Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by marclar, May 24, 2005.
it cost me 10$... cant complain.
You would all fear if I listed the components of my machine... I do. I just haven't had teh drive to go out and buy better gear yet. but as for my connection speed...
Communications: 6.5 megabits per second
Storage: 797.5 kilobytes per second
1MB file download: 1.3 seconds
Subjective rating: Awesome
One advantage to living on Campus... dedicated connection... but the network guys here are lazy sacks and we experience all kinds of problems some days.
my office connection:
Communications 231.5 kilobits per second
Storage 28.3 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 36.2 seconds
Subjective rating Mediocre
yeah.... it's pretty damned slow... and the building is empty the day is over!! lol...
and yet they want me to use this huge network application... anybody ever heard of Goldmine?
No wonder you guys know nothing about cars - you've wasted all your cranial RAM on compu-geek gobbly-gook :lol: :lol:
it means Marclar is gonna be able to annoy us quicker and more frequently.
My hat's off to him.
Anyone who can spend as much time here as he has when he was on dial-up has a LOT of patience.
I don't mind him being himself -it's mildly entertaining at least.
at least im not "normal" like you "guys"..
it just makes it so you will NEVER forget me.
i was able to dl at 3.2k on dialup.
My wireless laptop at home. Cable modem, my desktop is sick right now.
Averatec 1.6G Athlon DDR266
1.2 megabits per second
Communications 1.2 megabits per second
Storage 151.5 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 6.8 seconds
Subjective rating Good
My floppy wasn't doing the trick. I just enlarged my ram and now I'll do it 'til my gigahertz.
On my wifes old laptop (366mhz of pure power) at home I managed 915.5 kilobits per second
Communications 915.5 kilobits per second
Storage 111.8 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 9.2 seconds
Subjective rating Good
I'll try my laptop later this evening.
Oh BTW that was using a Netgear MA701 CF wireless card in a PC Card adaptor and being 20ft away from the AP. Just because everyone seems to like adding in details.
This thread needs to be locked ASAP because I don't understand any of it 8O . You guys need to drink more beer and stay away from the techno mumbo jumbo.
How come James is always around but never around when you need him? Damn that James.
Well, I checked out my specs... I should be able to download a 1mb file in 3 secs... but I'm sharing my internet with 2 other computers in my house, and I'm using a wireless card (only type b... and it's the Asus card for the boards that came equipped to use an "onboard" asus card - different slot design). But I have an Athalon 64 bit 3200+ with 1gm ram (I thought I had 2... but I guess I never stepped up). Right now I only have a 9200 with 256mb RAM though cause I sold my 9800XT when I was really poor
DSL is not guaranteed bandwidth though. My cable never fluctuates more than a few kb/second. Where as DSL can go from max to 56k speeds through the day.
I dunno where u got ur info, but cable is the one that fluctuates adn the DSL where I live guarantees those as ur minimum speeds. You must have a box within 5km and one of the repeaters every 25km so taht it's that quick.
I used to sell and install DSL connections all over the city. I've seen a 56k connection download files faster than a DSL connection, side by side.
DSL Fluctuates MUCH MUCH more than Cable ever has.
if you do a comparison, my connection is MUCH faster than his. But at his price that's a good deal.
942.4 kilobits per second on my laptop. So only a 30kbps variation between the wifes laptop and mine.
Communications 942.4 kilobits per second
Storage 115 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 8.9 seconds
Subjective rating Good
James, cable will vary more then DSL.
Bah. I'm not going to argue this anymore. I know I'm right. I know i've installed it and tested it on numerous occasions and I've never, EVER gotten anywhere near the same speeds.
Unlike on Cable.
I personally have worked on many a different computers at the computer store I worked at. I found that yes, cable can go faster, but it would also go much slower at times. According to what James has already said though, I would think that DSL varies from Canada to America.
I can go anywhere between 2Mbps and 51Kbps on my cable connection at work. (supposedly 3Mbps connection) I have never dropped below 900Kbps here at my house on a 768Kbps-1.5Mbps DSL connection.
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