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    Are you Caning Your Sky Fibre Connection?

    This is a discussion on Are you Caning Your Sky Fibre Connection? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by andrewjr 18TB a month, what the hell are you downloading? I think he's preparing for the apocalypse ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      18TB a month, what the hell are you downloading?
      I think he's preparing for the apocalypse

      Sent from my ST18i
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      Re: Are you Caning Your Sky Fibre Connection?

      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      I love the idea of ZFS. I tried setting it up and I actually got a FreeBSD VM running serving up a ZFS array, and I installed another VM onto it, but it was far too over complicated for what I needed!
      same here, well not exactly. I've found tho through trial and error that it's pretty simple to "Grow" a software raid in linux

      mikas blog Blog Archive RAID5 Online Resizing with Linux

      you can also install ZFS to linux. but ive not got any further than installing it.

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      Re: Are you Caning Your Sky Fibre Connection?

      Whoa whoa, I don't ACTUALLY download 18TB a month!

      If I ran 24/7 then I COULD - it's more like 3-400 GB
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      Re: Are you Caning Your Sky Fibre Connection?

      From a cheeky point of view, 300-400gb is not really caning it as many standard ADSL users clock that sort of usage with streaming video and downloads, etc. ;-)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Fryingpan77 View Post
      ( American Netflix..... shhhhh Don't tell )
      LOL don't worry! I do it too. Netflix KNOW that people do this. They don't care!

      Netflix accounts are Geo based so anyone with US DNS or A VPN can do it. Don't fret. Netflix want this to increase their userbase!

      Also worth noting as you know already I suspect american HD is around 21mbps - UK is between 4-7mbps to stream.

      The US Content is mind blowing isn't it?
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      Quote Originally Posted by no1Joeno1 View Post
      Anyone with a fast connection use Astraweb or any other Usenet services?

      I'm getting Fibre next week, and want to know if Astraweb will max 80mbps easily, although they only estimate me to get 58.5mbps.

      Thanks.
      I used them on 100mbps on virgin. Had a few problems but everyone did.

      The real gem that not many people know about is thecubenet. Now they are resellers but they used to max me out all the time. They are most expensive than Supernews though. by $1

      gibinews is unknown but also good and cheap. I used them for 3 months no problems maxed out. google them.

      Also I currently use Sunny Usenet (again google them) you need to whack it into translation as it's Dutch but they are brill. I only have 7mpbs now so I bought their 5mbps package which costs me 13 euros for the year. I have it running all the time and it never interferes with my netflix or surfing.

      They do several packages. but what I like about them the most is that they charge in speed. They have a 30 and 60 package which would suit 40mbps - or if your on 80 then they have a 90 package. The 60 package for example is 3.72 a month and you will max out.

      I intend to use them for a long time - they have been around years and are number 1 in Holland and other places.

      Just wanted to share them really.
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      Quote Originally Posted by hughandsam View Post
      If my sums are right, then gorebrush is using between 4.4TB (if connection fully utilised between 9-5/weekdays) and 18TB (if connection fully utilized 24/7)!!
      I am probably on of the people who forced Virgin into STM.

      on a 100mbps connection you can do 968GB per 24 hours. so based on a 31 day month that's 31TB running 24/7

      Ive seen people on KC with 300mbps down more than that.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hughandsam View Post
      From a cheeky point of view, 300-400gb is not really caning it as many standard ADSL users clock that sort of usage with streaming video and downloads, etc. ;-)
      I agree!

      280GB a week here as I run 24/7. I have to transfer it all every week or I run out as I only have a 300GB HDD lol

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      Re: Are you Caning Your Sky Fibre Connection?

      Quote Originally Posted by williammorris View Post
      LOL don't worry! I do it too. Netflix KNOW that people do this. They don't care!

      Netflix accounts are Geo based so anyone with US DNS or A VPN can do it. Don't fret. Netflix want this to increase their userbase!

      Also worth noting as you know already I suspect american HD is around 21mbps - UK is between 4-7mbps to stream.

      The US Content is mind blowing isn't it?
      It's fantastic. Don't really need a sky subscription with the amount that's on offer from US Netflix. Having SFUB helps me get the max HD on my PS3 so all's good. Just for good measure I've got US Netflix on the Wii in the bedroom. Not a bad picture either. Hooked it up with a couple of Homeplugs and a Wii LAN adapter. Our Wii wasn't used for 2 years, so it's nice it's actually useful for something again.
      With sky since 1997.

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      Yes I know what you mean! I run it on my mobile too. Neither or my routers allow me to change the DNS so I put some smart DNS into my mobile Sorted.

      I caved in and went back onto VM 100 - mainly because my neighbour knocked on my door and said I could use it if i wanted on wireless but he would have to charge me 10 a month. I told him sure - handed it over and here I am Back on 100 which will be good for lots of things (and much cheaper than before)

      I'll never get rid of Sky. I like sky because it's unlimited. I will use that in the day and VM at night. It's so easy to hit the daytime limits on VM even on the top package. I can do sky something like 9-9 and then VM 9-9 after that.

      Oh happy (and cheap days)

      I also got annoyed with myself that I was on a forum with people showing off their 40/80 connections and I could have 120!. I was sitting on 7 and I thought "ah to hell with it" lol

      Can't beat em - so Join em
      Last edited by williammorris; 16-06-12 at 04:47 PM. Reason: Wanted to add some more drivel! :P

     

     
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