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Post » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:48 am

Australia is set to go from worlds WORST internet to the worlds BEST internet in the next 12 months.

The problem with renting out server space is the pathetically small bandwidth allocation per month. 30Gb is all you get (uploads are counted as part of that). If you exceed the 30Gb you get "shaped" from 100mbit to 256k. Shit sucks still.

~Sol
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Post » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:18 am

[quote="SoldjahBoy":3127i1ej]If you exceed the 30Gb you get "shaped" from 100mbit to 256k. Shit sucks still.[/quote:3127i1ej]

still 5 times faster than dial-up :P
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Post » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:14 am

Soldjah, I'm curious, how much was it going to cost? I, too, was unaware they offered that domestically.
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Post » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:19 am

[quote="kaos":3llyrnw6]Soldjah, I'm curious, how much was it going to cost? I, too, was unaware they offered that domestically.[/quote:3llyrnw6]


It was $129 a month, but included the phone with it... unlimited phone calls to anywhere in Australia including mobile phones. And no line rental. For $149 a month they threw in a PS3 with the new Singstar (yay >.>) and some keyboard thing for it. I was gonna get the $149 package since I'm still without my own PS3 D:

It is an Optus exlusive deal, and they are currently only offering it in testing areas. I just happen to live in one of the areas they wanted to trial now.

Currently I am paying about $70 a month for the phone as it is, and $70 a month for internet (150Gb ADSL2+), so the cost wasn't the problem... the wife didn't want to get locked in to the 24 month contract for the new internet just in case we wanted to change over or had issues paying at any stage. As it stands, we can cut off our current internet or drop it back from $70 to something cheaper if finances become a problem.

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Post » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:46 pm

SoldjahBoy,

100 mbps is nice (my 296 kbps is beyond your imagination), but how many sites can handle such speed?
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Post » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:31 pm

I think when Rudds firewall gets implimented these high speed internet speeds are gonna slow down again :( no more torrents, no more warez :(
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Post » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:00 pm

Yeah, I was gonna say... what's the point of having the highest speeds available if your government is gonna censor all the good stuff anyway? :P
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Post » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:04 pm

20mbits down/2mbits up here

and I regularly get 1.5megaBytes per second downloads on torrents
and a constant 250 kiloBytes per second upload

when downloading stuff directly from the web with DownThemAll I've seen as high as 8 megaBytes per second, but 2.5 MBs per second is fairly common

also, when opening up 20 tabs in firefox there is usually no waiting

with video streaming sites like youtube or gametrailers though, I'm usually slowed down by the site itself

and uh... I wasn't gonna mention this, but since David said "torrent"


[color=#00BF00:2jzj8qmx][size=200:2jzj8qmx]DEMONOID IS BACK ONLINE!!!![/size:2jzj8qmx][/color:2jzj8qmx]
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Post » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:28 pm

David,

all warez can be found on rapidshare.com Do you believe, that your government can block a very famous legal resource?

lucid,
can you download this antivirus - ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/livecd/mi ... -5.0.1.iso ? I would like to know your download speed on this site. And...have you got a firewall installed?
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Post » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:03 am

I just have windows firewall (win7)

1.65 MB/s on the antivirus download
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