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Network and Classroom Management Thread, broadband speed test in Technical; just ran a broadband speed test as the net as been pretty slow recently the results were 200kbs download speed ...
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    broadband speed test

    just ran a broadband speed test as the net as been pretty slow recently

    the results were 200kbs download speed
    206kbs upload speed

    is this any good??

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    Terrible if that was the only thing being downloaded. However, if your bandwidth is tight and was being maxed out during the test the results are meaningless.

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    these were other test results at various times, the lunch time one is obviously at peak time but the other two should of been pretty quiet but still showing rubbish speed results??


    today 09.03 Download Speed 161 kbps (20.1kB/s) upload 205 kbps (25.6kB/s)
    yesterday 15.52 Download Speed 200 kbps (25kB/s) upload 206 kbps (25.8kB/s)
    Yesterday 13:31 Download Speed 93 kbps (11.6kB/s) upload 154 kbps (19.3kB/s)
    Last edited by mikeymike; 5th February 2009 at 09:29 AM.

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    Those are poor results you have there. A 2Mbps connection should be getting a max 240Kbps download and typically a 30Kbps upload.

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    Depends on what your connection is?

    What site did you use to run the test?

    Ben

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    Depends on what your connection is?
    I agree it does, but even with a 0.5Mbps broadband connection you should be getting 60Kbps download and 30Kbps upload. I find a good website to test your downloads (in practice) is microsoft.com. They usually manage to fill your broadband to max capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Depends on what your connection is?

    What site did you use to run the test?

    Ben
    used this one first search from google

    My Broadband Speed - Broadband Speed Test from PlusNet

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    What kind of connection do you have? xDSL, Cable or some other thing? What is the bandwith and overbooking as stated by your ISP?

    We are lucky to have a fiber-connection at 50/50Mbit (1:10). Yesterday I downloaded a 700+ MB movie from MSDN within a minute

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    I normally use speedtest.net too.

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    I used speedtest.net

    And I got

    5053kbps Download
    294kbps Upload

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    Quote Originally Posted by econtent View Post
    How comes you upload is alot higher than your download? Shouldn't it be the other way round?

    And why is 6.934mbps download, and then 867kbps in brackets? Whats the actuall download?

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    Probably because the download is being hit by other users, and upload isn't.


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    Cool Showing off

    Just to show off:



    I'm sooo happy with my fiberconnection!

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