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Windows 7: What's your Internet Speed?

06 Jun 2011   #1481
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tkrojam View Post
You know, the proportion of broadband popularity in both South Korea and Japan are at the top of the world!
To most people those >700 Mbps download and >400 Mbps upload speeds are just about as useful as driving a Ferrari capable of 300+ kph speeds in downtown Tokyo at rush hour in that for most people there just are not 100's of GB of data that you have to download every month to justify the need for those incredible speeds.

I've attached a screenshot from my Bandwidth Meter Pro stats showing about 3 weeks of online download and upload activity and as you can see the multiple GB of daily activity which could genuinely utilize and justify a 20X faster download speed than I currently have just aren't there. Like many others here I started out with 56 Kbps dial-up service and I now find my current Broadband service to be quite adequate for my current needs downloading and uploading needs...



~Maxx~

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06 Jun 2011   #1482
tkrojam

Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 
 

I see your point but I don't mean to show anything off. Instead, I just wanna bring the situation of global speed out and discuss on it. I have expressed my point of view previously stating that speed is only a number game and I feel no difference on speed for usual usage either 100Mbps or 1Gbps unless for those torrent enthusiasts. That's why I choose the lower speed plan only even there is only HK$59 difference on price. Besides, I seldom utilize the full bandwidth except the moments of BitTorrent with local peers whose connections are high enough also.
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06 Jun 2011   #1483
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tkrojam View Post
I feel no difference on speed for usual usage either 100Mbps or 1Gbps.
You are right that these are just calculated tests of speed. I feel the same way about browser benchmark tests like Peacekeeper in that Firefox scores only half of what Opera does on the test and yet they both feel equally fast when using them on the internet.

~Maxx~

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07 Jun 2011   #1484
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hell yeah. my ADSL2+ finally got switched on today. My download and upload speeds have tripled!

Before (from my speed wave, forgot to get a capture before the update, the speeds were pretty consistant though, so there is not much "averaging" going on):
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07 Jun 2011   #1485
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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07 Jun 2011   #1486
tkrojam

Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Hell yeah. my ADSL2+ finally got switched on today. My download and upload speeds have tripled!

Before (from my speed wave, forgot to get a capture before the update, the speeds were pretty consistant though, so there is not much "averaging" going on):
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Congratulations.
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10 Jun 2011   #1487
JG Seven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here's mine:

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Not bad considering I'm paying for 15/2.


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10 Jun 2011   #1488
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

With SP-1 downloading.
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10 Jun 2011   #1489
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

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- I believe Virginmedia are looking into ways of improving upload speeds..

- they appear clueless re. ipv6, though..


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12 Jun 2011   #1490
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
... To most people those >700 Mbps download and >400 Mbps upload speeds are just about as useful as driving a Ferrari capable of 300+ kph speeds in downtown Tokyo at rush hour in that for most people there just are not 100's of GB of data that you have to download every month to justify the need for those incredible speeds.

I've attached a screenshot from my Bandwidth Meter Pro stats showing about 3 weeks of online download and upload activity and as you can see the multiple GB of daily activity which could genuinely utilize and justify a 20X faster download speed than I currently have just aren't there. Like many others here I started out with 56 Kbps dial-up service and I now find my current Broadband service to be quite adequate for my current needs downloading and uploading needs...
Oh c'mon... the Ferrari analogy just doesn't apply. It's about time; not usage. Just because you don't use 100GB's a month doesn't mean people don't/won't/can't. I've heard the argument, and I just don't buy it: "anything over 100MB "can't" be legal.... rubbish.

ISP's are crippling Netflix. I can't get 1080p movies only because of ISP's... not because of netflix, not because of me.

ATT just sent me a letter informing me they're going to place bandwidth caps on their service. 150GB for regular dsl, 250GB a month for U-verse. Needless to say, I'm looking at Sonic right now.

We would all love to have speed like the rest of the western world, but for some reason here in America we've decided to stay with 3rd world internet service and let them charge us premium rates.
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