Measure your Internet Connection.

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by VooDoo, Nov 25, 2006.

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What type(s) of Internet access do you have?

  1. Digital Subscriber Line (DSLR/SHDSL/VDSL/ADSL1/ADSL2/ADSL2+)

    53 vote(s)
    16.9%
  2. ATM/Frame Relay

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. WiMAX

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. ISDN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Satellite

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  6. Dial-up Modem (!)

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  7. NBN Fibre to the Home (FTTP/FTTH)

    65 vote(s)
    20.7%
  8. NBN Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

    78 vote(s)
    24.8%
  9. NBN Fibre to the Basement (FTTB)

    7 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. NBN Fibre to the Curb/Distribution Point (FTTC/FTTdp)

    5 vote(s)
    1.6%
  11. NBN Cable (HFC)

    38 vote(s)
    12.1%
  12. NBN Fixed Wireless

    6 vote(s)
    1.9%
  13. Wireless ISP (not NBN)

    9 vote(s)
    2.9%
  14. Telstra/Optus Cable (not NBN)

    34 vote(s)
    10.8%
  15. MPLS (not NBN)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Fibre (not NBN)

    14 vote(s)
    4.5%
  17. Mobile/Cell Broadband (3G/4G/HSDPA/LTE, etc)

    15 vote(s)
    4.8%
  18. Non-commercial (community effort, etc)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Free (public wifi hotspots, war-driving, neighbour's unsecured wifi, etc)

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  20. Sneakernet/Carrier Pigeon

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  21. Candy string and two tins

    7 vote(s)
    2.2%
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  1. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Why's that? And have you been officially told as much?
     
  2. trevor68

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    Why? Well the copper and 5 pits between our house and the MDF are all stuffed. No one is ever going to fix them so why would I bother even trying to use it? Just because they hang a node off the other end and pump say 25mb into it doesn't mean you still won't get maybe 5mb out of it on my end so why bother?

    As for being "Officially told" the ACT government owns both the land, and the line. Having tried to report it I was simply told they are "not taking any maintenance requests".
     
  3. s4mmy

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    This thread might be of interest if you want a little more bandwidth. :p
    https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/build-log-bye-bye-nbn-hello-4g.1258801/#post-18090219
     
  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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  5. Bourke

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    I've had the same OPTUS 200gb Home Wireless $80/month for a year or so, router in same spot, even tried to boost by putting it on the roof, no different.

    6mb/1.1mb all day long, I tried to select best channels and all that, it's fine for DL steam and stuff, I don't use it much outside of that.

    Anyway service went down for an hour now, so did the same iinetspeedtest, this time it was 46.2mb/28.5mb...idk why.
    If it goes, then it was prob a tower reset and that sort of speed is possible where I am.
    If it stays, then good-oh, maybe have a proper service for once, and maybe I game like a little ozzie battler champ.
    Best to check anyone else if you have a Optus home wireless plan.

    As a side note, I also run a Optus 4G prepaid dongle, that can pull 28mb/16mb from inside a house(on 2 bars reception) and has been able to do that for last 5-6 years easy.
    I jus ran same test and it's dropped to 22.0mb/6.9mb.

    It's pre-paid and expensive hence why I couldn't really game on it.
     
  6. WishBone17

    WishBone17 Member

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    Thats twice the speed of my home ADSL+2 from IINET. My apartment is fairly old and the exchange is around 6km away from where I live.
    Lucky to get 3.4 average
     
  7. Bourke

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    I hear ya, getting poor performance when you spend your hard earned on something, one of my few trigger tbh.
    I'd cut a b!tch up over yellow or brown lettuce in my burger, it costs how much now days, near $10 for a large meal and c&nts still can't make a fresh warm burger and cooked fries...#fail@life

    *update*
    Guess what happened when I got home and checked my internets, 5.5mb/1.0mb...No MOBA for me.
    I opened STEAM last night, normal DL speed was 500mb, last night it was pulling up to 6.1Mb, avg was 4.5Mb, I DL'd a PUBG EXP update, 9.0gb downloaded in 30mins flat, normal would be 3 n half hrs..or overnight..LOL

    Played PUBG, put me on SEA and ping was 250ms 1 game, 200 another.....today played 1 game at 200ms....3 games and reported 2 of them....they jus knew I was coming even though I was crouched or crouch-walking.
    I was looking forward 5G network, i'm trying to not put a hardline in coz not sure how long i'll be here for, whereas I can take a WIFI with me.

    Checked my NBN a week ago, FTN available, I think a pit is 30m away, exchange i'd guess 2kms, local prob is my suburb is like +100 years old, nothing has changed and street is elevated enough, no flooding pit but old copper lines.
    If I did go hardline and be getting something awful speed wise, i'd be livid and unpleasant.
     

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