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Re: Internet Connection

Post by Britkid » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:53 pm

Movistar quality is variable, service is very poor.

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by snobrd4life » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 pm

Britkid wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Movistar quality is variable, service is very poor.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by otravers » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:27 pm

For those of you with VTR, make sure to call them to get them to upgrade your plan to the new tiers. 400/10 just became 600/16 but they don't perform these upgrades automatically:
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by fraggle092 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:41 pm

Can anyone explain why they need 600 Mbit download speed? Nice to have, but your average nuclear family would have a job maxing out a quarter of that. I may downgrade from my 200 Mbit VTR connection just to see what they offer me.

The upload value is more interesting; round here I know people who run Facebook streaming channels that need around 8 Mbit continuous.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by former_expat » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:04 pm

fraggle092 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Can anyone explain why they need 600 Mbit download speed? Nice to have, but your average nuclear family would have a job maxing out a quarter of that. I may downgrade from my 200 Mbit VTR connection just to see what they offer me.
The upload value is more interesting; round here I know people who run Facebook streaming channels that need around 8 Mbit continuous.
You dont , 600 down Is overkill for the average home. For example Netflix Uhd Is about 15 mbps , same for YouTube or Amazon prime. Maybe in the future it might be worth it, but for now Is just too rich for my blood.

What I usually do is to get the cheapest speed i can get and test it for a month or two.

Currently I'm with mundo pacifico fiber to the home and I pay $14900 per month, (200 mbps down 100 mbps upload) which Is plenty of fast for my household.

Previously I had Vtr, good quality conection, but at $20990 for 400 mbps (Groupon promo) mundo pacifico won my business hands down.

I dont have cable tv, I only pay for my broadband internet.

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:44 pm

At the VTR.com Chile, the "slowest' speed you can contract is 100/5. So why not insist they upgrade your package as I'm at 30/2 at the moment? I'm in the south 5th region below the much more populated northern 5th region.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:45 pm

I will do it via my contact there vs. calling in or chat.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:19 am

I've got about 52 Mbps through Claro, and it doesn't seem to cause any problems. Its advertised speed was slower than my previous VTR connection (no complaints about VTR) when I got it, but I really haven't noticed a difference.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by admin » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:08 am

i have fiber optic up of 1.2 G up and 6 down on telsur fiber optic, that is technically qualified as a home connection, and i can saturate that sucker. I am however running backup pull and pushes between multiple offices, servers, countries, mail, etc, all day long. i have run the same however on much less bandwidth, simply by staggering the traffic so as not to create a bottle neck. i have a commercial fiber at our office in Santiago (which is expensive crap entel service).

my home router is simply a 4g router, that i can watch netflix, and if i need to do any heavy data lifting i have our office connections or our servers in the states.

FYI, i just updated the allchile.net servers to raid 10, sdd drives. seems snappier from my end, but I simply did it because i needed more drive space.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by fraggle092 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:14 pm

I recently set up a private VPN with our CCTV system, which used about 8Mbit/s. Over 10 days continuous streaming it transferred 430-odd TeraBytes of data, which to me seems like heavy consumption, it was off the scale on the graph of our monthly bill which tops out at 300TB. However afaik there is no penalty for this type of usage...yet, at least.

I find that Windows file transfers top out at around 360 Mbit/s on my wired Gigabyte LAN with a cheapie NAS drive, so at least in my case, faster download speeds would a waste of time. Most web services are bandwidth-limited in one way or another as well.

And as for wifi connection speeds... :lol:
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by admin » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:18 pm

yea i typicaly have a lot of other system bottle necks. net limitations are pretty far down the problem list. most my data is stateles, or can be interrupted and resumed. very few live anything (e.g. video games).
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by fraggle092 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:57 pm

Today I visited VTR, and changed from the old 200/10 Meg plan to 150/10. The difference was apparently around $17.000 less per month on a Business plan with TV Cable included. I told them I wanted the cheapest service available. Since VTR have a habit of sneaking other charges in on the bill, I wont know if I got what I wanted until the next bill arrives, or maybe even the one after that...they did make the speed change immediately.

Apparently the 600 Meg plan is popular with Gamers, the "boy racers" of the computer world, but this is fast enough for me.
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