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Reply # 34300 29-Apr-2006 23:23

lokinz: Ok, so i finally got my ethernet going in OS X 10.4.4 and ran the speed test. I finally got my 3.5Mb vs the max 2.5mb i was getting in XP.
It's all very intersting, If I get time i will conduct a proper study of it, will fresh installs and all.  But for now OS X on my Toshiba laptop is where I'm staying.


You have Apple OS X 10.4.4 on your Toshiba laptop?
I've never seen this before... :)




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Reply # 34301 30-Apr-2006 00:04
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Aloha:
lokinz: Ok, so i finally got my ethernet going in OS X 10.4.4 and ran the speed test. I finally got my 3.5Mb vs the max 2.5mb i was getting in XP.
It's all very intersting, If I get time i will conduct a proper study of it, will fresh installs and all.  But for now OS X on my Toshiba laptop is where I'm staying.

You have Apple OS X 10.4.4 on your Toshiba laptop?
I've never seen this before... :)


I was also thinking that sounds very odd.....
Anyway my speeds seem to have gone beck to normal, on xtra Adventure plan

Download Speed: 3220 kbps (402.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 124 kbps (15.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

Download Speed: 3241 kbps (405.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 133 kbps (16.6 KB/sec transfer rate)


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Reply # 34303 30-Apr-2006 08:06
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Yup, Runs like a charm, Only problems i had were ethernet but loded the kext form 10.4.3 and that fixed it, and no sound, so i brought one of those usb sound things for like $18 and that fixed that. With Os X now being made for intel macs you can patch the install dvd and run it on pc hardware. I run a dual boot OS X and XP. Check this out for more info.

Broadband Heavy 3.5/128 - iHug - D-Link 302G

April 30th, 2006 8:19am3263.3 kbps - OS X
April 30th, 2006 8:18am3299.2 kbps - OS X
April 30th, 2006 8:08am2102.4 kbps - XP
April 30th, 2006 8:06am2077.9 kbps - XP
  
  


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Reply # 34305 30-Apr-2006 08:57

Last Result:
Download Speed: 2088 kbps (261 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 130 kbps (16.3 KB/sec transfer rate)


Pretty much what I have come to expect, on Xtra, 3.5/128 10gig not really much faster nor much cheaper

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Reply # 34327 30-Apr-2006 21:14
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Here's mine using www.nzdsl.co.nz

Download Speed: 383 kbps (47.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 125 kbps (15.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

And speedtest.co.nz

SpeedLocationHosted By
242.1 kNew Zealand - AucklandOrcon Internet
228.8 kNew Zealand - AucklandIhug
188.6 kNew Zealand - AucklandOrcon Internet
145.1 kUnited States1&1 Internet Inc
173.1 kUnited StatesNibble Information Systems
Summary
Average (New Zealand): 219.8 kbps
Average (Australia): kbps
Average (International): 159.1 kbps


I'm using Actrix, $55 (old price for me), 2Mbps/128, 21gb (700mb/day) cap...

Speeds seem to be quite slow compared to you guys, is it?  Or issit normal?



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Reply # 34332 30-Apr-2006 23:27

And ONTOPIC again with the 100th post:

Last Result:
Download Speed: 943 kbps (117.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 302 kbps (37.8 KB/sec transfer rate)





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Reply # 34334 30-Apr-2006 23:44
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Hey Aloha, I have deleted your postings about the Mac OSx86 hacking stuff... its just too way off base for this thread, which is currently a relatively clean, usefull on topic comparison of DSL speeds.

If it was a sidenote on a useful post, no problem, but an entire screenful of text at 1280x1024 of OT spread over two posts is too much.




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Reply # 34335 1-May-2006 00:12

Rules, rules, rules...   Laughing  I knew it is too much, I should have linked only the page itself...
Anyway, anybody wants more info just Google "run Mac OS X on a PC" and then here you go..

BTW it's very interesting however it's completely illegal.. yet.

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Reply # 34339 1-May-2006 07:25

Some media coverage on  the issue

Online forums such as Geekzone.co.nz regularly attract gripes and smug postings about customers' findings.

http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3652476a28,00.html

one of two infotech/business articles in todays DomPost, pity I'm in Auckland all week but as you can see its online.
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Reply # 34342 1-May-2006 07:53
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SNicolle: Some media coverage on the issue

Online forums such as Geekzone.co.nz regularly attract gripes and smug postings about customers' findings.

http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3652476a28,00.html

one of two infotech/business articles in todays DomPost, pity I'm in Auckland all week but as you can see its online.
Apache got me 1Mbps down and 130 up


You feelin smug about that? Are you? Huh? :)

I guess the Dumbpost reporter couldn't bring himself to say that online forum posters have actually shown that Telecom's service doesn't perform as advertised...

1,906/182kbps at 7.50am, Devonport, Auckland's North Shore; 2M/192k Xtra.




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Reply # 34345 1-May-2006 08:17
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Still no change here.....

Download Speed: 1908 kbps (238.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 176 kbps (22 KB/sec transfer rate)

 8:15am Newlands, Wellington

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Reply # 34350 1-May-2006 08:53
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SNicolle: Some media coverage on  the issue

Online forums such as Geekzone.co.nz regularly attract gripes and smug postings about customers' findings.

http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3652476a28,00.html

one of two infotech/business articles in todays DomPost, pity I'm in Auckland all week but as you can see its online.
Apache got me 1Mbps down and 130 up



Does anybody know where the claim that Telecoms contention ratio is 148:1 came from? It seems to be quoted everywhere yet Telecom obviously deny this is the case.

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Reply # 34352 1-May-2006 08:57
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sbiddle: Does anybody know where the claim that Telecoms contention ratio is 148:1 came from? It seems to be quoted everywhere yet Telecom obviously deny this is the case.


148 users * 24kbit/s = 3.5Mbit/s






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Reply # 34364 1-May-2006 10:26

SNicolle: Some media coverage on  the issue

Online forums such as Geekzone.co.nz regularly attract gripes and smug postings about customers' findings.

http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3652476a28,00.html

one of two infotech/business articles in todays DomPost, pity I'm in Auckland all week but as you can see its online.
Apache got me 1Mbps down and 130 up




What you see here is the REALITY. Gripes and smug postings???




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Reply # 34374 1-May-2006 12:04
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SNicolle: Some media coverage on the issue

I thought Geekzone.co.nz was media?

Media coverage of media coverage then?




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