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Posted: 11 January 2013 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 151 ]
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LordHardDriven - 11 January 2013 11:48 AM

[Well it would be nice to have either option. I’m not sure how it is because I’ve never had restricted bandwidth but I’ve heard of low cost packages in some countries that only give you a couple of gigs per month so for someone like that they might have to wait a month to finish downloading.

Or very slow connections in some rural places in the US, making a 280 MB download an overnight affair.

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Posted: 11 January 2013 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 152 ]
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Horo - 11 January 2013 11:55 AM
LordHardDriven - 11 January 2013 11:48 AM

[Well it would be nice to have either option. I’m not sure how it is because I’ve never had restricted bandwidth but I’ve heard of low cost packages in some countries that only give you a couple of gigs per month so for someone like that they might have to wait a month to finish downloading.

Or very slow connections in some rural places in the US, making a 280 MB download an overnight affair.

True enough, I know one person that still is limited to a 56k modem because of his location. Which seems unbelievable these days but unfortunately for that person is still true.

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Posted: 11 January 2013 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 153 ]
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Yes, we have at least one person regularly uses the forums who has that problem. (and who lives in the US)

Makes the 500kbs speed I get as max seem quite fast.  I blame it on the fact that the telephone excahnge is down in the next valley over, and the broadband signal takes it’s time to climb up this mountain. cool smirk

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Posted: 12 January 2013 01:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 154 ]
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chohole - 11 January 2013 12:21 PM

Yes, we have at least one person regularly uses the forums who has that problem. (and who lives in the US)

Makes the 500kbs speed I get as max seem quite fast.  I blame it on the fact that the telephone excahnge is down in the next valley over, and the broadband signal takes it’s time to climb up this mountain. cool smirk

Sadly, if the company can’t realize a quick profit on its expenses, broadband services either don’t get to needed areas or upgraded to faster speeds.  And with some areas in the US people are spread so thin it would take years to realize a return.  Bottom line takes precedent every time.

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Posted: 12 January 2013 05:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 155 ]
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chohole - 11 January 2013 12:21 PM

Yes, we have at least one person regularly uses the forums who has that problem. (and who lives in the US)

Makes the 500kbs speed I get as max seem quite fast.  I blame it on the fact that the telephone excahnge is down in the next valley over, and the broadband signal takes it’s time to climb up this mountain. cool smirk

Sadly, if the company can’t realize a quick profit on its expenses, broadband services either don’t get to needed areas or upgraded to faster speeds.  And with some areas in the US people are spread so thin it would take years to realize a return.  Bottom line takes precedent every time.

Yeah, I understand where you are coming from with that.  Here in the UK they have said they are going to Invest time and money into Upgrading Broadband speeds. I just happen to live in an area that is around number 12 on the list of the worst broadband areas for speed in the country. shut eye

What did really make me laugh was a cold caller from a different ISP than the one I use trying to tell me that if I changed to using their service rather than the one I use I would see an instant and vast improvement in speed.  All this despite the fact that the infrastructure is not in place to actually make good on this promise according to the govt. The cold caller represented the ISP that is top of the list for complaints about services provided, so I was of course going to trust their optimistic prognosis and change providers wasn’t I. question

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Posted: 12 January 2013 05:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 156 ]
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I feel a warm glow of nostalgia at all this talk of 56K modems and the pony express wink ... I was tidying up the other day and found an old 3Com PCCARD 56k modem in a box, but don’t even have a laptop or desktop any more that will allow me to use it.

I live in a small village in Hampshire, on the southcoast of the UK, about 100 meters from the local exchange and nominally should be able to get 8Mbps but often the speeds are at best a quarter of that, or connections repeatedly fail.  This comes from a number of factors, that we are connected via overhead lines, that my broadband connection shares pole space with numerous telephone lines and other broadband users, that the BT phone engineers who maintain all these are not of the most careful, e.g. two losses of service in 2012 being down to their accidental disconnection or cross connection of my service while updating a neighbours services and poor conection behaviour down to touching loose wires ... I kid you not!

But on a good day I can get the full speed and downloads fly like a magic carpet.  ... and I always can use the 3G network and multiple phones ... and if I really get desparate for speed there’s a 55Mbps wifi cyber cafe in town and they do great coffee smile

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Posted: 12 January 2013 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 157 ]
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markhendy - 12 January 2013 05:56 AM

I feel a warm glow of nostalgia at all this talk of 56K modems and the pony express wink ... I was tidying up the other day and found an old 3Com PCCARD 56k modem in a box, but don’t even have a laptop or desktop any more that will allow me to use it.

I live in a small village in Hampshire, on the southcoast of the UK, about 100 meters from the local exchange and nominally should be able to get 8Mbps but often the speeds are at best a quarter of that, or connections repeatedly fail.  This comes from a number of factors, that we are connected via overhead lines, that my broadband connection shares pole space with numerous telephone lines and other broadband users, that the BT phone engineers who maintain all these are not of the most careful, e.g. two losses of service in 2012 being down to their accidental disconnection or cross connection of my service while updating a neighbours services and poor conection behaviour down to touching loose wires ... I kid you not!

But on a good day I can get the full speed and downloads fly like a magic carpet.  ... and I always can use the 3G network and multiple phones ... and if I really get desparate for speed there’s a 55Mbps wifi cyber cafe in town and they do great coffee smile

Been there, seen this, fixed these type problems.  Problems like you describe seem to occur when the workers are rushed, have more jobs to do than workers available, or just don’t care.  Or, and this always bothered me, bad records.  I never could figure out how companies who provided these type services could end up with bad records.  Individual service outages occur more times than not because of bad records.  This house is supposed[/s] to be working on this pair, but no, it’s on that pair and that pair is supposed to be vacant.  If workers at both ends don’t check before installing new service, someone gets put out of service.  And the bottom line rules, because someone decided to cut employees since other departments can take care of what those people were doing.  Compress enough departments and you end up with so much work for so few departments that things start sliding.

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Posted: 15 January 2013 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 158 ]
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Well ... I bought the course, $65 with the current sale discount which makes it excellent value for money, and am downloading the first parts now.  There are 9 parts to the download, in both PC and MC format; for the PC versions each is about 438Mb to 497MB apart from the last (part 9) which is 385Mb.  Looks like I have a few hours to go then ... woo hoo!!!! smile


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Posted: 15 January 2013 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 159 ]
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markhendy - 15 January 2013 11:28 AM

Well ... I bought the course, $65 with the current sale discount which makes it excellent value for money, and am downloading the first parts now.  There are 9 parts to the download, in both PC and MC format; for the PC versions each is about 438Mb to 497MB apart from the last (part 9) which is 385Mb.  Looks like I have a few hours to go then ... woo hoo!!!! smile


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Thanks Mark, well let us know how you get on and what you think of it all.  Also, feel free to make suggestions for future tutorials - which we can oblige with - if we happen to know the answers - or maybe find out about - if we don’t.

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