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  1. #11
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    get optus cable.
    thats what i have.
    i have the 3 gig plan, and have never used it up.
    i download movies, mp3s, software (all legal of course)
    and its faster too, i get like upto 100kb/s on kazaa.
    i get like 300 kb/s from websites with good servers and low usage.
    i am very happy.
    oh yeah, its $65 a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stainXzero
    but why is it divided it 8 and why don't they just say it's 32kb dl max?
    Quick rundown:

    Bandwidth is measured in 'bits per second'. There are 8 bits in every byte. Therefore, something that is 80bits / second, is actually only 8 bytes / second.

    However, as said before, that's a theoretical limit. When data is sent over the internet, it needs to send other information as well as the data you are requesting. There's all sorts of things like control signals, acknowledgement packets, etc... that take up a small portion of the bandwidth (approximately 20%, give or take under certain conditions). Therefore, you will never get the theoretical maximum.

    Examples:

    - 56kbps modem = 56/8 = 7Kb/s. Minus about 1.4Kb/s for overhead = 5.6Kb/s rough maximum speed.

    - 256kbps ADSL line = 256/8 = 32Kb/s. Minus about 6.4Kb/s for overhead = 25.6K rough maximum speed.

    (for faster ADSL speeds, just multiply the above, so 512k = about 52k, 1500k = 155-160k)


    Hope that makes some sense for you now.

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    thanks beefy :)

    i kinda understand it more now :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by //alias
    get optus cable.
    thats what i have.
    i have the 3 gig plan, and have never used it up.
    i download movies, mp3s, software (all legal of course)
    and its faster too, i get like upto 100kb/s on kazaa.
    i get like 300 kb/s from websites with good servers and low usage.
    i am very happy.
    oh yeah, its a month.

    //alias
    3GB, yeah right man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy

    Examples:

    - 56kbps modem = 56/8 = 7Kb/s. Minus about 1.4Kb/s for overhead = 5.6Kb/s rough maximum speed.

    - 256kbps ADSL line = 256/8 = 32Kb/s. Minus about 6.4Kb/s for overhead = 25.6K rough maximum speed.

    (for faster ADSL speeds, just multiply the above, so 512k = about 52k, 1500k = 155-160k)
    It all ready depends on the download conditions though Beefy - Typically on a 1500 DSL connection, I download (at max speeds) 170kb/s - 185kb/s.
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
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    like i said, it's rough. :) I'm on 512, and I can get 56k downloads... gives people an idea though.

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    hmm man one good thing about cold canada is internet is failry cheap and fast i mean i pay $46cdn. for unlimited cable and i can see speeds of 1200kb/s(plus) off sites like 3dgames.com, M$, cnet there are a few others, to any game servers in the same province my ping does not go over 15ms. The most i have ever seen was i was watching a DVD streamed LIVE form a city about 300km away that was nice but it was test like conditions. GL

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    whats the convergence from australian to $us?

    cause if 200 is..hmm..i dunno, 1500/256..for 200.zouch

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    About $115-120us atm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tweak
    3GB, yeah right man!
    ok.
    put it this way. my parents pay for it.
    most of the time u get **** speeds on KaZaA anyways, so i cant download that much.
    anyway, i would think that for the extra speed, getting it for $5 less a month is ok
    :2cents:

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