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What connection type/product/package do you use to access the Internet?

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by drum_dude, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    Just interested to see what type of Internet connection we all use to access our fave site :eek: CertForums.co.uk :p ?

    I'm with Telewest Blueyonder on their 2mbit package. In a perfect world it would give me 2048kbits down and a measly 256kbits up! In other words 256kbytes down 32kbytes up!

    I'm happy with the product and mainly use it for P2P stuff, newsgroups and some kick ass online games of Unreal Tournament GOTY!

    For online gaming I usaully get a ping of about 30-40 on a good european UT server.

    Blueyonder Newsgroups always give me a good speed - about 246kbytes per sec...

    As for P2P, well that just depends on everyone elses upload speed I suppose.

    So what does everyone else have? And what do u do with it?

    Cheers

    Sacha



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  2. Stu_C

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    NTL here (when its working)

    1.5mb downstream 256kb upstream. Normally cuts out between 6pm and 8pm weekdays, 7pm-12am weekends. Find them to be completly useless and if i wasnt such a lazy git, i would replace it with a decent ISP.

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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I'm on ISDN now thank heavens. As you know that gives me a full on 128K (2x64k) internet experience :biggrin May not impress you much eh? But fot the past three years I have been stuck on a 28K dial up.

    No broadband in my neck of the bush yet!

    You guys, you don't know ya born. Lucky gits :rolleyes:

    I don't play on-line games but I have checked out those News Groups :eek: Nearly made my hair fall out!

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    In that case, we'd have to call you "Baldrinse" :tongue



    I am so going to die for that one. :oops:
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    I'm on a 1MB/256k Business (20:1) package from Bulldog, who I am not too pleased with, so I will be moving once my month is up

    I do the majority of my stuff at work on the 3x 100MB lines though, and I have been known to get over 5MB a sec from microsoft.com :D

    at home I get a constant 120k which is pretty much capping my line
    dont download much whilst playing games though, as it keeps my latancy below 80 :)
     
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  6. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    I have a 1Mb connection with a company called Central Point. been pleased with them so far, had some problem but nowt major or even I couldnt fix meself. use it alot for downloading and playing online games so very useful.
     
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  7. Gaz 45

    Gaz 45 Kilobyte Poster

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    Wanadoo 1Mbps, 2GB monthly limit.
    Been pretty good, no dropped connections & speed usually top notch.

    Had NTL 600k service in a house at uni, that wasn't so good, especially at weekends.
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    256k up and down through a provider called Velocitus (I'm in the US, remember?) Only on glitch since I set it up and cycling the power on the DSL "modem" did the trick. I've got two PCs and two laptops sharing the connection with no worries. "Modem" does wireless so my son and I are free to roam the house.
     
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  9. AJ

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    750K with NTL. Been with them for 4 years and never had a problem. Think I've only had 2 or 3 outages in that time :biggrin
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Well, I'm over the moon to say that this is the first post I'm making with my new (and first ever) 1 Meg ADSL connection !!!! WOOOHOOO :biggrin:biggrin:biggrin

    I got a PAYG deal - 1 Meg, 2Gb cap, then £1.50 per Gig after that - will do me fine at the mo.

    Oh, I'm gonna do some serious surfing tonight !!!!! :D
     
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  11. BeerMatt

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    750K NTL when it works , Actually it hasnt been bad lately(kiss off death there then :rolleyes: ) but like stu_c im too damn lazy to sort it out

    As for gaming, i wish, working on a laptop at the mo and its just not the same :cry:
     
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  12. Boycie
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    Plusnet 512K-Unlimited. Great ISP. Never goes down and support good. :onthePC
     
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  13. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Same here, I've been with plusnet for the past two years now. Great support and plenty of extras, the webspace was one of the reasons I went with them. For those of you that remember the early days of CF the site was hosted at plusnet to begin with. Not very relialbe but witout having that webspace to play around with we wouldnt be here today. :biggrin
     
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  14. OffSide

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    Dial up with wanadoo, can't get broadband as I just bought a house in a newly built estate......
     
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  15. Sandy

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    I use Eclipse 512K that can be "Flexed" (moved up and down at extra cost) to 1Mb if you need it. Unlimited. Static or dynamic IP addressing. Never goes down. Support is good they usually answer some of the horrid questions I ask them. The router is SpeedTouch works well but the documentation is very, very poor but has a firewall and 4 ports.
     
  16. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    I've got the usual Motorola SurfBoard 4100 (I think) cable modem with a 4 port Linksys Wireless Router. The router is really cool to be honest! My old Linksys router kept crashing whilst using Bittorrent P2P...I was told it was something to do with the routing table being too small on the old routers!

    Anyway, the new wireless one is great!!!

    Cheers

    Sacha
     
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  17. Phoenix
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    Ive got a Zyxel Prestige 652 Security Router, single port, plugs into one of my switches and voila, handles multiple vpn connections, nat, routing, etc, but im thinking of replacing it with an ISA 2004 box with internal DSL modem and a few NICs for segregated networks :)
     
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  18. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Hey...I was thinking of doing the same, but with a 28.8k dial up connection! Joke lol!!!

    Sacha
     
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  19. Jakamoko
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    Oh man, you're so gonna make Fergal unhappy when he reads that !!!


    LOL :biggrin
     
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  20. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Actually I was using ISA for the last year connected to the net by 28.8k DUN. Believe it or not it actually does improve the percieved surfing experience. It even cached windows updates and virus updates. Made me feel like I was flying with 56K :biggrin

    ISA is cool 8)

    Pete
     
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