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grannen
02-20-2001, 08:20 PM
We are a mixture of guys connected here, but what type of connections do you have?
And how fast is it?

What speed do you have and are the animated signatures slowing down your download?

I have a Cable with 512k/s download and the animated signatures doesn't show any delay in my reading the posts.

I'm curious to know what is the most common one and your comments.



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Natty
02-20-2001, 08:41 PM
I've got cable, had that for about 7months now, don't know on the download speed, usually it varies and depends on what I'm downloading, also depends on where I'm downloading from

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Kid
02-20-2001, 08:43 PM
Cable

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TunaMurray
02-20-2001, 09:14 PM
I have cable but am also on a house network. The connection varries from that mostly but cable itself seems to be unstable. Depending hom many people are using it and how the cable company is doing the connection will be in a very wide range. Simpy put we are somewhere between a sinking rock and a shooting star.

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Dr._Threepwood
02-20-2001, 09:39 PM
Cable

grannen
02-20-2001, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Grannen:
We are a mixture of guys connected here, but what type of connections do you have?
And how fast is it?

What speed do you have and are the animated signatures slowing down your download?

I have a Cable with 512k/s download and the animated signatures doesn't show any delay in my reading the posts.

I'm curious to know what is the most common one and your comments.



Well, the actual speed varies of course, but I when I asked for your speed I ment the speed your IP has stated.

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Rufio
02-21-2001, 01:34 AM
cable, tweeked and tested at 910Kb/sec http://www.escapemi.com/forums/biggrin.gif
www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest (http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest)

Frenchyd
02-21-2001, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Grannen:
We are a mixture of guys connected here, but what type of connections do you have?
And how fast is it?


Guys? being a little sexist grannen? lol! but seriously i have cable, and it's getting REALLY s...l...o...w... http://www.escapemi.com/forums/biggrin.gif



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Timmy5
02-22-2001, 05:48 AM
i am gonn aget a cable but now i am afraid cause of pple saying it is slow

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nathanism666
02-22-2001, 07:57 AM
aaaahhh, i'm only on 56k modem dial up.
iu'm gonna get broadband soon, but 4 now, super slow gaming will have to suffice.
i spose a ping of 180 isn't too bad 16 man CS sessions...

BoneMaster
02-22-2001, 08:47 AM
Most of you have cable! WOW! It must be REALLY expensive. I have 128 ISDN. I can use it as much as i want and it costs about 50$ in a month. How much you guys have to pay for you connection?

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grannen
02-22-2001, 10:56 AM
I have Cable 512 kb/s and pay $20/month (200:- Swedish Crowns) and no charge for the time I'm connected.
That means I can be connected 24 hours/day and no extras!

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the_xxxxx
02-22-2001, 01:53 PM
Also cable, and cos my dad pays it I dont care what it costs. Yeah cable is sometimes really slow, except here in Holland (Cable Wannadoo sucks!!).

The XXXXX

MegaMonkey
02-22-2001, 02:21 PM
Cable, DSL http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif only 256k 'tho.

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grannen
02-22-2001, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Frenchyd:
Guys? being a little sexist grannen?

No, I'm not sexist! http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif
There is a difference between Guys (friends, partners, companions) and Gays!
But I guess you didn't understood the difference!
Your friend (guy!)
Grannen


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MagnusB
02-22-2001, 03:05 PM
True. People often say (at least in films) guys, also to girls. And anyway, it`s just a thing you say, right?

Pepper the pirate
02-22-2001, 04:23 PM
I also have ISDN but it's only 64, 'cause me and my brother are sharing 128 ISDN...(we both have own computers)

ZeroXcape
02-22-2001, 07:11 PM
Wow NFGB,

My cable@home can only get 350kb/s if its lucky; however, my dorm connection gets around 1400kb/s ;P



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Rufio
02-22-2001, 10:48 PM
i just tested it again and got 2000Kb/sec MAN!!!

to test go to http://209.61.187.19/speedtest

see just how fast it is

Frenchyd
02-22-2001, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by Grannen:
No, I'm not sexist! http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif
There is a difference between Guys (friends, partners, companions) and Gays!
But I guess you didn't understood the difference!
Your friend (guy!)
Grannen



I meant there are GIRLS in this forum too *cough cough* I hope Dr. T was the only one who didn't realize i dont have a *cough* ok, im testing mine now, i'll edit to show in a couple a seconds.


eh, i guess im too stupid to figure it out. im slow, and so is my internet. http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif


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nathanism666
02-23-2001, 09:17 AM
damm, i just tested me connection, is crap
i hate u more than evr nfgb.
i got:
down load: 68k
upload: 10k http://www.escapemi.com/forums/frown.gif

Purple Tentacle
02-24-2001, 06:49 PM
am i the only 56k'er in this forum.... ahhh the shame of my slow slow modem. im lucky to get 5k/sec download

Rapp Scallion
02-24-2001, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Purple Tentacle:
am i the only 56k'er in this forum.... ahhh the shame of my slow slow modem. im lucky to get 5k/sec download
You are NOT the only 56'er in this forum, because i am a 56'er too.

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brief
02-24-2001, 10:18 PM
I'm using 56K at home (DSL not available in my area, and I don't want to use cable), and DSL at work.

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Rufio
02-24-2001, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by brief:
I'm using 56K at home (DSL not available in my area, and I don't want to use cable), and DSL at work.



whats wrong with cable!!??

check this out if u think cable is slow!

http://members.home.net/newfoundgloryboy/untitled.bmp

The Feral Chicken
02-25-2001, 06:23 AM
http://www.escapemi.com/forums/frown.gif Only a SHARED 56K Modem. My test results:

28.2 kilobaud
27.5 kilobits / sec
3.4 kilobytes / sec

brief
02-25-2001, 09:12 AM
With cable, you have to share your bandwidth with the people in your neighborhood, so while the theoretical download speed is high, the actual download speed varies, depending on how many people in your neighborhood is also using cable, and if you're downloading stuff at the same time.

In populated areas, a cable connection can get so bad that a 14.4 modem can download faster than cable.

Since DSL is not available in my area, guess what "high speed" connection everyone else is getting?

Did you notice that it says "cable speeds can vary significantly"? The test results you got might not be very accurate... Here are some other sites that also do bandwidth testing:

http://webservices.cnet.com/bandwidth/
http://go.msn.com/A5/D/2.asp?target=http://cgi.zdnet.com/slink?68655


Also, I don't know about your area, but in my area, cable is offered in varying packages.. To get speeds that are supposed to be comparable to a T1 (1.5 megabits per second), I'd have to pay an arm and a leg monthly ($325 for 1.2Mbps, $485 for 2Mbps). If I pay $40 bucks a month (twice what I'm paying now, and the same as DSL if it were available), I can only get the basic package... which is only 256Kbps.

Whereas for DSL, if it were available, would also be $40 a month, and the downstream speed is already 1.5Mbps.


It's okay... I suppose I'll just wait for Powerline technology (http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1004-200-4373680.html), which I've been waiting for about a year and a half for, to become a viable option (10Mbps, here we come http://www.escapemi.com/forums/biggrin.gif).

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El Pollo Diablo
02-25-2001, 11:21 AM
My connection is so good that it would'nt even the page i said "cannot load"

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Rufio
02-25-2001, 01:49 PM
well brief, on both of your tests i got around 1500kb/sec, rating me above a T1 connection. and thats while i was downlading 30 songs off of napster.

manci
02-25-2001, 03:03 PM
Wow Wow WOW WOWOWWOWOWOOWO!!!!!!!
!*#^$(!!!
1500Kb/s Hey men what kaid of speed is that?
You Know what-I think you are very happy people with such a connection-Congratulations!

My connection is crap!!3-4kb/s
Hey hey dont laugh at me I am mot a millionaire!!!

Rufio
02-25-2001, 05:58 PM
i tried http://webservices.cnet.com/bandwidth/ again, and this time i got "infinity"kb/sec

is that good http://www.escapemi.com/forums/wink.gif

grannen
02-25-2001, 06:22 PM
I am also using warp speed

Connection Type Connection Speed
28.8 Modem 28.8 kbps
33.6 Modem 33.6 kbps
56k Modem 53.3 kbps
64k ISDN 64 kbps
128k ISDN 128 kbps
384k DSL 384 kbps
768k DSL 768 kbps
1.5Mb DSL/Cable Modem 1.5Mb

You Infinity kbps - telia.com





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The Feral Chicken
02-25-2001, 06:44 PM
My test just said:

"HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! Your modem is CRAP! You puny insignificant WRETCH! It couldn't get enough power to even tackle a Warrington Wolves player! BWAHAHAHAHA!"

Or maybe it didn't. I can't remember properly http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif

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brief
02-26-2001, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by newfoundgloryboy:
well brief, on both of your tests i got around 1500kb/sec, rating me above a T1 connection. and thats while i was downlading 30 songs off of napster.

Then you're much luckier than most people I know who use cable. How much are you (or your parents) paying per month for your cable connection?

BTW, a T1 connection is 1.5Mbps, which is actually a bit faster than 1500Kbps.

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nathanism666
02-26-2001, 09:57 PM
lucky sods, u have super fast connections, wot do u use it 4?
the only thing that needs fast speeds, is games, i'm stuck with 190 pingson cs, if i hade cable, woooooo

FordPrefect42
03-02-2001, 01:46 PM
No connection at home. http://www.escapemi.com/forums/frown.gif I do all my stuff at school

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