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+)

    58 vote(s)
    15.6%
  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)
    0.5%
  7. NBN Fibre to the Home (FTTP/FTTH)

    72 vote(s)
    19.4%
  8. NBN Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

    92 vote(s)
    24.7%
  9. NBN Fibre to the Basement (FTTB)

    7 vote(s)
    1.9%
  10. NBN Fibre to the Curb/Distribution Point (FTTC/FTTdp)

    11 vote(s)
    3.0%
  11. NBN Cable (HFC)

    49 vote(s)
    13.2%
  12. NBN Fixed Wireless

    8 vote(s)
    2.2%
  13. Wireless ISP (not NBN)

    9 vote(s)
    2.4%
  14. Telstra/Optus Cable (not NBN)

    42 vote(s)
    11.3%
  15. MPLS (not NBN)

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

    16 vote(s)
    4.3%
  17. Mobile/Cell Broadband (3G/4G/HSDPA/LTE, etc)

    19 vote(s)
    5.1%
  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)
    0.8%
  20. Sneakernet/Carrier Pigeon

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  21. Candy string and two tins

    7 vote(s)
    1.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ChinoPD

    ChinoPD Member

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    More discussion here:

    https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/9qlyv1p3

    Been an ABB customer for a while now, ex-node customer. I jumped to ABB since the merger. As someone who has FTTP, I have nothing but praise for real-life speeds as well as their customer service. Still not going to be touching something like TPG, a to the fck no, LOL.
     
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  2. clonex

    clonex Member

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    does line sync speed vary much on fttn? Checked mine today as the internet stopped working again and rebooting it through the phone app didnt work. Took a good 15-20 mins before the net was running.

    While in there when it connected i noticed my line synch speed was 19000kbps instead of usual mid 30's.
     
  3. walker_2003

    walker_2003 Member

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    It shouldn't but is much more likely then fttp as there is more that can go wrong (copper degrade, damage to node etc)
     
  4. im late

    im late Member

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  5. Monty94

    Monty94 Member

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  6. Sphinx2000

    Sphinx2000 Member

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  7. TRG.dOinK

    TRG.dOinK Member

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    NBN (FTTH) with ABB @ work, been very good for ~year so far :)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. inoshiro

    inoshiro Member

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    Exetel FTTN. Typically high 80s but sometimes just over 90Mbps.

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  9. Ratzz

    Ratzz Member

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    Equally happy with my 100/40 HFC via ABB. Its been a couple of years now I think, I've kinda lost track of time. Never seen any congestions issues, downtime since I switched to them has been maybe 12hrs in total, rarely more than an hour at a time, and almost always something to do with NBN maintenance or upgrades rather than ABB themselves.

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  10. alexc

    alexc Member

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    Living the NBN dream. I've never had Internet faster :-(

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  11. Rhimes

    Rhimes Member

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    Happy with my FTTN with ABB. Came from ADSL1 off an old telstra RIM, usually getting 2/0.3
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Sphinx2000

    Sphinx2000 Member

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    Some pretty decent 100/40 FTTN speeds posted here, good to see.
    I have been FTTH for the last 4 years.
     
  13. 6thgear

    6thgear Member

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    So recently my area got NBN activated. Our connection was ADSL2 but it measured under 1Mbps or lower when on ADSL 2. So the technician gave us a 4G dongle for free to remedy the issue as in his own words "the copper from a few meters up in the street to in your house looks completely fucked".
    Speeds were alright 15-25Mpbs with the 4G dongle

    Speed of the 4G dongle since NBN activated in the area:
    My assumption is this is due to Telstra including 4G with new NBN connections to try and offset some of the lower speeds as the connections are all FTTN.
    Now my internet is fully fucked 90% of the day as the amount of people connecting to 4G has probably jumped 2000% and that call in the photo is 1.5 hours of on hold from Telstra.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. ChiefBoss

    ChiefBoss Member

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    Don't mind me:

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  15. fetetert

    fetetert Member

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    Step aside...coming through. :)

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  16. ChiefBoss

    ChiefBoss Member

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    That's just silly! Who are you, Linus Sebastian?!?!?
     
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  17. Martyn

    Martyn Member

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    What I find more amazing is that Chiefboss has a rating of 99% better than the average Australian, and Fetetert has a rating of faster than 98% of CA (Canada?).

    Meaning there's 2% faster in his country than him, and he's already got speeds approx 10 times better than the top tier that our mixed NBN is likely to provide.

    Meanwhile, here's mine; which is servicable most of the time, and a good deal faster than my neighbours / friends in the same suburb.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. clonex

    clonex Member

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    staying at a friends place, 1€ a month. I think its max 300mbps but it costs like 10€ a month.
    Local city council owned rental apartments.

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    how do these speedtests work as both speeds start close to 300mbps and stay above 200 till towards near the end when it sharply drops speed.
     
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  19. adamsleath

    adamsleath Member

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    well. nbn has improved upon my ye olde cable internet speeds (optus) it was around 30 dl speed before and about 12 for uploads.

    it's the bog standard "40Mbps" deal. good enough for me.

    ...just by the by, i had an internet outage last night around 12:30 am. dunno what was up with it but the nbn router showed as not online.
     
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  20. fetetert

    fetetert Member

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    Yeah Canada for me, and it's not the fastest I can get, fiber is being laid in my neighbourhood now, so a 1.5gbps/1gbps down/up plan will be available, I just want more upload when I move to fiber!
     

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