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One of my friends who goes to the same Uni as me said torrents download super fast there, so he brings a USB to the labs and goes to town. It's strange to me as the computers and internet there are both glacial at times, but I guess they have very fast download speeds. I always forget to bring a USB and try it out, now my workload has died down a bit I mighht try it Tuesday.

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Australia's internet is shit in general, but I don't think New Zealand's is supposed to be that much better. I guess you're better than 97% of the country. I think my friend has super good internet he pays a lot for, but even that would only be "good by Australian standards". Give me NBN! :saber:

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My shitty internet ladies and gentleman,

 

Download Speed: 0.72 mbps

Upload Speed: 0.10 mbps

Ping: 490 ms

 

I miss my old ISP, at least there I got around 1.5 mbps, even if it was 30 minutes away from the nearest city.

At least I don't have any restrictions or a data cap.

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Is that the legendary dial-up?

It's "supposed" to be high speed internet. As you can clearly see, it's not. Plus they charge me $60 a month for it.

What sucks is that they're the only provider where I live, so I don't have a choice.

Hell, even Comcast had better internet for a cheaper price, plus free Norton.

 

My restriction is 3GB. About one VN a month.  :vinty:

I couldn't even imagine having a 3GB restriction. I'd burn through that in less than a week.

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It's "supposed" to be high speed internet. As you can clearly see, it's not. Plus they charge me $60 a month for it.

What sucks is that they're the only provider where I live, so I don't have a choice.

Hell, even Comcast had better internet for a cheaper price, plus free Norton.

 

My god, even the smaller local ISPs in my area could compete against that.

 

Oh, and even if you were able to get it for free, don't use Norton. :vinty: Microsoft Security Essentials is completely free to use, and it's waaaaaay less bloated.

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My god, even the smaller local ISPs in my area could compete against that.

 

Oh, and even if you were able to get it for free, don't use Norton. :vinty: Microsoft Security Essentials is completely free to use, and it's waaaaaay less bloated.

That's what I'm using right now, but in it's defense, I didn't actually mind Norton. It was a little overprotective, I lost count on how many false positives that thing gave me, but it is a good AV. The price tag is the main deterrent in my case.

 

 

Yup. It's funny on how one would burn through it when it's fast. I can't get anything else for where I live, unfortunately.

I know that feel all too well. I'd drop my ISP in a second if I had another option to choose from.

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Eh, even if I were given the option, I still wouldn't take Norton. Pretty much everything on my computer was running slower and I even had to run 3rd-party software to get rid of it. Plus, having the extra protection isn't really worth the extra resource usage. Sure, MSE can let some malware through on occasion, but it'll still pick it up and remove it. And if things ever get out of hand, Combofix will be your best friend. The only payware I would recommend is Kaspersky, because its detection is perfect and it's surprisingly light-weight. It's kind of expensive though. I'd go back to it in a heartbeat if my budget allowed me to. AVG is okayish, and it's pretty reasonably priced, but I still wouldn't take it over MSE.

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We're paying for up to 5 mbps, but we get an average of 3.  Right now Ookla is saying we have ~1.5, so I guess it's a slow day  >.>

 

The second our part of town gets fiber-optic, we're ditching our current local ISP even if I have to chip in.  I am so sick of waiting over a day to download multi-gigabyte files :saber:

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