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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+)

    59 vote(s)
    13.4%
  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)
    0.5%
  7. NBN Fibre to the Home (FTTP/FTTH)

    86 vote(s)
    19.6%
  8. NBN Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

    103 vote(s)
    23.5%
  9. NBN Fibre to the Basement (FTTB)

    8 vote(s)
    1.8%
  10. NBN Fibre to the Curb/Distribution Point (FTTC/FTTdp)

    20 vote(s)
    4.6%
  11. NBN Cable (HFC)

    66 vote(s)
    15.0%
  12. NBN Fixed Wireless

    9 vote(s)
    2.1%
  13. Wireless ISP (not NBN)

    11 vote(s)
    2.5%
  14. Telstra/Optus Cable (not NBN)

    48 vote(s)
    10.9%
  15. MPLS (not NBN)

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

    17 vote(s)
    3.9%
  17. Mobile/Cell Broadband (3G/4G/HSDPA/LTE, etc)

    23 vote(s)
    5.2%
  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)
    0.7%
  20. Sneakernet/Carrier Pigeon

    3 vote(s)
    0.7%
  21. Candy string and two tins

    8 vote(s)
    1.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BeanerSA

    BeanerSA Member

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    Don't you know what you are paying for?

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    Tis a good day on mine :D
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011
  2. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    With telstra.... why the god awful ping? :(

    Anyone know?
     
  3. strafer86

    strafer86 Member

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    Not bad for $45 a month with unlimited downloads.
     
  4. Omarko

    Omarko Member

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    this is with IINET ADSL 2+ ... apparently I am too far away from the exchange ... sucks :(
     
  5. Garido

    Garido Member

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    Not a bad result considering I pay less than 40 a month :)
     
  6. TinTin184

    TinTin184 Member

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    got this the other day best I'v seen on my net
     
  7. brad89

    brad89 Member

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    Did you sign up for "Ultimate" (100Mb) or did you only want "elite" ?

    Just asking because sometimes they stuff the order up which might have happened to you, depending what you actually ordered :thumbup:
     
  8. TinTin184

    TinTin184 Member

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    Na got elite way before Ultimate came out almost out of our 24 month contract (sometime in july) and I am thinking of going to ultimate after that only down side is the uploads being counted but I can live with that
     
  9. brad89

    brad89 Member

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    Ah ok, I read it as you getting the connection the other day :p

    You can get ultimate on standalone plans now ($10/mth extra for it) but you will need to get the cisco modem from Bigpond. New bundles should be out next week (double usage) but apparently the standalone plans won't be getting updated yet (normally 1-2mths behind bundle upgrades)

    They are counted on your current plan too but you will be able to upload twice as fast on ultimate :thumbup:
     
  10. atech

    atech Member

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    Telstra Cable - not too bad compared to my old adsl2+ - i hold a solid 2.6MB/s download with usenet.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
  11. Primüs

    Primüs Member

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    Not sure at that point in time, It could be usage as he is a carrier, or could be the speedtest server itself having congestion, or it could be a limitation of his link, im not sure exactly what's been purchased in this case.

    As noted, it is a carrier grade service, and as such usually bandwidth is purchased at a 1:1 ratio. Some suppliers do do 4:1 sometimes at a cheaper rate, but I'm not sure what my friend has bought.
     
  12. TinTin184

    TinTin184 Member

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    Can I just bring my own Cisco ISR :lol: as long as they dont lock down the cisco/bigpond modem ill be happy
     
  13. brad89

    brad89 Member

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    EPC3925 is the only choice :thumbdn:

    I haven't used one personally so not sure what features are/aren't there but it "does the job" (in bridged mode...) You could also have issues for the first week or so until the firmware update comes through but they might not have an impact on bridged connections.
     
  14. FiShy

    FiShy Member

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    No point, you would need a 2911/2921 minimum and then plugging it to a crap bigpond modem would be a waste lol.

    Yea but you only get 4:1 on smaller office links since its mostly for users.


    Considering they have there own AS and a 400M+ means they are likley serving traffic, not leaching it.
     
  15. Audionut

    Audionut Member

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    Yeah, pretty impressed with it considering the distance.

    Quotas are shit though!!
     
  16. vespas

    vespas Member

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    today seem a bit slow for iprumus big kahuna
    [`[*Test Results from <a href="http://www.ozspeedtest.com/bandwidth-test/results/16568161">Oz Broadband Speed Test</a>*]`]
    [(----------------------------------
    Test run on [*05/06/2011*] @ [*02:23 PM*])]

    [(Mirror: [*iPrimus*]
    Data: [*3 MB*]
    Test Time: [*34.48 secs*])]

    [(Your line speed is [*710 kbps*] (0.71 Mbps).
    Your download speed is [*89 KB/s*] (0.09 MB/s). )]
     
  17. vespas

    vespas Member

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  18. WishBone17

    WishBone17 Member

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    here is mine fellas, faster then 87% of au, eat that you slow cockaroaches!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. vespas

    vespas Member

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    You cant beat iPrimus for sheer speed, I recommend to everyone
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  20. ritchierich

    ritchierich Member

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