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New Modem

Posted 09-05-2012 at 02:21 PM by Splat
Suddenly, internet speed!

Yes, after many years of Old Modem, now there's New Modem! Our internet has got increasingly worse for a while now so recently Mum rang up our provider and complained; their response was to inform us that we're due a new modem, which they're required to provide but only if we ask in the right place (the right place was reached through their automated phone service, but suspiciously was not titled 'If you're due the new modem we promised but aren't keen to advertise...'

Either way, now I have a new modem, and difference is easy to see; videos load, things download... I'm off to turn up all my graphics and play MMOs.

That is all.
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Varrok's Avatar
Cool, what's your bandwith?
Posted 09-05-2012 at 02:26 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
I had that. The new gear fixed it for several hours.
Posted 09-05-2012 at 03:36 PM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Havoc's Avatar
Ah, you finally have more than 1mb of bandwidth? Hurray for the technological advances in Britain!
Posted 09-05-2012 at 06:41 PM by Havoc Havoc is offline

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DarkHoodness's Avatar
On the contrary, the average internet speed in the UK is apparently 7.6 Mbps.

Although it's fast enough to do what I want, mine sucks at just over 4 Mbps. But meh, I get what I pay for I guess. It is one of the cheapest available after all.



EDIT: Also, woe betide you if you have any problems with TalkTalk... Be sure you can understand heavy Indian accents well, and even though the poor buggers on the helpline switchboard will try their best to do their job, sometimes they won't even understand you... :S

Guess I've been lucky over the 6 years I've been with them that I've not had any major, unfixable problems except for them sending me a dodgy router that I keep forgetting to replace.
Posted 09-05-2012 at 08:40 PM by DarkHoodness DarkHoodness is offline
Updated 09-05-2012 at 08:51 PM by DarkHoodness

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Posted 09-05-2012 at 08:49 PM by Wings of Fire Wings of Fire is offline

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Phylum's Avatar


Good for Australia. It will do until the National Broadband network is finished.
Posted 09-05-2012 at 11:44 PM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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Posted 09-06-2012 at 01:33 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline
Updated 09-06-2012 at 01:41 AM by Varrok

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T-nex's Avatar
Varrok's such a show off.
Posted 09-06-2012 at 03:45 AM by T-nex T-nex is offline

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Splat's Avatar


I win!

It was even slower yesterday!

Also, I agree with Edd about Talk Talk!
Posted 09-06-2012 at 04:02 AM by Splat Splat is offline

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Nate's Avatar
Yesterday I tried Speedtest.net and got 40Mb/s... from my phone!
Posted 09-06-2012 at 04:33 AM by Nate Nate is offline

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Havoc's Avatar
Oh please

Posted 09-06-2012 at 05:21 AM by Havoc Havoc is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
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Yesterday I tried Speedtest.net and got 40Mb/s... from my phone!
You can now download HD1080p movies on your phone fast, then!

@Havoc, is it really your home network web speed? :P
Posted 09-06-2012 at 05:22 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Havoc's Avatar
Yes it is, I'm on a fiberglass cable connection.
Posted 09-06-2012 at 05:45 AM by Havoc Havoc is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Cool. I just wish I had a higher upload, it's pain in the ass to send any videos
Posted 09-06-2012 at 06:02 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Nate's Avatar
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Originally Posted by Varrok
You can now download HD1080p movies on your phone fast, then!
In theory, yes. But then, at that speed my monthly limit would run out in 200 seconds..
Posted 09-06-2012 at 06:23 AM by Nate Nate is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar


I win.
Posted 09-06-2012 at 09:15 AM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
You just HAD to take it away from Splat, didn't you!
Posted 09-06-2012 at 09:40 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
Different results depending on time of day, and moment to moment. My first test gave me this.



Subsequent tests got download speed in the sixes, but consistently failed to upload at all. That's pretty dire and I don't think it's all that representative.

I'll try again at my other place when I get there, if this blog hasn't disappeared by then.
Posted 09-06-2012 at 09:56 AM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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STM's Avatar


WHOOOOO
Posted 09-06-2012 at 11:47 AM by STM STM is offline

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Wings of Fire's Avatar
STM and I are virgins together.
Posted 09-06-2012 at 11:54 AM by Wings of Fire Wings of Fire is offline

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Manco's Avatar
and yet no matter how good your download speed gets you’ll never download the whole of this messa
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:23 PM by Manco Manco is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
B-? I thought I had good internets
But, hey, I'm a Virgin too!
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:29 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline
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Varrok's Avatar
...and B- is the damn worst mark ever?
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:30 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
I just thought I was on Fiber optic, and that's supposed to be damn quick, at least my Ping's much better than Havoc's.

Oh, and here's an interesting fact, the font used on that website is the same font Valve uses on Steam and Portal 2, Alte DIN Mittelschrift.

It's also the same font used on road signs in Germany. What you do with that information is entirely up to you.
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:33 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline
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Wings of Fire's Avatar
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at least my Ping's much better than Havoc's.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

AHAHHAAHAHAHA

HAHAHA
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:36 PM by Wings of Fire Wings of Fire is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
._. Maybe that was a pun... not sure
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:39 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
I hate puns, so no, it wasn't. Look, I don't know what 'Ping' means in that particular sense, stop laughing at me!
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:40 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Ping is the time of connection and getting signals from the server. The lower ping is better.

*Laughs at Nepsotic*
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:44 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
Now I'm not going to let you play any more of my Portal 2 maps. You've blew it. Well done.
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:49 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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STM's Avatar
OH NO, TAKE IT BACK VARROK YOU SHITLORD BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

Also, High five, WoF?
Posted 09-06-2012 at 12:53 PM by STM STM is offline

 

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