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Old 03-10-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Just read this news story, Cisco's new router technology seems quite powerful... Once its benefits trickle down to the end user at home, that might really change the way we use the Internet, for instance with regards to video conference calls.
But for the time being my Internet connection is sometimes so slow, a simple Youtube music video takes 5 minutes do download
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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Interesting that the speaker side-stepped the question regarding when we could expect to see the claims made by his company, twice. I think I am not as impressed as he wants me to be.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Those descriptions of features and capabilities are oftentimes just theory under ideal circumstances. But there are so many things slowing down the Internet along the way. I mean, one cannot replace all the hardware out there with the new devices, although Cisco would be happy to do that I bet It will probably take a decade before we can enjoy such speeds.

The key expression these days seems to be 'up to'. Officially I have a wireless 6mbps connection, but the fastest rate I have ever witnessed was 3.1mbps for a second or two, 95% of the time it is between 150 and 400kbps, with occasional 600-700kbps spikes.
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