Apr 11

Dodo vs Netspace

Category: internet

Dodo isn’t on my list of preferred providers. I’ve had friends with bad experiences and again today I just had another one. I was visiting my girlfriend’s sister’s place for dinner and I was doing a bit of work on my laptop whilst we all watched a movie. I also tried to grab a Freelancer mod (Void) which was about 80MB. It isn’t much and Dodo has stupidly large bandwidth caps so I figured I’d grab it. It got to about 30MB in and the speed had gone from the max the 512k connection could handle to a paltry 5kb/s and still slowing down. I figured initially that it was the file sharing hosts bandwidth that was causing it, they were slowing down the free connections to encourage people to sign up. It’d basically taken hours for it to download and it was still less than halfway when we’d decided to leave so I decided to start the download at home. For the entire download it didn’t miss a beat and barely went below 5kb/s of the max speed on the connection – the download was finished before I realised it. Quite funny when Dodo advertises their connection as “internet that flies” – perhaps their internet flies just as well as their mascot does.

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