1. SPS Accounts:
    Do you find yourself coming back time after time? Do you appreciate the ongoing hard work to keep this community focused and successful in its mission? Please consider supporting us by upgrading to an SPS Account. Besides the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting a good cause, you'll also get a significant number of ever-expanding perks and benefits on the site and the forums. Click here to find out more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
You are currently viewing Boards o' Magick as a guest, but you can register an account here. Registration is fast, easy and free. Once registered you will have access to search the forums, create and respond to threads, PM other members, upload screenshots and access many other features unavailable to guests.

BoM cultivates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We have been aiming for quality over quantity with our forums from their inception, and believe that this distinction is truly tangible and valued by our members. We'd love to have you join us today!

(If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you've forgotten your username or password, click here.)

What is your connection speed?

Discussion in 'Techno-Magic' started by Taluntain, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. The Great Snook Gems: 31/31
    Latest gem: Rogue Stone


    Adored Veteran

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4,110
    Media:
    28
    Likes Received:
    309
    Gender:
    Male
    A new cable modem from Xfinity/Comcast

    [​IMG]

    I still can't get over how fast this is. It basically doubled what I was getting in January.

    Word of advice to everyone. It doesn't hurt to contact your ISP and ask them for newer equipment. They don't even want my old stuff back as it is considered "beyond useful life".
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014
  2. Topken

    Topken Elven-dragon wizard

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    Ok after replacing my router the other day I have seen my download speed pretty much triple what it use to be

    [​IMG]

    Only issue I see tho is that Comcast is putting me in Kansas even tho I live in Michigan/Indiana I say that because I'm on the Michigan/Indiana border pretty much.
     
  3. Merlanni

    Merlanni ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,427
    Media:
    23
    Likes Received:
    52
    Gender:
    Male
    Its ok.


    [​IMG]
     
  4. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2000
    Messages:
    23,150
    Media:
    494
    Likes Received:
    503
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG]

    Pretty good considering the 20/20 I had before, though supposedly I'm getting the speed increase for free only for a few months.
     
  5. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    9,740
    Media:
    15
    Likes Received:
    436
    Gender:
    Male
    Can't seem to get this to work ... 66.41 download and 24.69 upload ... it was up to 78 or so download.

    Mrs Bruno felt we need faster internet ... I've never seen an issue with our old speeds.
     
  6. joacqin

    joacqin Confused Jerk Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2001
    Messages:
    6,116
    Media:
    2
    Likes Received:
    121
    [​IMG]

    My internet seems to be crap compared to you guys and I was under the impression it was pretty decent. :(
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 20, 2014
  7. Topken

    Topken Elven-dragon wizard

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    Your on par with me at least joacqin
     
  8. whitedove Gems: 1/31
    Latest gem: Turquoise


    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Here is mine...

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 17, 2015
  9. ConjurerDragon

    ConjurerDragon Ich dien ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    401
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG]

    F. Now I feel bad :o

    Well, comparing to the 1200 baud modem I first started with more than two decades ago it has become better :cool:
     
    The Great Snook likes this.
  10. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    8,547
    Media:
    88
    Likes Received:
    370
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG]

    Changed some things at work. Not sure it is going to be any better - went from a D+ to a C.
     
  11. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2000
    Messages:
    23,150
    Media:
    494
    Likes Received:
    503
    Gender:
    Male
  12. The Great Snook Gems: 31/31
    Latest gem: Rogue Stone


    Adored Veteran

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4,110
    Media:
    28
    Likes Received:
    309
    Gender:
    Male
    I love that they keep upgrading the speed.

    Edit:- I just spent/wasted some time going back through this thread. It is amazing the speed that we used to think was amazingly fast just a few years ago.


    [​IMG]
     
  13. xosmi Gems: 20/31
    Latest gem: Garnet


    Resourceful Adored Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,281
    Media:
    60
    Likes Received:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG]

    tested just a tad faster then what my isp actually advertises the package as, so that seems about right.
    And you're right - only a few months before today i used to be on ADSL (recently switched providers) which was more like 10 Mbit download max (if you were lucky) which when we first got it like 5-6 years ago was a LOT.
    Nowadays, even my current d/l speed is nothing compared to the more expensive packages my ISP offers, but the one i currently have suits my needs just fine. :)

    Who knows, in another 5 to 10 years you might just be able to download a terrabyte in under a minute or something as rediculous as that :eek:
     
  14. The Great Snook Gems: 31/31
    Latest gem: Rogue Stone


    Adored Veteran

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4,110
    Media:
    28
    Likes Received:
    309
    Gender:
    Male
    Good job Comcast, keep the speed train a rolling. This is becoming an annual test for me LOL

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2000
    Messages:
    23,150
    Media:
    494
    Likes Received:
    503
    Gender:
    Male
    Holy Moly, that's fast...

    My download is still the same, but funnily enough, they seem to have raised the upload:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. The Great Snook Gems: 31/31
    Latest gem: Rogue Stone


    Adored Veteran

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4,110
    Media:
    28
    Likes Received:
    309
    Gender:
    Male
    I wonder what the slow down is on the upload. Maybe they figure the only people who would care are people that torrent.
     
  17. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2000
    Messages:
    23,150
    Media:
    494
    Likes Received:
    503
    Gender:
    Male
    Upload is mostly relevant to anyone hosting their own web server so the plans that raise that are usually different from your typical domestic ones.
     
  18. Bladezuez

    Bladezuez I'm normal in my mind; everyone else is crazy! Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    96
    Media:
    3
    Likes Received:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG]
    doesn't seem to be too bad.
     
  19. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    8,547
    Media:
    88
    Likes Received:
    370
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG]


    Still sucks.
     
  20. xosmi Gems: 20/31
    Latest gem: Garnet


    Resourceful Adored Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,281
    Media:
    60
    Likes Received:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG]
     
Sorcerer's Place is a project run entirely by fans and for fans. Maintaining Sorcerer's Place and a stable environment for all our hosted sites requires a substantial amount of our time and funds on a regular basis, so please consider supporting us to keep the site up & running smoothly. Thank you!

Sorcerers.net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.