How fast is your Internet connection?

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How fast is your Internet connection?

  1. 56kbps or slower

    6 vote(s)
    4.7%
  2. up to 512kbps

    16 vote(s)
    12.4%
  3. up to 2MBs

    62 vote(s)
    48.1%
  4. up to 8MBs

    24 vote(s)
    18.6%
  5. up to 20MBs

    10 vote(s)
    7.8%
  6. faster than 20MBs

    11 vote(s)
    8.5%
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  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    We did a similar poll back in 2004 so I think it's time for a bit of an update!

    If you are a guest voting on this poll, why not register for PC Review and Introduce yourself in this forum :)
     
    Ian, May 22, 2006
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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

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    You missed out 4 & 6 ...


    ;)
     
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    michael 118 VIP Member

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    2.2mbps. (fast but never quite fast enough ;))

    thing that annoys me is that i never have downloaded something at 2.2mbps. maximum i have seen it is 180kb/second.
     
    michael 118, May 22, 2006
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Thats about right aint it, If you mean the transfer rate?

    Try this.
    http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp
     
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    V_R, May 22, 2006
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    michael 118 VIP Member

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    Yeah, but it usually dips down to about 8 or 9 kb/second.:(

    tried the link and it says 131.5kb downstream and 241.8 upstream, but that isnt consistent.
    Thanks for the link though V_R :)
     
    michael 118, May 22, 2006
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    TriplexDread VIP Member

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    It should be about 120 per Mb

    If you have a 2meg line you will average or should average 150 to 200

    So thts about right depending on the server you are connecting to
     
    TriplexDread, May 23, 2006
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    crazylegs Member Extraordinaire VIP Member

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    If you have a 1 meg you should be getting around 118kb to 122kb, if 2 meg it should be 230kb to 242kb that is the maximum speed and obviously dependant on how fast the servers are that you are downloading from.....

    Upload speed is greatly reduced....
     
    crazylegs, May 23, 2006
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    Speed

    Virgin 2MB Speed - Downstream 1.6Mbps, Upstream 0.2Mbps, is this good???
     
    feckit, May 23, 2006
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    That depends on who you listen to either BT, ISP or what speed i really get:(
     
    exmoor, May 23, 2006
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    michael 118 VIP Member

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    Actually mine is 2.2Mbm broadband, so i guess it will go under the 8mb part.
     
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    I'm on Telewest Blueyonder cable 4MB service, and have to say the service has been impressive.

    According to the speed test above, I'm getting 3.8Mbps downstream and 0.3Mbps upstream, which is pretty good :thumb:
     
    Adywebb, May 23, 2006
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    Me__2001 Internet Junkie VIP Member

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    i did have 2meg which should be 8 by now but good old BT are taking their time sorting my line out :mad:
     
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    ive got a 4Mb connection from Telewest. Trying to get my rents to upgrade to 10Mb but they arent having any of it. Shame really
     
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    Off topic- but isnt linking to another forum in sig against rules?
     
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    Yes it has been discussed before. Infact it was recently, last week I think!
     
    TriplexDread, May 26, 2006
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    christopherpostill VIP Member

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    Tsk tsk
     
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    TriplexDread VIP Member

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    I'm sure the powers that be will pick up on it soon enough ;)
     
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    ntl eventually upgraded me to 2mb, no download limit and from most of europe i get 190+, highest ive seen is 260 ish, from a server in derby
     
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    Me__2001 Internet Junkie VIP Member

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    BT got their fingers out of their a*** and im now pushing 4.5Mb :D
     
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    Up to 8 mbs (a test revealed that we achieve 6 mbs)
    That, combined with super speedy K-meleon browser keeps me happy enough [​IMG]

    Edit: ISP is Nildram, BTW
     
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    Mudlark, Mar 23, 2007
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