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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by dualstow » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:21 pm

50 Mbps here, but we’re paying for 100/100.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:23 pm

88/68 here.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Smith1776 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:26 pm

When you guys say 100/100 and 88/68 are you talking about upstream/downstream speeds?
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Post by Smith1776 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:29 pm

If so, how are your guys' upload speeds so fast? :o


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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:32 pm

Yea, that's download/upload. I think that's pretty standard, right? I'm on fiber. If I was wired in it would be 150mb/s, but I'm using a wifi router so I can be upstairs, in the bathroom, out on the deck, upside down, whatever.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Smith1776 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:35 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Yea, that's download/upload. I think that's pretty standard, right? I'm on fiber. If I was wired in it would be 150mb/s, but I'm using a wifi router so I can be upstairs, in the bathroom, out on the deck, upside down, whatever.
Every provider I've ever had has always delivered just a fraction of the upload speed relative to download speed.

Maybe that's more of a Canadian thing? Either way, it makes uploading YouTube videos an all-day affair. That time I uploaded that recording of my stand up set to share on the forum took forever lol.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:42 pm

Do you plug the ethernet cord right into your computer, or are you on a wifi router?
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Smith1776 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:47 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
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Do you plug the ethernet cord right into your computer, or are you on a wifi router?
All the computers are on wifi. All the set-top boxes are cabled.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:51 pm

Well, that would explain the computers, since wifi speeds can vary, but wired speeds should be as advertised. What do you mean by set-top boxes? TV?
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Smith1776 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:02 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
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Well, that would explain the computers, since wifi speeds can vary, but wired speeds should be as advertised. What do you mean by set-top boxes? TV?
Yeah. It could very well be attenuated wifi connectivity causing slow upload speeds, but I personally doubt it. Every connection I've ever had since as long as I can remember has always had a large upload to download disparity. Either way, I'm a bit too lazy to go and check with a cable lol.

Can a weak wifi signal actually cause upload speeds to be compromised while download speeds don't get affected at all?

Set-top boxes are all TV yeah. They're all wired so as to ensure my folks get maximum bandwidth possible for watching... whatever old people TV they watch hehe.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by vnatale » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:36 pm

Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:25 pm
vnatale wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:55 pm
Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:20 pm
I'm clocking in at just over 80 Mbps with my new connection. This compares to the 3 Mbps or so I think I was getting over 3G. Total cost of the internet with TV package is like $55 CAD. Not bad as far as Canada goes.


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What did you use for your speed test? I'll do the same on mine and report the results.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Mark Leavy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:00 pm

I bought a George Foreman grill to throw in the back of the car a few weeks ago.

It has greatly improved my dinnertime time when I don't want to put up with any of the local dining restrictions.

Walmart pre-seasoned fajita meat tonight. Nom nom.

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