Fast ADSL - what to expect?
I upgraded my ADSL connection to 24Mb/1Mb. At first it was very
disappointing but after implementing the tweaks suggested by dslreports.com
I managed to get at top of their table for my ISP. Wee! :-)
I'm "gorilla". I started out way worse than it shows there. They only save
the three best results.
Given no one has better than me, what does this mean? Doesn't dslreport.com
have a wide enough pipe to measure higher speeds or doesn't telia give me
what I pay for? Or do you get the full speed only when the remote server is
close enough? I see the highest speed they've measured if ~10Mb.
I'm very close to the station so that's not a problem. Maybe this is
normal. I don't know what to expect, really. Oh, I do realize that I won't
get 24 Mb when I download files, but I thought a test would show the full bw.
You can never get faster EFFECTIVE download speed, than the weakest
link along the route. On the other hand, the measured speed may be
that of a link faster than that, meaning, that the only TRUE measrue
of download speed is the total data downloaded divided by the total
time taken for the download.
> normal. I don't know what to expect, really. Oh, I do realize thatI won't
> get 24 Mb when I download files, but I thought a test would showthe full bw.
To test what your ISP's best bandwidth is you have to arrange for a
connection as close as possible to yours, that has the same supposed
speed, and can provide a download large enough to time.
If possible TWO suchj servers, one serviced by your ISP, one serviced
by some other ISP.
- abairheart wrote:
>To test what your ISP's best bandwidth is you have to arrange for aYeah, but the ISP doesn't provide a test and I don't know anyone using the
>connection as close as possible to yours, that has the same supposed
>speed, and can provide a download large enough to time.
same ISP with the same speed as I have. I get some webspace with them, but
only 10 MB, so of no use for this. The fastest I've gotten so far is 1.9
MB/s from a Swedish university server. That was fun!
I was thinking there was a way of knowing what one could expect. Anyone
else with the same speed? What do you get?
- There are a number of freeware speed test programs out there and a place to
start is http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/
Take care. Barry UK
----- Original Message -----
From: "loro" <loro-spam01-@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 2:31 AM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Re: Fast ADSL - what to expect?
> I was thinking there was a way of knowing what one could expect. Anyone
> else with the same speed? What do you get?
> Thank you,
- Barry wrote:
>There are a number of freeware speed test programs out there and a place toThanks, Barry. I didn't know that site before. I already have some speed
>start is http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/
test programs, but they don't really tell me much since I don't have
anything to compare with. Oh well, it's a whole lot faster than I had. I
guess I should be pleased.