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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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Re: Internet Connection

Post by tiagoabner » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:13 pm

I believe VTR has updated my internet speed once again. As far as I recall, my landlord has updated it to 100 MB two years ago, and they delivered 200 MB while charging for 100. We went back and forth with them, but they were 100% sure they were right, so it stayed that way. Now it's going up to 600. I'll check with him just in case to see if there have been any pricing changes, but I don't really mind paying the extra if service stays as good as it has been.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by tiagoabner » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:09 pm

Actually, I've just checked my bill. It's listed as 30 MB, with a free upgrade to 400 MB, with 600 MB being delivered, and it's billed as 100 MB. So yeah, someone on VTR screwed up royally when setting up my plan, but they haven't heard us when we first complained that we were being underbilled two years ago, and I'm not going to give them another call.
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