Old people don't understand the Internet


#241

Yep. It can do up to 1Gbps but no one is offering it.

Quality streaming is not just about number of pixels.


#242

And do you need/use that speed, really? Being HD streaming uses about a qtr to half of my 12?


#243

Do I need it? No. Do I want it? Yes! Nothing worse than turning on your PS4 or PC and there is a 20gb update waiting for you. Also flip side of the coin is the upload speed. I’m assuming Riolio would like to get his graphics and websites into the cloud quicker.


#244

Ah, see, I never think of the Gaming thing.

If you’re into that, especially playing communal worldwide stuff, I get the need.

Edit: from here on out, I’m calling 100mbps “Geek Speed!” :stuck_out_tongue:


#245

High speed isn’t essential for online gaming. Low ping is what you want for gaming :slight_smile:

Have a look at this and then apply the concept on a business sense and you’ll start to understand where ‘geek speed’ internet will get you.


#246

I absolutely freaking need 100mbps


#247

i’ll take my 20mbps down again, house sitting with adsl, not even 2+.


#248

NBN is available from May 5 down here.

I’ll have to get the guy who installed all the C-Bus etc down here to convert it over once I get the modem. We’re using a FritzBox modem rather than the Telstra-supplied one, and FritzBox just isn’t going to cut it, I gather.

I’m probably about 350 metres from the node. On ADSL2 at the moment through Telstra, and it’s actually quicker than the cable connection I had in Essendon. I suspect that was because the installation was faulty there though.

I doubt I’ll bother with the highest speeds. I don’t stream much and I don’t game.


#249

I need geek speed. Desperately.


#250

Just out of interest Dek,… why? Also @Riolio


#251

Until something goes wrong. Then you’re in a World of pain dealing with their South African call centre. I have no words to describe that experience, but will simply state the net effect of their towering incompetence on me: no NBN connection from early Dec 16 to early Jan 17 - no internet, no phone. Suffice to say I’m with Mint now -they’re in Salamanca Place. Their service is utterly sensational, they answer the phone, I can understand them, they know what they’re doing, speeds are better than I was getting at iinet and they’re marginally cheaper.


#252

Given what my job is - I need lots and lots of uploading speed :slight_smile:


#253

■■■■■ producer?


#254

Unfortunately - this will most probably end as it usually does - successful small business gets bought out by larger dinosaur, customers suffer.


#255

It sucks that we can’t see the censored text when quoting, anymore.
No Barnz - the only thing I produce, is more bodies.
Amirite?


#256

I sincerely hope not as Mint are brilliant. If it does, I shall resume my search for an ISP with Aus-based support staff. Aussie Broadband (who BSD is with) also offer Aus support. Based in rural Victoria and Adelaide, I think.


#257

Yep. I’m with iinet. $100, unlimited data, full noise, great reliability, and no friggin’ lock in contract. Just month to month. Love it.


#258

Yup, another reason I went with them. Great service, Aus company, aussie staff, all based in Morwell, ( …just up the road!! As they say), and lets face it, Morwell needs employers employing now more than ever …


#259

I internet for a living.


#260

do you have anyhting to hide? lots of net are for dead end kids and paedophiles.