Mass Download

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The last few weeks I haven’t had a chance to sit at the computer and catch up with my tv shows and I was falling back on a few, so late at night before my flight I decided that I’m not going to be sleeping much so might as well go through all my shows and download all that I haven’t downloaded yet. So I took about 30 minutes checking which shows I had and which episodes that I didn’t and proceeded to download them. Luckily for me on Tuesday night at 1 am it didn’t seem like there were a lot of people online and I was downloading between 1100 KB/s to 1230 KB/s which is fantastic, thats on my Qnet connection. Clicked to download all my shows and left it to download before I went to sleep to wake up for my flight the next morning, but before leaving I proceeded to load up my external HD with the shows. (Click on the image above to see the download speed)

The List:

  • 30 Rock
  • 90210
  • Blue Bloods
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Bored To Death
  • Chuck
  • Community
  • Cougar Town
  • Fringe
  • Gossip Girl
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Hellcats
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Modern Family
  • Nikita
  • Outsourced
  • Shit My Dad Says
  • Smallville
  • Sons Of Anarchy
  • Supernatural
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Defenders
  • The Mentalist
  • The Office
  • Undercovers

Qnet & Kems Connection

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QualityNet

I have upgraded my DSL account with qualitynet to the MAX Dsl package, which ranges from 5 to 24 MB. Basically it goes to the maximum capacity of your line and I am very happy with this package. Especially that the prices have dropped drastically over the years and Qualitynet leading the pack with the price drop.

Qualitynet does have its issues but their service is solid with me, and it seems if they don’t have any MOC issues then the connection works perfectly. When there is an MOC issue you are out of luck and most the time it won’t be resolved and you are stuck with what you have, the problem is that once that happens you have already paid for your connection and are stuck with it. But in my case these lines seem to be solid for now, sometimes the MOC does mess things up.

As of right now my download speeds are ranging from 1090 KB/s to 1210 KB/s which is fantastic compared to my previous connection. This connection have been consistently stable, and it has reduced my download time of large files by 20%.

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Kems

My Kems connection was upgraded to the maximum possible speed of the line which is around 7MB, and at this speed I’m downloading from 780 KB/s to 920 KB/s. Kems has the best technical support I have seen from any ISP, the guy on the other side of the phone knows what he is talking about and can help solve the question or give you a realistic answer which helps not to frustrate you more when there is a problem.

After making the payment I get an sms two days later stating that my service has been upgraded and it is now active which went very smoothly. In this case it was 40% more expensive then the Qualitynet connection but this is the maximum capability of the this current line. Oddly enough I bought this line over two years ago and its of lower quality then the line we have had for 30 years and can support much higher speeds. Between the two ISPs Kems seems to have a better consistent upload speed, and this has been my experience with it.

InfoConnect ISP Pricing

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Thanks to UpTill1 I manage to see the pricing before heading over to InfoConnect to renew my internet service. Its the best time and best pricing, I have two connections at home, Qnet and Kems, I am happy with both ISPs and Kems still ranks #1 for customer support and resolving issues. I paid 720 KD to Qnet for a 7 MB connection and 299 KD for a 2MB connection for a Kems connection, but not it seems the price have been really reduced, its also due to them optimizing their networks.

ISP Ranking:

  • Kems – Best Support
  • Qnet – Best Pricing
  • Fastelco – Best Improvement overall this year
  • Gulfnet – Don’t even bother with them, the worst service possible

I have gone ahead with the Max DSL package from Qnet which ranges from 5MB to 24MB, the stipulation is that it will go to the maximum of line not reduced whenever they feel like it as I have 7MB currently and want faster. Its really worth it for 420 KD and my line supports 11MB so it will be a significant improvement, this increase is supposed to take place by Monday at the maximum so I will test it then.

Now for Kems I have a 2MB connection and I want to upgrade since their prices are very reasonable right now, for 399 KD I can have 4MB or for 599 KD I can have 8 MB. The combination of these two networks would be very much a reality with the ftp downloads at full throttle. I have managed to use each one for a purpose but the packages are enticing.

Qnet Back Up!

Later in the afternoon on Wednesday the internet connection was back up and it was flying! My downloads were between 700 Kbps to 960 Kbps! It was a bit erratic for a little while but I was getting some very high speeds and my FTP flew through the files I had in the list.

Now even with the full throttle downloads I can watch Youtube without any issues what so ever, which speaks volume for the speed and consistency. I hope that Qnet can continue maintaining their services. I just learned that after a line test on my other connection which has a KEMS subscription, it is maxed out at 2MB and that line is a new line, so it seems the older lines are of better quality.

Network Merge

I’m getting closer and closer to getting the network setup the way I want. I currently just received the Netgear FVS336G which will perform as an load balancing for both my ISPs.

The problem I’m having with my ADSL routers is that they won’t be able to be able to sustain this connections for a long time, and I need to restart them every once in a while, and if they are under pressure then they hang. I have a Thompson from Qnet, and Linksys from Kems but I needed to upgrade them. Going on a recommendation from a friend I am trying to find two Cisco 837 ADSL routers to use which will perform perfectly for my needs.

Link: Netgear