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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby Aero7 » 04 Mar 2012, 00:17

DesertSpider wrote:I've got CHT's infamous 50/5 plan, but that seems to be ONLY on the island... (I get those speeds when I test servers here), but to HK it drops significantly to 5/1 at best.

Is that right ????

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Never draw conclusions based on results from Speedtest.net alone. The outcome will inevitably vary based on the time of day and quality of the servers. I remember back then in 2010 the servers were far more competent and far less strained. Now it's a different story though. Plus, if you don't get 30ms or less ping to Hong Kong, the server is probably running on full capacity and the chances of getting an accurate reading are low.

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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby PapaAzucar » 11 Mar 2012, 14:54

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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby *monkey* » 12 Mar 2012, 14:16

Where would you go to get info about your HiNet account (your fixed ip address, free HiNet email address, account plan, billing data etc). Is there a HiNet web page where you can enter your account ID and get this data?
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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby trubadour » 12 Mar 2012, 14:51

we can get 100Mbit/s with Vee in Taichung. Costs 10k a year (or is that half a year..)
prices have gone up, it seems. I pay 1,700 for a 20MB connection. Only get 1 up tho it's much cheaper than the other plans.

Not sure if it is because my building has some kind of deal. Not sure if I can get other companies or if I have to stick with the one. I think that includes TV and I don't watch that crap! Wonder if I can get a better deal..
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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby TainanCowboy » 12 Mar 2012, 15:38

*monkey* wrote:Where would you go to get info about your HiNet account (your fixed ip address, free HiNet email address, account plan, billing data etc). Is there a HiNet web page where you can enter your account ID and get this data?

Monkey -

Start here...

http://www.hinet.net/cht_en/product_1_4_1.htm

FAQs here...

http://www.hinet.net/cht_en/service_4.htm

And yes, there is a page where you can enter your account ID and get info...I forgot where it is. Its in there somewhere.
I use Thunderbird as my main email client so I don't go to the hinet.net page very often (been over a year I guess).

As always here, the Chinese lingo pages have more complete info...maybe on one of these...

http://broadband.hinet.net/adv.html

Or a link off here...

http://www.hinet.net/


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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby *monkey* » 12 Mar 2012, 16:16

TC I don't see anywhere to log in. I remember that when the HiNet guy came to install my 50/5 connection, he went to a Chinese web page, entered my info and pulled up details about my account, including the type of plan I am on, my IP address, my physical address, etc. I'm pretty sure it was a publicly accessible thing, not some secret server that only tech guys have access to.
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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby TainanCowboy » 12 Mar 2012, 19:38

Monkey -

Try this page...maybe what you're looking for is here?

http://www.msa.hinet.net/
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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby *monkey* » 12 Mar 2012, 22:26

Super useful. Actually the info was in the last e-mail they sent to my Hi-net email (which I have never used). :bravo:
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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby Taigottawanna » 13 Mar 2012, 09:56

This is just great. Around Christmas, we went to CHT to see if we could get the 50Mbit package for $999. To our surprise, it was available in our area. There was something like 4 spots left for 50Mbit, and about 10 for 20Mbit at the time. Unfortunately, we still had 3 months left in our contract with another ISP, so we decided to wait until the end of this month to switch. Now I'm told 50 and 20Mbit are no longer available, but we could get a 12Mbit connection for $100 less.

Is there really a perceivable difference when streaming HD content at 12Mbit vs 50Mbit? I am happy that the upload speed is 3Mbit, so I can get some useful cloud storage functionality (I'm only losing 2Mbit upload settling for this package, as the 50Mbit download comes with only 5Mbit upload capability). I decided to get the MOD with all the channels for $100. I'm choosing to look at it as giving up 38Mbit download and 2Mbit upload speed in exchange for free MOD.

Now, as this is fiber optic to the (building?), what should I expect compared to my present ADSL service? Should I do the fixed IP option to get faster speed/lower latency? Does that still apply?
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Re: 50Mbit/s internet

Postby mabagal » 13 Mar 2012, 12:20

TC, et al, thanks for all of the info, this is super useful.
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