350KB/sec is fine. It's not ideal for network transfers(ex: Samba), but it'll do for internet stuff.craigix said:What would people take as a minimum speed?
The big thing is no connection dropouts.
We have a worldwide audience here. Use full suffixes or we have no clue what you're talking about.paddy said:Guys ,are we talking like - a half meg line 250kb/sec so 350kb/sec is higher than standard
broadband speeds ? ,im on a 1mb line now ,but on Pandora i woudl be getting around a quarter
of that speed ? if this is the case then woooohoooo fucking great news,ship em all.
350KB/sec is significantly below 25mbit, but it'll do. Webpages should load pretty quickly on that. Lots of places have 25mbit internet connections, and most of us have wireless networks that'll do at least that.
Yeah, you're going to be speed capped regardless. Wireless G can't push that much data... neither can Wireless N, actually.GizmoTheGreen said:weve got 100/100 line here at home.
but 350KB is fine, just ship already!
Yep, you got it.Laurencevde said:350KB/s, as in 350kilobyte/s, as in ~3megabit/s?
Sounds fine to me. That's fast enough for pretty much everything, except for high-quality high-def video-streaming.
Depends on the webpage. Slashdot spikes to 300KB/sec for me on my 3mbit. I suspect it'd load even faster if I had more bandwidth.WizardStan said:350 is fast enough for surfing? Are you people insane?
Seriously, I've not got the absolute fastest connection, but it is a very excellent 5Mb/s. Even so, regular surfing doesn't come anywhere NEAR 350KB/s. If I open 50 tabs at the same time, then I start to see huge hits in my bandwidth, but if I'm just surfing a single page it spikes to about 50KB/s, downloads for 5 or 6 seconds, and then it's done. Saying that 350KB/s is fast enough for surfing is like saying a supersonic jet is fast enough to go to the corner store for milk.
gp32x, on the other hand, always takes 15 seconds to load a page. But gp32x also uploads about 500KB of data just to make a post.
54mbit is theoretical. It goes down every time another device connects, and you never get maximum speed.Derek said:
At best, you could expect ~5MB/sec transfers - about 40mbit.
But it'd probably be even lower than that, regardless of what it says.
I pay $27/mo for 3mbit. That's under 20 euros. If I need to download something big, I just download it overnight.meltingice said:I can't believe how slow and expensive internet is in some areas (then again, now that I think about it, maybe I can believe it). I'm in the middle of Massachusetts and we pay about $60/month for 20Mbps internet. Glad the wireless was fixed so I'll be able to take advantage of these speeds on the Pandora!
I like my ISP because my connection is very reliable, and has stable speeds. Uptime is about as good as T1, and my IP almost never changes. Two perks, and they're super cheap!
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