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What type of internet service do you have?

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Postby manni on Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:17 pm

I'm now connected with GPRS phone, since Jul 03 I'll be using broadband connection.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:41 am

TheWizard wrote:It all depends on what plan you get. Most DSL lines in the US average about 700-800Kb/s, but some lines are capped at 768Kb/s. Others are capped at 1.5Mb/s. You have to be really close to the CO in order to achieve the maximum 1.5Mb/s. Some lines are capped even lower at 608Kb/s.
well, actually i was talking about Israel... :o :x :wink:
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jun 05, 2003 10:38 am

Ah, yes, well...umm, yes. :)
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Postby imtim83 on Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:05 pm

:o
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Postby Matt on Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:54 pm

Bidness 1.5m/sym wireless connection from mesanetworks.net

http://www.dslreports.com/speedtests/25 ... 1054936287

Upstream is a little funky at the moment.
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Postby javier on Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:31 am

I have semi-flat dial-up. I have unlimited access from 8pm to 8am, for about U$S7/month.

There's no broadband available in my neighborhood... and in my city there's only 256/128 ADSL at U$S40/month... :evil:

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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:43 pm

well,
congratulations to me! i just got ADSL
:D :D :D
768Kbit/s download speed deal.
actually got it on a very good deal, only 100 NIS = approx $22 a month,
for the infrastructure (ADSL) provider (the phone company) + the ISP toghether.

(for once, the corporate/monopoly insanity is working in my favor.)

good times for me ahead! :P

i was excited, going to come here first of all and share the news.
too bad cdrlabs is the ONLY site i'm having bugs with after this upgrade.
here's a description: problem with banners on this site - ADSL related?
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:41 pm

Im getting it too!!! I have the equipment, just waiting for it to be turned on. Should be on by friday....
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Postby cfitz on Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:39 am

Congrats dodecahedron! That's a sweet deal. I've got no competition where I live. I have to buy from the evil :evil: cable company that charges $62 a month. :( Fortunately my employer helps pay for it.

dodecahedron wrote:here's a description: problem with banners on this site - ADSL related?

LOL You're the only person I know who is complaining about not being able to see banner ads! :lol:

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Aug 07, 2003 2:20 am

thanks guys.
congrats turkeyscore to you too.
it's really great!

about the banner ads:
i'm annoyed that things are'nt working properly.
and only on cdrlabs.com !!! :evil:

cfitz, what speed are you getting for those $62?
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Postby cfitz on Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:11 am

I haven't checked in a long time, but when I first got it downloads peaked at about 1.2 Mbs if I recall correctly. Uploads are limited to 128 Kbps. By the way, I assume you are getting 768 Kbs, not 768 Mbps. That really would be something! :o :)

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:29 am

768 Kbit/sec download, i think 96 Kbit/sec upload.
and i've tested it, and yeah i did manage to peak at some 100KBytes/sec, so i really am getting the speed i'm rated at!
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Postby cfitz on Thu Aug 07, 2003 12:45 pm

100 KBytes/sec is approximately 800 Kbits/sec, not 800 Mbits/sec. :wink: 768 Mbps is more bandwidth than an OC12 connection has. You could probably handle all Israeli voice traffic on your single line if it were that big a pipe... :o (exaggeration, OC12 actually carries only 8064 voice channels, but I think you get the point...)

I suppose that compared to your old 56K dial-up line, your new ADSL line feels like an OC12 line. :D

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:03 pm

oops, yeah, i got mixed up.
768 Kbit/sec of course.
i've no idea what OC12 is?
yeah, 768Mbit/sec is quite a bit of bandwidth!

surprisingly, it doesn't feel all that fast when browsing web pages, they still take a little time to load.
it's much better than 56K dialup of course, but i guess i'm used to the computers at the places where i work (univ, college) where the network is faster still.
downloading is great though! :D
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:13 pm

An OC-12 in the United States is an STM-4 in Europe. In other words: 622Mbits/sec. Perhaps that helps? :)
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:14 pm

Congrats dodecahedron and Turkeyscore.com! I got cable a few months ago, and it is truly incredible how fast it is. :o :D
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:55 pm

Congrats, dodecahedron- looks like you got a really good deal! :D

I actually read about your banner ad problem before seeing this. With the heat wave we're having, a real beer garden is where the action is.

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:10 pm

MediumRare wrote:With the heat wave we're having, a real beer garden is where the action is.

you have my sympathy. :o it's hot here too, but at least we're used to it and AC in many places.
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Postby VEFF on Tue Oct 14, 2003 8:00 pm

Broadband all the way baby.
Once you switch to cable or DSL, you will have a very hard time going back to dialup.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Oct 14, 2003 8:41 pm

Is it nesecary to dig up old posts VEFF?
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Postby VEFF on Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:49 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Is it nesecary to dig up old posts VEFF?


Is there something wrong with "old" posts that makes them less worthy of replying to?
Besides, I hadn't replied to that post before, so to me it was "new".
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:51 pm

Well, they had been lost, and did not need to be digged up.
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Postby Kennyshin on Wed Oct 15, 2003 11:30 am

VEFF wrote:Broadband all the way baby.
Once you switch to cable or DSL, you will have a very hard time going back to dialup.


Once you switch to 100Mbps or faster lines, you will have a very very hard time going back to anything slower.

Multiple lines of 100Mbps upload/download here. One line costs US$15 to US$25 per month depending on a few factors. Sending and receiving full 1920x1080 HDTV video files over Internet at home seems to be the only reasonable thing to do with the latest Pentium 4 and recordable DVD technologies. (I mean I don't enjoy the video but just need to do something to justify the existence of this bandwidth solely dedicated to me.)
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