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Old 01-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #21
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The network meter gadget for Vista/7 seems to work OK, but I've not tested its accuracy.
Ah, yeah.

You know what's funny? To this day I still forget that Vista and Win7 exist. XP continues to be my "standard paradigm" for what Windows is, and even that's a bit of a stretch as I run the "Windows Classic" theme in it, so it's more like "Windows 2000, but with functional support for real-mode applications."

Which is weird, because I didn't always have these problems. The transition from the C= to my first DOS machine was pretty painless, as was learning Unix after having been immersed in VMS. But I just can't bring myself to embrace the new Windowses. (Windi?)


I have the same problem with MS2/3 sometimes.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:57 PM   #22
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BAMP

Got this installed today. They said that the service would be 5 mbs down, 1.5 mbs up so I'm pretty stoked.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #23
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Grats man! I would have killed for numbers like that on my HughesNet

So your island has internets now?
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LET THERE BE **** (and xbox live)
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Good luck with the XBL/PSN/WoW over satellite...





























...but the **** works
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I thought he got rid of satellite and got broadband.
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Based on the above? WildBlue is only sat provider, unless I'm totally mistaken.

Edit: @ 762ms? Yeah, that's satellite. Think of that as "ping"
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Based on the above? WildBlue is only sat provider, unless I'm totally mistaken.

Edit: @ 762ms? Yeah, that's satellite. Think of that as "ping"
More of a "pong". Yes, that's satellite but I'm happy with the speed. We have been running on a tether from my wife's phone at 50K download speeds so this is epic even without the gaming.
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So your island has internets now?
Actually I lost internet there as we dropped my wife's tether today. I still have my phone so not completely offline there.
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That's awesome. I'm switching. Even with the POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!
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Speaking of tethering, I have found that LTE phone connections will net me <50ms pings, while regular old 3G/fake 4G give me 150ms+.


I feel very sorry for anyone who has to play FPS's on a satellite connection.
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We are moving to a new house, and going from Comcast @ 26 down to Centurylink DSL at 7 meg down.

The surprising thing is that the Centurylink service feels much faster and has consistently lower ping times.

I suspect that it takes more hops to get off the Comcast network and out to the sites I frequent than Centurylink.

So, bandwidth is important, but latency and number of hops to get to where you want to go are really critical to total user experience.
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