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Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:32 am
by Neffers
rpineau wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:38 pm
porn
Yeah well.. I've got... [scrapes the barrel] friends with switches that turn them off and on again.

*sobs gently in the corner*

That's awesome though man, I hope you make the most of it 8-)

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:33 am
by IngoQ
At work I have a 10G fibre connection... makes it sometimes hard to actually go home :-P

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:38 pm
by rpineau
Same here (multiple 10G links at work), so it was really like "I should download this now before going home" every day, specially before when I had a slow connection. I consider myself lucky now with what I have and now downloads (legal) are fast.

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:42 am
by atari030
Stop it, you buggers. It's depressing. My part of the world is ADSL, 16mbps on a good day. Sigh................. :cry:

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:48 am
by exxos
Our town was one of the last to get ADSL, we only got that as loads of people moaned about it. I was stuck on 5mb for ages :( Thankfully fibre came a couple years ago, my cheap package gets me about 38mb now. Amazing how pings times effect uploads of small files as well. Some parts of my site took all day to upload. Once I got to fibre, took like 5mins, couldn't believe it.

My server was in USA before, ping times to UK wasn't great and again many small uploads wasn't great. But I could switch to netherlands, so I did, and ping times to my server are much better to me now. Slower for USA people probably, but oh well :P

Girlfriend on a "cheap" sky package and she only gets 10mb :(

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:54 pm
by IngoQ
FTTH is sad story here in germany, Telekom really wants to squeeze the last penny out of their copper infrastructure, so Fibre is nowhere to get or extremely expensive.

At home I have VDSL with 50Mbit/sec, which is okay, and I hope that my provider upgrades to 100Mbit/sec soon. Ping to my server is around 40msec, and I can live with that ;)

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:10 pm
by Petari
In home usage some 50 Mbit/sec, so about 6 MBytes/sec is quite fine for normal user, 1-2 computers. Free fileshare goes not over 6 MB/sec usually. And even some larger DL of free SW, like Linux distro goes not much faster, if is faster at all.
I don't think that transfer speed has much with ping. Ping depends mostly from how far is server where you connect, how much routers are involved. Transfer speed is in case of newer Telekom limited in modem self, what is in users home, connected with coax cable (only to box in building, where fiber conn. goes further). Max speed with it is, it seems 250 Mbits/sec - on what I went couple months ago, mostly because costs just little more than 50. But really no much benefit. I don't see any difference in loading of WEB pages, forums.
Some people has 1 GB Internet at different provider (and even cheaper than this 1/4 at Telekom, but not available in this part of town), they have LAN cable connection.

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:18 pm
by IngoQ
Petari wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:10 pm
I don't think that transfer speed has much with ping.
Yes you're right, bandwidth has not much to to do with latency. In my experience, fibre infrastructure is in many cases more recent, which means newer and faster routers with lower latency. So even if if the ammount of hops is identical you can have lower latency, because the involved routers are faster.

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:12 pm
by rpineau
ping time is relative to the speed of light mostly.From my place California to my place in France it's 180ms, because it's 9000 Km away. Some of this is latency through equipment along the path, most of it is speed of light limit
You ping time to USA will always be higher than to Netherlands.
In France I use to be on ADSL2+, download was about 14Mbps (1.4MB/s), but the upstream was a crapy 900Kbps ( about 90K/s). That's the main issue with analog tech for communications. Here in USA I use to be on a cable connection (75Mbps/15Mbps) which wasn't bad, bit now with the current fiber connections on both end I don't even think twice if I need to download or upload something.
I even have an IPSec tunnel between the 2 and can easily push 100Mbps (10MB/s) through the tunnel in both direction (limits is not my routers but something in between caps encrypted traffic as if I test with the routers directly connected to each other as I have some extra one to test here, I get the full 1Gbps via the encrypted tunnel).
As I said, I'm very lucky to finally have fiber on both side. And yes, I do get the full 1Gbps on downloads, mostly on iTunes, Torrent (legal ones), ISO download (Linux...), anything hosted in Amazon Web Services, Anything in Amazon S3 .. and more and more company do use this (I use to have my own server in my rack in the garage and needed ISP that can give me static IP for this.. I had a big ISP outage, move it all to AWS and S3, never looked back). So these speed can be useful (also for 4K streaming :) ) and more and more services can support these speed.

Rodolphe

Re: Quadruple Your Internet Speed for Free..

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:57 pm
by atari030
My parents live in a small town in the bottom of New Zealand, they have a better internet connection and I am in metropolitan Melbourne.

Unfortunately Australia is plagued by bad decisions and government controlled infrastructure. The house I was in 12 months ago had privately owned 100mbps cable. No govt involvement. The new house is in an area with 100% govt. The numpties have also introduced NBN (national broadband network) which is also govt owned and private companies are being bought out in the new nationalised system. So the prices are nuts and the technology is already antiquated and the performance is no better than ADSL. It is like being in the dark ages compared to Europe and the US.

Sigh.