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#270664 21-May-2020 09:59
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Apologies for what is probably a noob question.

 

 

 

I'm currently on 2 Degrees Fibre 100/20Mbps for $75/month (as I get $10 off having my phone with them).  Have just done a speed test and got 101 down / 18 up (6 ping).

 

 

 

My question is, if I upgraded to some of the bigger plans, will I actually get those speeds and are they worth the extra money (and still needs to be unlimited)?  Have my own tp-link modem. Primarily from a gaming point of view.

 

 

 

Also while I'm at is, for the price what are the best providers currently?

 

 

 

Thanks


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  #2487582 21-May-2020 10:20
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Yes you'll see some improvement especially in local cached content for multi download/watching videos/gaming. Internationally, you'll see improvements to AU, but rest of the world won't be a difference if at all.





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  #2487584 21-May-2020 10:21
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if it's just you using the connection then you wont notice much change from upgrading to the faster plan.





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  #2487587 21-May-2020 10:22
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The difference would be 800/380 :)





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  #2488660 21-May-2020 12:24
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Can your TP-Link support the faster speeds?


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  #2488663 21-May-2020 12:29
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What do you need the speed for?


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  #2488679 21-May-2020 12:51
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This may help if you know what sorts of things you are wanting to do:

 

Measuring Broadband NZ April report

 

 


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  #2488758 21-May-2020 14:39
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To me the "only" difference between 100/20 and GB is the upstream.

 

I moved to GB during lockdown with 2D as we had 5 people at home all wanting to sharing video during a Google Meet / Zoom video conference and the upstream was struggling.

 

Apart from that I have not noticed any real world speed difference as most of my downloads are international from the UK and they can't go faster due to TCP RTT and other content comes off the local CDNs and even with a 4K and multiple HD streams running I never saturated the 100mbit.

 

I would have probably been perfectly happy with a 100/100 or at a pinch 200/100 and never had a problem.





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  #2488761 21-May-2020 14:42
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Upstream, and ability to belt it without noticing it as much is about all.

 

 

 

It's kinda rare to see user sit at 100mbit utilization.





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  #2488767 21-May-2020 15:11
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hio77:

 

Upstream, and ability to belt it without noticing it as much is about all.

 

It's kinda rare to see user sit at 100mbit utilization.

 

 

Unless they are sharing torrents, and with cheap streaming these days who does that?

 

 


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  #2488792 21-May-2020 15:43
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nztim:

 

Unless they are sharing torrents, and with cheap streaming these days who does that?

 

 





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  #2488826 21-May-2020 16:51
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hio77:

 

It's kinda rare to see user sit at 100mbit utilization.

 

 

 

 

I feel like thats a bit out of date, gaming is hardly rare nowadays and I have game clients that can saturate gigabit by themselves.

 

Games themselves are getting up around 100GB to install, any house with a single steam user is going to see utilization of at least 200Mbps over long time periods, and much more for some clients (origin sits well over 500Mbps).

 

 


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  #2488889 21-May-2020 19:48
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game services like steam/epic etc need to be able to set sechedules to download these games updates. so you can schedule them in the middle of the night when no one else needs the net


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  #2488911 21-May-2020 20:07
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Aborto:

 

hio77:

 

It's kinda rare to see user sit at 100mbit utilization.

 

 

I feel like thats a bit out of date, gaming is hardly rare nowadays and I have game clients that can saturate gigabit by themselves.

 

Games themselves are getting up around 100GB to install, any house with a single steam user is going to see utilization of at least 200Mbps over long time periods, and much more for some clients (origin sits well over 500Mbps).

 

 

Wait, while you're playing the game it averages ~200Mbps?

 

So if you play for 3 hours, you'll download/upload 270 Gigabytes of data?

 

It just seems to me your statement "any house with a single steam user is going to see utilization of at least 200Mbps over long time periods" would mean that for it to average 200Mbps pver 30 days, you'd have had to download/upload 65Terabytes of data in that 30 days.

 

That seems a lot for a game?


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  #2488928 21-May-2020 20:45
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Jase2985:

 

game services like steam/epic etc need to be able to set sechedules to download these games updates. so you can schedule them in the middle of the night when no one else needs the net

 

 

Steam already does this on its own in my experience. I've got a bunch of games I don't often play on my account, and when one needs to update Steam queues the download for the early hours of the morning with no input from me.

 

Just looking through the settings, it looks like it can be forced to do it as well.


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  #2488964 21-May-2020 21:54
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Lorenceo:

 

Jase2985:

 

game services like steam/epic etc need to be able to set sechedules to download these games updates. so you can schedule them in the middle of the night when no one else needs the net

 

 

Steam already does this on its own in my experience. I've got a bunch of games I don't often play on my account, and when one needs to update Steam queues the download for the early hours of the morning with no input from me.

 

Just looking through the settings, it looks like it can be forced to do it as well.

 

 

Thanks, thats one of about 5 different game services that offer that


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