Is 1 Gbps internet speed too much for one person?

Is 1 Gbps internet speed too much for one person?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    After having used it for a couple of years I can comfortably say I will never go below 1gbps again if I can help it
    Though it's possible to get up to 5 in some places here and that seems excessive for home use

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For a normal person, perhaps
    Not for me

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For most people it is.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have half of it and I think it's great if you do a lot of backups, download torrents, pirate, or just download steam games, stream movies etc.
    Depends on what kind of user you are, but if you can get it for a good price then I'd say go for it and enjoy

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Had 1 Gbps for a year. Didn't need it so I went back to 100 Mbps and saved some money. Don't really notice much practical difference aside from the occasional download being slower.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fellow ausgay I'm assuming

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, dutchgay. We got plenty of speed available here, just don't need it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          just don't need it.
          same, but at least it's cheaper for you

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I pay 20€ for 1gbps in Spain

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah but ur brown

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They're European

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            a Romanian get 1Gb/s for 8 euros.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Turk here, i get 500 mbps assymetrical for 350 TL (~10 euros), and the 1 gbps assmetrical is like 12 euros.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            hangi internet lan o

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            this guy is lying, i'm also a turk and paying 24 mbps internet 300 turkish lira - almost 10$

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            this guy is lying, i'm also a turk and paying 24 mbps internet 300 turkish lira - almost 10$

            wienerroach.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Someone get the raid

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          het kost gewoon hetzelfde omdat ze adsl uitfaseren
          alleen ziggo is duur

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/ccIOo6f.jpeg

      Is 1 Gbps internet speed too much for one person?

      its a scam.
      you have this bandwidth with the ISP connection but the routing protocols navigate your traffic via slower hops so you lose much of the speed

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        moron, hops have nothing to do with bandwidth and increasing the hops a path uses will just use more of their resources. Lower bandwidths are cheaper, not because the first ISP router you connect to can't handle it, but because you're reducing the bandwidth you're using all the way through the paths your traffic takes. Some of those are going to be between routers only connected to other routers and likely can get saturated during busy times, hence why you often don't get the actual advertised speeds your ISP claimed.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've got 600mbps and it's mindbogglingly slow, but since I can't change the provider I'm stuck with this slow and unreliable connection.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I (technically) have 1gbps but my router only supports 600-700 on the default firmware. It's probably using some tricks but I don't need fancy firewall rules or anything so that's fine. It's also slow as frick (Archer C6). I had to change it to openwrt (to dechinkify it) and now the speeds dropped to 200-300. Tried everything: software and hardware offloading, etc. Still slow. Eventually found out that the freetard firmware is too slow. I did find a thread on the internet where a guy was asking autists for the original drivers extracted from the OEM firmware but I can't figure out what I can do with it. Have other anons faced the same issue?
      https://forum.openwrt.org/t/building-openwrt-with-proprietary-drivers-extracted-from-oem-firmware/91762/35

      your router probably can't take it

      Checked. Can you help?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    colleague said he needs 1gig internet because otherwise he gets bad speeds with his mesh network at home

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >colleague said he needs 1gig internet because otherwise he gets bad speeds with his mesh network at home
      Y'see there's actually some truth to that. The average normie shouldn't need 1gigabit synchronous but in practice it solves so many problems that are otherwise hard to solve.
      Asynchronous connections lead to bufferbloat issues. When your upstream is being saturated by ACKs it limits the down, and if you're trying to actually upload anything, it effectively caps the down SEVERELY. Implementing packet prioritisation to solve this means dumb switches and high speed routers now need to be more complicated. Just giving people balanced up/down became a simpler solution and simpler is usually cheaper.
      Same thing for going 1500MTU instead of dicking around with ATM frame sizes. The world has accepted 1500bytes as a standard, the days of dealing with black hole routers due to misconfigured ICMP firewalling and mismatched MTUs is kinda over now and it wasn't solved via. heuristics and window scaling, it was solved by the world moving to 1500 from consumer to producer.
      Not to mention the advantages in latency and throughput meaning that fewer resources are spent dealing with queueing up for slow connections.
      tl;dr your friend's mesh network probably does work better on gigabit because when the rest of the network is good your shitty mesh has fewer reasons to frick up.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    your router probably can't take it

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, but high latency is the absolute worst even if you were to have 10G speeds.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have symmetrical Gigabit + an x86 router but you could downgrade my connection to 100Mbps and I wouldn't even notice, the only times I use more than 100Mbps is when accessing my NAS.
    The only things I download are hosted in those shitty DDL sites with meme bandwidth caps or torrents that I locally send to my seedbox then forget about them.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had it for a year, used it infrequently enough that I'm back to 250Mbps now. My ISP lets me "boost" to 1Gbps for free a couple of times a month so if I want to download a bunch of shit I can just hit the boost, and it's about $40 per month cheaper still.
    Biggest issue I found is that most upstream services just don't have 1Gbps of spare bandwidth for you to use. Even Steam would tap out around 500Mbps, only the most heavily seeded torrents or Netflix's speed test would get me to 1Gbps down.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just tether from my phone. Varies from 1-70 Mbps.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    as a coomer I wake up every day and there are 500 new coomfilms to download. 1GB isnt enough

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >get 1 gbps
    >everything is rate capped and/or data capped anyways
    >only exception is on websites with premium accounts which only freaks purchase
    it's a meme for most use cases

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1gig fiber is like poorgay territory now since this is what old housing caps out at
    10gig would be non poorhomosexual at this point
    100Mbit is not even fast downloading the latest gr8est goyslop games, you gonna be waiting hours for dogshit to download instead of a few minutes

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. I have 500mbps and my ISP keeps offering me an upgrade to 1gbps for just another few bucks but literally have no use for it. I rarely even saturate this connection and when I do the difference between this and 2x the speed would be the movie finishes downloading in 30 seconds instead of 60.
    What's the fricking point?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get like 500 Mbps with a cable, 2 or 300 wireless. It’s a scam, you can’t get the speed they advertise

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Virgin were charging £64 per month for 1gbps. A different provider just laid a second fibre network in my area, but all they were offering was 900mbps for £50 and I couldn't be arsed locking into an 18mth+ contract. Decided to frick them all off and I paid £150 for a Nokia 5g router and I pay £23 a month for a 12mth unlimited data 5g SIM. I've had this setup for a year now, the savings from cancelling Virgin have paid for the router after the 5th month and I get 600 to 700mbps. I have downloaded shitloads and my provider Three have never complained. I'm now out of contract, Smarty are doing a decent unlimited offer on a 1 month rolling pay as you SIM for £20, they use the Three network so I'll probably switch to them if Three try to hike up the price of the original SIM. One thing I will say, if you're with Virgin in the UK and you want to cancel, make sure you get an email confirmation of the cancellation after you've put the phone down. The foreign call centre guy who I spoke too conveniently forgot to actually cancel my sub and I had to pay another month and give them another month's notice before it was cancelled. I got a refund and a compensation payment of £50 but it was a fanny about that took months of speaking to different departments and threatening to complain to the ombudsman. I later found out that Virgin staff work on commission and if they can stop you cancelling and sweet talk you round to staying, they get some kind of bonus. I guess the guy I originally spoke too didn't want to frick up his figures for the month. So, make sure you get that cancellation confirmation on the same day or give them a call back.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not just about one person
    Your wife, kids, other family, etc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you don't know if you need 1Gbps, you're exactly the sort of customer ISPs love! You'll pay up your ass for a service you wont even use!

      10Mbps is enough for a single user. It's fast enough to stream high-quality x264 BDRip torrents if you use sequential download. Big transfers are fine with some scheduling.
      Now if you move big files often 100Mbps is preferable. You'll have to think less about planning your life around transfer times.

      I personally have 200/100 because I got it for 9€/m, but I seldom get that 200Mbps fully utilized when torrenting even from private trackers. Even saturating that 100Mbps upload is uncommon and I'm 24/7 seeding a lot of public stuff.

      100Mbps is plenty for that. Most of the time your home networking troubles come from using shitty wifi.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It is shit yeah. Fluctuating between 20-80mbps
        Though I don't always notice it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks Mr. Xfinity, anything else you want to blame the consumer for?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Complaining about internet speed while not using picrel is the most normie thing imaginable.
          >this 20kb website isn't loading! my 100Mbps internet must be too slow!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        unironically this
        I have 100mbps and other than when downloading vidya, I never notice any problems.

        >Most of the time your home networking troubles come from using shitty wifi.
        This, I know there's at least a paid app that will let you see actual db readings on your phone. Ideally you'll want no lower than -67 db in any of the places you'll be using wifi. And remember db is a logarithmic curve, so although -67 db is fairly good, -72 db is unusable.

        Also for 5 gig wifi, your antenna positioning matter. Each antenna radiates out like a donut, so if you have a 2 story house, position some of your antennas to cover the other floor. Don't just have them all straight up.

        Also remember that one slow connection will often affect the other connections, as the AP will use more air time to transmit and receive to the user with poor signal, this will take air time away from other devices with better signal.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *clarification
          -67 db is basically the low end of usable.
          -65/-67 db is generally considered the minimum signal for VoIP.
          Also this is very much a rule of thumb, but the only other thing you really need to worry about for home wifi is channel interference. Just find the channel with the least interference and use that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I have 100mbps and other than when downloading vidya, I never notice any problems.
          and even then some of the best video games of all time are at most, what, 12gb?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >10mbps
        Do you live in the third world or something?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >10Mbps is enough
        No it's not, I used to have that internet speed before another isp laid fiber in my area and it was miserable, you can't stream 1080p video with that speed, I even had to wait for 720p to buffer a bit before I could watch the video without stutters.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tbqh you can easily do with 50Mbps and not have to suffer any issues for 99% of stuff a one person does.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need more than 256 kbps for 99% of the tasks.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you dont need more than 300mbps unless multiple people share the network

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so long as there's no data caps i'm fine with anything that's 20mb+

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where can you even get 1 Gbps? 13Mbps works fine for me

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have 500 mbps connection at home for two years now.

    Anything over 200 mbps is excessive for home user.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i have 500 and its great for the ocasional vidya download, other than that yeah i kinda dont need it

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick isps measuring shit in gigabits and megabits. I pay $60 a month for 50mbits, it's ridiculous that it's the best deal in town.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No! Frick off!

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. I used to have a gigabit connection, but a few months after the novelty wore off I downgraded to a 200mbit connection to save $10/month. I never noticed the difference.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have gigabit fiber and I can download an entire season of anime in one minute. But what is more important to me is my upload speed, since fiber is symmetric. I can uploaded massive files in no time.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NO! It ain't SHIT. I need to fully utilize my board's integrated RTL8125.
    God I wish this shit were available at my fricking house. Not even $50/month.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But the ISP in question does shit like this. And they killed that plan, introduced a new one that's 4.5/1 and started giving out a different router with only gigabit ports. Motherfrickers.
      I wish them bankruptcy and anal rape done by the national telco, just like everyone else got.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have unlimited gigabit up and down and a x86 router because i can.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The average normalgay doesn't need more than 25mbps but if you're a power user, gamer or use it for work, the faster the better.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't consider any Internet speed "too much" unless it exceeds the speed of my SSDs

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am still on 100 mbit/s dsl. I know this basically makes me a manlet of the internet but I don't feel like paying couple of thousands of euros to get the wiring work done for something that I hardly would use (fibre).

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Australian here. What is faster than 30mbps like?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You know when you go from 60hz to 149hz? Or from hdd to ssd? That

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You know that SEGA commercial where it's that guy on the TV saying "HEY! You still don't own a SEGA CD? Show him."

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      symetrical 1000 nbn when?
      im on 50/20 fttn,
      its a joke how they offer faster plans but still with 40 up, how am i supposed to seeeeeeeeeeeeed with that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just rent a VPS and seed on that

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for normies yes but they will buy it anyways because muh heckin big numbers

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1gbps is only 120MBps in american ISP talk
    what the frick?

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have 200Mbps and I'm happy with it. Most people don't need more than 50-100Mbps anyway. 1Gbps speeds are a meme even for power users.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's too much but if it becomes mainstream the prices for 100Mbps will drop.
    I would not mind paying €26 for 1Gbps for example.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get 250 homiebits and it's enough

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. 25 Gbit should be the new norm.
    Here's my ISP because people will call this fake.
    https://www.init7.net/en/internet/fiber7/

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Link the speedtest result

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anime pic, post discarded.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's never enough bandwith

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Meanwhile me living my life with 15 MBPS

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i used to have 1gbps down/up but the ISP blocked upnp and didn't allow to open ports. i couldn't even use my connection to seed shit over torrent as it was throttled to 10kbps

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The internet has become a giant LAN now.

    I’m naming my next network LAN of the Free

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