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76Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:25 pm

SeawaySensFan


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Any developments regarding "Rogers Internet download speed increase?"

77Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:26 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:Any developments regarding "Rogers Internet download speed increase?"

Just to prevent you from having a monopoly on that "latest topics" thread on the right side...

78Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:26 pm

SeawaySensFan


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rooneypoo wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:Any developments regarding "Rogers Internet download speed increase?"

Just to prevent you from having a monopoly on that "latest topics" thread on the right side...


How dare you.

79Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:27 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
rooneypoo wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:Any developments regarding "Rogers Internet download speed increase?"

Just to prevent you from having a monopoly on that "latest topics" thread on the right side...


How dare you.

I only have the greater good in mind.

80Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:28 pm

SeawaySensFan

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rooneypoo wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:
rooneypoo wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:Any developments regarding "Rogers Internet download speed increase?"

Just to prevent you from having a monopoly on that "latest topics" thread on the right side...


How dare you.

I only have the greater good in mind.

To the greater good, old friend!!! Cheers

81Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:28 pm

shabbs

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Source?

82Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:30 pm

SeawaySensFan

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shabbs wrote:Source?

Couldn't have said it better myself.

83Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:31 pm

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I concur.

84Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:34 pm

SeawaySensFan

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shabbs wrote:I concur.

I actually looked into that shady looking Laraque-net or whatever it's called. No service in the 'burg.

85Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:40 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:I concur.

I actually looked into that shady looking Laraque-net or whatever it's called. No service in the 'burg.
Still limited to dial-up?

86Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:26 pm

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shabbs wrote:On the iPod, running apps can be seen by double clicking the iPod button. You'll see a row of apps appear on the bottom of the screen. To close them, press on one of them until they all start to wiggle (like when deleting an app) and you see the "X" on the icon. Tapping the X for each app will close the app. Press the button to return to the normal screen. You can close them all if you want.


I got the iPod for him when he "graduated" from grade 8 to high school (what was that line from The Incredibles -- '... new ways to celebrate mediocrity"?) So it's been nearly two years that he's had it. Over that time he's downloaded probably about 50-60 apps (he has a total of 76 on, a dozen or so must have come "standard"). He's never picked up the manual as far as I know. Always complains how it runs out of power so quickly, and how whenever he sticks it into the docking station it starts playing. Never bothered to find out why.

Well, last night I double-clicked, then I pressed and held until they started wiggling, and then I started closing the apps. Took me about 5 minutes. Every app that he's ever started was still running. I was actually counting how many he had but I lost my count somewhere around 60. He had over 60 apps running. Many of them are "location-based" which (I think) means they periodically check your location and adjust -- I've read that location based apps can use up quite a bit of data -- more when you move around, perhaps, but even just the periodic checking. I disabled all that.

Now my router is getting flaky. I've had to run upstairs and powercycle it 1-2 times a day for the past 3-4 days. I'm looking at getting something like a Linksys E-2500. That would give me b/g and more ways of controlling who uses how much and when.


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87Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:46 pm

SeawaySensFan

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shabbs wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:I concur.

I actually looked into that shady looking Laraque-net or whatever it's called. No service in the 'burg.
Still limited to dial-up?

We have cable which is pretty sweet considering it's a small town.

88Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:53 am

shabbs

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:I concur.

I actually looked into that shady looking Laraque-net or whatever it's called. No service in the 'burg.
Still limited to dial-up?

We have cable which is pretty sweet considering it's a small town.
Living the dream...

89Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:56 pm

SeawaySensFan

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shabbs wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:I concur.

I actually looked into that shady looking Laraque-net or whatever it's called. No service in the 'burg.
Still limited to dial-up?

We have cable which is pretty sweet considering it's a small town.
Living the dream...

Every. Single. Day.

90Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:40 pm

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wprager wrote:
shabbs wrote:On the iPod, running apps can be seen by double clicking the iPod button. You'll see a row of apps appear on the bottom of the screen. To close them, press on one of them until they all start to wiggle (like when deleting an app) and you see the "X" on the icon. Tapping the X for each app will close the app. Press the button to return to the normal screen. You can close them all if you want.


I got the iPod for him when he "graduated" from grade 8 to high school (what was that line from The Incredibles -- '... new ways to celebrate mediocrity"?) So it's been nearly two years that he's had it. Over that time he's downloaded probably about 50-60 apps (he has a total of 76 on, a dozen or so must have come "standard"). He's never picked up the manual as far as I know. Always complains how it runs out of power so quickly, and how whenever he sticks it into the docking station it starts playing. Never bothered to find out why.

Well, last night I double-clicked, then I pressed and held until they started wiggling, and then I started closing the apps. Took me about 5 minutes. Every app that he's ever started was still running. I was actually counting how many he had but I lost my count somewhere around 60. He had over 60 apps running. Many of them are "location-based" which (I think) means they periodically check your location and adjust -- I've read that location based apps can use up quite a bit of data -- more when you move around, perhaps, but even just the periodic checking. I disabled all that.

Now my router is getting flaky. I've had to run upstairs and powercycle it 1-2 times a day for the past 3-4 days. I'm looking at getting something like a Linksys E-2500. That would give me b/g and more ways of controlling who uses how much and when.

The Prager household modem on Lock-down???

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91Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:36 pm

wprager

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Just picked up a Linksys e-2500 at Staples. It was $20 off and with a price match I could have picked it up at BestBuy for $2 less. Didn't think it was worth the hassle. They also had an e-3200 for just $13 more (it was an open box plus clearance priced another 25% off). Was a bit tempted but I think the main difference was it had a USB port and was "HD/3D ready" -- whatever that heck that means. I'm not sure how I feel about the USB port. I *think* it is for sharing content, including multimedia but, frankly, I much prefer to stick the USB right into my PS3 (for videos) or other PC (for "sharing"). And like I said, I'm not sure what 3D/HD was for but I think it was for prioritizing video traffic on the W-LAN. But, again, I prefer sticking the content on a USB stick.

A bit surprised that there aren't any stats, or at least I couldn't find any. I thought it would give me per-device stats. Even my old D-Link had rudimentary stats.


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Hey, I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I've failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.
- Dicky Fox

92Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:45 pm

wprager

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Well, sitting here on the front porch, getting 2.436 on the deslreports.com speed test. Not good, but I could barely get a connection with the old router, and as for the speed itself, an earlier test upstairs, at the router itself (wired up to the cable modem) I was only getting 4-5. I guess on a hot day a lot of the neighborhood teens are probably online. Dang shared hub.


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Hey, I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I've failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.
- Dicky Fox

93Rogers Internet download speed increase - Page 6 Empty Re: Rogers Internet download speed increase on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:51 pm

shabbs

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What does Rogers' speed check say?

http://www.rogers.com/speedcheck

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