My download speed is 0.05mb/s (bits, not bytes), how bad is this compared to dial up?
Also new to /g/, and posting using mobile data.
That is literally over ten times faster than dial-up. 56k connections download at 5 KB/s at the outside most, and it was really common to only get 3 KB/s.
the reason it seems so slow is because websites are so bloated now. When websites were just plain HTML and maybe a few small images, they loaded okay over those old connections.
Its unbearable. In country of second category poland we got this for free. And i mean for free, you dont pay anything ever for this. Usually its 10mbps.
I'd love to have 50kilobytes per second on a stable connection. I've got 3G that cuts out all the time, hardly connects to websites, and after i use up my tiny data limit i'm throttled to 64 kilobits per second
Not OP. That's the normal way. Unless you're an amerifat.
No, bits (specifically stated by my speed test). I wish I had that speed. My downloads average less than a byte a second. It took me near enough 2 hours to have my internet speed tested.
Dude, that speed would be fantastic for me. Im supposed to have broadband, but like i said, less than a byte a second. Webpages take half an hour to load and often just crash instead of loading.
At 1 byte per second it would have taken you 264.5 minutes to post that image, and you probably would have used png compression to make the upload swifter.
Connection on my phone is fine, im just posting from work. At home the wifi is godawful, as i have said. I dont know if its because i live in a nature reserve in the middle of nowhere, in yorkshire which has shite internet speeds in rural areas to begin with, or whether my brother is fucking with my access to it (hes a fucker with that sorta thing).
You live in a literal nature reserve and you wonder why there's no Internet?
I swear it didnt use to be this bad though. It took 3 years to get phones TV and internet after we moved here 9 years ago, but the speed was decent then.
I remember the dial up internet days... we had 32K speeds in town but my friend who lived out in the country only had 18K speeds (due to the telephone infrastructure or something).
We'd play Command and Conquer: Red Alert over a Null Modem connection (directly dial each other's computer modem, computer to computer via phone line, not connected to the internet) and the game would run so fucking slow because of his shit country phone lines' data transfer rates throttling the game.
Ahh, those were the days man, good times. I'd queue up like 15 porn images to download and wait 15 - 20 mins for them to load so I could fap, haha.
Fun story; I grew up in the 90's and lived through dial up, but due to some weird ass hypnotherapy when I was 15, I barely remember anything since before that time.
Yeah, that was also a thought, but a friend more knowledgeable than I was insistent it was cable. All I know is that the internet was ready about the same time as the phone and TV was, so whatever it is, they all use the same source maybe? They had to put an actual line down 15 miles just for our house.
Right. So you had ISDN, which isn't dialup... And you somehow magically used nullmodem which is point to point between two PCs, over your PSTN circuits without dialing each other.
Erm, about what to do with it specifically? I can barely remember anything before then. I remember I ended up having the therapy due to being legitimately autistic, which prevented me from having social life (which the therapy actually helped a lot with, mainly a confidence thing), and it was also about forgetting a lot of the crap that it had caused me to feel during childhood (plus the few years of depression between ages 10-14), along with the years of medication, and the sexual abuse I got from the only person who claimed to be my friend at the time.
I remember the reasons, and I remember that the abuse and depression happened, but I can't actually remember it unless I'm drunk or something.
t-mobile edge network
most apps/pages just timeout.
i have the wal-mart/tmobile plan. great speeds in the city. step a foot out and it goes straight to edge. luckily they upgraded their shit so i dont have that problem anymore.
No, it was dialup. And yes, the Null Modem connection dialed directly from the modem on one PC to the modem on the other PC using their phone number that you entered in an in-game menu.