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    Internet Speed.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Im curious what sort of speeds your Internet runs at.

    Im still at work and the speed is blinding this time of day (10pm AEST), maybe 50% more than I see during the more "normal" daylight business hours.

    I tested using speedtest.net


    :o

    A tad faster than the ol 300 baud dial-up modem.
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    That is insane. Mine actually drops off from about 5:30pm through to about 10pm. Some nights Im lucky to get 10% of my full speed due to massive congestion.

    Right now:

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    You can also try www.ozspeedtest.com, i am with telstra and am only getting 320kb/s when some nights i get 680kb/s or better

    with speedtest.net it is showing 3.34mb/s download so not that good today

    i am a couple of kms away from the exchange so that doesnt help matters with ADSL 2+

    Still beats dialup ;D

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    Re: Internet Speed.

    Mines not too bad at the moment but gets up to roughly 20Mb/s in mid-afternoon...





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    Quote Originally Posted by 26393B21382D3A3B2C540 link=1310040276/1#1 date=1310040472
    That is insane.
    Yeah, tis insane. It was only partly a gloat, Im actually really curious what sort of speeds people see.

    Seems that every site I go to these days is super fat and bloated with flash animations and graphics, people are also more than happy to send 4-6Mb "funnies" via email and Im do feel sorry for those that have no option apart from a dribble.

    Dad lives halfway between Geelong and Melbourne and although all the telcos cable between the two cities the best he can get is ADSL 1 and even then its is iffy.

    Quote Originally Posted by 26393B21382D3A3B2C540 link=1310040276/1#1 date=1310040472
    Some nights Im lucky to get 10% of my full speed
    Thats pretty rude. I used to work for a small dial-up ISP and we were really careful to keep the bandwidth ratio fair.

    Quote Originally Posted by 363B3836540 link=1310040276/2#2 date=1310041472
    You can also try
    I suggested one site so we are all comparing apples with apples.

    Ozspeed test I used for years, speedtest.net is far more reliable and pings to find the fastest reply in their test network instead of getting you to select your ISP. Also seeing the upload at the same time gives a better idea of the potential throughput.

    Quote Originally Posted by 363B3836540 link=1310040276/2#2 date=1310041472
    Still beats dialup
    Just thinking about dial-up I can still hear the sound of two modems syncing. My kids will never know...
    ;)

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    Makes me think the sound of an old modem connecting, would make a funny ringtone.

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    Re: Internet Speed.

    Have you gone NBN or something?
    This is me.

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    Re: Internet Speed.

    My result was similar to Mals. Apparently the speed varies, depending on the distance from the exchange. Andy, do you work next door to your exchange?

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    Im on the very edge of our exchange, the street I live on is the border between two exchanges. Unfortunately there is a lot of copper twisted pair between me and fast broardband. I dont have a problem with the speeds I am getting though.

    Edit added:
    Its interesting to see how the download/upload effects the (FASTER THAN XX% OF AU) figure.


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    Cheers Bryan

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    I usually get 6-7 Mb/s


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    Quote Originally Posted by 6C6B7E686573553B3333330A0 link=1310040276/6#6 date=1310044539
    Have you gone NBN
    I spoke with some contractors who were pulling the NBN fibre through the pit on my nature strip about 12 months ago... alas thats sitting idle still and will for years I bet.

    Im using cable, not DSL and am lucky enough to have access to it at work and home. Pity Im too busy with beans to download or watch anything... it would work really well if I could find sites with enough bandwidth.

    Interesting to see some 10ms ping times... thats getting close to ethernet network speeds.

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    Heres mine, about 6K away from Andys work.




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    ...yet mine went to Canberra, yours to Adelaide.

    Its interesting how different ISPs have different routes and even more amazing that there is about only 0.05 seconds to travel across the whole country.

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    Im about 3.5 K from the exchange so thats about the best I get in this area until the NBN is rolled out. Maybe I could move into the snobbery until then.

    No work, just play and quality control on the beans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7464726A656660070 link=1310040276/15#15 date=1310049368
    No work, just play and quality control on the beans...
    Yeah, thats pretty much what I do.

    Oh, you better bring a heater though.

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    Re: Internet Speed.

    * *
    * ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** *WST at 12.36am.

    6km from exchange.

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    I edited your post to fix your image Gary. All you needed was to wrap the URL in the IMG tag like:

    Code:
    I just tried it again at 11am and its pretty good still. The ping is way faster into Melbourne but the download speed dropped off a little.




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    I must have crappy phone lines. So Im packing a bag and its off to the snobbery.

    By the way Andy, do you ever sleep?

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    ...coffee helps.
    8-)

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    Re: Internet Speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by 507F7568110 link=1310040276/20#20 date=1310088927
    ...coffee helps.
    8-)
    you bet* :D


    mines generally too slow for unbuffered iView and youtube
    still better than the Satellite service I had a coupleof years ago in Clare Valley. Before that dial-up and we used to make jokes about how many coffees could make and consume whilst uploading/downloading email that is including dropouts and redials to the nearest POP which was 85kms away* ::)* :( :-?

    Bring on the NBN [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

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    Re: Internet Speed.

    Fibre optic is already layed in my street. It will be getting connected to my house in the next month - which is when they are expecting to turn on the NBN to my neighbourhood - cant wait! (I live in one of the first roll-out trial areas).
    Still havent seen how much the plans are going to be though. Any snobs got the NBN in their neighbourhood yet? - if so what do plans begin at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0E212B364F0 link=1310040276/18#18 date=1310087705
    I edited your post to fix your image Gary. All you needed was to wrap the URL in the IMG tag like:
    Thanks. I was scratching my head at 12.30am odd wondering how to do it.

    I think were all generally thankful were well away from dial-up speeds. :)

    Off topic. I have a question about NBN. When it does come into play, do we have to inform the ISP to make use of the NBN and perhaps pay a bit more over the top of current subscription, or do we sit tight and enjoy the benefits?

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    With the NBN, according to my ISP, they install a NTU which needs to be cabled to your (probably) new router. Then you need to switch plans. Currently, they seem to be about twice the price for half the data allowance (from my ISP). That is for a 25/5 Mbps connection.

    Looks like I might just stay with what Ive got until they start discounting...

    G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29333E3F2D3B2329295A0 link=1310040276/23#23 date=1310092356
    Off topic. I have a question about NBN. When it does come into play, do we have to inform the ISP to make use of the NBN and perhaps pay a bit more over the top of current subscription, or do we sit tight and enjoy the benefits?

    You need to sign up to a new plan - one that is fibre optic not ADSL. Im signed up for another year yet on my ADSL plan, but I am allowed to upgrade my plan (that is, as long as the plan I am changing to costs the same or more than the one I am on, then it is no problem to change over to it at anytime). Luckily, the company are offering fibre optic plans in my neighbourhood so I will be looking at changing over to fibre optic as soon as I practically can.

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    Ah thatís a bit better, I have erased the provider name as I am at work.

    Silly thing is that I dont actually notice much difference between speeds at work and at home :D



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    hey pavoniboy what prices are NBN in your area

    found this link for http://www.internode.on.net/residential/fibre_to_the_home/nbn_plans/nbn_first_release/ internode pricing for 1st stage Tas* and also mainland including the gong.* Seems as though Node has connected first (trial) customer in Willunga SA.

    The main problem for rurals will be whether we are pushed to satellite instead of fibre or even fixed wireless "The fixed-wireless network and NBN Cos long-term satellite service are designed to offer speeds of 12Mbps* to retail service providers to offer to people living in approximately seven per cent of premises not covered by fibre". from the NBN website

    aah ha the *The speeds actually experienced by end-users will depend on a number of factors including the retail broadband plan they choose, the number of simultaneous users on the service, their equipment and their in-premises connection. * :-? :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4D6A6E61504D6A6E7D0F0 link=1310040276/26#26 date=1310094319
    Silly thing is that I dont actually notice much difference between speeds at work and at home :D
    Gee BeanBay lucky you I would notice* compared to my ADSL home office service your speeds are:
    Downloads more than 200 times faster, Uploads around 300 times faster* *:P

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    Quote Originally Posted by 445D280 link=1310040276/27#27 date=1310094721
    hey pavoniboy what prices are NBN in your area
    Dont know yet...I havent looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0F16630 link=1310040276/28#28 date=1310096000
    Gee BeanBay lucky you I would notice* compared to my ADSL home office service your speeds are:
    Sometimes I have to share it with 900 other people :(

    I think that most people find their own specific "bandwidth tolerance point", I think mine is about 4Mb/s.

    Sadly for many country areas the bandwidth is usually updated from "pathetically slow" to "would have been OK a couple of years ago".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5940350 link=1310040276/27#27 date=1310094721
    what prices are NBN in your area
    Depends on which ISPs will be offering Fibre plans in PBs area. Likely to be one of Telstra, Optus and iiNet.

    The main problem for rurals will be whether we are pushed to satellite instead of fibre or even fixed wireless
    This is from the HarbourSat site (one of the Sat vendors selected by NBN)

    Access to the NBN will be delivered through three types of technologies:

    Fibre optic cables will be used to connect up to approximately 93% of Australian premises, capable of delivering speeds of 100 Megabits per second

    In mostly rural and remote areas where physical connection is not possible by fibre, premises will first be connected by advanced wireless technology, capable of delivering speeds of 12 Megabits per second.

    Where fibre or advanced wireless connectivity is not possible, premises will be connected by satellite technology, capable of delivering speeds of 12 Megabits per second.

    Thats quite a bit faster than that offered by satellite internet services now.



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    I get around 20Mb/sec down on adsl2+, sync at about 23 odd

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    Thanks Pavoniboy.

    A good number of people will be looking forward to the NBN rollout in the same fervour as the soon to be released Breville 900 machine :)

    Gary at G

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    Heres my connection at home. I live on a fibre to the home estate (telstra smart community), so no NBN here. Hopefully though one day I can switch to a provider other then telstra.

    One from late last year (best one Ive gotten):


    One from today (not too great this time):

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    This is satellite in North West Tasmania (read it and weep).


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    Hi Blue House my thoughts are with you been there done that.* *No doubt some colourful language at times when on the **** internet - that pings appalling bet there are no happy gamers in your home

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5275717E4F52757162100 link=1310040276/26#26 date=1310094319
    Ah thatís a bit better
    That rocks Bean Bear! Certainly a fat pipe and you will have trouble finding any single site to give you that much bandwidth. (curious who the provider is now you hid it though).

    Quote Originally Posted by 527C65754F587F656375100 link=1310040276/35#35 date=1310118749
    This is satellite in North West Tasmania (read it and weep)
    I do weep for you. I hope that the NBN and/or the wireless re-hop that Flynn mentioned gets to your area soon.

    1 second ping times make most things painful to use, at least with a forum you can open threads in new tabs in the background and read/reply when it suits. Still, 1/2mb down is a lot faster than the fastest home modems were.

    Thats a huge gap in performance between Bean Bear@work (micro, not millisecond pings) and Blue House (with pings in seconds)

    :o

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    Re: Internet Speed.

    Here is mine



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    Re: Internet Speed.

    And mine...





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    And here is my Ping Test


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    Not too shabby for regional Victoria.... but still nowhere near the warp speed Andy is getting

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    Never knew about ping test, thats a pretty neat tool as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 79565C41380 link=1310040276/37#37 date=1310209845
    That rocks Bean Bear! Certainly a fat pipe and you will have trouble finding any single site to give you that much bandwidth. (curious who the provider is now you hid it though).

    Hi Andy, if anyone digs this thread up in a few years they will be amazed that I would brag about such a slow connection and that you would be impressed by it ;D.

    How much is enough? The new IPV6 has 2128 addresses, thatís roughly 7 IP address for every atom in every human on earth at the moment, someone sees a need for some future expansion there! Well need some serious bandwidth if even a small fraction of that is utilised, and one day we will have IPV7 (or will they go straight to IPV8 :D).



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    download just over 15 Mb/s

    upload just over 1 Mb/s

    ping 47 ms

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    havnt got a speedtest thingy as im at work right now

    regularly get 19m down and 1m up at home in Altona on adsl2

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    This is the best I can get in Kilsyth Vic.
    Yes it is ADSL2+ and have tried different times of day and this is the best result.* :(




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    Thats what $59.95 a month will buy you here in Kendenup, WA. Were 75km north of Albany, just off the Albany Highway.

    An the good news? The NBN will pas us right on by. :o

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    hmmm...




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