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Re: Internet Speed

Post by Psyko » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:16 pm


I have 10 MB cable broadband but at peak times I have seen it as low as 3 MB and the max Ive ever seen on testing was 10.31 MB, over what Im meant to get so go figure :lol:

I run ~36.28 megabit/second download and ~13.44 megabit/second upload.
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Re: Internet Speed

Post by Lawless One » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:22 pm

iv a dedicated 4mb line and at peak times i can hit 400-550kb/s :) even when its not peak times it reaches the same :)
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Re: Internet Speed

Post by GOLDEN WING » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:24 am

lawless one wrote:iv a dedicated 4mb line and at peak times i can hit 400-550kb/s :) even when its not peak times it reaches the same :)

it sucks i was expecting to have 4mega byte speeds lol now all i can hope for is 400kb-600kb ,

it makes me angry that people can hit 1G-1T speeds and my country can't even hit 1MB total speed #-o
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Re: Internet Speed

Post by Illuminatus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:23 pm

Generally, if you pay for ISP for 30mbps you won't get that. And even if you get a high result from something like there are still many other things that can effect your downloads. As other people have said, your distance from the main lines and how many people you share that with messes around with things like line noise, throughput/trueput and a whole array of possible interference. On top of this, you might be able to download a file at 50mbps, but if the guys your tying to download off can only upload to you at 1.5mbps then you won't use the full potential of your internet speeds, especially if the people you download things off also have another 1000 people trying to download from their servers. AND something ISP's love to do is throttle your speed, if you are the kind of person that likes to download things and you went for that "Unlimited downloads" from your ISP, you might want to check that fine print because most will kill your speed down to barely anything as punishment for using your unlimited downloads :P a year or so ago, i downloaded around 200gb in one week using BT's unlimited fiber-optic broadband and i got an email from them saying i exceeded my fair usage and if this happens again then my 60mbps would be throttled to 1mbps!

i also saw someone said about the megabits/bytes, i think it would be very cheeky and misleading for them to advertise in this way :P

I've only done one semester of networking so far so what i say might not be 100% correct, but it should be about there. :D

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Re: Internet Speed

Post by cryx warcaster » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:14 pm

im on a 25mb fibre line

ping is 45 ms
download is 24.10 mbps
upload is 1.69mbps

and everyday there is at least 3 pc's running on it :D when i download something i get 1.5 - 2.8kbps

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Re: Internet Speed

Post by ƒëmmë » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:42 am


not surprising, ISP has been stuffed for about a month.. and I'm 450kms away from server
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Re: Internet Speed

Post by Drought » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:11 am

GOLDEN WING wrote:i went looking around and found this

"Generally - Bits are used to talk about data transfer rates (1 kilobit = 1000 bits), while bytes are used to talk about storage size calculations (1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes). So when your Internet provider offers you a 1Mb connection, its megaBits not MegaBytes. So for a rough guide of how MUCH you can download, divide by eight. i.e. 1Mb speed = 128KB of data. "

the difference is what they offer ...

mb = megabits
MB = megabytes

same goes for kb and KB.
quite often you will have the scenario where it only the first letter may or may not be capitalized
the K or k, and M or m: capitals being the byte indicator, and small ones being the bit indicator

the bits are about 1/8th of the bytes

8mb (8000kb) = ~1MB (~1000 KB)
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