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What's your Internet Speed?

  1. #351


    India
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Speeds "speedtest.net" shows the speed between your computer and your provider. If you want to see real pid you may expect downloading something, you have to set Speedtest.net to site that file/s are coming from and only than it may approximate speed of downloading you may expect. That may wary with load that site sending the file from or load of internet nodes it has to go thru.
    So, you can get into situation when you have great speed between you and your ISP and still have download going extremely slow. In any case download can go no faster then the maximum speed between your ISP and you.
    That's really a very good answer to that speedtest results . How would I set speedtest to assess the speed while downloading a particular file?

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  2. #352


    While downloading a particular file it is best to use either Performance Monitor or dedicated program that shows current speed. Something like: Download NetTraffic - MajorGeeks . I keep this one open all the time.
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  3. #353


    India
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    Thank you Mike, I'll try this The download tab of browsers is what I used to look while downloading something, they show you speed sometimes..Opera shows.
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  4. #354


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Thank you Mike, I'll try this The download tab of browsers is what I used to look while downloading something, they show you speed sometimes..Opera shows.
    With this one, you can keep statistics of how much you are downloading and uploading which may be interesting for people with metered internet.
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  5. #355


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Yes I'll have to give it a good try - it'll suit me well. Mine is metered, actually 3g connection: (
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  6. #356


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Yes I'll have to give it a good try - it'll suit me well. Mine is metered, actually 3g connection: (
    Doesn't that 3G modem have it's own monitoring way ? I don't know about India but around here ISPs with 3G internet give set number of GB to download at full speed but after that speed drops down to 200 Kbps til end of pay period and than it goes back again. It's most expensive way to internet here and few years ago i had to use it and didn't like download limits at all. Had to go to friends with unlimited internet to download anything substantial. Max speeds are now up to 40Gbps but with small download limits of up to 15GB for me it's almost unusable to say nothing about expensive, up to 4 times more than WiFi.
    Still it's much better than Dial up I had 10 -12 years ago or days before internet when I had to use 300 Baud modem from my Atari to connect to friends and BSS stations, company bank etc.
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  7. #357


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Here they don't have an unlimited plan as you said. It is 3g in mobile to which I'm connecting for net access. No unlimited Wi-Fi or any Wi-Fi for that matter in my region, but heard it's provided in metropolitan cities (mumbai, bangalore etc).

    My mobile 3g plan:
    $3 for 1gb & $4 for 2gb - 1 month validity; thereafter it increases , Max provided by my carrier is $16 for 10gb & $30 for 20gb - 3 month validity.
    After the data limit/validity, they charge for each KB, speed remains the same.

    I get around 10Mbps.

    Is quite expensive compared to home broadband which at present I've no access to.
    Compared to old dial up connection, 3g is gold for me
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  8. #358


    Yeah, about same prices here too, bit by bit and byte by byte it's at least twice expensive than WiFi and at least 43 times that of ADSL and cable internet. 4G didn't get into wide use yet and fiber network with speeds of 100Mbps and more, just in the big cities and center only. I'm only 12 klicks from Belgrade and WiFi @ 15/3 Mbps is only viable option for me still. With so little of fast internet around the world, it's ridiculous how much are they pushing Cloud and prescription SW. It would take days just to find anything if I had to keep backups for everything I have on HDDs and DVDs.
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  9. #359


    India
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    True, I turned off all Cloud sync from my laptop and mobile just 1 month back for the exact same reason. But I regularly do the backups , since I joined this Forum
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  10. #360


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    True, I turned off all Cloud sync from my laptop and mobile just 1 month back for the exact same reason. But I regularly do the backups , since I joined this Forum
    Keep your friends close, backups even closer. !!!!
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