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Queatrix
10-12-2006, 07:20 AM
I am curios to see what the average uses.

Mario F.
10-12-2006, 07:22 AM
cable

psychopath
10-12-2006, 07:22 AM
512kb Satellite.

maxorator
10-12-2006, 07:24 AM
Cable, 6Mbit.

Queatrix
10-12-2006, 07:26 AM
>> Cable, 6Mbit.

How I envy that speed. (Not the bill.) :D

I only have 52.0 Kbps. :(

indigo0086
10-12-2006, 07:31 AM
3.1Mb DSL

350~ down, 32up

maxorator
10-12-2006, 07:43 AM
How I envy that speed. (Not the bill.) :D

I only have 52.0 Kbps. :(
Actually, it WAS 2Mbit, but with the DTV (digital television, which costs only extra $4 per month), there's 6Mbit reserved for the DTV and 6Mbit that you can be used with a normal connection (that makes a total of 12Mbit). Also, here, in Estonia the highest speed available is about 15Mbit and that costs about $40.

whiteflags
10-12-2006, 07:44 AM
Phone modems are the wave of the future Queatrix! :D

I'm using DSL now, which is nice: speed that costs less than an appendage.

anonytmouse
10-12-2006, 07:51 AM
No matter how fast your connection, on most sites, you still have to wait for a bloated php/asp script with two dozen database queries to run before the page displays.

Sang-drax
10-12-2006, 11:32 AM
Cable, 10 Mbit up and down. $7/month. I thought about getting 100 Mbit but it costs twice as much.

lilrayray
10-12-2006, 01:05 PM
Im using 15+ mbit fiber here. 10 mbit for $7!!! Comcast offers $40 bbucks for 6mbit here! BTW, someone should add a "greater then..." selection to the poll

CartoonLarry
10-12-2006, 01:11 PM
I am on a T3 line.

Sentral
10-12-2006, 01:15 PM
3.1Mb DSL

350~ down, 32up
Same, except my upload is like 100. But who cares about upload anyway...

Decrypt
10-12-2006, 01:16 PM
6M Cable

Darklighter
10-12-2006, 03:07 PM
Cable, 11 Mbps.

dwks
10-12-2006, 03:56 PM
I use 28.8 KB/s, lucky me.

Wraithan
10-12-2006, 04:14 PM
I have some 14.4 modems that still work... didn't know anyone used anything that slow anymore though.

psychopath
10-12-2006, 05:20 PM
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.

Decrypt
10-12-2006, 05:29 PM
>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. :)

nvoigt
10-12-2006, 11:59 PM
16m Adsl

maxorator
10-13-2006, 01:48 AM
The numbers are getting higher :D

Queatrix
10-13-2006, 03:00 PM
>> Phone modems are the wave of the future Queatrix!

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

OnionKnight
10-13-2006, 03:19 PM
100 mbit up/down :cool:

lilrayray
10-14-2006, 11:11 AM
100 mbit up/down :cool:

is that home or office?

maxorator
10-14-2006, 11:49 AM
100 mbit up/down :cool:
Hmm... it's the average speed of web servers...

twomers
10-14-2006, 12:05 PM
1 gbit up and down, in university. Have happily downloaded ... things at ~6 MB/s!!

http://www.webhero.org/Basics/speedsexplained.htm interesting read.
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

maxorator
10-14-2006, 12:18 PM
1 gbit up and down, in university. Have happily downloaded ... things at ~6 Mb/s!!
So where's the 128Mb/s then?

twomers
10-14-2006, 12:23 PM
Home. Wireless/cable.

maxorator
10-14-2006, 12:27 PM
No, I mean that 1Gbit should mean 128Mb/s.

twomers
10-14-2006, 12:29 PM
If you say so. I'm too tired to think - bad flu+lots of drugs=drowsy twomers.

maxorator
10-14-2006, 12:36 PM
Maybe I infected you. Two days ago my temperature was like 40...

joeprogrammer
10-14-2006, 04:13 PM
I think it's such a dumb marketing scheme to advertise bandwidths with "bits". It then gets confusing because people will abbreviate it to just a "b", and then you have no idea where Mb means megabyte or megabit. To make matters worse, most web browser use "bytes" when displaying download speeds, so to find out if you're getting the maximum bandwidth, you'll have to do division/multiplication by 8.

For the record, my bandwidth is 190 kilobytes/second.

twomers
10-14-2006, 04:20 PM
Heh, I agree with you, joe. There is a difference between kb and kB though. It's even worse when you're using forumlae where differences between capital and their lower case relatives make all the difference, t for time/temp, and T for time/temp. And it's even worse when different subjects you study use different cap-types for the same variable ... and people talk about common standards :p I won't even go into the different alphabets they use (again making reference to the capital/small letters - small and capital 'd' and 'delta' ... sigh). I doubt even wchars have enough variables to define all the variables around! :rolleyes:

h_howee
10-14-2006, 10:41 PM
videotron cable
600 kbps dl
128 kbps ul

is there a difference between kbps and kb/s?
my friend says he thinks one of them is bits and the other one is bytes.

maxorator
10-15-2006, 01:58 AM
No. There's no difference.
"Per" and / mean the same thing.

Pobega
10-15-2006, 05:54 AM
I just upgraded to FiOS which is 2.5 Megabytes/second (20 Megabits) down and 1 Megabytes/second (8 Megabits) up. Not a bad upgrade, I'm enjoying this awesome speed.

lilrayray
10-15-2006, 10:37 AM
No. There's no difference.
"Per" and / mean the same thing.

Actually, there is a difference. kbps is kilobits per second and kb/s is kilobytes per second. Remember, 8 bits to the byte. Now if it were written as KB/S (notice the capital 's'), then it would translate as kilobits per second.

lilrayray
10-15-2006, 10:38 AM
I just upgraded to FiOS which is 2.5 Megabytes/second (20 Megabits) down and 1 Megabytes/second (8 Megabits) up. Not a bad upgrade, I'm enjoying this awesome speed.

lucky you. I have fios, but the highest they offered us (for a reasonable price) was 15 up and 2 down.