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Other What download speeds do you get?

Discussion in 'General' started by MarkW7, 9 Nov 2009.

  1. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Don't get too hung up on it - you'll never actually get more than about 20mb/s downstream, 8mb/s upstream, regardless of what speedtests say. I don't. I'm not sure exactly why, but they seem to be universal limits. I'd never actually get 80mb/s downstream - even if I could, my drives can't write that fast, so it wouldn't be sustainable once I ran short of RAM. 20 and 8 seem to be immutable universal limits on internet transfers. Unless anyone's actually managed to saturate their theoretically immense bandwidths? If so, how?
     
  2. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    You're telling me your drives can't keep up a write speed of 10MB/s? You need an upgrade for sure :p
     
  3. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    Thought I'd give it a go when I wasn't downloading virus updates:

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  4. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    I honestly don't know where the limit is. I only know that somewhere in the process of connecting to The Tubes, something happens that makes the effective speeds radically less than the theoretical and line-tested speeds. Home ADSL is even worse, at home I'm promised 7.6mb/s by the operating system, speedtest.net and the router and I get an effective 300kb/s downstream; 800kb/s upstream is promised and tested, but only ~50kb/s effective goes through. It's bull****, why the huge disparity? Similarly here, I can't get more than 20mb/s regardless of how many parallel downloads I run from however many different sources more than capable of essentially unlimited transferring. Tests anticipate 60-80mb/s downstream.

    Where does the extra mileage get sucked away to on internet connections?
     
  5. Slyr7.62

    Slyr7.62 «ŚŁÂŶÈŘ»

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    For my "6Mbit" connection I avg 625-675 KBytes/Second DL. UL is 80-100 KB/s.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    The internet provided at my halls sometimes will reach 650-700kb/sec, other times about 300kb/sec
     
  7. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    Monday afternoons job is to test actual download speed.

    Anyone got any sites that can give a decent speed?
     
  8. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Rapidshare.com premium will rock your world haha
     
  9. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Indeed it will. I pulled 200Gb in a night once. <3 happy hour.
     
  10. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    rapidshare is blocked at work, been there tried it...

    hmm need a new plan
     
  11. Morgraath

    Morgraath What's a Dremel?

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    Downloaded Ubuntu 9.10 with utorrent
    689 MBytes in less then 4 minutes,
    averaged about 2.9MBytes/sec,
    peaked at 3.2MBytes

    :D

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  12. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Minimodder

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    Paltry upload, but the download is sweeet.
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    30€/month is also good, with TV and free telephone nearly everywhere (except mobiles of course) but all this bandwidth is useless with the "3 strikes" law we have now... :p
     
  13. Mr Mario

    Mr Mario What's a Dremel?

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    I'm getting:

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    Which sucks, I'm near a city and my wireless usb stick is only 2 metres from my wifi hub. Am going to try a wired connection. Could it be the usb dongle as it's only ratted at 54mbps?

    Did it again, and changed the server (is still pretty bad):

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  14. Valo

    Valo Minimodder

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    [​IMG]

    but off peak, I tend to get like 8MB/s download <3 abandonware on rapidshare premium :p
     
  15. lex90

    lex90 Minimodder

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    My 50/5 connection over wireless.
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    Should be upgraded early next year to 100/10 or something. Luckily i upgraded to a full dualband N wirelsss / gigabit ethernet network recently which is letting me keep up with upgrades :D
     
  16. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Not bad for Sky's 'upto 20MB' service :)

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  17. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    How much is a 100/100 connection in The Netherlands?
     
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  18. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Jesus, what ISP and payment rate is that, that gives 50:5? That's nice for a home line.

    Oh, Amsterdam, nevermind. Damn Europeans and their superior infrastructures :(
     
  19. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    I've got a 50/5 (Fibre) line at home which costs me about 450 SEK (£39 with current exchange rates) and that is a HUGE amount of money for that kind of connection around here. What kind of prices are you getting in the UK?
     
  20. lex90

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    I dont think they offer 100/100 to home users, i think they save all the uploading goodness for the datacenters where americans host their warez :eyebrow:. My connection now costs 65 euros a month but includes television and telephone aswell. The upgrade will be free of charge, or so they tell.
     

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