you need to mail or fax yourself one of the Internet lines from work to my house so I can use it.

I just asked one of the network guys how big the pipe out of here is and he said, "I'm not sure, more than a DS3, more than 100meg, we just keep adding."

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2008, 02:07:47 pm »
I found a speed test from like... the 90s. The speed test was how long it would take to load a GIF image!
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2008, 02:34:32 pm »

Download Speed: 1242 kbps (155.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 545 kbps (68.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

So it must be my horrid computer making me download a normal torrent at five so kb's a second.

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2008, 03:13:30 pm »
Sigh, at home my speed drops massively to
12630 down
9133 up



Comcast isn't so bad afterall.

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2008, 03:34:30 pm »
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Wow... Where was your test server located again?
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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2008, 05:05:19 pm »
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Wow... Where was your test server located again?
I'm in Minneapolis and I chose Chicago, IL as my server.

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2008, 12:51:49 pm »
You should use this speed test, it's one of the better ones. Although it only offers sites in the United States.

Download Speed: 16491 kbps (2061.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2104 kbps (263 KB/sec transfer rate)

I just got finished installing a new splitter on the line with a higher frequency range. Here's my new score:

Download Speed: 27828 kbps (3478.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2906 kbps (363.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

Anyone living in an older house should be sure to check their cable splitters if they have any installed. Most of the older ones are 5-900 MHz (or less) and that's going to kill your speeds as modern cable lines operate above that 900 MHz ceiling. You should be fine with a 5-1000 MHz splitter. I just installed a 5-2400 MHz splitter and my speeds have improved.

Of course, if you can avoid using splitters at all that's the best solution.

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Re: 1.21 Gigawatts! (aka What is your internet speed)
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2008, 03:22:01 pm »
Interesting...


Down: 371kbps
Up: 753kbps
Ping: 41ms
Distance: ~50mi

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How Fast is your Internet?
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2010, 07:28:27 pm »
I'm upgrading my internet from 7 Mbps to 12 Mbps (I wish I could get 20, but it's not available in my area. Also, that's a tad extreme)
So, it got me thinking, how fast is your guy's internet?

Post what you are paying for. Then go here, and post your actual speed.

To give you an idea, here is what speedtest.net has recorded from different parts of the world:
Global Internet Speeds


Download: 5.96mbps
Upload: 0.62mbps
Ping: 186ms



To give you an idea of internet speed, here is some numbers!  :D

Ok, so internet speed is measured in kbps (kilobit a second) and mbps (megabit)
Where people get confused is that files on your computer are measured in Bytes (8 bits in a byte)

(Note: Small b = bit. Big B = Byte)

1 megabit = 0.125 megabytes (or 128 kilobytes)

5 mbps    =  0.625 MBps (or 640 KBps)

10 mbps   = 1.25 MBps (or 1280 KBps)
« Last Edit: February 25, 2010, 07:36:02 pm by Fink »

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Re: How Fast is your Internet?
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2010, 07:33:31 pm »
3.10/0.50/83ms

I was going to post the image before I realized that it kinda gives away a few things.

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Re: How Fast is your Internet?
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2010, 07:34:36 pm »
3.10/0.50/83ms

I was going to post the image before I realized that it kinda gives away a few things.

True, didn't think of that. Don't post the image guys, just tell us your results.

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Re: How Fast is your Internet?
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2010, 07:37:55 pm »

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Re: How Fast is your Internet?
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2010, 07:39:26 pm »
Ah well, we all know where pat lives anyways.

Friggin comcast.