skier wrote:good lord I had no idea there was such a thing as 512 kilobit and you aren't even getting THAT speed
guess that is the first step above dialup
Yes! It actually was 256KB then the provider upgraded it to 512KB without changing the cost, Do not forget that I live in Egypt, means that the internet speeds range from dail up 56k up to 24MB and price range from $18 for the 512kb and up to $455 for the 24MB (I converted the currency rate for you)
The first time I used the 256, I thought it was the fastest internet ever because web pages loaded at a snap, the ping was as low as 85ms, but after the under sea cable problem, even the 512 KB it self became as slow as the dail up, and you saw the results !
Don't worry, I got used to it !
Oh and I forgot to say that when the undersea cable was ripped apart, the download speed was as low as 2 bytes per second and the ping was 143,000 ms !!!!