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Why so many new members do not show their rig

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mindaugas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    120mbps internet speed
    Maybe quoting what his wifi says at the moment? Even in Belgium that's fast, but possible. Google is testing 1Gbs in Kansas City, Comcast has 50Mbs, and Verizon offers FIOS on America's old and much more spread out infrastructure. But yeah, 120Mbs I would be tempted to start a little hosting company in my basement.
    Come on man! Those are speeds I dream of! I seems I got 4Mbps and (they say) they give me 25Mbps.


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    I have 20MB in my contract but only get 6MB.

    I wonder why this is legal but it is legal.

    Is it the same and also legal in your countries to pay for, let's say, 20MB but receive much less?
    Almost the same what I have here.

    Still thinking about this...
    I recognize I got an older modem (5yrs) and maybe I should change it?

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  2. #12


    If someone really wants help, they can "help us help them" by providing the system info.

    KCMike, I too have many PC's but I have my main system listed in My System Specs. (I used to live in KC, MO until I retired).
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  3. #13


    I used to run a pair of 811s but I guess that's not the kind of rig you mean
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  4. #14


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    120mbps internet speed
    He's just pulling your legs, His system specs say: 16 up, 2 down.

    If you wonder why you sign up for 20 Mips but you get a lot less. Don't forget the phrase "UP TO", that means it depends on what
    kind of equipment you have, if you have an old router or your network card can only handle 100 MIPS then your network traffic will be slow.
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  5. #15


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    If you are connected by copper, the distance from the nearest exchange also determines the speed.

    We're supposed to get 24 Mb/s, but I haven't seen more than ~6.5 Mb/s at our house.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    I pay for 6Mbps down (DSL) and generally get ~5.75-5.85Mbps down.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike View Post
    I have 4+ computers in my home and I'm always changing out parts and OSes. It wouldn't make much sense to list everything. If I do encounter a problem and need help/advice I will list my current specs for that particular machine.
    This I think is one of the main reasons why. The system specs thing only lists ONE computer, while very few people will only have one. I list my custom computer because I just need to say my Laptop is a Acer V5-571G-6401 w/128GB SSD, but many people have multiple systems and to theme there's no logical reason why one specific system should be listed while the others are not.


    I think it would be helpful if we can list multiple systems, and if the signup page included instructions as to how to find information about your system.
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  8. #18


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    The system specs thing only lists ONE computer, while very few people will only have one. I list my custom computer because I just need to say my Laptop is a Acer V5-571G-6401 w/128GB SSD, but many people have multiple systems and to theme there's no logical reason why one specific system should be listed while the others are not.
    Yeah, my listed i5 pc (has jus one OS on it) is not the ony pc I work on.

    So if you like, you can fill 10pc specs in the spec lists, but it will look bad.
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  9. #19

    Where I do my surfing...


    I've always had my specs for my computers visible in 'other info'. Why don't I show my rig? Dunno? Maybe I'll post them below!

    I do most of my surfing on the bed!
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  10. #20


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    I have 20MB in my contract but only get 6MB.

    I wonder why this is legal but it is legal.

    Is it the same and also legal in your countries to pay for, let's say, 20MB but receive much less?
    Your "pipe" can handle 20MB/s (or whatever the rating is) but there's a whole lot more than just the speed of your local connection that figures into it. On my Road Runner connection I sometimes even see it turn in a higher-than-rated reading (although not very often). It varies at different times of the day. There's just no way to guarantee a particular speed, the server you're talking to at the moment may not be able to deliver that. Your contract speed is stating the maximum throughput you will get if everything works.

    -Max
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