16th August 2003, 09:54 AM
advice on broadband svc
Wud like to know your views abt broadband svc. Which do u use? Pacnet, Singnet, etc? For those who've tried different providers, which in your opinion is the best? Singnet seems to have a host of fees and charges, even when you need to relocate! I'm thinking of signing up with one - I'm a light user, log on probably only twice a week, about 1 -2 hrs each time. Just want to have faster access and down/uploading. Any advice? Thanks!
17th August 2003, 12:25 PM
You might want to consider the Singnet Jetpack if you haven't since your usage seems to be light.
17th August 2003, 02:56 PM
17th August 2003, 05:11 PM
scv fastest of them all, can usually get 200kb/s
however if u dun need the speed/unlimited, then go for the cheapest
18th August 2003, 05:08 PM
18th August 2003, 06:19 PM
huh! 200kbps you should be complaining liaoz! if you consistently get 200kbps (use a reliable tool like Netpersec) even during off peak and pulling from known good performing servers (like MS WindowsUpdate) then you should do something about it.
Originally Posted by Helbreath
I get 1.7Mbps on Maxonline.
18th August 2003, 07:15 PM
200kb/s is different from 200 kbps
first is kilobyte and second is kilobits.
1 byte = 8 bits
1500 Maxonline users will get a estimated maximum download speed of 200KB/s
18th August 2003, 07:18 PM
since you're not into heavy usage, you may want to start off with those volume or time based broadband package. They are definitely cheaper than those unlimited ones.
Originally Posted by bell
19th August 2003, 02:56 AM
19th August 2003, 09:37 AM
usually ppl will use kb/s for KB/s, which is a common mistake, i'm sure the guy was talking about kilobytes.
my mistake for putting kb/s != kbps. i was meant to say that the guy meant kilobytes and not kilobits
Last edited by caseytan; 19th August 2003 at 09:47 AM.
19th August 2003, 12:57 PM