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kbonnel
Apr 27, 2004, 01:40 PM
Hello All,

So, I was playing around with my PB15", and started doing some dslreports.com speed tests. For some reason, I am only getting a speed score of 2500 (tops), when my other machines (Windows/Linux) are getting a score of 3000+. My Internet connection is a 3meg cable. No matter what I do (different cables, direct switch connection, etc), I only get a speed of around 2500. Of course, I know that this is great speed, and I am not saying otherwise, just wondering.

Anybody know if the ethernet in the PB has issues?

Kimo

mactastic
Apr 27, 2004, 01:42 PM
Not as far as I know. It should be a Gigabit ethernet, and as such should be capable of exceeding your 3Mbit internet connection by far.

kbonnel
Apr 27, 2004, 02:37 PM
Not as far as I know. It should be a Gigabit ethernet, and as such should be capable of exceeding your 3Mbit internet connection by far.

That is my thought. it is very strange. I wonder if it is safari and it's java implementation.

Kimo

beerguy
Apr 27, 2004, 02:48 PM
If you're getting 2500 on a 3000 line that's pretty good. The rating is what it's capable of, your test is actual data. TCP/IP frames contain more then just data, which is what your test is looking at. There is no such thing as a 100% efficient connection.

kbonnel
Apr 27, 2004, 03:19 PM
I know it is good. But for some reason, my PB only gets 2500, while my other machines get the 3k...

Kimo

If you're getting 2500 on a 3000 line that's pretty good. The rating is what it's capable of, your test is actual data. TCP/IP frames contain more then just data, which is what your test is looking at. There is no such thing as a 100% efficient connection.

Westside guy
Apr 27, 2004, 04:54 PM
I know it is good. But for some reason, my PB only gets 2500, while my other machines get the 3k...

You don't say what the processors are.

Okay, I'm at work w/ a 100mb line...

PB 15 1.25GHz running OS X 10.3.3 : 16603kbps down, 7784kbps up

Dell Dimension 2.4GHz running Fedora Core 1: 20473kbps down, 7573kbps up

If I had to place a bet, I'd bet this is limited by the Java execution speed.

JOD8FY
Apr 27, 2004, 05:30 PM
Have you tried using Internet Explorer? I know Safari is supposed to be faster, but you never know...

JOD8FY

kbonnel
Apr 27, 2004, 08:53 PM
You don't say what the processors are.

Okay, I'm at work w/ a 100mb line...

PB 15 1.25GHz running OS X 10.3.3 : 16603kbps down, 7784kbps up

Dell Dimension 2.4GHz running Fedora Core 1: 20473kbps down, 7573kbps up

If I had to place a bet, I'd bet this is limited by the Java execution speed.

My PB is 1.5, and my other machines are a 2gig AMD XP and a 2.2gig AMD XP. I also ran the test with IE instead of Safari, and it is also around 2400. Very interesting. I wonder if it is Java. Oh well, just thought I would see what other people thought.

Kimo