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    Poll..cable vs DSL/actual speed

    Who's using what???...I have cable and am pretty happy with the speed ( 1900+k download and 360k upload)...wanted to know what people are getting with thier cable or DSL connections..I found that a USB port cable modem bites but put this on a 10/100 NIC and it ROCKS!!!!!..lol

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    Cable:4500+Kbps down, 128 up

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    I have RoadRunner cable, and I used to get 500K to 750K most of the time (sometimes slower during peak times).

    I had a modem problem a while back and they replaced my old 3com modem with a Motorola. Hadn't checked the speed since then, but I just checked it now and I'm getting an average of 2500K!! I Checked it a bunch of times on several different sites with results in the same range.

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    Cable here. It's the only way to fly!

    Off peak hours I can usually hit just over 1MB/sec download (that's 8Mbit/sec). Even during peak hours I still see 300-500KBytes/sec (2400-4000Kbits/sec).

    Upstream is capped at 128kbits/sec however. Sometimes that kinda blows, but usually it's no big deal.

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    I got 256k DSL. I just ran a speed test and got 369K down and 519K up. I personally wouldnt want to deal with peak hour problems that cable may have.

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    I live right next door to the telco bld. I was getting 800 down and 128 up, just upgraded to the small bussniess plan last month and got a T1 now.. I'm happy with it.
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    Road Runner here. Highest has been around 590 but average is about 250-300Kbps or
    995.1 kbps down.
    Sweeper

    [This message has been edited by Sweeper (edited 09-08-2001).]

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    Cable here. I used to get about 1200-3800 kbps. Now it's more consistant 1200-1800. Never as slow as DSL, though. Trust me, I've had both.

    If you have DSL, think about making the switch. In my area, there is a money back guarantee on cable. Conversely, typically you must sign a 1 year contract w/ DSL. (Or at least this used to be the case.)

    Who knows, you may even get really lucky. I have heard of 8mbit in some areas.

    Sorry, I've never tested my upstream, I'm not nearly as concerned about it as down.

    By the way... Is everybody tweaking their configurations for these speeds? Check out www.speedguide.com if not.


    [This message has been edited by Scorpio69 (edited 09-08-2001).]

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    512/512 DSL, and that's what it gives, 24/7

    I'm happy with it, any more would cost too much

    Tepo

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    DSL - 684 down / 350 up

    very consistent...

    J

    [This message has been edited by jman01pa (edited 09-08-2001).]

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    DSL 768/256 Very consistant. with a total of 9 websites running out of my home I just couldnt do it with a 128 upload! 256 JUST barely cuts it. Looking into getting faster but carriers are dropping like flies and Cable is not an option in my area. and if they were they dont allow server services.

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    Rogers@home 1450/350 Kb/s

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    i got 1.5mb ADSL

    i can download 5 files at once all going 160kps but cant get 1 file to go 500k, its nuts
    i can upload about 100kps
    $26 canadian dollars per month

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    ADSL average 1.1Mbps pretty happy

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    very cool...the folks at RR said I wouldn't gain much by switching from the USB port to the ethernet card...I only gained 1500k....lol..
    I just checked again and got 1948...It's been VERY steady...lowest I get is around 1800k..
    ...My upload is even more constant...356 to 364k...24/7
    when I was talking to there "helpless" line they told me they were capped in this area to 1200k down and 128k up...lol
    ...I lived 1 mile CLOSER to the hub and couldn't get either cable or DSL for another year at least...made it easier to move...hehehe

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