I may not be geting a fiber laser, but


#1

Well, the wan indicator just came on!


:grinning:


#2

Bring it.

:slight_smile:


#3

what on earth are you connected to that doesnt bottle neck that?
I pull around 70Mbps and thats cause my router maxes out.


#4

I wish I could post on this with a test result however our connections exceed what can bee tested


#5

[URL=http://beta.speedtest.net/result/5619932494][/URL]
Welcome to England.:cry:


#6

I nearly choked. I can get a good 150/70 out of my Comcast cable line. Nothing like that.


#7

Either directly connected to the optical switch/modem, or you build a machine just for routing and firewall with pfsense, smoothwall or something similar. There are comercial routers that can handle that amount of bandwidth but are more expensive.


#8

Meanwhile in the US, some folks are still waiting for Western Union to hook up a telegraph.


#9

@nick07lee

Had google fiber installed earlier this summer. Unmetered symmetric gigabit connection for $70mo.

I’m connected to the internet through a home built firewall box with an internal and external gig port.

It. Is. Awesome. :sunglasses:


#10

@briski

It’s an OPNSense box I built, with an intel 4 port server grade gig card. Cat6a copper all the way from the desktop > firewall > Google Fiber jack with no bottleneck.


#11

How the heck do you get that out of Comcast? I’m residential in the west suburban Chicago area and get 30/6.


#12

Yep… for longest time I got stuck with 256k…I was the first on the fiber tap…now I’m down to 2 miles of copper and actually can get 9megs download…dsl. Comcast refuses to come out here :(. Upload speed sucks.


#13

That is fantastic. We’re pulling fiber to our main campus sometime soon, and aside from not having to deal with Comcast - I am thoroughly looking forward to our big pipe. (Sure as heck wish I could get it at home and for the same amount as 30mbps!)


#14

Running Mediacom pretty much the only game in town here but not too bad. Would love another choice so prices may go down here.


#15

Just to share the other end of the spectrum…

Best DSL we can get in my part of the mountains here in New Mexico.


#16

We’ll have 1000/100 included in the installation fees for one year after that we can chose what ever we want from a bunch of ISPs. 1000/1000 would cost me about $64/month, 1000/100, $58/month, but I think we’ll settle for 100/100 which would be about $33/month. [edit: all unmetered ofc]
In any case it will be quite the boost coming from dsl 24/[something low] for $44/month. (Measured about 10/1 a couple of weeks ago.)

But I understand that we are rather spoiled compared to many other countries, and I didn’t mean for this thread to be for bragging - but I had to let the good news out some where :smiley: .


#17

I believe it’s the Blast Plus? It’s like 82$ a month but I don’t I have cable tv or a home phone line so I spend on the internet access instead.


#18

That’s pretty typical of what I get here in rural New Hampshire. If I need to download something big, I’ll usually bring my notebook PC into the office where we have something like 60 Mbps which, by comparison, seems pretty darn fast.


#19

And you are lucky… till we got the fiber tap 2 miles away I was on 4 miles of copper…DSL doesn’t like that…256k with a 900ms ping. I would guess you have a 2.5 to 3 mile cu run to CO or fiber tap?
People complaining about comcast…pfff… better than our lousy 2 to 8 mbits…for 50+ bucks a month.