Hardware for gigabit

As part of my series of posts on gigabit Internet connections I had a friend ask about hardware, which is currently spread across multiple posts. Here’s what I’m running with a bit of details for each item. I’ll go from the outermost layer inwards. Guidelines and goals All equipment must be low power. No cooling fans. Reliability […]

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A good argument for fast Internet…

The latest batch of Mac and iOS updates came out this week, and at 1 to 4GB per device, they will load your internet: xcode alone is a staggering 3.76GB… damn. The two meters are iStatMenus and PeakHour, both paid and both worth your money. You’re seeing the difference in time durations, so PeakHour is showing 64.5MB/sec and iStatMenus […]

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Gigabit internet, the WiFi link

So now that I’ve got “Gigabit” home Internet I’m doing reading about WiFi, because my WiFi tops out around 400ish megabits (45MB/sec) of usable throughput. While researching, I found more bandwidth-testing sites as linked above. The fast.com site is something Netflix made, which is a great idea since that’s there core business and they can refer customers […]

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Internet Speed Test – HTML5 Speed Test

MBP13, gigabit ethernet, Thunderbolt adapter. YASSSS. The latency varies quite a lot, and it’ll download even faster sometimes. I’m feeling like that I’m getting the bandwidth that Spectrum advertises, which is nice. Sorry Dan, I wish Australia had more sane policy on broadband. 😉 via Internet Speed Test – HTML5 Speed Test

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Gigabit two

Bad snaps of the new modem and router: Now to figure out max throughput on WiFi!

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