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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Hey,

At the moment I have 512K ADSL with PIPEX http://www.pipex.net



Everything is fine with them and to be honest I have only ever had one slight problem, that being solved within one hour.

I've been with them for around a year now and I have decided to go for the 1024K (1MB) service...

What I want to know is...

Will I see any HUGE speed change with downloads?

BTW, can everyone who replies to this just post their Internet Service Provider, Speed of connection and a comment on their service!

Thanks!

Regards,

Christa

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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 926 times:

Eclipse 1Mbps, rock solid service, and I'm totally happy.

Go here to do a speed test http://www.dslzoneuk.net

Your maximum download speed should be just under 60KBps but remember it's not how fast your connection is, it's how fast the server at the other end can serve the data to you and how fast the connection between you and it is.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 924 times:

T-Online dsl, 768kbps, rock-solid service (by now) and almost seemless browsing

If you don't download large files on a regular basis, you won't notice much of a difference. And observe what Whitehatter said.



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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 919 times:

Ah ok..

Well I do download some large files..

Probably 5-7 times a week..

My Speed Test on 512K -

Download = 463 Kbps (57.9 KB/sec)

Upload = 250 Kbps (31.3 KB/sec)

BTW, My 1MB goes live on 29th of September, so Wednesday!

Regards,

Christa


User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Pipex IMHO is one of the better UK providers. If I was one of their customers I wouldn't be too hot on moving as there are a lot worse than Pipex!

Sometimes you have to say "better the devil you know", and Pipex isn't too bad at all. For the US mob it is a former offshoot of UUNet.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Whitehatter - are you kidding? I used to have 512k and my maximum d/l speed was 65kb/s (lossless), now I have 768k and d/l speeds now get up to 95kb/s. So I'm imagining depending on server (and most decent websites will have excellent transfer speeds) you should get 120kb/s downloads.

User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 906 times:

I'm on PIPEX and so are a few of my friends..

All of them are on different packages..

Ranging from the 150K service up to the 1MB service..

All of them have excellent speeds for their service..

I have never had any major problems..only the odd outage here and there..

Regards,

Christa


User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 902 times:

My download speed is around 60Kb/s..

Sometimes a little more and sometimes a little less...

I hope that my 1MB service gets above 100Kb/s download speed..

I could then do some online gaming, download multiple files (300mb files on average) and upload at the same time and still have plenty of bandwidth left..

Regards,

Christa


User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Whitehatter - are you kidding? I used to have 512k and my maximum d/l speed was 65kb/s (lossless), now I have 768k and d/l speeds now get up to 95kb/s. So I'm imagining depending on server (and most decent websites will have excellent transfer speeds) you should get 120kb/s downloads.


I was talking about actual speeds after overheads which is a better measure of performance. Full-on measurements are great, it's the usable data figures which count to me when assessing performance.

On the full-on figures I get well in excess of 120


User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 866 times:

I have Cox HSI. Average downstream on my end is ~4Mbps

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 854 times:

Currently with BT Openworld on their 576k connection, accessed through my Linksys 54g (802.11g) 54 mbps wireless network.

I don't pay for none of it, so I can't complain!  Big grin

Cheers,

Justin Big grin


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 844 times:

I have a Comhem 8 mbit connection since a month. In austria I had a Chello 0.6 mbit connection.

So far my highest download speed has been ~710 KB/s.
I havent botherd to check my upload speed. All I know that it is good enough!


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 816 times:

Fritzi:

Gongrats, so do I! What do you think of ComHem´s 8 Mb?? Personly I think its great, but kinda expensive (445 kr/month)  Sad

Micke/SE Big grin



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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 809 times:

We've got exaclty the same as Justin up there except we have a static IP address and its going up 1024 soon.

I also pay bugger all for it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 799 times:

Micke,

I abolutely love it! Downloading stuff at that speed is awesome. Unfortunently you wont always get the best download rate.  Sad

The price seems resonable to me for 8mbit. My 0.6 mbit in vienna used to cost 72€ (I think it was) per month. I still remember the beginning of the internet when we used to get phone bills for 600€ (of which 300€ was for internet).


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 791 times:

I dont know what the hell I am on when I plug in to the WLAN at my university, but I download at over 4MB/s over there. Now that is sweet  Big grin

At my home I access the internet through my private WLAN which is connected to a 2048 Mb line which allows me to download at 220-230 Kb/s.
My upstream is 36 Kb/s.



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineDazultra From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 689 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 782 times:

I dont know what the hell I am on when I plug in to the WLAN at my university

surely the whole point of a wireless lan is that u dont have to plug anything in to access it  Big grin
but i have similar speeds at uni aswell, they are running 10Gbit or something stupid.

at home, bt openworld 512kbps d/l 256kbps u/l, hopefully upgrading to 1mb soon.


daz.


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 771 times:

surely the whole point of a wireless lan is that u dont have to plug anything in to access it

How about having to plug in a wireless PCMCIA or PCI card into your PC?  Wink/being sarcastic
That makes wireless surfing a wee bit easier!


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 748 times:

lol that was indeed a wrong word  Smile I meant log on to ofcourse  Big grin

I dont have to plug in a card into my pc, it was built in by Dell  Smile



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 735 times:

1.5 Mbps here, not bad ,but I kinda expect more for $15 a month...


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