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Old 01-08-2009, 23:26
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I've been doing one of those 'online speed test' thingies...

http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/

...to be exact.

The results were...

Download - 16368kbps

Upload 707kbps

Thing is that I'm wondering if I'm getting much 'bang' for my 'buck' as it were. Well actually, I don't pay for the internet in the house but the house has three four computers using the connection at any one time.

...so what is considered a good speed thing and would mine qualify?
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Old 02-08-2009, 00:52
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I'm presuming you have 20mb in yours?

Most download speedtests are not accurate and VM don't have an upload speedtest so the 700+kb/s looks ok.

If you goto http://gamefiles.virginmedia.com/ and download 2 seperate files and check the transfer rate.. add them together and see what you get.

On a 20mb connection I find most people tend to get about 1,800+kb/s

That's fine in my eyes Although 2,000+ is preferable
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:46
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Speedtest is totally unreliable now ........

Virgin Engineers use this for actual Speed Testing for Virgin Networks :

http://80.3.144.194/speedtest/login.php

User ID is : virgin
Password is : wolverhampton

On next page Select 'DUDLEY'

Change Size drop-down to '100MB'

Select ' Start Test'

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Old 02-08-2009, 06:20
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that's for the 50mb though..
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:00
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Still not very accurate resuls tho. Im on 20mb and it shows my download speed is 1.17MB/s but when I download films etc I always get around 2.1MB/s.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:46
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The OP didn't say what speed he had.

And yes it is for 50Mb ......am assuming it may not be accurate for others speeds as the algorithm may be different to calculate it.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:37
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Seems ok for my 10 Mbps connection:
File size transferred : 10.0 MB (10485760 bytes)
Total time taken : 8.66 seconds (8658 milliseconds)
Throughput : 1211.0 KB/sec [Kilobyte-per-second]
= 1.21 MB/sec [Megabyte-per-second]
= 9688.0 Kbps [Kilobit-per-second]
= 9.69 Mbps [Megabit-per-second]
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:56
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The OP didn't say what speed he had.

And yes it is for 50Mb ......am assuming it may not be accurate for others speeds as the algorithm may be different to calculate it.
I'm on 50Mb and my reslults this morning are :

File size transferred : 100.0 MB (104857600 bytes)
Total time taken : 17.55 seconds (17547 milliseconds)
Throughput : 5975.0 KB/sec [Kilobyte-per-second]
= 5.97 MB/sec [Megabyte-per-second]
= 47800.0 Kbps [Kilobit-per-second]
= 47.8 Mbps [Megabit-per-second]


I also posted this on the HUKD Forums and ALL of the folk who have posted on there seem to get accurate results ....no matter what speed they are on.

So if anyone is getting a crap speed .....i'd get it checked out !!!!
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