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    Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

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      Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      I've read a lot of post lately by guys who are on a "good" connection already on Sky unlimited BB, deperate to get Fibre. For me the upgrade to fibre is immense, as it took my connection on a long line from ~2048/604 to 39997/1999. Speedtest shows a consistent 37Mbps down/1.69Mbps up

      But when it comes to downloading, what I've found on most sites downloads max out at about 2 - 4Mbps. Ok, P2P is going to be the area where Fibre will come into its own, but I very rarely go on P2P. I guess where I really score is on Sky Anytime+, iPlayer etc.

      Can of worms time folks - If you're on a good connection of 14-19Mbps already, is it worth the change unless you fly the Jolly Rodger above your house?
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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      If you're on a good connection of 14-19Mbps already, is it worth the change unless you fly the Jolly Rodger above your house?
      If you have that, then it is more than enough for one user. However in today's modern home, where it is not unusual to have 4 or 5 user connected at the same time, the extra bandwidth will be greatly appreciated.

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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      Hartside,

      I was in the same boat as you. My original connection was 2750/784 and now recieve 39999/1997 and costantly get speed test of 37.30-38.30/1.84 (I have accessed my BTO modem and turned off QOS to get a slightly higher up speed).

      TBH if I had a fast connection i.e 14-19Mbps before fibre I would of still upgraded, the extra 12.50 for double the speed would be worth it in my opinion
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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      I (and the other 3 residents!) would be more than happy with 14-19Mbps especially for 7.50 a month.

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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      well, atm...

      i get between 11 - 14.5mb on Sky Unlimited bb, as according to distance i am 1.72/3km from exchange...I used to be able to get full 16mb with a noise margin tweak, in the old router(netgear v1), but then i used to get alot of errors, setting the noise margin to 1db hahaha...AND I got a STABLE connection....at 16mb with errors....

      Once I get on sky fibre, I will notice the difference, altho some sites allow 2 - 4mb downloading...you will notice it downloading much quicker than before...much like water in a tap thats running slowly....unlike on unlimited bb, you get almost like water dripping effect on those downloads.

      P2P will be much much faster...atm...P2P for me is roughly 1.5/6mb a second....just imagine at full 40mb.... minutes P2P downloads instead of hours...but if P2P slow could be hour or 2...depends on whos leeching/peering/seeding...

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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      we now run 2 laptops and a PC nad a roku box on 9mbps - we just don't use them all at the same time

      And your downloads will get to about 4MB/s as that's 40mbps! on 100 we could do 12 when allowed.

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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      There is only two of us at home, but what with most of my games coming from Steam.. I download a lot of TV from the USA before the UK gets to see it, I will of course get every last bit of bandwidth I can muster.

      I have about 13Mbit at the moment, while not slow, it upsets me that I have a line capable of 40, I'm just waiting for the wheels to move...

      The general public really do underestimate how our usage of broadband is going to change over the coming few years due to our massive demands for video traffic etc.... The fact that Sky will now let you get Sky Anytime+ *regardless* of your ISP is going to mean a lot more demand on broadband infratsructures. Remember the fuss that iPlayer caused and we were all going to be charged per Gb for data at one point?

      Absurd - we just need the bigger infrastructures, and now!!!

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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      heres a quick speed test of mine

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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      I also get most of my games from steam...and I play Half-life 2 Deathmatch with friends from across the USA...and I will notice a BIG difference on sky fibre...I do have other games to play like CSS=Counter-Strike Source, TF2=Team Fortress 2, CODBO=Call Of Duty:Black Ops, CODMW3=Call Of Duty Moder Warfare 3.

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      Re: Real world speeds - much different to a good ADSL2 connection?

      Completely off topic but I just noticed you're on SWBNP - Same as me! Where are you from exactly? ;D

     

     
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