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Rant Most lopsided dl/ul ratio ever!! aka How fast is YOUR internet?

Discussion in 'General' started by Stuey, 21 Oct 2008.

  1. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I mean seriously... what the heck!!!
     
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  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Are you sure you didn't get a server based internet connection, where your upload is set to priority over download. Which leads to sending files (or web pages) to others?!

    OR, you have a ISP that perform download speed cuts for whatever reason, and you need to change service.

    OR, bug in SpeedTest.net
     
  3. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Hmm... well... "Rutgers University", and Universities usually have fiber optic uplinks. Given that he's in New York, one of the largest/main fiber exchange/hub for the Eastern North American seaboards, where bandwidth is cheap and plentiful it's also perfectly logical to assume he's near a local POP. Universities are also part of private research based fiber optic networks. And seeing as the test server is in New York, he's in New York, his latency is extremely low -- it's safe to assume the Universities NSP(s) have a POP(s) close by or run direct fiber cross-overs to a fiber exchange not far away.

    I've had similar results from my University as well. They tend to throttle downstream, and are more lax with upstream.
     
  4. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I'm in NJ and connected to the NY speedtest server for the test.

    I ran the speedtest b/c I was experiencing unusually slow dl and browsing speeds, so I'm sure it's not a speedtest.net bug.

    This is what I got just now:
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    This is far better than what I've ever seen at home, so I'm thinking that maybe the bandwidth is being distributed in an shared manner, and that someone on the same switch was monopolizing it all last night. Then again, I'm sure that there are protocols in place that ensure nobody uses more than their fair share of bandwidth.

    Oh well, my speeds seem to be back, so I'm happy now.

    Bandwidth on the eastern coast may be plentiful, but it certainly isn't cheap. I'm just lucky that for the time being I'm on the university's network. Then again, service goes down about once a month, and it takes a hefty phone call for them to realize that my router and computers are fine, but their hardware is impaired or non-functional.
     
  5. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    45Mbps bidirectional? You suck. A LOT.
     
  6. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Meh, you lucky *******
     
  7. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    I envy all of you who live in real countries...
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  8. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Yummmm JANET
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    Stuey, your speed is probably that lopsided because your uni has a connection that's as fast up as it is down, but more people are downloading than uploading, therefore you'll end up with more bandwidth up than down. It's the same here for me, at uni.
     
  9. klutch4891

    klutch4891 What's a Dremel?

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    Not too great. Although wireless probably doesn't help.
     
  10. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    i hate constantly porn downloading housemates
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  11. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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  13. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    It Internet goes Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee~

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  14. AFX

    AFX "Bling" Silver Mountain 2

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    My upload at work must be caped.
     
  15. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    Pity me.
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  16. lex90

    lex90 Minimodder

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    On wireless at home:
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    Dunno why my upload is so low atm.

    At my uni i get about 100 up/down .
     
  17. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    Gah, i hate Virgin, had a much higher upload on my crappy old 3meg ADSL than i do with 10meg cable :confused:
     
  18. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Shame most ports are blocked/stealthed :(
     
  19. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    That was 7am speeds, and seems to be a fluke!

    I also have a weekly bandwidth quota of 4GB!!

    My office connection is a bit slower, but usually feels much faster.

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  20. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    So much for 24MB, cheers Be

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