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Postby kpassman on Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:55 pm

just got dsl and i'm confused. According to seped tests, my download throughput is 1.5Mbps and my upload is 256 but when i download files, the max speed i get is 150KB.

shouldn't i be getting 1.5Mbps when i download files? thanks!
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:01 pm

1.5Mbps = 1.5 Mebabits per second = 1536 Kilobits per second = 192 Kilobytes per second.

you don't always achieve the max speed you're rated at, it depends on the download server of course, but also on connection quality etc.
in theory you should be able to reach speed up to 192KB/sec.
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:39 pm

actually just ran my first speed test with my new adelphia cable internet

wish i could post the screen capture, but here's the results:

3,056 kbps Down
239 kbps Up

emailed the results to aviationwiz, maybe he can host the picture

so very close to the 3 mbps down and 256 kbps up they advertise
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Postby BuddhaTB on Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:40 pm

Bandwidth also gets reduced as it travels from the server to your computer.

As like a car, where the power made at the engine is not the same amount as the power at the wheels. There will always be a loss of power, bandwidth, and etc when you go from point A to point B.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:25 am

Here is hoxlund's results:

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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:35 am

Here are my own results, this is on my laptop using WiFi 802.11G:

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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:56 am

how do you do this test?
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:42 am

dodecahedron wrote:how do you do this test?


The site appears to be down now, but check out Broaband Reports
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:23 pm

heres the exact link, i did the speakeasy one:

http://www.broadbandreports.com/stest
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Postby ccb056 on Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:31 pm

remember, there is a 10% overhead, so at BEST you will only get 90% of your rated speed

8bits = 1 byte
1024 bites = 1 megabite

you get 1.5 megabits

so, (1.5*1024)/8=x

you should get .9x on your best day.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:53 pm

hoxlund wrote:heres the exact link, i did the speakeasy one:

http://www.broadbandreports.com/stest

thanks hox, i already found it.

tested with Speakeasy too.
got between 530 and 700 on my 756 connection.
did in now again, 233! :o
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Postby smartin4 on Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:38 pm

My results, Optimum Online:

2004-02-24 21:48:03 EST: 4889 / 924
Your download speed : 4889697 bps, or 4889 kbps.
A 596.8 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 924214 bps, or 924 kbps.
Seems like broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:43 pm

just did it again, now:
Your download speed : 698 kbps.
Your upload speed : 111 kbps
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:29 am

smartin4 wrote:My results, Optimum Online:

2004-02-24 21:48:03 EST: 4889 / 924
Your download speed : 4889697 bps, or 4889 kbps.
A 596.8 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 924214 bps, or 924 kbps.
Seems like broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!


I love OOL's speeds...wish Cablevision was my cable provider. :-?
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Postby smartin4 on Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:50 pm

OOL is so much better than Comcast (the other provider in my area). I have a friend who has Comcast, and he said it seems like the connection gets slower almost by the day. They just keep adding more and more new people, without upgrading their service to be able to handle it. I remember whne I signed up for OOL, there was something that was said to me that I was very skeptical about. It was something along the line of "We will only allow x number of people per node. If we have to add more users, we will add more nodes to our network to handle it. We won't overload the nodes which would be detrimental to the speed of the connection".

Well, after 3+ years, they have kept their promise and the speeds remain high even though there are alot more Internet cable users then there were back then. There is a reason that OOL is consistently rated #1 in user polls. I am grateful I have them as my ISP.
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:30 am

I am well within Cablevision's range, in fact, the neighboring town is serviced by Cablevision. And when I say neighboring, I literally mean, the town next to mine. Is it worth it to find a place in that town, pack up all my stuff, move, unpack, etc. just to use OOL? Umm, I'm not that desperate yet. :) I still have broadband, in the form of Verizon DSL, and I'm happy with it. While down/upstream speeds are nowhere near OOL, I can't complain about downtime or any of that with Verizon. The connection has been solid ever since I had it installed.
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