Go home steam, you're drunk. K den. KENS. My God. You could download the whole of the internet in a day with that speed. steam Go home Youre drunk your games download
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#4 - anon id: 6a6f6a50
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(10/17/2013) [-]
It's actually usually when your ISP is switching your plan over/alternating a service cable
for a few seconds, sometimes the lucky few minutes, you get a massive spike in Mbps. I once reached a peak download rate of 5 terrabytes a second for roughly 15 minutes. I've never downloaded that much porn before in my life.
User avatar #9 to #4 - billybong
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I'll tell you why that's ********

On your PC, odds are your network connection is at best Gigabit (But you're probably using wireless anyway). Which connects to a switch/router, which is most likely only 100mbit. Which presumably connects to a ADSL2+ modem with a max throughput of about 30mbps (the internet connection is a complete assumption)

Your internet connection did not suddenly become over 1000 times faster than the fastest commonly available ethernet standard, Gigabit.

You may have seen "5tb/s" on your download meter onscreen but you sure as hell weren't downloading faster than some intercontinental internet links. It's not possible, the CPU in the modem, and in the router physically cannot process the information that fast. If the cables themselves were to even attempt to synchronize at that speed, the line attenuation would corrupt any data that would be sent.

NFI why the speed looks so high. Could be some Antivirus/proxy thingie screwing with the values. But It's nothing to do with " ISP is switching your plan over/alternating a service cable " that's just BS

User avatar #13 to #9 - telmerthisisasix
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Anyways, any sane ISP throttles your connection based on your plan. I can understand this letting you reach your maximum service speed for a while if your modem reconnects before other users, but any ISP that actually allowed that sort of download speed (or even gig) based solely on user load is REALLY backwards, or just stuped (yes, that was on porpoise).
User avatar #15 to #13 - billybong
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my point was, that you can't make things like modems and 100mbit routers work any faster than their rated speed.

You can't have a gigabit internet connection when you're behind a 100mbit router.

You can't have a 5 terabit connection to anything through a 1 gigabit network card.
User avatar #16 to #15 - telmerthisisasix
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Totally get that. My comment was an "also..."

On another note, I believe you can double up NIC's to get a 2Gb connection between devices if you set it up right. I know for a fact that it can be done with Cisco Catalysts.
User avatar #22 to #16 - billybong
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Ahh Got 'ya. My bad there.

The dual NIC thing is cool, called NIC teaming from host to switch I believe or trunking when between switches. But since I'm pretty sure you need an expensive managed switch to support teaming, it's hardly worth it unless you're serving some serious data to local clients. Still cool to actually get working though. Never tried it with my Mobo

10Gbe is the way of the future anyway. Cat6a master race, I ran it in the walls a few months ago. Not that I have any 10Gbe switches or NICs yet, they're too expensive. I just wanted to be ready for when 10Gbe is standard
User avatar #14 to #13 - telmerthisisasix
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That said, I can see Steam actually doing this because it gets confused when you jump from 0 to >0 Mbps in the space of a tick.
#21 - galphawolfe
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My God.  You could download the whole of the internet in a day with that speed.
My God. You could download the whole of the internet in a day with that speed.
#11 - snakefire
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(10/17/2013) [-]
I don't trust internet thats so quick to byte.
User avatar #8 - kempsishere
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google fiber works way faster than advertised
#1 - infurnus
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To be fair, I've had a Spike like that, it last for all over about 2 seconds.
It was magical
User avatar #5 to #1 - AlexPaincakes
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That is 200 Mb. That is no where near as close as over 3 million terabytes.
User avatar #6 to #5 - jordanish
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(10/17/2013) [-]
470 mb in 2 seconds is still a lot
User avatar #10 to #6 - thejazzman
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235.85 Megabits per second = 29.48 Megabytes per second
Sorry I'm a bit of a computer nerd
#31 to #5 - infurnus
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Also, this test is done over .. a matter of 30 seconds or so. During the 30 second test, I had a spike.
Now since I have speeds of 60mb broadband and the test takes around 30 seconds to be carried out, that result shown is the average. So basically at somepoint during that test, for that couple of seconds it spiked to extraordinary heights to bring my average up that high.
#26 - thatpony
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#24 - zomaru
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User avatar #41 to #24 - thisisntreddit
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dat compression
User avatar #25 to #24 - zomaru
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It looks fine when I upload it...
#2 - nathanpw
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(10/16/2013) [-]
Happened to me as well
#12 - GeneralLeeInsane
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(10/17/2013) [-]
Damn, you got my record beat by a measly 2,076,928 PB/s.
#3 - createdjustnow
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