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Old 09-05-09, 12:37 PM
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Get some bandwidth, Realtek!

Ugh

Got Virgin Media BB recently and thought " hmm, I'll update my LAN drivers".

Found the right drivers on Realtek's horrible site, started downloading them....getting 5kB/sec!

What the hell is wrong with manufacturers that they can't possibly get a little more bandwidth!!??

Even like 20-30mB/sec would be nice!

Asus, Abit....they're all the same!

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Old 09-05-09, 12:40 PM
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Their site is a real pita.

They have a bunch of mirrors, some of which bounce u if they're busy.

But ya, minimal download speeds there.
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Old 09-05-09, 12:49 PM
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Openoffice has given me my best download speeds..and they aren't exactly a profitable company (directly anyway)...so whats wrong with realtek renting out some servers or whatever with the money they make..arent they on pretty much every motherboard? >.<
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Old 09-05-09, 12:51 PM
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Yeah Realtek are a huge OEM, takes the michael really.

Still, my broadband is pretty sweet...



Better than 4.3mB/sec - although not Virgin's advertised 20mB...of course
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Old 09-05-09, 12:53 PM
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I noticed that too with Realtek's site. Thankfully I have an Asus Xonar D2 now and downloading the drivers from Asus is considerably quicker, but there is still room for improvement
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Old 09-05-09, 12:53 PM
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Nice one!

So how do they compare to Idnet? I mean, I have no cable in my area anyway, but when i do I'll be trying Idnet's offerings..if they arent toooooo expensive

You getting Tv etc. with that too?
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Old 09-05-09, 12:53 PM
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Sweet, I just ran that thing:

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Old 09-05-09, 12:56 PM
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Nice one!

So how do they compare to Idnet? I mean, I have no cable in my area anyway, but when i do I'll be trying Idnet's offerings..if they arent toooooo expensive

You getting Tv etc. with that too?
Well they are certainly quicker than IDNET (I got 4300Mb with them), but customer service is as terrible as I expected

Not getting TV too, have Sky+ Worl (soon to be Sky+HD World )

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Sweet, I just ran that thing:

Nice, you're exchange must have less people on it than mine. I'm pretty happy with the speed. Main reason I switched from IDNET was because of BT's extortionately priced services.
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Old 09-05-09, 12:59 PM
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Cool sounds a alright deal

Still I only have adsl in my area so Idnet it is
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Old 09-05-09, 02:49 PM
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Creative are the same, can only ever get 25-30kb/s from them. >:/
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