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rDigital

(2,239 posts)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:40 AM Nov 2012

What kind of internet connection do you have?

Last edited Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:31 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
]


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.


16 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Greater than or equal to 75 Mbps
0 (0%)
Greater than or equal to 30 Mbps
2 (13%)
Greater than or equal to 20 Mbps
5 (31%)
Greater than or equal to 10 Mbps
1 (6%)
Greater than or equal to 6 Mbps
4 (25%)
Greater than or equal to 3 Mbps
2 (13%)
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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What kind of internet connection do you have? (Original Post) rDigital Nov 2012 OP
I just switched over from JoeyT Nov 2012 #1
Wow. Satellite latency is wild, but that upstream is fantastic! nt rDigital Nov 2012 #2
I have a US Cellular WiFi unit. riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #3
verizon device here Kali Nov 2012 #5
You finally did it! Yay! Isn't it such a HUGE relief??!! riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #6
. Go Vols Nov 2012 #4
up until a month or so ago I was on dial up Kali Nov 2012 #7
So was I until 3 years ago. RebelOne Nov 2012 #9
The advantage of dial up was I could wash the dishes while waiting for a page to load Kaleva Nov 2012 #10
oh yeah Kali Nov 2012 #11
I had a mean aunt.. Kaleva Nov 2012 #17
I know the feeling Hayabusa Nov 2012 #28
This pretty much sums up why I love your posts. : ) nt rDigital Nov 2012 #14
6 Mbps DSL at home. Denninmi Nov 2012 #8
Here's One I Just did sharp_stick Nov 2012 #12
There are LANs slower than that connection! That's serious business. Upstream is bonkers too. nt rDigital Nov 2012 #15
Today it's screaming isn't it? sharp_stick Nov 2012 #18
Smokin' . Sounds like the FSM has blessed your people ; ) nt rDigital Nov 2012 #22
This is at work OriginalGeek Nov 2012 #13
Yay! So far the only Dial-upper :) Fix The Stupid Nov 2012 #16
Rant Accepted. Netflix is life altering, if you ever have it you won't want to go back. By chance rDigital Nov 2012 #19
I'm only 2 years with my wifi unit (I'm rural as well). Upthread Kali's only had it a month! riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #34
33 down and 5 up, 5ms Ping KatyMan Nov 2012 #20
5ms....that's ridiculous. : ) nt rDigital Nov 2012 #31
Huh libodem Nov 2012 #21
around 3mbps nydem14499rsgx Nov 2012 #23
If you're coming from dial up it feels like lightning for sure. That's what I have too. nt rDigital Nov 2012 #24
My result: CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #25
Holy Lower ping, Batman! nt rDigital Nov 2012 #30
What is the "ping"? riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #35
ms = ping. It's a measurement of latency. 1 ms = 1/1000 of a second. the lower ping the better rDigital Nov 2012 #36
Oh man, are you speaking english? I have no idea what any of that means riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #38
I'm with you Kali Nov 2012 #45
The simplest explanation for ping time JoeyT Dec 2012 #50
I usually get about 46 MPS BlueJazz Nov 2012 #26
That's really good. : ) No photo issues there. nt rDigital Nov 2012 #37
What would a 4G LTE connection qualify as? Initech Nov 2012 #27
You can try running the test, but I've seen 4G devices go over 20 Mbps down. 4G is blazing fast if rDigital Nov 2012 #29
I do most of my DU posting from my phone and it's faster than anything else I've used. Initech Nov 2012 #32
There's a speedtest.net app on iPhone and Andriod market... nt rDigital Nov 2012 #33
slowish here noamnety Nov 2012 #39
RoadRunner cable 11.45mpbs down/1.13mpbs up/ping 40 EX500rider Nov 2012 #40
This is mine Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #41
Slow-ass AT&T Uverse. . . Codeine Nov 2012 #42
UP: 1.91M DOWN: 32.08M n/t dogknob Nov 2012 #43
This is over wifi... LP2K12 Nov 2012 #44
On my laptop: CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #46
Me. Chan790 Nov 2012 #47
I thought my speed was slow. In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #48
Comcast, Portland, OR OxQQme Dec 2012 #49
Here's mine: tammywammy Dec 2012 #51
Very respectable, especially the ping. nt rDigital Dec 2012 #52
I'm pretty pleased with it. tammywammy Dec 2012 #53
just to add some geography Celebration Dec 2012 #54
Cool. Thanks for the perspective. : ) nt rDigital Dec 2012 #56
Ping: 36, Grade B- n/t littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #55
Here's mine also: a kennedy Dec 2012 #57

JoeyT

(6,785 posts)
1. I just switched over from
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:30 AM
Nov 2012

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.

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
3. I have a US Cellular WiFi unit.
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:55 AM
Nov 2012

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.

Kali

(54,948 posts)
5. verizon device here
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:27 PM
Nov 2012

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+

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
6. You finally did it! Yay! Isn't it such a HUGE relief??!!
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:36 PM
Nov 2012

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!

Kali

(54,948 posts)
7. up until a month or so ago I was on dial up
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:40 PM
Nov 2012

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?

Kaleva

(36,045 posts)
17. I had a mean aunt..
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:04 PM
Nov 2012

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.

Hayabusa

(2,135 posts)
28. I know the feeling
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:59 PM
Nov 2012

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.

Denninmi

(6,581 posts)
8. 6 Mbps DSL at home.
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:52 PM
Nov 2012

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.

sharp_stick

(14,400 posts)
12. Here's One I Just did
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:31 PM
Nov 2012


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

sharp_stick

(14,400 posts)
18. Today it's screaming isn't it?
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:07 PM
Nov 2012

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.

OriginalGeek

(12,132 posts)
13. This is at work
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:33 PM
Nov 2012

Last edited Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:28 AM - Edit history (1)

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



eta: Dang, got a good one at home

Fix The Stupid

(946 posts)
16. Yay! So far the only Dial-upper :)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:41 PM
Nov 2012


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.


 

rDigital

(2,239 posts)
19. Rant Accepted. Netflix is life altering, if you ever have it you won't want to go back. By chance
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:17 PM
Nov 2012

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

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
34. I'm only 2 years with my wifi unit (I'm rural as well). Upthread Kali's only had it a month!
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:35 PM
Nov 2012

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!

KatyMan

(4,086 posts)
20. 33 down and 5 up, 5ms Ping
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:26 PM
Nov 2012

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!

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
35. What is the "ping"?
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:37 PM
Nov 2012

(I'm a techie idiot... )

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



 

rDigital

(2,239 posts)
36. ms = ping. It's a measurement of latency. 1 ms = 1/1000 of a second. the lower ping the better
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:41 PM
Nov 2012

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

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
38. Oh man, are you speaking english? I have no idea what any of that means
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:50 PM
Nov 2012


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.

JoeyT

(6,785 posts)
50. The simplest explanation for ping time
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:03 PM
Dec 2012

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).

 

rDigital

(2,239 posts)
29. You can try running the test, but I've seen 4G devices go over 20 Mbps down. 4G is blazing fast if
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:08 PM
Nov 2012

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

 

noamnety

(20,234 posts)
39. slowish here
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:01 PM
Nov 2012

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.

tammywammy

(26,582 posts)
53. I'm pretty pleased with it.
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:21 PM
Dec 2012


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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