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ISP speed tiers & Download speeds


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#1 GuitarFiend

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:01 PM

   How long should a  40-50 min video take to download with  "low speed" (766kbps) DSL ? I currently have the lowest tier dsl possible (not my choice) and I sometimes DL flash videos from youtube like sites.I understand that sometimes these sites are busier than other times and I also understand that sometimes internet traffic is heavier than others.BUT !!! I SWEAR to you....THIS SH*T SEEMS NEARLY AS BAD AS DIAL UP !!!!!!!!!! I've had dial up ! So,YES...I KNOW what that's like !

   

   I am so thouroughly disgusted with these providers and their "service tiers" !! WHAT A LOAD OF SHI*T !!!!!!!! It should NOT take an hour and a half (Or more sometimes) to DL a simple 45 min long flash video !!! Should it ????? By the way...the method by which I am dling these videos is via the FireFox add-on called video downloadhelper.Sometimes,I use utorrent but the speed is the same.....VERY unhappy !  

 

 

   Any input greatly appreciated.And...sorry for the rant


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:28 PM

It depends on how large of those videos, if you know the size of the videos and depends on your internet speed, you can estimate the time that needed to download those videos.

 

BTW, where are you living ? And 766 DSL cable is really slow :)


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:29 PM

Try a download calculator.

http://www.download-time.com/

http://www.numion.com/calculators/time.html

http://download.stormloader.com/

I gave you several to choose from so you can average them for possibly a more accurate measurement.

Google results for download calculator here. If you want to try others.

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#4 GuitarFiend

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:35 PM

It depends on how large of those videos, if you know the size of the videos and depends on your internet speed, you can estimate the time that needed to download those videos.

 

BTW, where are you living ? And 766 DSL cable is really slow :)

NOT cable.....DSL (phoneline) I'm in Hayden,Al (unfortunately) zip 35079

 

Thanks for the reply :)


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:38 PM

Try a download calculator.

http://www.download-time.com/

http://www.numion.com/calculators/time.html

http://download.stormloader.com/

I gave you several to choose from so you can average them for possibly a more accurate measurement.

Google results for download calculator here. If you want to try others.

  That's not uite the answer I was looking for.I was hoping for some answers from people who have had similar experiences.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:42 PM

I would also like to point out that very recently this internet package was downgraded by a whole $5 and our speeds went from between 500-600 kbps down to MAYBE 100 kbps !!! Doesn't that sound a bit unreasonable to you folks ? Over a lousy $5 ?






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