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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby guyy » Thu May 20, 2010 10:09 am UTC

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Not quite the worst one here, but what this doesn't tell you is that my connection dies randomly, sometimes for days at a time, because the ISP is having problems they won't specify.

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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Adacore » Thu May 20, 2010 10:29 am UTC

I'm not at home right now, so I can't generate one of the spiffy images, but I know we get ~16.5 Mb/s down on our nominal 20Mb/s connection. Up is something like 4 Mb/s, I think.

I miss being at uni, though - Imperial is on the UK net backbone, the bottleneck was the 100Mb/s ethernet connection rather than the speed of the internet link.

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Postby Indon » Thu May 20, 2010 12:14 pm UTC

guyy wrote:Not quite the worst one here, but what this doesn't tell you is that my connection dies randomly, sometimes for days at a time, because the ISP is having problems they won't specify.


Spontaneous internet death? Yeah, I get that too.

I should have specified that I pay 50 bucks a month for the connection I have.
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Postby hintss » Thu May 20, 2010 11:30 pm UTC

mine cuts out for 20 minutes to a few hours starting at somewhere from 2AM to 3AM most days

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Postby LuNatic » Fri May 21, 2010 7:33 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Teehee. I can't resist but posting this:

I'm paying $20 a month for this (I get 10 public IPs too), and I have no download or upload caps.

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It's difficult to find a speedtest server that seems to be able to handle my upload speed. It should be able to do the same as download (and I've seen this happen). Speedtest.net's servers can't handle it, apparently.


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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Mmmm, Pi » Fri May 21, 2010 10:56 am UTC

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Not too bad, as the download is rated at 8 MB. Hell, it's cheap enough, I'm not too bothered. We're getting it for £7.50 a month, which works out to be about $10.

I should really remember to do one on campus next time I'm there on a Saturday, it's stupidly fast.
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby jmrz » Fri May 21, 2010 12:04 pm UTC

All you people with DL speeds in the vicinity of 10mbps depress me. Stupid Australian internet.

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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Weeks » Fri May 21, 2010 1:26 pm UTC

Mmmm, Pi wrote:We're getting it for £7.50 a month, which works out to be about $10.
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby SlyReaper » Sat May 22, 2010 8:58 pm UTC

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The fastest connection I have ever had.
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Ryom » Sun May 23, 2010 1:47 am UTC

Your download is my upload :mrgreen:

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Postby Mot » Sun May 23, 2010 7:59 am UTC

Ryom wrote:Your download is my upload :mrgreen:


His upload is my download. Times 8. And some change. Curses! :evil:
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Waldo » Mon May 24, 2010 1:17 am UTC

Only if by 'interesting', you mean 'depressing'...

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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Aaeriele » Mon May 24, 2010 3:03 am UTC

Also, from my new apartment:

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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Mon May 24, 2010 11:02 pm UTC

Waldo wrote:Only if by 'interesting', you mean 'depressing'...

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That is interesting in that it is an unusually symmetrical connection.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Bipod » Wed May 26, 2010 10:29 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Teehee. I can't resist but posting this:

I'm paying $20 a month for this (I get 10 public IPs too), and I have no download or upload caps.

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It's difficult to find a speedtest server that seems to be able to handle my upload speed. It should be able to do the same as download (and I've seen this happen). Speedtest.net's servers can't handle it, apparently.

Ruin my happy mood after I went on and looked up my (comparatively horrible) internetz.

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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby JonR » Wed May 26, 2010 4:03 pm UTC

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am I the only one with a faster upload than download speed!?

bizarro!

(although to be fair this is at work, so maybe they've done something spiffy with the computers/network)
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Aaeriele » Wed May 26, 2010 4:06 pm UTC

Aaeriele wrote:Also, from my new apartment:

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After swapping from misbehaving router to new router,

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Postby Hit3k » Wed May 26, 2010 5:09 pm UTC

The speedtest.net server that was <50mi from me seems to have vanished so:
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Waldo » Wed May 26, 2010 5:22 pm UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:
Waldo wrote:Only if by 'interesting', you mean 'depressing'...

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That is interesting in that it is an unusually symmetrical connection.

It'd be much more interesting if it was both symmetrical and fast enough to actually be useable...
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed May 26, 2010 9:43 pm UTC

JonR wrote:Image
am I the only one with a faster upload than download speed!?

bizarro!

(although to be fair this is at work, so maybe they've done something spiffy with the computers/network)


Did you try different servers? Above the 10Mb-range or so, test server capacity starts to play a huge role in results.


Also, I have figured out a way to rub things in even more: It turns out I have the Internet pipe diameter required to -host- a speedtest server. In my apartment.
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby scarecrovv » Thu May 27, 2010 1:32 am UTC

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Holy shit! I wasn't expecting numbers like that. Perhaps the test server is on campus. Actually, that wouldn't surprise me at all.

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Wow, maybe not. I'm feeling very very lucky right now.

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Postby Ryom » Thu May 27, 2010 1:36 am UTC

Scarecrovv wins the thread.

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Postby Xeio » Thu May 27, 2010 1:42 am UTC

Ryom wrote:Scarecrovv wins the thread.
Uni connection is cheating. :P

Though I doubt many Universities actually give you that good of a connection (mine capped everyone's downstream to 200KB/s during my last 2 semesters).

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Postby tastelikecoke » Fri May 28, 2010 8:21 am UTC

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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Weeks » Fri May 28, 2010 12:14 pm UTC

scarecrovv wrote:Image

Holy shit! I wasn't expecting numbers like that. Perhaps the test server is on campus. Actually, that wouldn't surprise me at all.

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Wow, maybe not. I'm feeling very very lucky right now.
Not fucking possible. Not. Fucking. Possible.

What can you do with such a connection though, if it's a Uni connection?
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Postby bigglesworth » Fri May 28, 2010 12:17 pm UTC

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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri May 28, 2010 2:42 pm UTC

Weeks wrote:Not fucking possible. Not. Fucking. Possible.

What can you do with such a connection though, if it's a Uni connection?


I'm "only" limited to 100 Mbit/s up and down, and it really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Any server offering such speeds to individual connections would have a grossly over-dimensioned connection, which is costs a lot of money, which means that it never happens. I occasionally get to use it to capacity when like yanking a Linux iso from some university FTP server or something, but really, that's the only time.

The only practical benefit for the average Joe is that you can do many bandwidth-intensive tasks in parallel.
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Waldo » Fri May 28, 2010 5:52 pm UTC

Waldo wrote:Only if by 'interesting', you mean 'depressing'...

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Postby nyeguy » Sat May 29, 2010 1:47 am UTC

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Looks like it got upgraded since I last looked, because I don't remember getting more than 10 down.
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Postby tastelikecoke » Sat May 29, 2010 4:48 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Weeks wrote:Not fucking possible. Not. Fucking. Possible.

What can you do with such a connection though, if it's a Uni connection?


I'm "only" limited to 100 Mbit/s up and down, and it really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Any server offering such speeds to individual connections would have a grossly over-dimensioned connection, which is costs a lot of money, which means that it never happens. I occasionally get to use it to capacity when like yanking a Linux iso from some university FTP server or something, but really, that's the only time.

The only practical benefit for the average Joe is that you can do many bandwidth-intensive tasks in parallel.

Ever even considered a 14 gb torrent?

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Postby hintss » Sat May 29, 2010 7:17 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Weeks wrote:Not fucking possible. Not. Fucking. Possible.

What can you do with such a connection though, if it's a Uni connection?


I'm "only" limited to 100 Mbit/s up and down, and it really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Any server offering such speeds to individual connections would have a grossly over-dimensioned connection, which is costs a lot of money, which means that it never happens. I occasionally get to use it to capacity when like yanking a Linux iso from some university FTP server or something, but really, that's the only time.

The only practical benefit for the average Joe is that you can do many bandwidth-intensive tasks in parallel.

your connection is just as overkill as this.

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Postby Dobblesworth » Sat May 29, 2010 12:44 pm UTC

It's not quite scarecrovv's MIT offering, but here's what I get in Cambridge:
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Results from the past and other users speedtesting Cambridge:
Best upload 80.18 MB/s http://www.speedtest.net/result/411738775.png
Best download 91.67 MB/s http://www.speedtest.net/result/583876351.png

For the hell of it...
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Weeks wrote:Not fucking possible. Not. Fucking. Possible.

What can you do with such a connection though, if it's a Uni connection?


I'm "only" limited to 100 Mbit/s up and down, and it really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Any server offering such speeds to individual connections would have a grossly over-dimensioned connection, which is costs a lot of money, which means that it never happens. I occasionally get to use it to capacity when like yanking a Linux iso from some university FTP server or something, but really, that's the only time.

The only practical benefit for the average Joe is that you can do many bandwidth-intensive tasks in parallel.

Ever even considered a 14 gb torrent?


Torrents are usually not that fast. I can get maybe 5 MB/s if I'm extremely lucky (which is 40 Mbit/s for those who don't want to do the conversion). Most of the time, 500 KB/s (~4 Mbit/s) is "good" speed. I suspect it's a combination of protocol overhead and a lack of people capable and wanting to transfer at faster speeds.
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Postby tastelikecoke » Sat May 29, 2010 3:34 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
tastelikecoke wrote:
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Weeks wrote:Not fucking possible. Not. Fucking. Possible.

What can you do with such a connection though, if it's a Uni connection?


I'm "only" limited to 100 Mbit/s up and down,...in parallel.

Ever even considered a 14 gb torrent?


Torrents are usually not that fast. I can get maybe 5 MB/s if I'm extremely lucky (which is 40 Mbit/s for those who don't want to do the conversion). Most of the time, 500 KB/s (~4 Mbit/s) is "good" speed. I suspect it's a combination of protocol overhead and a lack of people capable and wanting to transfer at faster speeds.

72 kb/s here.

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Mon May 31, 2010 6:37 am UTC

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Postby Ended » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:54 pm UTC

I thought normal ethernet had a maximum bit rate of 100Mbit/s. Does that mean scarecrovv is using gigabit ethernet or am I misunderstanding how this works?
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Postby PhoenixEnigma » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:09 pm UTC

Ended wrote:I thought normal ethernet had a maximum bit rate of 100Mbit/s. Does that mean scarecrovv is using gigabit ethernet or am I misunderstanding how this works?

Well, 100BaseT does have that maximum, but gigabit has pretty good penetetration these days, so I'm not sure "normal" is the right term anymore.

Anyways, this article seems relevant to this thread - if you're in the US, the FCC would like to know how fast your internet is, and how fast it should be.
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Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Postby Eseell » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:10 pm UTC

Ended wrote:I thought normal ethernet had a maximum bit rate of 100Mbit/s. Does that mean scarecrovv is using gigabit ethernet or am I misunderstanding how this works?

Actually, you're thinking of Fast Ethernet, which is 100Mbit/s. Ethernet actually covers a large number of standards. Aside from the pedantry, though, he was probably using GigE, unless he has a super awesome PC with 10Gig cards in it.
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