View Poll Results: How fast is your net?

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  • T1 (1.5M)

    7 28.00%
  • DSL/Cable (768K)

    8 32.00%
  • DSL/Cable (256K)

    5 20.00%
  • Dial-up (56K)

    3 12.00%
  • Dial-up (23K)

    2 8.00%

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This is a discussion on Internet service within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I use 28.8 KB/s, lucky me....

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    I use 28.8 KB/s, lucky me.
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    I have some 14.4 modems that still work... didn't know anyone used anything that slow anymore though.

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    didn't know anyone used anything that slow anymore though.
    Up untill a little while ago, I was on a connection that could vary from 14.4kbps to 24kbps, if you were lucky.
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    >I use 28.8 KB/s, lucky me.

    I get free dial-up from school, but that's as fast as I could go. I'd telnet to the school to test my programs and have to wait a quarter- or half-second between keypresses. I couldn't handle it. My wife finally caved on getting cable internet when she lost an ebay auction at the last second and couldn't get another bid up in time.
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    The numbers are getting higher
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    >> Phone modems are the wave of the future Queatrix!

    Cable isn't available out here in the sticks, where I live.

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    100 mbit up/down

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight
    100 mbit up/down
    is that home or office?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight
    100 mbit up/down
    Hmm... it's the average speed of web servers...
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    1 gbit up and down, in university. Have happily downloaded ... things at ~6 MB/s!!

    http://www.webhero.org/Basics/speedsexplained.htm interesting read.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aforementioned site
    I know this is hard to believe if you're relatively new to the world of computers or the internet, but back in 1978 modems were running at 110 or 300 bits per second
    Last edited by twomers; 10-14-2006 at 12:24 PM.

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    1 gbit up and down, in university. Have happily downloaded ... things at ~6 Mb/s!!
    So where's the 128Mb/s then?
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    Home. Wireless/cable.

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    No, I mean that 1Gbit should mean 128Mb/s.
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    If you say so. I'm too tired to think - bad flu+lots of drugs=drowsy twomers.

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