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Old 26th November 2014, 22:45   #451
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How is this 5 Net Broadband? Planning to install it at my home in Malad. Do they actually provide the speeds as claimed? Was planning to go for 1mbps 6 month connection for 3.7k or 2mbps 6 months for 5.3k. Hope there are no issues during the rains & or with their service.
Installation would cost 1.1k .
They also provide free router if one opts for the yearly scheme.
You should get 120 KB/s download speed on the 1 Mbps plan, and twice that on the 2 Mbps. One advantage is that if something has been downloaded by any other 5net user, it is cached, due to which you get 2-10 mbps download speeds for such files. They also have a hub from where you get upto 100 Mbps (3-10 MB/s download speed). No issues during the rains for me.
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Old 26th November 2014, 23:02   #452
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You should get 120 KB/s download speed on the 1 Mbps plan, and twice that on the 2 Mbps.
Isn't that too slow? 120kbps = 0.12mbps, right?
I'm currently using Vodafone 3G Dongle which is terribly inconsistent when it comes to speed. I get around 0.78mbps download speed & 0.53mbps upload speed. Offcourse this varies most times, it can get as high as 1.5mbps rarely. Their claimed speed is 3.1 mbps.
I guess 5 Net should be better & more consistent than Vodafone!?
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Old 26th November 2014, 23:14   #453
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Does the Ping result (in ms) make any difference to the speed we get? I used to get 50-60ms before, but now after the new iOS update, I get ~150ms while testing speed on my iPhone.

The problem I'm facing is that downloading a media (pic or vid) on Whatsapp takes time, I mean the download doesn't even start! While the same happens quickly on 3G. I tried changing some router setting (from WEP to WPA2-PSK) and "Auto discover DNS server",
however that didn't help.

Even tried Google DNS servers, but no change. Anybody any clue/suggestion?

BTW, I'm on MTNL broadband, with Beetel 450TC1 wifi modem.
What's the speed when you try in your computer? Please visit www.speedtest.net and check the PING time. Changing WEP TO WPA2 doesn't have anything to do with the speed of the connection. WEP and WPA are for the security of your connection.

Try resetting your modem. If the results are the same in your PC and iPhone, please contact ISP. You can try to do a winsock reset in PC by typing netsh winsock reset in command prompt (admin mode). If PC has less PING duration, this has something to do with the iOS update.
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Old 26th November 2014, 23:26   #454
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Isn't that too slow? 120kbps = 0.12mbps, right?
I'm currently using Vodafone 3G Dongle which is terribly inconsistent when it comes to speed. I get around 0.78mbps download speed & 0.53mbps upload speed. Offcourse this varies most times, it can get as high as 1.5mbps rarely. Their claimed speed is 3.1 mbps.
I guess 5 Net should be better & more consistent than Vodafone!?
They advertise 1 Megabit per second. The download speeds we generally see is in Megabytes, where you divide it by 8. So 1000/8 is roughly 125 KB/s (0.12 MB/s)

If you are checking on Speedtest, you would get ~1 MB/s in their test.

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Isn't that too slow? 120kbps = 0.12mbps, right?
I'm currently using Vodafone 3G Dongle which is terribly inconsistent when it comes to speed. I get around 0.78mbps download speed & 0.53mbps upload speed. Offcourse this varies most times, it can get as high as 1.5mbps rarely. Their claimed speed is 3.1 mbps.
I guess 5 Net should be better & more consistent than Vodafone!?

I use Vodafone 3G on a Huawei E8231 Wi-Fi Dongle. As per speedtest.net, my download speed is over 5 Mbps and upload speed is over 2 Mbps in Chennai.

I can watch Youtube videos without buffering.
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If you are checking on Speedtest, you would get ~1 MB/s in their test.
Yes, those speeds are from speedtest.net.

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I use Vodafone 3G on a Huawei E8231 Wi-Fi Dongle. As per speedtest.net, my download speed is over 5 Mbps and upload speed is over 2 Mbps in Chennai.
I have never managed anything closer to 2mbps! Speeds also vary depending on the area.
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Yes, those speeds are from speedtest.net.


I have never managed anything closer to 2mbps! Speeds also vary depending on the area.

Try using vodafone 3g in a phone and check the speed.
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Got myself upgraded to a 50Mbps plan from asianet. Seems good so far
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Got myself upgraded to a 50Mbps plan from asianet. Seems good so far
How much is the actual speed you are getting?. Could you please post a speed test screenshot?. I have tried several times calling their call center to get one from Asianet but they simply are not interested in following up.
Then I thought if this is how the attitude presales then what better it can be after sales. So stopped chasing them.

Also at my place(aluva) they can only offer 12Mbps plan maximum.

Now i am using 8Mbps 2950 plan from BSNL . It shows 5-6Mbps when working properly but that is the not the case always. i have been chasing them to fix the line problems for last two weeks .One cannot depend BSNL for the primary connection. 3G does not work indoors in my home so dongles are out
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Aircel 3g sim gave me upto ~1000 kbps in the late nights. This is at Bangalore city.
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Is anyone using the MTNL Fiber plan in Mumbai? http://mtnlmumbai.in/index.php/broad...-the-home-ftth

Have applied for the 3500rs plan same in my office at BKC, does it really give the committed 10mbps upload speed & 50mbps download in the area?
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Have been using them till date and I am happy with the service provided regarding speed and also downtime in my area atleast.
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Recently upgraded to FiON (fiber to home) connection and their speed is pretty awesome (50Mbps and 100GB FUP). But their connection is not yet stable as they are still in deployment mode. Normally there would be a outage once a week for couple of hours (couple of times outage was much more than that though). But when their network is working, I am getting speeds close to 40-45Mbps most of the time. Initially it was around 48-49Mbps. I guess it will decrease further as they are going to add more customers. I would be happier if their network becomes more stable and won't mind a lesser speed (20-30Mbps would be fine actually).
EDIT: Had used ACT connection before but in my new place ACT is not available. But what I liked about ACT was that their upload speed was similar to download speed and it was stable compared to FiON.


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Anyone in Bangalore using Yashtel (Yashtel.in) cable internet ? In the absence of ACT in our locality this seems the only option for higher speeds and better bandwidth.
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How much is the actual speed you are getting?. Could you please post a speed test screenshot?. I have tried several times calling their call center to get one from Asianet but they simply are not interested in following up.
Then I thought if this is how the attitude presales then what better it can be after sales. So stopped chasing them.
Shall post a screenshot when i get home later.
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