Broadband speed

adrianallen99

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Okay I know broadband is shared and with BT its 50-1 or something like that. I was just curious to what the fasted anyone has managed to get. So far the best download speed I have achieve is 595 kb/s on a 1mb line.

During the evening my download speed can drop below 100kb/s.
 
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SallyT

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595 is brilliant, only wished BT would get a move on and convert out exchange in the sticks. Best speed I have just now is only 159 via satellite, and that's from the new sat connection hanging somewhere over the States. But I guess the Yanks are waking up about now and tuning in, so it's gonna get worse as the day wears on.

I'm paying £60.00 each month for this, (now that's what I call a rip off). Bet I could get just as good a link with AOL (only one that doesn't turn you off after 2 hours continuous connection I believe)

Anyone using anything else that's better?

Sally.
 

adrianallen99

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There is only 7,500 people in the town I live and it is the main place on the island. Also the exchange is only just down the road from me.
 

JonnyT

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adrian,

You cannot get this speed from a 1 meg line...

The stats are plain and simply wrong and will be for a small file transfer.

A 1 meg line will give a maximum download rate < 120k per sec

Anything above that raw speed is not physically possible.

JonnyT
 

adrianallen99

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From same site as harryp

843.2 kilobits per second

Communications 843.2 kilobits per second
Storage 102.9 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 9.9 seconds
Subjective rating Good
 

TheBramble

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A 1 meg line will give a maximum download rate < 120k per sec

Anything above that raw speed is not physically possible.

Why is that JT? I thought a 512kbs could theoretically deliver a max of precisely that.

Providing we're all talking bits and not bytes that is.
 

JonnyT

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Link speed is in bits per second not bytes.

IP works using a windowing system so that you can for instance recieive a lot of data packets before you acknowledge receipt. The flow will stop until you ack

Therefoe latency affects throughput aswell. A rule of thumb is to devide a link speed by 10 and you will be farly close (actually usually a little under)

Please accept that this is a very convoluted technical explaination!

JonnyT
 

Racer

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You are lucky.. mine is 88! But have got 3 other computers running on it and downloading files as well, so not really a proper test I think.
Had BT out today and I am on the borderline for broadband.. so just have to put up with it, at least I can get it and it is far superior and cheaper than 24/7 dial up
 

sidinuk

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I didn't have anything else running at the time! I generally don't trade on options expiry day.
 

Racer

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was 88 with all the computers and now 418, and I am on the edge of availability and got red box by BT engineer on test and no other line available so overall I am very pleased.. compared to extremely slow dial up...yawn, yawn
 
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RogerM

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My BT broadband registered 429kbs which apparantly is quite reasonable. Our exchange has only just been enabled, and as it only serves a large village there are probably no more than a couple of dozen BB users at the moment.
 
 
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