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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 9:07AM Dril said

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The sad thing is, the lowest speed Pando are reporting is still ~100KB faster than mine.

The even sadder thing is, I live in the suburbs of London.

Rule Britannia indeed :/

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 9:58AM Danteeeee said

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@Dril Move to Grimmsby ;D Or south manchester. Faster speeds ftw.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 9:22AM loveassassin14 said

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Damn it! I'm in idaho! Though I have a download of 15MB/s so I'm not THAT worried, the upload speeds here suck though.

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 9:47AM Marekh said

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@loveassassin14

15MB/s actual download speed??
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 10:38AM loveassassin14 said

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@Marekh Correct.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 10:46AM Dravic said

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@loveassassin14 I'm going to go out on a limb and assume you mean 15 Mbps. I've never seen an ISP advertise in MBps. Transfer rates are rated in bits not bytes.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 1:58PM Loopy said

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@Dravic Actually internet Bandwidth is measured in Mbits, and download rate in MB/s. For example, i have a 25Mbit connection, and sometimes experience download rate of 5MB/s.

So it could be possible to reach 15MB/s download speed, with very high bandwidth and a server that supports such speeds.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:36PM loveassassin14 said

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@Loopy Yea @Dravic was correct in assuming that I meant Mbps, lack of sleep is finally getting to me =P
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 9:35PM Wraibot said

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@Loopy Thus why I love working at a University. The other day I was downloading diagnostics disk images at 35MB/s, not Mbps. I never knew you could get a 5GB in less than 2.5 minutes, if only I had that at home. *drools*
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 9:43AM Pingles said

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Pando used to be a nightmare. Nowadays I don't mind if games use it. It seems to behave itself lately.

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 9:55AM ElfLove said

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@Pingles

Really? I've been avoiding it like the plague, and any games that use it, due to the horror stories I use to hear about it.

Is it easy to use now? is it non intrusive? I heard that it use to eat bandwidth even when it wasn't in use. o_O

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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 11:21AM ApathyCurve said

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@Pingles

I consider Pando to be malware. It has been permanently purged from my system.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 11:34AM Lenn said

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@ElfLove You can simply uninstall it once the game is up and running.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:09PM Celtar said

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I've removed it from all four of our desktop systems, I also consider it a form of Malware.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 4:00PM Fakeassname said

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@ElfLove

yeah, it's still shit.

the funny thing is that all that it's just a P2P bittorrent client that still uses the publisher's bandwidth to start the initial seed. so not only are publishers pissing people off by using this crap, they are paying money to Pando for a service that they could set up for free with 5 minutes worth of work.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 9:51AM pcgneurotic said

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I had no idea it was moving LoTRO data around, I thought it was the preserve of the Korean import.

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 1:44PM Ordegar said

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@pcgneurotic

Turbine just uses it to download the installer for LOTRO, and I believe they have a non-Pando way to download that as well if I remember correctly.

In any case, as people have said, you just download the installer then uninstall Pando.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 10:04AM Beau Hindman said

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I had to go pay Verizon for Fios service, which is fiber-optics based, blah blah whatever it's called. :) I'm not sure of the exact speeds, but it is the 35 mbps up and 35 down speed. All I know is I can download a several gig file in minutes. I downloaded and patched a new install of DCUP (5 or 6 gigs?) is under 15 minutes.

Uploading to YouTube is crazy fast, and video is never an issue 'less it's on the iPad -- they act weird with vids sometimes, anyway. So, I'm doing good. But it does cost.

Beau

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 11:50AM Apakal said

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@Beau Hindman

I've been dying for someone to provide fiber optic in my area, but it doesn't seem like either Verizon or AT&T are in any hurry to get here...
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 11:59AM Beau Hindman said

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@Apakal Yeh I just did another speed test...are these accurate at all? I have gotten it a bit higher, but who knows. Seems good to me! :)

http://bit.ly/nGhLjh

Beau
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