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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:53 pm 
 

... is your band?



For the UK NTL users out there, some welcome news on bandwidth.



NTL to trump BT in March assault • The Register



Should help prevent those awful delays when you're desperately trying to get your manual snipe submitted in the dying seconds (Alan).

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:57 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:... is your band?



For the UK NTL users out there, some welcome news on bandwidth.



NTL to trump BT in March assault • The Register



Should help prevent those awful delays when you're desperately trying to get your manual snipe submitted in the dying seconds (Alan).




hey john, yeah i already knew about that as me mum had been doing some querying over swapping to BT from NTL and she was advised that this was going on....so yeah quite cool really!



will still get bloody sniped tho cos i won't use one of them programs *shrugs* its all in the fun of it all anyways :) (least it helps if i tell myself that)



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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:57 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:... is your band?



For the UK NTL users out there, some welcome news on bandwidth.



NTL to trump BT in March assault • The Register



Should help prevent those awful delays when you're desperately trying to get your manual snipe submitted in the dying seconds (Alan).


Is more often the lag at eBay's end or losing the active signon session, I'd've thought.



Some of the UK upgrade deals with the increased speed roll-out have a sting in their tails, however. Such as PIPEX offering 500->1000 d/l speed free of charge "when it becomes available". However, for a one-off payment can immediately upgrade to 2000. Minor catch is that you go from an uncapped service to a 5 gigs/mo. quota. (*coughs*).

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:58 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:will still get bloody sniped tho cos i won't use one of them programs *shrugs* its all in the fun of it all anyways :) (least it helps if i tell myself that)



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One to run on your PC (if you leave it on)



http://www.auction-sentry.com/



I'm told that you can get a keygen if you know where to look. :wink: Not that I advocate those sorts of things



And one that runs on a server



http://www.auctionsniper.com/

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:17 pm 
 

Thanks John...

I am looking into these options with great interest.



so harami, beware as your days of no worries about me sniping you may soon be over. :lol:  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:19 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:Thanks John...

I am looking into these options with great interest.



so harami, beware as your days of no worries about me sniping you may soon be over. :lol: :twisted:


No, thank you.



If you start using one of these, chances are that everyone will end up paying less!  :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:29 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:Thanks John...

I am looking into these options with great interest.



so harami, beware as your days of no worries about me sniping you may soon be over. :lol: :twisted:


PLEASE!!!



Have been trying to get you using sniping tools for ever, it seems!



(Reasons per John's post! :D)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:03 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:will still get bloody sniped tho cos i won't use one of them programs *shrugs* its all in the fun of it all anyways :) (least it helps if i tell myself that)



:D


One to run on your PC (if you leave it on)



http://www.auction-sentry.com/



I'm told that you can get a keygen if you know where to look. :wink: Not that I advocate those sorts of things



And one that runs on a server



http://www.auctionsniper.com/




wahay! nice one - flagged that page and defo looking into it!! :D



top call john!



  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:55 pm 
 

Well, I just saved auction sniper in my favorites for future use, but I don't think I can afford to win all the auctions I am bidding on.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:38 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:... is your band?



For the UK NTL users out there, some welcome news on bandwidth.



NTL to trump BT in March assault • The Register



Should help prevent those awful delays when you're desperately trying to get your manual snipe submitted in the dying seconds (Alan).




This is certainly welcome news, but more for file-sharing than anything else.  Bandwidth should not be a concern when sniping.



A snipe, manual or otherwise, does not utilize significant bandwidth.  The packets probably don't even fill a Windows default TCP window, but if you're concerned about efficient bandwidth usage, you could try increasing your "TCP window size" (google for how to do this).  It's a good idea anyway, and if you're afraid of the registry, there are decent programs that will do it for you.



On my lowly phone line, the packets take approximately 79 milliseconds to reach Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More Online Shopping | eBay.  (Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More Online Shopping | eBay doesn't seem to respond to ping requests).  Average ping: 158ms round-trip, divide by two.  DSL latency is generally even better.



So unless you're very, very far away, it takes longer for your finger to hit the mouse button than it does for the packet to get from your machine to eBay.



Turning off your anti-virus/firewall/spyware/all other apps just prior to sniping will ensure your CPU and network connection are as free as possible to process the request.  On their end, well, there's not much you can do.  :wink:



Since you asked about bandwidth, I can't resist bragging just a little.  At work, my bandwidth is 1 Gbps, and my latency to Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More Online Shopping | eBay is a staggering 0.39 ms.  :)

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