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Show your connection speeds!

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At home.

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At my parents house. Not great, but surely winning this contest. Big Grin

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Just to show off how poor my internet is:

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Also, scary bit: At time of posting, that is 59% faster than other AU users. So, also showing off how poor Australian internet is. *sigh*
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Quote:“To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.” - Douglas Adams


Why is Internet so poor in Australia then?
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#deathmatchers @


Well, there was a govt mandated plan for a FTTH network (the NBN, a multi-billion dollar project), so providers stopped building stuff about a year before the build started in preparation. That set us back a little, but not much.

However, about 1 year into the build, said govt got elected out. New govt redesigned things so it'll now be mostly FTTN (so last part will be copper), cos it would supposedly be cheaper and faster to deploy (called the MTM or multi technology mix). They also claimed our budget was in an emergency crisis (during the middle of a mining boom I might add) so we needed to save money.

Time frame has blown out massively. Almost a year was added just through the redesign and contract renegotiations, during which existing builds didn't halt, but they definitely slowed dramatically, and new build areas were put on hold where possible. The extra contracts have cost more money as well, plus all the extra tech required to manage not only FTTH but FTTN & Cable (they are buying access into local cable networks to speed up deployment), has made the system much more complex and costly to deploy and manage.

On top of all that, due to Australia being a very large place with a sparse population, a large portion of ADSL users are >1.5km from the exchange/DSLAM (copper distance), with 2.5km probably being about the median. All in all the first plan was much better. *sigh*

Wikipedia on the "National Broadband Network" or NBN:
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Quote:“To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.” - Douglas Adams

New connection:
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My wonderful connection:

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France has some of the worst internet in any first world country I've ever seen.
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But I'll probably get fiber next year Smile

not too bad. fiber isn't in my area yet
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(11-20-2015, 09:52 PM)cefiar Wrote: Connection speed doesn't always determine anything in relation to gameplay. Ping tends to be more annoying for Xon, tho it depends on the game settings, game mode and the player.

Being stuck in Australia, you get used to 200+ms pings to the US servers and simply forgetting about using the EU servers.

Incorrect Marge, TWO perfectly good jackets! I play on EU all the time, with 350 ping and massive PL spikes. But I'm special that way. My current crappy "cable" connection:

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Old house had the NBN FTTH fibers with about 98mb down, 45 up. Why'd I move??? Sad
It had a super low ping (like, 2ms?) and non-existent jitter so even with almost no reduction in ping abroad, playing in EU was a lot more bearable because at least it was smooth and consistently behind rather than chunky and stuttery.

Next house is slated for a "hybrid" cable/fiber deployment later this year... no idea what that translates into speed. We shall see.

Mourn the NBN my friend. Au gets to remain 3rd world internet citizen for now.

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Downloads are mostly around 20-25 mb/s now... lovely.
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Nice Islinn, enough speed to sucks up the Internets as thimo would say Big Grin
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#deathmatchers @


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One of the rare moments when it's not overflowing with traffic

Optical fibre is the best
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I'm jealous


Oh wait.

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Not too bad for siberia Big Grin

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(06-27-2016, 07:04 AM)dekrY Wrote: Not too bad for siberia Big Grin

Hard to beat that supercooled & overclocked Siberian internet Smile
"Yes, there was a spambot some time ago on these forums." - aa

New internet at a new house.

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come at me on lan and your fancy connections wont matter

i got the weed bring the booze
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At Apartment
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With SQM QoS Enabled

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Without SQM QoS Enabled

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With SQM QoS Enabled

Shame that my upload speed isn't nearly as good as download speed. No fun using Dropbox, OwnCloud, or Bittorrent.
No fiber at parent's home yet. Dodgy
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