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Postposted on Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:15 am

Hey, do you guys have any download speed records you'd like to brag about? I was wonderin' because I just pulled 400K/sec off of TFarchive.com, and it was beautiful. Not the norm for this campus (oops, does that mean I'm cheating?), and I know I've pulled over 1 meg/s cross-campus, but I'm wondering what you guys have seen from the web.
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Postposted on Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:29 am

well on my lowly 768/128 DSL line I once pulled off 105K..
Ok not spectacular but I usually average 80-85K
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Postposted on Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:35 am

The two highest I ever got, was when I was downloading winamp. One time (about a year ago), I got just over 1meg/sec download, and just a few weeks ago I got over 2meg/sec. Both times, I didn't even believe it downloaded, yet it did. I just kinda sat there for a minute with a blank look on my face, after I ran it and it was all there.
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Postposted on Thu Feb 28, 2002 4:27 am

900kB/s, but that was from work. Gotta love 8Mb/s leased lines....
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:46 am

I usually get around 300...
Highest at home for me was like 8-900.
At my previous school i once got like 2MB :grin:


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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 2:55 am

I get 143KB/s on pretty much any connection, any time. Not as fast and flashy as cable, but it's ALWAYS there, which I value far more.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 3:57 am

Forge, I construe your post to mean you have DSL (and/or whatever single character prefix goes with it). What provider do you use and also what modem do you have?

I've got DSL (a? s? yar?) down south in Austin, and peak at 40 k/s, and while it's a great leap forward from my days of logging onto FreeI with dial-up networking, getting the absolute minimum speed guaranteed by the service agreement leaves the overclocker in me mumbling and rambling incoherently at people in desparation.

I suspect it's either a rate cap built into the modem or enforced by the provider, as the the rate is a little to consistent for me to think it's interference related.

I've got swbell.net DSL (still can't remember this) guaranteed 384Kb-1.5Mb down, 128Kb up.
The modem is the Speedstream 5260 ethernet modem, by Efficient Networks or somesuch.
It's connected to a LinkSys cable/dsl router (lame, yes, but oh so easy) model number BEFSR81. (sr-71 joke here)

If anyone else here uses DSL (blah blah) through swbell, in the same area, with the same modem, &c, I'd appreciate knowing if you're having any similar problems.

Thanks for any help in advance, and I bestow a stroke of goodfortune upon you.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 8:41 am

I usually get 300k on cable. I have peaked at 1.5mb a few times on off hours. Here in Quebec we're really well served by cable and the price is really cheap too... (but then again service just sucks). I pay 29.99$ CAN which is about 20$ US per month. We just keep hoping they'll keep the prices this low but they've been low since the beginning. When I see how much most Americans pay for Cable I can't believe it!
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 9:17 am

Mine averages about 55-75, once pulled 2.5 mb on a empty campus.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:15 pm

Well, I seem to be put to shame in a few instances. Of course, I'm sure there's always going to be someone with better speeds...

One thing I thought was funny was in EIU's paper yesterday, there was an article about the recent network congestion and how installing ethernet in the dorms "tremendously accelerated" the load on the network.

I'd like to see the face of the guy who didn't realize putting networks in the 11 dorms would increase traffic...
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:48 pm

300-500 for me just depends on how Comcast feels at that certain time during the day.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:50 pm

I downloaded 15MB or so backup files from the TR server last night via my cable modem at 2.4Mbps.

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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:00 pm

Murray i have very same set-up u do, and i average about 160kb per-download and the highest i have ever got was 700kb on a download it has yet to ever happen again....i am out here in san fran cali
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:01 pm

but i use a netgear router
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:10 pm

with the same modem also?
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:43 pm

yep the same modem....black box with some silver, looks like a smoke detecter on from the Starship Enterprise :razz:
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:49 pm

also i would go to dsl-reports.com and check ur speed, if its close to 384 or lower call and tell them to fix it (i got the same company as u) or u just could say its really low even if its not and nag them anyway to make it higher, they have ways to get u more bandwith if u nag enough, also when i check my connection i get 1284 up & 150-70 down
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:49 pm

Yep, that's the one. The buggers run pretty hot for being smoke detectors though :P
Perhaps I just need to harass swbell until my service improves.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:50 pm

i ment 1284 down & 160-70 up :razz:
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:52 pm

yes that is the hottest modem i have ever seen!!!! but yea call and nag and u should be fine
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:57 pm

Using the speed-tool-thingie on dsl-reports got me 300ish up and 100ish down. Time for bitchin'!
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 5:02 pm

u bet!!!!!!
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Postposted on Sat Mar 23, 2002 7:32 pm

Well, despite being a lazy bum and failing to ever get around to bitchin', my down speed has magically increased to 600 kilobits/second. Procrastination takes the day!
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Postposted on Sun Mar 24, 2002 11:10 am

The fastest i've ever pulled on my cable modem was 800kilobytes/s. That was when i first got it. Now EVERYONE has it and my max speed is somewhere around 300kb/s
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Postposted on Mon Mar 25, 2002 1:23 am

I've hit 200k sometimes on my ADSL connection, but then I'm sharing that connection with 4-5 Evercrack fiends. :grin: At that speed, RH takes about an hour and 20 minutes to download, not bad at all.
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