What's your internet bandwidth?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    I just upgraded my internet with AT&T U-verse to their "Max Plus" ... whatever that is. They give a credit for 6months for the difference between the new plan and your old plan, so it won't cost me any more until July/August of this year.

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  2. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    Bell Aliant FibreOP. Fibre to the house. down speed is 80Mbps, up speed is 30Mpbs. It also includes landline phone and 240 TV channels.

    Now, that's what they advertise and sell, what is the actually speed?????????
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Go to that website above and it will test your speed for you. http://www.speedtest.net/

    What does that cost per month?
  4. BRB46

    BRB46 New Member

    Crappy DSL. Download 2.64Mbps/Upload 0.54Mbps/ Ping 77ms Live out in the boonies so DSL is the only option as broadband cable is not out this far "yet". At least it's better than dial-up. I am almost at the furthest point out for loop length @15,000 feet
  5. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    Thanks, I got 19.5 down and 18.29 up. Far cry from advertised, I'm sure it's system load dependent, probably faster in the middle of the night.

    $119.95 per month.
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Your "pipe" might be split for all of your devices, tv, phone, alarm system ... whatever you've got running right now.

    I have two computers, a NAS, IP printer, Smart TV, Roku 2 XS, xbox360 and at least 4 mobile devices hooked up at any one time.
  7. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    Good point, when I ran that test 2 tv's were on and wife was using phone (still on and she is still using phone, haha). And, I just notice the PVR light is on, so she is recording at least one other channel.
  8. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Not bad but I had way better when I had Verizon FiOS.

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  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Seems that since so many people (like me) no longer have a pay tv service (except Netflix) and just watch TV / video programing over the Web ... That they have increased to price for Internet service to help their profit out.
  10. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car New Member

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    $120 a month just for internet. Welcome to the world of online gaming.

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    [MENTION=1]Steve[/MENTION], I used to do U-Verse Tech support, as a supervisor. PM me if you have any issues. I'm a little rusty, but I think we can get the job done.
  11. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    We have crap internet at the apartments by my school. The school internet is really fast tho. We are forced to use only wifi so the internet is really slow sometimes because the routers aren't built for the traffic levels they see. I wish they gave use an Ethernet option so I could hook my gaming laptop directly to the internet and not kill every ones internet when watching youtube. My laptop has the ability to take over a quarter of the network bandwidth when doing taxing things like downloading files and watching HD video.

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  12. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car New Member

    And here I thought I was bad by putting packet sniffers on my colleges routers.
  13. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    I just have an ASUS G-series laptop it has an advanced wifi antenna that automatically forces the network to give it additional bandwidth when needed, but when I'm not doing something intensive I barely see dial-up speeds. My current network speed well just browsing is about 50 Kbps with only 0-1% network use. When on youtube its about 2-4 Mbps but with about 25% use of the network. My roommates always know when I'm downloading because they can't game and their videos don't load.
  14. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    Wow! When did you guys start speaking German around here?? :neutral::lol:
  15. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car New Member

    Freitag!!! Ich spreche ein bisschen deutsch!
  16. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member

    Well shoot, this was faster than I thought it was. This is at work (at a school). I will do it at home later but its usually about 20mb/s download and dont remember upload.
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  17. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    [MENTION=26043]dsfloyd[/MENTION] You don't usually see faster UL than DL. Impressive!
  18. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    That's an impressive pipe.
  19. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    this is with Cox. done at 5pm tho. probably better at off peak hours.

    Alex
  20. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member



    I was thinking the same thing.

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