I learned that their phone lines here in our street is newly installed, so he assured me that i can get a good connection. That's good, considering that i heard horror stories about disconnection problems with Globe Broadband. He asked for two ID's and current Meralco bill. That day was Friday and he told me that my connection will be installed the following week. True to his words, somebody from Globe called on Monday and told my Mom that they will install my Broadband on the very next day. Innove employees came to my shop at that day and installed the connection without a hitch.
One thing I like about Globe is their modem, they issued a wifi capable modem/router. It's a PROLINK Hurricane 9300G. A 802.11g Wireless 4-Port Ethernel ADSL2+ Firewall Router. That's way better than my Speedstream modem issued by PLDT which i need to hacked first to enable the router function.
So let's see if the speed is good as advertised. I go to speedtest.net and test my connection. Download speed is good. I easily hit the 3000+ kbps. Upload speed is a little slow. Only 400 kbps just like my pldt DSL and that is a problem since I always upload files to different websites.
Browsing regular websites including youtube is fast, until i decided to visit my favorite private tracker. Lo and behold. It tell me that I am not authorized to view the site because my IP Address is ban. How can that be when my Broadband connection is newly installed? So with a little research, i found out that Globe broadband is implementing IP sharing. It means, you're not the only one using that IP address, you're sharing it with other Globe Broadband users. According to some blogger, Globe is using IronPort and they started implementing it late last year. I also found out that Globe Broadband and Torrent is not a good combination. Because they use transparent proxy, torrent downloads are throttled. I checked my Utorrent download speed and it was only downloading at 40 kBps. So my 3mbps connection is useless because i use torrent for my everyday downloads.
Because of this transparent proxy thing or Ip sharing, you will get a hard time downloading from rapidshare and other services like that because it will say that you had exceeded the number of downloads allowed for your ip address. I also experienced several disconnections that day. Good thing is it only lasts for a few seconds, maybe the router or my connection just needed to reset. Although it is not a big deal for me, it will be a big deal for Online Gamers out there. So i'm not recommending Globe Broadband if you use DSL/Broadband for online games because of this. I also notice that ping is a little high.
Good thing was, i found out a solution for my torrent problem and i will share you what i did for my torrent downloads to run at full speed at my next post tomorrow.