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"The Gigabit internet War" continues in Hungary

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10 minutes ago, jagdtigger said:

IDK why, for a personal mail server the only thing you need is a raspberry Pi(or some clone)... :D

 

 

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And here i am still stuck on a 100/10 asymmetric for 5 USD more :/ . No IPv6 and i had to request a public IPV4 address otherwise i would be sitting behind a double NAT config :S

How well does it handle a raid1?  Can you install Centos on it?

 

I considered maybe using one, but I couldn´t bring myself to mess with them.  If you want to do that right, it´s probably a lot of work and costs as much as, or more then, a computer, and it remains limited to that particular purpose.  And it reminds me of what I started with --- I don´t want to go back in time like that.

 

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1 hour ago, Syntaxvgm said:

it's fucking shit this is 100% the reason i don't live in the country. So I live as close as possible. 

Internet in the US country side does suck.

Thankfully, others are finding different ways to get good Internet speeds by using microwave shots or 4G high gain antennas to use the cellular network.  I am already testing without the antenna.  Pull down like 22Mbps with 99ms pings.  Once my 10dB antenna goes up (waiting on adapter), the speeds will go up and pings should drop to around to 40-50ms.  My end goal is to get my hands on a 20-25 dB antenna with a pre-amp.  The 4G spec one I am looking at comes out December.  If I can pull off the speeds I pull within the city's border (110-130Mbps down/40-50Mbps up), I be happy as a lark.  The kicker, cheaper than the satellite on the monthly bill.

 

Only bad thing, if out in the country side, you have to be wiling to buy good equipment and do some work to get the setup up.


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1 minute ago, Ithanul said:

Internet in the US country side does suck.

Thankfully, others are finding different ways to get good Internet speeds by using microwave shots or 4G high gain antennas to use the cellular network.  I am already testing without the antenna.  Pull down like 22Mbps with 99ms pings.  Once my 10dB antenna goes up (waiting on adapter), the speeds will go up and pings should drop to around to 40-50ms.  My end goal is to get my hands on a 20-25 dB antenna with a pre-amp.  The 4G spec one I am looking at comes out December.  If I can pull off the speeds I pull within the city's border (110-130Mbps down/40-50Mbps up), I be happy as a lark.  The kicker, cheaper than the satellite on the monthly bill.

 

Only bad thing, if out in the country side, you have to be wiling to buy good equipment and do some work to get the setup up.

But where do you get the internet from to begin with?  And is it full duplex?

 

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Just now, heimdali said:

How well does it handle a raid1?

 

I considered maybe using one, but I couldn´t bring myself to mess with them.  If you want to do that right, it´s probably a lot of work and costs as much as, or more then, a computer, and it remains limited to that particular purpose.

 

No raid on a RPI, unless you run software raid over USB :D . For small things like a personal mail and web server its quite good. Its small and uses very little electricity. The flop side is that its not that beefy in terms of computational power and misses a few things that a normal PC has(SATA, PCI expansion, etc)....

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1 hour ago, dizmo said:

Interesting I guess? Before people start bitching about how low that pricing is, they should consider the fact that Hungary is a tiny country... 

Yeah tell that to Belgium... 2 big ISP's with a few that use the network of 1 of the 2 giants and somehow prices are still stupidly high and somehow data limits are still a thing.

 

Still don't understand why there's not a single company that just spits out fiber everywhere here, we are small AF and we have much moneyz ready to spend.


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Just now, jagdtigger said:

No raid on a RPI, unless you run software raid over USB :D . For small things like a personal mail and web server its quite good. Its small and uses very little electricity. The flop side is that its not that beefy in terms of computational power and misses a few things that a normal PC has(SATA, PCI expansion, etc)....

It might be difficult or impossible to get spamassassin to work then.  Raid is a requirement, and connecting disks via USB sucks.

 

I also need mariadb and a few other things, and I need it to be reliable.  That probably rules out an RPI.

 

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1 minute ago, heimdali said:

But where do you get the internet from to begin with?  And is it full duplex?

 

Off one of the cellular providers.  Pretty much shop around for an Unlimited package and check coverage and where the towers are at.

Lucky for me a Verizon tower is under three miles away.  Going to use them until I can test the Sprint clear wire bands coverage next year (which will be even cheaper and is true Unlimited since government mandates the usage of those bands).

 

My sat bill is 86 bucks, the Verizon bill going to be 75 bucks for the Unlimited package.  That is around 120 bucks less a year.  If the Sprint clear wire works next year when I test it, that only 500 bucks for the first year then 400 bucks next year (so around 40 bucks or so a month).  I am pissed with being stuck with only satellite or dail-up as options.


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3 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

Yeah tell that to Belgium... 2 big ISP's with a few that use the network of 1 of the 2 giants and somehow prices are still stupidly high and somehow data limits are still a thing.

 

Still don't understand why there's not a single company that just spits out fiber everywhere here, we are small AF and we have much moneyz ready to spend.

They only want to make money, so why make investments when they can screw their customers all over?  They have zero interest in delivering a good product because that would cost them more, and the customers don´t have a choice but to put up with what they can get, if they can get something at all.

 

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Just now, Ithanul said:

Off one of the cellular providers.  Pretty much shop around for an Unlimited package and check coverage and where the towers are at.

Lucky for me a Verizon tower is under three miles away.  Going to use them until I can test the Sprint clear wire bands coverage next year (which will be even cheaper and is true Unlimited since government mandates the usage of those bands).

 

My sat bill is 86 bucks, the Verizon bill going to be 75 bucks for the Unlimited package.  That is around 120 bucks less a year.  If the Sprint clear wire works next year when I test it, that only 500 bucks for the first year then 400 bucks next year (so around 40 bucks or so a month).  I am pissed with being stuck with only satellite or dail-up as options.

Well, those towers don´t have bandwidth here.

 

How´s the satellite connection?  I´m considering that because it might be better and not much more expensive, but I have my doubts, and ping times of 750ms are basically inacceptable.

 

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Just now, heimdali said:

Well, those towers don´t have bandwidth here.

 

How´s the satellite connection?  I´m considering that because it might be better and not much more expensive, but I have my doubts, and ping times of 750ms are basically inacceptable.

 

Understandable that large cities don't have the bandwidth.  Major advantage I get by hitting an tower in the country side (less users hitting it).

 

Depends on who you get as the provider.  Satellite is going to have bad ping times.  If super lucky, I manage 450ms pings (on a good clear day).  Most of the time though 640-670ms pings are the average for me.  What super sucks for me: the 20GB cap on data.  Not sure how satellite providers in EU would be like.


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1 minute ago, heimdali said:

They only want to make money, so why make investments when they can screw their customers all over?  They have zero interest in delivering a good product because that would cost them more, and the customers don´t have a choice but to put up with what they can get, if they can get something at all.

 

Well the 2 big isp's have almost 100% coverage of the whole country so they do compete with each other.

But for some reason they don't and a third competitor can easily jump in, put fiber basically everywhere (again, belgium is a small country) and compete the sh*t out of the other 2.

 

Prices of the 2 big ISP's is going up actually (it went up in price like 2-3 times already this year) so as time moves on it's getting a bigger and bigger potential market and more profit. A new competitor can easily ask 50 bucks for 100/100 with no data limit. The competition is stuck with copper and coax so fiber can easily compete them to death.

 

Again, belgium isn't big, you can go from the furthest south-east corner to the furthest north-west corner with a car in 3-4 hours... You can even do it with public transport in a single day.


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2 hours ago, dizmo said:

Interesting I guess? Before people start bitching about how low that pricing is, they should consider the fact that Hungary is a tiny country... 

Well, Switzerland is tiny too, but we pay about much more for such speeds. If you are lucky enougth to have a capable connection. But most do not.


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30 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

Yeah tell that to Belgium... 2 big ISP's with a few that use the network of 1 of the 2 giants and somehow prices are still stupidly high and somehow data limits are still a thing.

 

Just now, Stefan1024 said:

Well, Switzerland is tiny too, but we pay about much more for such speeds. If you are lucky enougth to have a capable connection. But most do not.

 

 

Aye, lack of competitive pricing is indeed shitty, but the fact that infrastructure costs are greatly reduced the smaller the nation still stands true.


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2 hours ago, Syntaxvgm said:

And I"m sitting here with my 100Mb/s symmetric for 80USD a month and thinking I'm lucky. 

wow i think i am really lucky. I had 100 Mb/s for 2 years 5$ a month now they cut the traffic in half and i have 50Mb/s for 5$ a month.


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Just now, dizmo said:

 

 

 

Aye, lack of competitive pricing is indeed shitty, but the fact that infrastructure costs are greatly reduced the smaller the nation still stands true.

Yes, the higher the population desity, the cheaper it is per person.

At least one of our three ISPs is offering unlimitted 4G internet with somwhat acceptable speeds (40 - 50 MBit/s) for 35 CHF (= 35 USD). But the cable we have is ridiculous.


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My ISP's pricing triggers me:

Xfinity

30$/month 25/10mbps (what I have) for 12 months

70$/month 400mbps for 12 months

50$/month 10mbps

85$/month 100mbps

88$/month 50mbps

80$/month 1000mbps for 12 months

150$/month 2000mbps for 12 months

HOW DOES THIS EVEN MAKE SENSE?


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4 hours ago, Syntaxvgm said:

And I"m sitting here with my 100Mb/s symmetric for 80USD a month and thinking I'm lucky. 

Even more lucky that you get a symmetric connection.. I only get around 90Mb/s down 12Mb/s up for ~$70/month


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4 hours ago, Syntaxvgm said:

because it's shit and there's no good reason. In the country, I get it. In the cities, wtf. 

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I kinda wonder with the AT&T acquisition of DirecTV if that means that Minnesota will be getting AT&T internet soonish.


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27 minutes ago, TheKDub said:

Even more lucky that you get a symmetric connection.. I only get around 90Mb/s down 12Mb/s up for ~$70/month

yah I had a similar thing for the longest time and half the upload. Used to drive home to get files. 


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4 hours ago, heimdali said:

They´d be able to access their networks remotely and to run their own servers.  They´d be able to protect their privacy better.

 

You can already do that with a dynamic IP unless the ISP is using double nat.

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I'd be interested to see how many customers are actually taking these plans on.  One of the chief reasons given for not offering Gb in Australia is lack of consumer interest.

 


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2 hours ago, Thermosman said:

My ISP's pricing triggers me:

Xfinity

30$/month 25/10mbps (what I have) for 12 months

70$/month 400mbps for 12 months

50$/month 10mbps

85$/month 100mbps

88$/month 50mbps

80$/month 1000mbps for 12 months

150$/month 2000mbps for 12 months

HOW DOES THIS EVEN MAKE SENSE?

What about data limits?

Also how the hell do you get 2000mbps? It's expensive but holy crap that's fast.

I have to pay 100+ euro's for 200/20 WITH data limit, but i don't (i pay about 40 for 80/5 unlimited)


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1 minute ago, samcool55 said:

What about data limits?

Also how the hell do you get 2000mbps? It's expensive but holy crap that's fast.

I have to pay 100+ euro's for 200/20 WITH data limit, but i don't (i pay about 40 for 80/5 unlimited)

its unlimited no limits in taxachusetts lmao


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6 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

What about data limits?

Also how the hell do you get 2000mbps? It's expensive but holy crap that's fast.

I have to pay 100+ euro's for 200/20 WITH data limit, but i don't (i pay about 40 for 80/5 unlimited)

yah it's avaible where I am but no one on the lower levels has any fucking idea and treated me like I was stupid. High installation fee. Took months to go forward with it, but I dropped it once they added the 1TB cap nationwide and told me that on a 1Gb/s or 2Gb/s connection I'd still have to pay for that 30$ extra to remove the cap even though you could cross it in a  couple of hours saturating the connection. 

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Just now, Thermosman said:

its unlimited no limits in taxachusetts lmao

The pricing doesn't make sense but it's not that bad depending what you get then tbh it's not that bad. I would get the same as the one you have tbh. Speed isn't great but price is good and it's unlimited, also i rarely use 80, usually it farts somewhere around 20-30 so higher speeds aren't very useful most of the time.


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