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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:40 AM

 

What kind of internet connection do you have?

Last edited Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:31 AM - Edit history (2)

There is a discussion in the photography group about upping the max size limit for photos. I think that we should poll DUers to see what kind of bandwidth we are dealing with here on average to help us in coming up with a solution.

You can use this website to measure your speed if you don't know. Please hit the poll when you are done.
[link:http://www.speedtest.net|Http://www.speedtest.net
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Mine is terribly slow as I live in the middle of nowhere.

Feel free to kick this thread to the top of the pile so we can collect more info.

Thank you all for participating.
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Greater than or equal to 75 Mbps
0 (0%)
Greater than or equal to 30 Mbps
2 (12%)
Greater than or equal to 20 Mbps
5 (29%)
Greater than or equal to 10 Mbps
2 (12%)
Greater than or equal to 6 Mbps
4 (24%)
Greater than or equal to 3 Mbps
2 (12%)
Greater than or equal to 1 Mbps
0 (0%)
Less than 1 Mbps DSL/CABLE
1 (6%)
56k or ISDN
1 (6%)
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Reply What kind of internet connection do you have? (Original post)
rDigital Nov 2012 OP
JoeyT Nov 2012 #1
rDigital Nov 2012 #2
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #3
Kali Nov 2012 #5
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #6
LineReply .
Go Vols Nov 2012 #4
Kali Nov 2012 #7
RebelOne Nov 2012 #9
Kaleva Nov 2012 #10
Kali Nov 2012 #11
Kaleva Nov 2012 #17
Hayabusa Nov 2012 #28
rDigital Nov 2012 #14
Denninmi Nov 2012 #8
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #12
rDigital Nov 2012 #15
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #18
rDigital Nov 2012 #22
OriginalGeek Nov 2012 #13
Fix The Stupid Nov 2012 #16
rDigital Nov 2012 #19
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #34
KatyMan Nov 2012 #20
rDigital Nov 2012 #31
libodem Nov 2012 #21
nydem14499rsgx Nov 2012 #23
rDigital Nov 2012 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #25
rDigital Nov 2012 #30
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #35
rDigital Nov 2012 #36
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #38
Kali Nov 2012 #45
JoeyT Dec 2012 #50
BlueJazz Nov 2012 #26
rDigital Nov 2012 #37
Initech Nov 2012 #27
rDigital Nov 2012 #29
Initech Nov 2012 #32
rDigital Nov 2012 #33
noamnety Nov 2012 #39
EX500rider Nov 2012 #40
Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #41
Codeine Nov 2012 #42
dogknob Nov 2012 #43
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #44
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #46
Chan790 Dec 2012 #47
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #48
OxQQme Dec 2012 #49
tammywammy Dec 2012 #51
rDigital Dec 2012 #52
tammywammy Dec 2012 #53
Celebration Dec 2012 #54
rDigital Dec 2012 #56
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #55
a kennedy Dec 2012 #57

Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:30 AM

1. I just switched over from

the old Hughesnet service to the new Wildblue one. I generally got around 300kb/s down and 100kb/s up on the old one.



I'm pretty happy about it, even if the ping times still suck.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:38 PM

2. Wow. Satellite latency is wild, but that upstream is fantastic! nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:55 PM

3. I have a US Cellular WiFi unit.

 

Ping: 155ms

Download: .43 mbps

Upload: .19 mbps



Not great. Kinda slow. Drops out occasionally. But I'm rural and thrilled to NOT be on dial-up anymore so I'll take it.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:27 PM

5. verizon device here

FINALLY, and I have you beat by a bit - down 1.29, up .73

and that beats the HELL out of my old dial up that ran pretty consistantly at 24...K

sure hate having to watch my data limits (and the price) though


LOL - F+

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Response to Kali (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:36 PM

6. You finally did it! Yay! Isn't it such a HUGE relief??!!

 

I'll take watching the data limits over dial-up ANY day though! What a transformation its made in my internet use.

I just switched to US Cellular last month after using the Verizon unit. Service here is the same with both but the US Cellular was cheaper.



Imagine me as Morpheus to Neo when I say "Welcome to the real world".... Ha!

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:40 PM

7. up until a month or so ago I was on dial up

and not just dial up, but SLOW dial-up

now I can at least LOOK at the photography group! I couldn't open the contest pages before, they took way to long to load.

I know there are still a few on dial-up (I did a survey once on DU2) but for the most part I would think they can't access that group anyway, so upping your resolution isn't going to actually affect them. I wonder how difficult it would be to occasionally offer a lower res summary of winners once in a while?

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Response to Kali (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:59 PM

9. So was I until 3 years ago.

Then I switched to Comcast Internet. Wow, what a difference!

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Response to Kali (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:07 PM

10. The advantage of dial up was I could wash the dishes while waiting for a page to load

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:26 PM

11. oh yeah

if my connection would hold, I could load a 3 minute you tube in an hour or so

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Response to Kali (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:04 PM

17. I had a mean aunt..

who attach many photos to her e-mails to me. Tied up the computer for quite some time just downloading it. The day I'd get an e-mail from her was the evening I got the dishes washed, laundry done and the house cleaned.

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Response to Kali (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:59 PM

28. I know the feeling

if there's a big video on YouTube that I want to watch, or a large 15+mb file that I want to DL, I find it helpful to cue it up early in the morning before I leave to do my errands and they may or may not be finished when I return. That is, if I'm lucky and it doesn't crap out on me...

56k still for me, but looking at high-speed services in my area.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:23 PM

14. This pretty much sums up why I love your posts. : ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

8. 6 Mbps DSL at home.

AT&T wireless air card (if that is the right term?) on my iPad. They call it AT & T LTE- I guess it is their version of 4G.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:31 PM

12. Here's One I Just did



That's not too bad for today, it takes a few seconds to download a song and that kind of pisses me off....

Alright alright, I'll admit it, I did this at work.

My home is cable and it's usually pretty good too, not as good as the above but still. I normally get around 30-33 Mb/s download and 8-10 Mb/s upload with good pings under 40 ms

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:26 PM

15. There are LANs slower than that connection! That's serious business. Upstream is bonkers too. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:07 PM

18. Today it's screaming isn't it?

Friday's are usually quite a bit slower around here. A lot of the bandwidth is taken up with real time meetings including hi-def microscope imaging and manipulation.

That kind of thing takes a lot of work to set up so there aren't many of us that would try to piss off co-workers by having them do it on a Friday afternoon.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:34 PM

22. Smokin' . Sounds like the FSM has blessed your people ; ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:33 PM

13. This is at work

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but i get pretty close to this at home too - on some days...



eta: Dang, got a good one at home

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:41 PM

16. Yay! So far the only Dial-upper :)



I love my Dial-up. Where else can get scorching DL speeds of up to 3.4 Kbs/s....

Yes, 3.4 KBS/S...

I live in the boonies up in Canada...this sucks.

No options though.

Either Satellite, which I've heard from my neighbours is a gigantic waste of money...

Or I can get a Bell/Rogers Rocket Hub, which I've heard from my neighbours is a gigantic waste of money...

Sigh.

I want to stream movies, dammit.

Rant over.


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Response to Fix The Stupid (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:17 PM

19. Rant Accepted. Netflix is life altering, if you ever have it you won't want to go back. By chance

 

do you ever check out the photo contests that are posted in GD?

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Response to Fix The Stupid (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:35 PM

34. I'm only 2 years with my wifi unit (I'm rural as well). Upthread Kali's only had it a month!

 

Have you checked into the wifi units? Most cell companies are now offering them. If you get cell phone service (even shitty cell phone service), you can get wifi...

I feel your dialup pain....

Welcome to DU!

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:26 PM

20. 33 down and 5 up, 5ms Ping

Nice. We have very few problems streaming movies or surfing, even when multiple devices are online. Comcast in far west Houston is good for something!

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:09 PM

31. 5ms....that's ridiculous. : ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:29 PM

21. Huh

I'm too subgeneticly endowed for this poll.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:40 PM

23. around 3mbps

 

very fast

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Response to nydem14499rsgx (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:19 PM

24. If you're coming from dial up it feels like lightning for sure. That's what I have too. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:21 PM

25. My result:

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:09 PM

30. Holy Lower ping, Batman! nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:37 PM

35. What is the "ping"?

 

(I'm a techie idiot... )

In fact, I can't even interpret what the numbers are supposed to mean on all three things.



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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:41 PM

36. ms = ping. It's a measurement of latency. 1 ms = 1/1000 of a second. the lower ping the better

 

and more responsive your internetting experience will be. Especially if you are twitch gamer.

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Response to rDigital (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:50 PM

38. Oh man, are you speaking english? I have no idea what any of that means

 



Really, you can't embarrass me - speak to me like I'm 3 years old. I have no idea what latency means, and what is a twitch gamer?

Do I want a responsive interne experience (sounds kinky )?

Help! I have a 16 year old so I should know these things....

Signed,
#1 tech idiot.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:43 PM

45. I'm with you

the explanation was way over my head

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #38)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:03 PM

50. The simplest explanation for ping time

is basically your computer saying hello to a server and the server saying hello back.

Latency is the amount of time from your computer sending the hello to the time it receives the reply.

The most simplistic example is a 500ms ping time means it takes a quarter of a second for your computer's request to get to a website, and a quarter of a second for you to get the response from the website.

The main value in low latency is online games. The reason I don't play online games now is because there's a 1.2-1.5 second delay in my reaction...so by the time I can react and the game acknowledges my reaction I'm already dead. Other than that you won't really notice it unless your latency gets really really high (into the thousands range).

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:28 PM

26. I usually get about 46 MPS

 

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:42 PM

37. That's really good. : ) No photo issues there. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:43 PM

27. What would a 4G LTE connection qualify as?

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Response to Initech (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:08 PM

29. You can try running the test, but I've seen 4G devices go over 20 Mbps down. 4G is blazing fast if

 

the towers in your area support the right modes. It's more like a wideband wifi than it is a 3G signal.

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Response to rDigital (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:29 PM

32. I do most of my DU posting from my phone and it's faster than anything else I've used.

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Response to Initech (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:34 PM

33. There's a speedtest.net app on iPhone and Andriod market... nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:01 PM

39. slowish here

 

download 2.12 mbs
upload 1.12 mbs
ping 30 ms

I sometimes vote in the photography contests but they are already annoyingly slow to load. If you all go to higher res photos I'd probably just not bother to click on them anymore.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:28 PM

40. RoadRunner cable 11.45mpbs down/1.13mpbs up/ping 40

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:01 PM

41. This is mine

[URL=http://www.speedtest.net][IMG][/IMG][/URL]

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:17 PM

42. Slow-ass AT&T Uverse. . .

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:27 PM

43. UP: 1.91M DOWN: 32.08M n/t

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:58 PM

44. This is over wifi...

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:45 PM

46. On my laptop:

Ping: 11

Upload: 5.32

Download: 13.11

This is over wifi...

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:52 AM

47. Me.

 



Not great. Probably would be faster if it were not a public unsecured network.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 06:17 AM

48. I thought my speed was slow.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:20 PM

49. Comcast, Portland, OR

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:16 PM

51. Here's mine:

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #51)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:19 PM

52. Very respectable, especially the ping. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #52)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:21 PM

53. I'm pretty pleased with it.



It's Time Warner Cable, I've been with them probably 5 years now and I've never had any issues.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:38 AM

54. just to add some geography



Faster upload than download here in Japan, where I am visiting.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #54)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:52 PM

56. Cool. Thanks for the perspective. : ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:43 AM

55. Ping: 36, Grade B- n/t

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:04 PM

57. Here's mine also:

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