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superil
04-02-08, 02:42 AM
i would like to know how fars is COMCAST internet cable to download
music or videos from p2p like ARES or LIMEWIRE

Ed Nielsen
04-02-08, 08:43 AM
Totally depends on the connection speed of the person from whom you are
downloading the file (as well as the file size, of course). I have
downloaded songs in less than 30 seconds.


CIAO!

Ed N.

superil wrote:
> i would like to know how fars is COMCAST internet cable to download
> music or videos from p2p like ARES or LIMEWIRE

f/fgeorge
04-02-08, 05:01 PM
On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:42:02 -0700 (PDT), superil <superil@terra.com>
wrote:

>i would like to know how fars is COMCAST internet cable to download
>music or videos from p2p like ARES or LIMEWIRE

Internet speed is based on a 2 way connection, the speed Comcast gives
you AND the spped theo ther person has. BOTH have multiple things
affecting them...Comcast normally gives 6mbps download speed and 1mbps
upload speeds for people with multiple Comcast Services. The other end
depends not only o ntheir internet conenction but also on how many
conenctions they have open at any one time. ie you go to Amazon.com
and start downloading songs, they have a HUGE server and can support
maybe 200 or more connections all at the same time before each is
degraded. A home user cannot serve more than one or maybe 2
connections before each gets their speed cut because the internet is
being split between each user.
Comcast compared to dial-up Comcast SCREAMS! Compared to most DSL
Comcast is faster. Compared to FIOS, 15mpbs download and 15mbps
upload, Comcast sucks! Not ALL FIOS is 15/15 or faster, sometimes
people only pay for 6mbps download and 2 mbps upload. FIOS does offer
other plans.

Ed Nielsen
04-02-08, 09:47 PM
Their standard package is 6Mbps down and 384k up. Their speed tier is
8mbps down and 768k up.

f/fgeorge wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:42:02 -0700 (PDT), superil <superil@terra.com>
> wrote:
>
>> i would like to know how fars is COMCAST internet cable to download
>> music or videos from p2p like ARES or LIMEWIRE
>
> Internet speed is based on a 2 way connection, the speed Comcast gives
> you AND the spped theo ther person has. BOTH have multiple things
> affecting them...Comcast normally gives 6mbps download speed and 1mbps
> upload speeds for people with multiple Comcast Services. The other end
> depends not only o ntheir internet conenction but also on how many
> conenctions they have open at any one time. ie you go to Amazon.com
> and start downloading songs, they have a HUGE server and can support
> maybe 200 or more connections all at the same time before each is
> degraded. A home user cannot serve more than one or maybe 2
> connections before each gets their speed cut because the internet is
> being split between each user.
> Comcast compared to dial-up Comcast SCREAMS! Compared to most DSL
> Comcast is faster. Compared to FIOS, 15mpbs download and 15mbps
> upload, Comcast sucks! Not ALL FIOS is 15/15 or faster, sometimes
> people only pay for 6mbps download and 2 mbps upload. FIOS does offer
> other plans.

Chilly8
04-03-08, 12:11 AM
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"Ed Nielsen" <egnlsn@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:vr2dnfBTuIccEG7anZ2dnUVZ_rXinZ2d@comcast.com...
> Totally depends on the connection speed of the person from whom you are
> downloading the file (as well as the file size, of course). I have
> downloaded songs in less than 30 seconds.

When I used to do that, I would hide behind open Socks proxy
servers, so I could not be traced by the recording indistry in America

f/fgeorge
04-03-08, 06:24 AM
On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 22:11:38 -0700, "Chilly8" <chilly8@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>"Ed Nielsen" <egnlsn@netscape.net> wrote in message
>news:vr2dnfBTuIccEG7anZ2dnUVZ_rXinZ2d@comcast.com...
>> Totally depends on the connection speed of the person from whom you are
>> downloading the file (as well as the file size, of course). I have
>> downloaded songs in less than 30 seconds.
>
>When I used to do that, I would hide behind open Socks proxy
>servers, so I could not be traced by the recording indistry in America
>
If you do not do SOMETHING you are just not playing with a full deck!

Jbob
04-15-08, 07:40 AM
"Ed Nielsen" <egnlsn@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:N_6dnbZIburJ2GnanZ2dnUVZ_qzinZ2d@comcast.com...
> Their standard package is 6Mbps down and 384k up. Their speed tier is
> 8mbps down and 768k up.
>

Yet as we speak Comcast is rolling out Blast speeds, 16/1 or 16/2 for their
Speed Tier customers. I got upgraded to 16/2 here in November. No
additional cost. Also DOCSIS 3 is rolling out as well. Already began
Wideband speeds (50/5) in the Minn/St Paul area. Not cheap though. $150
monthly