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lillow

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#11524 28-Jan-2007 22:32
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hey guys i'm new here and have a few questions

I'm gettin telstra cable installed at my house on tue.
The plan is 5gb cap and 2mb download and 2mb upload.

my questions are:

roughly how long would it take to download say a 5mb song?
would movies on sites such as youtube load straight away or do u have to wait like dail up?

cheers

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#59084 28-Jan-2007 22:36
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Welcome to Geekzone. It all depends on other traffic on the Internet. If you are downloading a file from a local server (NZ) it would be faster than one in Europe for example. But it will be much faster than dial up. Same for videos such as YouTube or Soapbox.

It is really hard to say because the experience one has in Wellington on the TCL network may be different from someone else's in another suburb - let alone city.

We do have some Christchurch users around here. Let's see what's their take.





 

 

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  #59098 29-Jan-2007 09:49
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Well... 2Mbit downstream speed is 256kb/sec [2048KiloBits/8bits=256kilobytes/sec]

A sampled file size is 5mb [5x1024kilobytes=5120kilobytes].

So the time required to download this 5mb file on 2Mbit downstream in the extreme "frictionless" situation (e.g. very very impossibliy low latency, and ideally low hop etc) it will take 20 seconds. [5120kilobytes / 256kilobytes/sec = 20 seconds]

BUT of course as you are thinking now (when reading this) "That's impossible!". And yes I agreed, it is very impossible to get that best speed or time to download. With other factors to consider, like how many hops to the server, what is the bandwidth between the hops, what is the ping latency? is there any filtering? etc etc...

All I can say to you is this... once you've gone Cable, you won't go back to anything... (ok, maybe you can enjoy HSDPA quite nicely)


I am in Chch, with 40GB/10Mbit/2Mbit and I also have HSDPA Jasjam... So my internet connection at any time is pretty good, except when I'm in the GPRS shadow! :-S




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  #59106 29-Jan-2007 10:40
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I'm on the 5GB plan.. Took ~7-10 minutes the other day to download a 100MB file from the US, with lots of other simultaneous connections. None of which suffered.

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  #59122 29-Jan-2007 12:52
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In addition to the above, I'm on Telstra cable in Chch too and you'll find that YouTube videos will generally download faster than they are played, so they'll usually play instantly when you click on them. Sometimes they won't for various reasons but still, you won't be waiting long.


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  #59123 29-Jan-2007 13:17
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oh wicked! i think after the 1st month we will upgrade to he 4mb down and 2mb upload as 5gb wont last us very long lol

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  #59131 29-Jan-2007 14:01
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You should be able to watch youtube videos without it stopping because it will load a little bit faster than the speed you are watching it at.

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  #59236 30-Jan-2007 14:41
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wow!!!!!!!! after hours of not been able to get boardband cause we did not no how to set up wireless, we finally have it and boy the wait was well worth it ha ha, so stoked

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