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what is a good internet speed? 25mb vs 5mb

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2 years ago#1
so like what is your guys speed?
using cox internet package guy says i should go with 25mbs
2 years ago#2
I have 3mbps up, 0.5mbps down.
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2 years ago#3
25 is more than 5
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^ this
2 years ago#4
mb=/=MB=/=Mb. Most providers advertise their service as Mb/megabits, vs MB/megabytes, or mb/millibits.

I have a 50Mb connection now and I'm super happy with it, I can download games faster than I can install them via DVD. 5Mb is what I had before and anything slower than that I would call bad, with 5Mb falling into usable.

E: Also, most routers cap out at about 20Mb/s, as do most wifi devices. Faster is starting to become available but you'd probably have to go out and buy all new stuff. If you plan on using WIFI most of the time then the 25Mb package would be plenty.
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2 years ago#5
i miss having comcast and downloading games at 6mb/s only having to wait like an hour tops before i can play it.

now i download on average around 150kb/s
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2 years ago#6
~3 MB (MegaBytes) about 24 Megabits (Mb) . . . . My god compared to the 350 KB (~3 Mb) we used to have, youtube videos buffer faster, takes 2 hours or less to download some games now instead of the 8hours to 1 day it may of taken before.
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2 years ago#7
youtube always runs slow even with blazing connections
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^ this
2 years ago#8
The hell? I've got 58 down, 10 up, and I thought I was on the low end of what most PC gamers use. What's going on here.
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2 years ago#9
Have 50Mb down, 10 Up.

Very happy with it vs the 20 or so I was getting before.
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2 years ago#10
Xialoh posted...
The hell? I've got 58 down, 10 up, and I thought I was on the low end of what most PC gamers use. What's going on here.


I'd pay a LOT of money for a connection a tenth of that speed.
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