Author Topic: Compare your Internet speed  (Read 10308 times)

Offline Naru

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2014, 04:03:41 PM »
Oh that hurts

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2014, 04:20:20 AM »
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Fancy a game of Half-Life or something? >:)
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Online Shiranu

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2014, 04:26:05 AM »
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This is the price we pay for living in the sticks. And we get throttled back to near dial-up once we hit our data limit which happens sometime between the 5th and 10th of every month and lasts until the 15th when our plan rolls over into the next month's cycle. Such is life with satellite internet.

What really makes it more annoying is that Comcast is available to people who live about 3/10th of a mile from us but they won't bring the wire down our street.  :angry:

Use to have that problem in the country when we had (I think it was still) DirectTV's satellite internet, yet people two farms over could get cable from town.

Being restricted to satellite internet is something I wouldn't wish on my greatest of enemies.

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2014, 07:41:47 AM »
Yet Johans speed is still faster than 54% of the US.   

What are the rest of them using?   Tin cans and string?
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Offline Johan

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2014, 08:00:23 PM »
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Yet Johans speed is still faster than 54% of the US.   

What are the rest of them using?   Tin cans and string?
Believe it or not, the speed is more than enough for us. Honestly for 98% of the internet, any more speed than what we have is only useful for mine is bigger than yours style dick measuring contests. The thing that sucks about it is the 15GB/month data limit. Once we hit 15gigs we get throttled back to nothing for the rest of the cycle.

We actually have a 30GB/month account but that's split into two 15GB units. One during normal person hours and the other 15GB only comes into play between 2am and 8am. So for all practical purposes, we get 15gb a month to play with. So things like netflix and hulu are off limits for us. Even youtube will eat it up if we're not careful.
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Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2014, 09:02:58 PM »
15??? I did 15 in 2 days! On my phone!

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Offline Johan

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2014, 09:06:57 PM »
15 is all you can get on satellite.
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Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2014, 09:07:53 PM »
Oh man. I didn't know that :(

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Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2014, 07:59:39 AM »
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15 is all you can get on satellite.
That explains your ping.
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Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2014, 09:09:14 AM »
Get a better connection on a cell phone! Lol

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Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2014, 10:10:25 PM »
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I have wifi on this system, but my TV is plugged straight into the router. I wonder if that would affect the results much. I have Netflix on my TV and never have any problems streaming movies even  when the kids are gaming on their computers.
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Offline The Skeletal Atheist

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2014, 01:58:43 PM »

From the computer.
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Offline Naru

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2014, 09:46:28 PM »
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I have wifi on this system, but my TV is plugged straight into the router. I wonder if that would affect the results much. I have Netflix on my TV and never have any problems streaming movies even  when the kids are gaming on their computers.


Your download speed is fast enough for netflix and gaming doesn't really take that much bandwidth.

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2014, 07:33:19 PM »
I might be running an ethernet cable to my computer soon. Hopefully no more power outlet adapter! That thing sucks!

Re: Compare your Internet speed
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2014, 07:45:44 PM »
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I might be running an ethernet cable to my computer soon. Hopefully no more power outlet adapter! That thing sucks!

I had one of those once... keyword *had*

 

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