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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+)

    66 vote(s)
    11.1%
  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)
    0.2%
  6. Dial-up Modem (!)

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  7. NBN Fibre to the Home (FTTP/FTTH)

    127 vote(s)
    21.3%
  8. NBN Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

    130 vote(s)
    21.8%
  9. NBN Fibre to the Basement (FTTB)

    8 vote(s)
    1.3%
  10. NBN Fibre to the Curb/Distribution Point (FTTC/FTTdp)

    46 vote(s)
    7.7%
  11. NBN Cable (HFC)

    108 vote(s)
    18.1%
  12. NBN Fixed Wireless

    11 vote(s)
    1.8%
  13. Wireless ISP (not NBN)

    16 vote(s)
    2.7%
  14. Telstra/Optus Cable (not NBN)

    50 vote(s)
    8.4%
  15. MPLS (not NBN)

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

    20 vote(s)
    3.4%
  17. Mobile/Cell Broadband (3G/4G/HSDPA/LTE, etc)

    34 vote(s)
    5.7%
  18. Non-commercial (community effort, etc)

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

    4 vote(s)
    0.7%
  20. Sneakernet/Carrier Pigeon

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  21. Candy string and two tins

    12 vote(s)
    2.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Blinky

    Blinky Member

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    The plan is 1000/400 and it's currently on special at $10 per day.

    I was on NBN FTTP 1000/50 with AussieBB at a cost of $149. The same thing on Launtel is $4.60 per day. If we use 30.5 days to equal a monthly plan, it works out to be $140 per month.

    Here is a screen grab of the current pricing from Launtel, just multiply x 30.5 to compare monthly costs.

    Remember that with Launtel's charge per day you can just "press pause" for when you go away so you don't get charged and restart when you get home again!


    [​IMG]

    Edit: Just some notes for me mostly, but I hope it helps someone else too.
    • I got my static IP which is manually assigned when using Launtel.
    • The two top speed plans (500/200 + 1000/400) are not included in the free 7 day trial, due to the cost charged by the NBN.

    • [​IMG]
     
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  2. chewbacca

    chewbacca Member

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    Nice. I can't get their gigabit speeds here yet (250 is max for some reason) but when I can I could see myself doing 1000/50 for day to day then switching to 1000/400 on days I need to upload large amounts of data.
     
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  3. Blinky

    Blinky Member

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    Got it in 1
    That’s exactly what I am doing. :thumbup::)
     
  4. James Braunegg

    James Braunegg Member

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    Dear All

    Thought I would speedtest the OCAU forums server across our newly upgraded Cisco Nexus Network the results speak for themselves, enjoy!

    ocau-speedtest.JPG

    https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/2ca206ad-def2-4a7f-abd4-e88b50ac0bb2

    I just need to work on tuning the physical NICs on the host to even out upload capacity... incase the forums need even more speed....

    Kindest Regards

    James
     
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  5. Blinky

    Blinky Member

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    Eh, sure but … can it run Crysis? :thumbup::lol::o:D
     
  6. James Braunegg

    James Braunegg Member

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    Of course, it can... what do you all the staff do in between support tickets, when they are not working out in the gym!

    Years ago we used to play Quake after work every day ;)

    Kindest Regards

    James
     
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  7. callan

    callan Member

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    Doesn't happen that often, but when the CDN gods align....

    there are times.png

    And that's whilst wifey was in the midst of a Zoom conference. Yup, that's a CD's worth of information in 6 seconds.
     
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  8. Matthew kane

    Matthew kane Member

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    Fark and here I'am stuck on 6.5mb/s fiber. Although sort of plenty for my own personal use. I'm not as heavy on the torrents and downloads (most of the good ones are gone) as I used to be.
     
  9. James Braunegg

    James Braunegg Member

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    If you want to dig a trench and lay some fibre ill give you access to faster fibre How's 100gbit sound?
     
  10. Blinky

    Blinky Member

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    Expensive!
     
  11. James Braunegg

    James Braunegg Member

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    The expensive part is buying a 100gbit+ router plus internal switching and super-fast servers ... The actual service on the other hand is cheaper than you would think ...about $16 per day !

    Kindest Regards

    James
     
  12. steelbom

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    Any chance those higher speeds work on NBN HFC?
     
  13. Blinky

    Blinky Member

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    Yes.
    Remember though that the local link on HFC is shared until it gets back to the fibre, so if there is high uptake of the faster plans by people in your direct area you can see some contention.
     
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  14. steelbom

    steelbom Member

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    Ahhhh interesting. I can see plans available at my address for 1000/40 but not 250/100, 500/200 or 1000/400. Any reason that might be?

    I would think if my connection can do 1000/40 it can handle 250/100. (I would like faster upload.)
     
  15. Blinky

    Blinky Member

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    Might be time to ask your RSP, that’s why they are there. But yes if you can do high end speeds they should be across the board.
     
  16. steelbom

    steelbom Member

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    It's hard to get in touch with Telstra ;)

    Cheers!
     
  17. Ratzz

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    I was under the impression that NBN is limited to 50 up, regardless of whatever your ISP offers in down speed? Are the massive up speeds I've just noticed a few posts back independent of the NBN in some way? Or are they a commercial product rather than domestic? Or is it a FTTP vs HFC thing, given that I'm running 60m of copper from the house to the street?

    Aussie Broadband HFC.

    My current speeds. You can stick 'the good old days' right back where they belong :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. caspian

    caspian Member

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    it depends on the access technology. NBN HFC is limited to 50Mbps up.

    yes.
     
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  19. Blinky

    Blinky Member

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    No that’s not correct.
     
  20. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I'm on HFC and actually surprised I can get 1Gbps so quickly. I only transitioned to NBN last year and recently discovered that 1Gbps was available.

    I thought this sort of speed would be years off.
     

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