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Posted: 4/7/2006 2:53:15 PM EDT
AT&T upgraded my DSL from "Express" to "Pro" this week. Whoah. What a difference, all at $6 less per month!

I went from downloading videos at 160KB/sec to 400KB/sec!

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:07:07 PM EDT
I thought you were talking about a diffrent kind of DSL, and was waiting for some BOTD pics
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:08:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
AT&T upgraded my DSL from "Express" to "Pro" this week. Whoah. What a difference, all at $6 less per month!

I went from downloading videos at 160KB/sec to 400KB/sec!




Yawn. My cable connection is 2x faster than that.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:09:47 PM EDT
My cable can reach 7mbps down from a fast server, according to numerous speed tests.

Pwnt.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:10:11 PM EDT
Damn Small Linux?

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:13:48 PM EDT
O RLY?



Well MY 26 gig of throughput transfers 10972464597x faster!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:15:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By clement:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
AT&T upgraded my DSL from "Express" to "Pro" this week. Whoah. What a difference, all at $6 less per month!

I went from downloading videos at 160KB/sec to 400KB/sec!



Yawn. My cable connection is 2x faster than that.


But what are you paying? Hmmmm?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:15:55 PM EDT
DSL can reach well over 8 meg downstream if it’s opened up all the way. Most companies throttle it back at the DSLAM though.

DSL starts losing part of the signal due to attenuation at something like 9,000 feet and it’s top downstream speed starts dropping fast.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:18:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Thuban:
DSL can reach well over 8 meg downstream if it’s opened up all the way. Most companies throttle it back at the DSLAM though.

DSL starts losing part of the signal due to attenuation at something like 9,000 feet and it’s top downstream speed starts dropping fast.


I am about 1.75 miles from the station.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:22:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By Thuban:
DSL can reach well over 8 meg downstream if it’s opened up all the way. Most companies throttle it back at the DSLAM though.

DSL starts losing part of the signal due to attenuation at something like 9,000 feet and it’s top downstream speed starts dropping fast.


I am about 1.75 miles from the station.



Probably 9-10K feet. You might loose the top band but you should be able to get virtually all of the signal.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:26:20 PM EDT
Did the AT&T upgrade this week as well - doubled my DL speed for $10 LESS per month.

At least they're trying not to suck...I have to give them that.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:26:29 PM EDT
BTW, I'm paying $19.99 per month. That rocks. When I signed up for express DSL two years ago, I paid $35.99 per month.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:28:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
Did the AT&T upgrade this week as well - doubled my DL speed for $10 LESS per month.

At least they're trying not to suck...I have to give them that.


Yup. I had to ask the guy on the phone two or three times: You want me to pay six dollars less per month in return for two and a half times the speed?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:28:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:30:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TC6969:

Originally Posted By Thuban:
Probably 9-10K feet. You might loose the top band but you should be able to get virtually all of the signal.


I hate a loost top band!


I have no idea what you guys are talking about.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:50:20 PM EDT
YEAH, ME TOO W-G.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:53:45 PM EDT
Clueless in Atl.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:11:44 PM EDT
What's "top band?"
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:13:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:14:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TC6969:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's "top band?"



I dont know either I was just being a dick.



you're such a looser!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:15:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By TC6969:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's "top band?"


I dont know either I was just being a dick.


you're such a looser!


How "loose" is he?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:16:05 PM EDT
We upgraded our DSL from 1.5Mbps to the 3.0Mbps service. We are getting it for $18.95 I believe. On speed tests that works out to actuall speeds of around 2.4Mbps on downstream, and I'm happy with that.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:19:56 PM EDT

We upgraded our DSL from 1.5Mbps to the 3.0Mbps service. We are getting it for $18.95 I believe. On speed tests that works out to actuall speeds of around 2.4Mbps on downstream, and I'm happy with that.


What I get with att. however Roadrunner has the 8 meg download but its like 70 a month. Im paying around 20 a month for what i have now. ROadrunner is way faster though
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:22:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By TC6969:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's "top band?"


I dont know either I was just being a dick.


you're such a looser!


How "loose" is he?



He's soooooo loose that he....

careful, and episode of 'match game' might break out and we'd be stuck in a time warp.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:27:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 4:28:18 PM EDT by greenranger]
My awesome dialup is blasting me at 45.2 KBPS right now.

And this is a GOOD day.


GR
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:15:18 PM EDT
After my wireless DSL antenna was moved to the other side of the house I'm back to slower than dial-up. This is miserable!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:16:14 PM EDT
dick sucking lips?
like Monica Bellucci vs. Angelina Jolie?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:17:53 PM EDT
the max you will get on a 3mb connection is 384KB

congrats Wobblin-Goblin

im stuck under 1mb. and probably won't get above that
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:20:49 PM EDT
What's funny is sometime earlier this morning I was downloading a video and it started d/ling at 1,020KB/sec!!!

That lasted for about two seconds and then steadily declined over the next minute all the way down to about 400.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:49:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Thuban:
DSL can reach well over 8 meg downstream if it’s opened up all the way. Most companies throttle it back at the DSLAM though.

DSL starts losing part of the signal due to attenuation at something like 9,000 feet and it’s top downstream speed starts dropping fast.



Legacy DSL will do 9.1meg down
DSL 2 will do 12meg down
DSL 2+ will do 24meg down (it works, I've tested it )


Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:55:32 PM EDT
Have 2 connections.. cheapo DSL plan 768x128 that I have a couple private servers running on(personal email and CACTI SNMP ) and this 8meg cable connection that I use for normal everyday stuff.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:00:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
After my wireless DSL antenna was moved to the other side of the house I'm back to slower than dial-up. This is miserable!



How about upgrading your equipment (super G)?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:05:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WooDy_the_infidel:

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
After my wireless DSL antenna was moved to the other side of the house I'm back to slower than dial-up. This is miserable!



How about upgrading your equipment (super G)?




Super G????


Like this

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:19:02 PM EDT
Amatuer.




Fiber optic internet rocks!

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:19:52 PM EDT
I could tell the difference from my business calls 1.5-6 meg and my econo class 300(somehting). Am upgrading on the 11th back to a home priced near buisness class (and cutting my bill from $35 to $20) will see if it is noticably faster. Use it mostly for telecommuting - I have a T1 with almost no useage on the other end - so should be a good bandwith testing system.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:32:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Amatuer.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=40455


Fiber optic internet rocks!




Yea it does

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 3:05:15 PM EDT
Super G? I'll have to tell my $150 an hour computer guy about that. Between him and the home theater people they act like my problem is unique in all the world!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:36:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Super G? I'll have to tell my $150 an hour computer guy about that. Between him and the home theater people they act like my problem is unique in all the world!



Not sure where i got the super G from, maybe a certain brand had that on the box, but here's what i meant.

Belkin Pre-N router

Linksys SRX

D-Link N

Or you could just get one of these
Linksys range expander

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:44:09 PM EDT

Last Result:
Download Speed: 11706 kbps (1463.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 10351 kbps (1293.9 KB/sec transfer rate)




I could only wish my connection at home could compare with my work connection.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:50:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
After my wireless DSL antenna was moved to the other side of the house I'm back to slower than dial-up. This is miserable!



Wireless DSL?!?

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:54:07 PM EDT
Wireless DSL? WTF does that mean? That's what I'm paying for.

Don't tell me I've got to open a can of whoop ass on Gary Betty!!!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:00:53 PM EDT
I'm a DSL fan, I have it at home. I don't have it here at my house at school, I'm on cable now. DSL and Cable are both good... it depends how much you're downloading, if you're downloading a lot, you might be better with cable. If you're downloading a little, but you're surfing a lot, and want more up-time, I prefer DSL.

I feel DSL is more reliable overall.

In Ohio, about five years ago, everyone I knew got Cable, I got DSL. Their cable KICKED MY DSL's ASS until... the cable company loaded up their node with a shitload of users... then their reliability went to hell along with their bandwidth. While their bandwidth got crappier, our DSL company (Alltel) raised our bandwidth three or four times before we moved to Michigan, without raising our rates at all (I think they lowered them). We started off with 512mbits/second and ended up with 1.5mbits/second. Remember, bits/second are generally used to measure bandwidth and are approximately 1/10th as much as a byte/second... it's about 10 bits per byte.

It's all about talking to people who have cable, and talking to people who had DSL. I believe in DSL.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:09:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:
Remember, bits/second are generally used to measure bandwidth and are approximately 1/10th as much as a byte/second... it's about 10 bits per byte.



fwiw, 1 byte = 8 bits.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:21:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:
I'm a DSL fan, I have it at home. I don't have it here at my house at school, I'm on cable now. DSL and Cable are both good... it depends how much you're downloading, if you're downloading a lot, you might be better with cable. If you're downloading a little, but you're surfing a lot, and want more up-time, I prefer DSL.

I feel DSL is more reliable overall.

In Ohio, about five years ago, everyone I knew got Cable, I got DSL. Their cable KICKED MY DSL's ASS until... the cable company loaded up their node with a shitload of users... then their reliability went to hell along with their bandwidth. While their bandwidth got crappier, our DSL company (Alltel) raised our bandwidth three or four times before we moved to Michigan, without raising our rates at all (I think they lowered them). We started off with 512mbits/second and ended up with 1.5mbits/second. Remember, bits/second are generally used to measure bandwidth and are approximately 1/10th as much as a byte/second... it's about 10 bits per byte.

It's all about talking to people who have cable, and talking to people who had DSL. I believe in DSL.



+1 on the DSL, I really do prefer it.. But due to some issues with verizon, I went to 8megx512 cable.. It is usually quite fast.. When I do notice a slow down, it is not my node that is saturated, it is the providors backbone getting saturated. (trace is great till it hits their AT&T backbone) But if verizon would actually pay attention when I called with a problem, I would still be happy with my 3x768 connection.
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