HisMajestyTheKing

What Internet Connection Do You Use At Home?

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Just curious.

Type?

How fast up/down?

Limit on traffic?

Ports blocked?

Mailboxes?

Static or dynamic IP?

Cost?

Me:

-ADSL

-128 kB/3.3 Mb

-10 GB/month (but my provider told me they only take action when someone really goes over the limit)

-All ports open - I can run any server I like as long as the provider doesn't get in trouble (ie a badly set up mailserver)

-5 mailboxes

-Dynamic IP

-€ 40/month

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For me:

-ADSL

-385KB/s down/85KB/s up

-No limit, did 350GB last month :rolleyes:

-Port 25

-6 but never use them anyways

-dynamic via PPPOE

-$69.99 CDN per month

Pretty good compared to most of my friends in the US on cable/dsl :)

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Yeah... From messages on the forums left and right I already figured we Belgians can't complain from our ADSL service. Most ADSL-providers block port 25 incoming though. The only thing I'd really like is a static IP.

What's the exchange rate €- $CDN?

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  • ADSL
  • 128Kbit up/750Kbit down, but this varies somewhat; I've gotten a good, consistent 800Kbit down at times
  • No limit
  • No ports blocked that I have noticed
  • Never bothered with ISP e-mail; I have enough other accounts ;)
  • Dynamic IP, via PPPOE as you might guess
  • US$34.95/month

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Just curious.

Type?

How fast up/down?

Limit on traffic?

Ports blocked?

Mailboxes?

Static or dynamic IP?

Cost?

Current:

- Cable

- 256kbps/8Mbps (Can sink to 1Mbps when my neighbors are home. :) )

- No limit -- yet (I never check usage, and the rate never goes up)

- None blocked (cannot attest to that fact)

- 10 (Use 0 - I've had my main net address for 10 years - not changing)

- Static (adds $10/month)

- $49.99 US / month

The upload speed is a real problem, but I cannot get any faster speeds without going to a partial T carrier. :(

A couple of years ago, I had (and greatly preferred):

- SDSL

- 1Mbps/1Mbps

- No limit

- None blocked

- 1

- Static

- $99.99 US / month

Of course the "not so baby" Bell company put a stop to that...

DogEared

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  • Dial up
  • V.90 (56/33 kbps, usually connects at 44-48k)
  • Disconnects after 2 hours
  • No ports blocked
  • 5, IIRC
  • Dynamic
  • About £2 to £4 a month, I mostly browse for free at work :)

If I was going for ADSL, I'd get 150k down/up for £15.99 a month. 512k down/256 up would be around £20.

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Dial-up... It's been long since I've heard an analog modem chirp at home :)

Cable in Flanders can go to a full MB on a good day but on average, especially at busy hours, ADSL is faster. And cable is capped at 10 GB/month and it is checked.

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  • Cable
  • 1Mbit/8Mbit
  • No limit
  • No ports blocked (that I can tell)
  • 5 or 6 (don't use them anyway, have my own)
  • Dynamic (which is why I use DynDNS service)
  • $45/month

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Dial-up

56kbps/33kbps (usually get connections close to 50 kbps)

automatic disconnect after 4 hours, otherwise no bandwidth limit (not that it means much on dial-up)

no ports blocked

2 email addresses

dynamic

$9.99/month

I can get RoadRunner if I want, but I can't afford or really justify $44.95 per month for Internet access at this point in my life. I generally do <30 MB downloads per day and the rest is surfing on places like SR where I spend more time typing than anything else. I don't think a fast connection will speed up my typing to 200 KB/sec. ;)

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  • University Network
  • 5847 Kbps Download / 7384 Kbps Upload
  • 750 Mb/Week Upload or Download Limit (no limits on weekends)
  • No Blocked ports
  • One solitary Mailbox
  • Static IP
  • $17 CDN per month (approx $67 per semester)

The network is pretty much useless when the residence is full of students. Adding 4000 students really bogs down the upload download times. However, I live here all year round, and Christmas and the summer break ROCKS. I try to get most of my big downloading done during that period, and then the above numbers get much higher. Almost Christmas (when the quota system is shut down) and time to get another few gigs of mp3's ;)

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How fast up/down?

up 128 kb, down 4 mb (in reality lower)

Limit on traffic? up 1,5 gb, down 8,5 gb (total of the 2 = 10 gb max)

Ports blocked? do not know

Mailboxes? 2 (50 mb each)

Static or dynamic IP? dynamic ip

Cost? 43,45 €/month taxes included

1,5 €/month (included) so emails are scanned BEFORE entering the computer. Normally viruses can only enter via internet, especially Kazaa.

If you want higher upload (max 192 kB) then you pay more. Same if you want to download more, but not much.

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What's the exchange rate €- $CDN?

Hello your magesty,

The current conversion rate between euros and canadian as of 16:25 GMT is

$1.00 Canadian = 0.620138 Euro (from www.xe.com)

So $69.99 CDN = about 43.41 Euro

and $17 CDN = 10.54 Euro.

Hope this helps :-)

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ADSL

2Mbit down - 1Mbit up

No limit on traffic

No ports blocked

Static IP

100MB of web space with max 5GB of traffic/month

Unlimited mailboxes

59€

In reality I only get about 90KB/s in upload, probably because I'm a bit far from the telecom switch.

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Me:

-ADSL

-128 kB/3.3 Mb

-10 GB/month (but my provider told me they only take action when someone really goes over the limit)

-All ports open - I can run any server I like as long as the provider doesn't get in trouble (ie a badly set up mailserver)

-5 mailboxes

-Dynamic IP

-€ 40/month

- Dial-Up Modem v.92

- ?53Kb?/?28Kb? I don't really know, the connection box says 48 or around there.

- no BW limit that I know of but this is dial-up how much bandwidth could I use.

- No idea which ports are blocked never checked

- 5 mboxes I think, but I use the mailboxes from my own domain instead.

- dial-up - assigned IP when connected

- $9.95 US/month + $7.95 US/month for domain hosting

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At work (where I browse the most)

- T1

- I don't know but I don't wait

- no BW limit that I know of

- behind company firewall

- 1 email

- dynamic

- $0 - I don't pay for it :)

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1.5/384 covad, 1 static ip, 'a lot' of mailboxes (10? dunno), no restrictions, $70/month. only gimpy thing is the fact that the static ip is assigned via pppoe. still highly recommended.

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Cable and DSL (both)

Cable portion is 3000Kbps down, 384Kbps up (soon to be 4000Kbps down as Comcast does an upgrade)

DSL portion is 1500Kbps down, 384Kbps up (Speakeasy)

I have the DSL modem sitting on a static IP on my LAN and I use the Windows ROUTE ADD command to send specific traffic through it instead of the cable (usually my PPTP traffic to my work, sometimes NNTP traffic to my usenet provider).

I also can switch the DSL into active mode as a full backup when the cable goes down.

KC

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Just curious.

Type?

How fast up/down?

Limit on traffic?

Ports blocked?

Mailboxes?

Static or dynamic IP?

Cost?

Me:

-ADSL

-128 kB/3.3 Mb

-10 GB/month (but my provider told me they only take action when someone really goes over the limit)

-All ports open - I can run any server I like as long as the provider doesn't get in trouble (ie a badly set up mailserver)

-5 mailboxes

-Dynamic IP

-€ 40/month

-wireless (sort of a focused 802.11b beam if I'm not mistaken), and primarily due to the fact that this was the only thing I could get in my neighborhood. No cable or DSL where I live in Utah...

-384 kilobits up and down--the upload speed is great for running your own web server or vpn...

-No limit on traffic

-No ports blocked :D (I run a webserver as well as some other stuff)

-don't need a mailbox, I run my own mail server

-static IP, very nice...

-pricey (around $70.00 a month)

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Francois,

That's ADSL I guess.  Which provider?

No, cable, Telenet, claiming one can get 4 mb download, but you get around 4-500 kb. Exceptions sometimes higher.

Anyway he who wants to test his internet speed can visit the Netherlands and check it out:

www.speedtest.nl should do it.

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-Cable

-600K down, 128K up

-No Limit Supposed to be a 1GB limit but after much abuse to the provider from its users I've never seen anyone chucked of for using more (its now redefined as a guideline and you can use as much as you want :))

- Various ports currently blocked (Blaster etc.. Ports only though)

-Dynamic IP

150/64 = £18

600/128 = £25

1M/256 = £35 /month

Contention is 20:1

If I bought an antenna and put it on my roof I should be able to get free broadband that way if I wanted

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VDSL

Download: 12mbit

Upload: 9mbit

No limit

Think 24 is blocked for spam or something like it

5 Mailboxes and one wepage with 100mb storage

Dynamic IP.. uses DynDNS

Around $30

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Type?

How fast up/down?

Limit on traffic?

Ports blocked?

Mailboxes?

Static or dynamic IP?

Cost?

Well it's not really at home...

-regenerating OC-12 to our building (excluding additional dark fibre)

-20Mbps - up/50Mbps (can reach 100Mbps both ways in theory <_< )

-there is no limit but we have 16-bit switches <_< (might be 32 now, not sure)

-none blocked (Kazaa, e-donnkey, and WinMX used to blocked until we found a way around it :P )

-unlimited mail boxes

-dynamic (unless you are an admin, he he he)

-included in $2,200/per 3 months housing

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