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wrldwzrd89
May 30, 2004, 07:59 PM
I've got an excellent connection to the internet. My download speed averages at around 200 KBps, and has peaked as high as 620 KBps (!) (that was from the Netscape.com download servers - I just did a test download of the Netscape browser, which I aborted since I didn't really want Netscape, and got a connection speed of around 380 KBps).

musicpyrite
May 30, 2004, 08:10 PM
Well, I just tryed to download 3 ~600MB Linux isos (Red Hat) and it averaged between 280-350 KB . I didn't notice any slow down viewing web pages either.

When I download multiple files from LimeWire, I've seen it go up to 450-500 KB.

Uploads average about 50 KB.

EDIT: I took King Cobra's connection speed test and got 2716.4*kbps. :eek: :D :cool:

King Cobra
May 30, 2004, 08:15 PM
Half of 56K, fast enough for me, except when downloading large files, which I've been doing more of lately.

Oh, and test your connection speed here (http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html). Don't bother with Netscape's services (or anyone elses) for testing connection speeds.

Thirteenva
May 30, 2004, 08:45 PM
I have 1500k/384k dsl. I get about 185kb/s download, not too shabby, though I miss the raw speed of the 5mbs cable line I had in NY.

voicegy
May 30, 2004, 10:34 PM
Mine came out to 1634.6*kbps using that link above. 'zat OK?

Powerbook G5
May 30, 2004, 11:36 PM
That Cnet bandwidth meter is never accurate. I've seen phone modems return test speeds that are triple that of what a 56k modem is capable of and my 3 Mbps DSL tests anywhere from 1.6-5.8 on that thing depending on what time I test it.

russed
May 31, 2004, 12:10 AM
1173.4kbps according to the test. i managed to download 4 iso's of fedora linux at once last week and i got them all in about 30 mins. oh and i was looking at websites at the same time and didnt notice loading times being any slower than normal :)

ingenious
May 31, 2004, 12:16 AM
How's 47.3 kb/s sound?!?!? :p Okay, Okay, I live in an itsy bitsy town in the middle of the US....... and broadband is outrageous! We're just getting some solutions that are reasonable, but still outta my price range.... :D

Powerbook G5
May 31, 2004, 12:21 AM
How's this for accurate, I got 1673 on the CNET bandwidth meter and right afterwards I went to Netscape.com and downloaded the latest browser at 320-385 KB/s the whole time. That sounds a bit more than 1.6 Mbps to me.

Makosuke
May 31, 2004, 12:43 AM
Cox claims up to 3Mbit downstream on my connection, and best case that's about what I get--I think I've just bumped 400KB/s on large downloads from fast servers. (That CNet test showed 2.2Mbit, which at least isn't wildly innacurate.)

Upstream is only 256Kbit (32KB/s), and that's generally about what I get when I upload.

It seems like 3Mbit down/256Kbit up is sort of the US standard in most places these days; I've been looking at SBC DSL, and they claim 3Mbit/384Kbit for the same price as Cox's service. Rather on the slow side versus what you can get in Japan and Korea, but it's good enough for most uses.

Incidentally, Cox on their website claims some relatively strict restrictions on upstream and downstream bandwidth for their plans--in the vicinity of 30GB down/8-12GB up (per month) depending on how much you pay. That's why I was looking at SBC, which claims they put no caps on speeds in either direction, and have slightly higher upload cap for the same price.

I haven't been hassled by Cox for exceeding their caps so far (I don't think they're in force where I live, and it wasn't part of the agreement I signed up under), but I'm wondering if others have experience with these two ISPs (the only two high speed options in my area), and how draconian they are about speed and bandwidth caps in practice...

neonart
May 31, 2004, 01:42 AM
2965kbps DL 234 kbps UL

KC9AIC
May 31, 2004, 03:33 AM
That cnet test is messed up. I got rated at 66.2 kbps the first time I tried and got 484.9 kbps the next. The third time, I got 66.1 kbps! Of course I'm also not in the US, so I had to make up an area code... I prefer using broadband reports (http://www.broadbandreports.com/stest), as they have many connection spots. My broadband is sold as 1.5 Mbps, and I generally get less than that, up to an apparent cap at 155 KBps and just under 384 kbps upload. Not bad speeds, but they are from the cheapest plan we could get here in Japan: for a few bucks more a month, I could speed up to 40 Mbps.

solaris
May 31, 2004, 03:40 AM
I have a 2048/640 kbps ADSL connection!

edesignuk
May 31, 2004, 05:10 AM
3.2mbps down, 256k up.

brap
May 31, 2004, 05:34 AM
2157.6Kbit -- which is absolute nonsense, because i'm at the end of a 144MBit line.

Mitthrawnuruodo
May 31, 2004, 06:09 AM
I have a 2Mb/640Kb adsl connection, and when measuring download speed today I got 1967 kbit/s, which is fair enough.

dopefiend
May 31, 2004, 06:22 AM
2917kbps down

should be 3000kbps-down/256kbps-up (comcast cable)

Mord
May 31, 2004, 07:59 AM
damn you yanks with your uber-boadband I have to deal with my 512K down 256 up line adsl ande that costs me 25 a month ($45)

dopefiend
May 31, 2004, 08:00 AM
damn you yanks with your uber-boadband I have to deal with my 512K down 256 up line adsl ande that costs me 25 a month ($45)

$35 here :D

wrldwzrd89
May 31, 2004, 08:24 AM
Half of 56K, fast enough for me, except when downloading large files, which I've been doing more of lately.

Oh, and test your connection speed here (http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html). Don't bother with Netscape's services (or anyone elses) for testing connection speeds.
I ran your test, and it told me I have a ~1.625 Mbps connection (faster than 1.5 Mbps Cable).

edesignuk
May 31, 2004, 09:00 AM
damn you yanks with your uber-boadband I have to deal with my 512K down 256 up line adsl ande that costs me 25 a month ($45)
I'm in the UK, see my above post :D

wrldwzrd89
May 31, 2004, 09:39 AM
Well, I just tryed to download 3 ~600MB Linux isos (Red Hat) and it averaged between 280-350 KB . I didn't notice any slow down viewing web pages either.

When I download multiple files from LimeWire, I've seen it go up to 450-500 KB.

Uploads average about 50 KB.

EDIT: I took King Cobra's connection speed test and got 2716.4*kbps. :eek: :D :cool:
Your connection's actually better than mine - and I thought mine was fast. WOW!

TBR
May 31, 2004, 10:24 AM
750K down 256k up cable at 25 ($45) a month but can go up to a 3meg line for 50 a month.

Hydra
May 31, 2004, 11:20 AM
10Mbit, tops around 850kB/s in reality...

dubbz
May 31, 2004, 11:30 AM
I currently have a 2048/256 ADSL connection.

Typically get around ~1900 down and ~200 up.


My little history of internet connections:

1. 2400bps
2. 28,800bps
3. 14,400bps
5. 33,600bps
4. 9600bps (ouch)
5. 33,600bps
6. 720/128kbps
7. 1024/256kbps
8. 56kbps
9. 2048/256kbps

Jumped a little up and down in the beginning since I couldn't afford my own modem, so when my own 28.8kbps modem broke (- hated that thing, so incredibly unstable. trashed it with an axe when it finally died. heh.) I had to borrow from friends :)

Had to use my Mac's built-in modem for about a week or so since something went wrong when they upgraded the DSL from 1 to 2mbit. Actually, I didn't use the net a whole lot that week. Using a 56kbps connection is rather painful when you're used to DSL... actually, it was strangly refreshing to not have so easy access to the net.

wowser
May 31, 2004, 12:04 PM
Your line speed:

37090.9 Kbps

4545.5 K bytes/sec


Well, it's quick enough for me :p . All free thanks to my university

Les Kern
May 31, 2004, 12:09 PM
My job got me a wireless connection for home use since I do a lot from here backing up huge amounts of data. I've been as high as 3.1Mbps.

Les Kern
May 31, 2004, 12:14 PM
Oh, and test your connection speed here (http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html). Don't bother with Netscape's services (or anyone elses) for testing connection speeds.

Pretty consistent with what I use. I use McAfee (http://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer.asp) most of the time.
And THIS SITE (http://bandwidthtest.info/body.html) has an excellent upload test.

voicegy
May 31, 2004, 12:15 PM
Mine came out to 1634.6*kbps using [CNET]

...and Broadband Reports gave me a 2984 kbps rating. Oh, much better...I'll stick with Broadband Reports. <har har>

WHAT-ever. My cable modem is faster than my built-in dial up modem. I already know that - it better be for the money it costs!

krimson
May 31, 2004, 12:31 PM
cnet gives me 1288/98kbps
broadband reports gives me 1317/84kbps

Powerbook G5
May 31, 2004, 12:47 PM
I tried broadband reports but for some reason it won't work with the upload tests. I just get "Undefined kb/s" for the upload and depending on what link I go to, I test anywhere between 1600 to 3100 download but generally stay in the 2700 range. I have Bellsouth DSL 3 Mbps/384 connection here.

F/reW/re
May 31, 2004, 01:11 PM
10mbit ~ far more than 1 MB per sec!
Just tested an online speedometer and i got 5964 kbit/s.

Counterfit
May 31, 2004, 01:32 PM
Cox claims up to 3Mbit downstream on my connection, and best case that's about what I get--I think I've just bumped 400KB/s on large downloads from fast servers. (That CNet test showed 2.2Mbit, which at least isn't wildly innacurate.)

Upstream is only 256Kbit (32KB/s), and that's generally about what I get when I upload.

It seems like 3Mbit down/256Kbit up is sort of the US standard in most places these days; I've been looking at SBC DSL, and they claim 3Mbit/384Kbit for the same price as Cox's service. Rather on the slow side versus what you can get in Japan and Korea, but it's good enough for most uses.

Incidentally, Cox on their website claims some relatively strict restrictions on upstream and downstream bandwidth for their plans--in the vicinity of 30GB down/8-12GB up (per month) depending on how much you pay. That's why I was looking at SBC, which claims they put no caps on speeds in either direction, and have slightly higher upload cap for the same price.

I haven't been hassled by Cox for exceeding their caps so far (I don't think they're in force where I live, and it wasn't part of the agreement I signed up under), but I'm wondering if others have experience with these two ISPs (the only two high speed options in my area), and how draconian they are about speed and bandwidth caps in practice... We have that same plan. I usually get 200+KBps, but late at night it can go a bit higher. I even saw 1.1MB/s once, in IE! :eek: Upload is usually 28-29KB/s. And I wouldn't worry about their caps, I'm sure I go over them on a weekly basis :D

Counterfit
May 31, 2004, 01:38 PM
10mbit ~ far more than 1 MB per sec!
Just tested an online speedometer and i got 5964 kbit/s. 10mbit = 1.25MB/s. Not far more, but still more ;)

anubis
May 31, 2004, 02:30 PM
using the netscape link, it says i'm drawing 11439.0kbit

is that fast enough? my internet always seems to be going sooo slow, it takes like one whole second to load apple.com. it i have to actually WAIT a few seconds to download an mp3 off itunes! what's up with that????

(university oc-48 fiber pipe with gigabit ethernet connectivity kicks ass)

Steven1621
May 31, 2004, 02:48 PM
the cnet test clocked me at 43.5 kbps. i would say that is a bit wrong for cox broadband in connecticut is considered to be one of the better high speed ISPs from what i have been told.

X-Factor
May 31, 2004, 03:45 PM
2741 down/166 up

Very fast, except for the upload speed :confused:

MikeTheC
May 31, 2004, 04:16 PM
My little history of internet connections:

1. 2400bps
2. 28,800bps
3. 14,400bps
5. 33,600bps
4. 9600bps (ouch)
5. 33,600bps
6. 720/128kbps
7. 1024/256kbps
8. 56kbps
9. 2048/256kbps

Sounds like a regular roller-coaster ride alright. My history is somewhat more linear than yours. I never had a 9600 modem because they were just too incredibly expensive. When Rockwell came out with the 14.4K chipset, it pretty much rendered 9600 redundant. I think it pretty much blew Hayes out of the water, too.

Jumped a little up and down in the beginning since I couldn't afford my own modem, so when my own 28.8kbps modem broke (- hated that thing, so incredibly unstable. trashed it with an axe when it finally died. heh.) I had to borrow from friends :)

An axe, eh? Don't beat around the bush now, dubbz, tell us how you really felt! :p

Had to use my Mac's built-in modem for about a week or so since something went wrong when they upgraded the DSL from 1 to 2mbit. Actually, I didn't use the net a whole lot that week. Using a 56kbps connection is rather painful when you're used to DSL... actually, it was strangly refreshing to not have so easy access to the net.

I, for one, cannot imagine EVER going back to dial-up. I'd just as soon give up having Internet access. But, to each his own.

Mike

edesignuk
May 31, 2004, 04:24 PM
I only joined the wonderful world of the intarweb a few years back...

56k (dial-up, duh!)
512k (blueyonder cable)
1mb (blueyonder cable)
2mb (blueyonder cable)
3mb (blueyonder cable)

Even when at friends on 512k ADSL downloading seems very slow, I could never use dial-up again!

rhpenguin
May 31, 2004, 05:11 PM
i have 5.5mbit business cable... it can do roughly 600 kb/s up and down.

rdowns
May 31, 2004, 05:45 PM
2004-05-31 18:43:20 EST: 2673 / 306
Your download speed : 2737366 bps, or 2673 kbps.
A 334.1 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 313807 bps, or 306 kbps.


I love broadband. :D

Nermal
May 31, 2004, 06:18 PM
My connection is 128/128. We have a monopoly here (an evil company called Telecom who is in alliance with Microsoft), and the Government is perfectly happy for it to stay that way :mad:

Telstra announced that they would offer a 2 Mb/s residential service, but that's not going to happen anymore, again thanks to the Govt.

However, we have been promised 256 "soon", and 512 by March 2005.

Edit: I discovered today that by switching from Telstra to Ihug, I can double the speed of my connection for only 5c more than what I'm paying now :)

tomf87
Jun 1, 2004, 08:09 AM
I can't find anything that will test my two lines with any accuracy. One is a 10Mb and the other is a 200Mb and they all tell me that I'm anywhere between 2Mb and 5Mb.

wrldwzrd89
Jun 1, 2004, 08:12 AM
I can't find anything that will test my two lines with any accuracy. One is a 10Mb and the other is a 200Mb and they all tell me that I'm anywhere between 2Mb and 5Mb.
All of you have quite a range of connection speeds, especially you, tomf87. I'm not surprised about those of you who have faster connections than me, but I am surprised at just how many have slower broadband than I do (most of you seem to have DSL - I've got cable modem service).

robbieduncan
Jun 1, 2004, 08:29 AM
I've just switched to a Bulldog Prime Time package. I get 512/256 during the day (i.e. when I'm at work) and 2000/512 or so in the evening and at weekends. I can get downloads for fast servers (Apple for example) at around 240KBytes/s which is not bad. All for the low price of 29.99. Even better is that work will pay for my broadband (as long as it's within a certain price which this is).

applemacdude
Jun 1, 2004, 08:58 AM
Hehee

wrldwzrd89
Jun 1, 2004, 09:01 AM
Hehee
Whoa, is that ever fast... I don't get average speeds that are that fast, but I can get connections like that from good servers (most notably Apple and Netscape). Consider yourself lucky...luckier than I am.

Josh
Jun 1, 2004, 09:35 AM
I came home from work one day, and I found my connection to be a little different than usual...

Please read carefully. I have 56k dialup...usualy connect at 24,000 kbps.

But when absolutely nothing internet related would work, I took a look at my connection...

2.4 kbps...lol yes, that is right...10,000 times slower than an already poor dialup connection lol

wrldwzrd89
Jun 1, 2004, 09:41 AM
I came home from work one day, and I found my connection to be a little different than usual...

Please read carefully. I have 56k dialup...usualy connect at 24,000 kbps.

But when absolutely nothing internet related would work, I took a look at my connection...

2.4 kbps...lol yes, that is right...10,000 times slower than an already poor dialup connection lol
I remember back when I had dial-up internet access...I had all kinds of strange issues - everything from the modem dialing when nobody wanted to connect to the Internet to getting horribly slow connections like the 2.4 Kbps one you described. Once in a while, my old 56k modem connected at 66700 bps...no idea why (it's not supposed to be able to do that).

Apple Hobo
Jun 1, 2004, 10:56 AM
My DSL service plan is stated as 1.5Mbps/256Kbps. I usually score between 1200 and 1600 Kbps down and about 160+ Kbps up, so I'm getting what I pay for.

Do you remember when you made the switch from dial-up to broadband? Ahhh...heaven! I remember the good feeling I had when I finally dumped AOL and got broadband. :cool: :cool: :D

wrldwzrd89
Jun 1, 2004, 11:03 AM
My DSL service plan is stated as 1.5Mbps/256Kbps. I usually score between 1200 and 1600 Kbps down and about 160+ Kbps up, so I'm getting what I pay for.

Do you remember when you made the switch from dial-up to broadband? Ahhh...heaven! I remember the good feeling I had when I finally dumped AOL and got broadband. :cool: :cool: :D
Consider yourself lucky - not many DSL users have the privelege of such a fast connection. Most DSL users get considerably lower connection speeds than you do (384 - 768 kbps is typical for DSL). Your DSL is approximately equal to my cable connection.

mooshoo
Jun 1, 2004, 04:04 PM
whoa...my connection speed was 862 kbps...not bad for home wireless network.

jiggie2g
Jun 1, 2004, 04:42 PM
I got my super fast OOL Connection 10Mb/1Mb Cable using a Motorola Surf Board 5100 cable modem

nuclearwinter
Jun 1, 2004, 05:04 PM
*4646.9*kbps DL. This is average of multiple tests from different speed testing sites.

Dr. Distortion
Jun 1, 2004, 05:52 PM
Super-fast full-duplex 100mbit line (university of Eindhoven, the Netherlands). I've had down and upload speeds exceeding 10 megabytes/sec!!! If you want to see how the connectivity on my end is, just try to ping or trace 131.155.176.20 (a shared HP LaserJet printer over here) :)

Powerbook G5
Jun 2, 2004, 01:02 AM
Consider yourself lucky - not many DSL users have the privelege of such a fast connection. Most DSL users get considerably lower connection speeds than you do (384 - 768 kbps is typical for DSL). Your DSL is approximately equal to my cable connection.

I usually see DSL in the 1.5 Mbps range, I thought that was more standard in most of the US. I have 3 Mbps which is definitely a lot slower than many places I've seen, but you just have to work with what is available to you at the time. Usually it seems that cable modems are faster, I've had three cable modem services at home, but Time Warner here is awful at everything so I decided to try DSL and see what it was like. It's a bit more expensive and Bellsouth is about as knowledgeable as a room full of trained monkeys, but at the end of the day, I am usually able to download up to 400 KB/s wirelessly from my PowerBook in my bed, which I cannot complain about at all.

Nermal
Jun 2, 2004, 01:53 AM
Here in NZ you can get 128/128 for $30 per month, or 256/128 for $60 per month. The next step up is 2048/768 for 20c per MB! :eek:

wrldwzrd89
Jun 2, 2004, 04:47 AM
I usually see DSL in the 1.5 Mbps range, I thought that was more standard in most of the US. I have 3 Mbps which is definitely a lot slower than many places I've seen, but you just have to work with what is available to you at the time. Usually it seems that cable modems are faster, I've had three cable modem services at home, but Time Warner here is awful at everything so I decided to try DSL and see what it was like. It's a bit more expensive and Bellsouth is about as knowledgeable as a room full of trained monkeys, but at the end of the day, I am usually able to download up to 400 KB/s wirelessly from my PowerBook in my bed, which I cannot complain about at all.
That's surprising - all the DSL services I've seen advertise 384 - 768 Mbps since the actual speed you get from DSL depends on your distance from your phone carrier's office (which may very well be 1.5 Mbps if you're VERY close to your carrier), which is a bit stupid IMO. DSL beats cable by your bandwidth not being shared among all in your neighborhood. I much prefer cable, which has the disadvantage of being shared by everyone hooked up to it in your neighborhood, but has no distance-based speed restrictions.

tomf87
Jun 2, 2004, 07:26 AM
Super-fast full-duplex 100mbit line (university of Eindhoven, the Netherlands). I've had down and upload speeds exceeding 10 megabytes/sec!!! If you want to see how the connectivity on my end is, just try to ping or trace 131.155.176.20 (a shared HP LaserJet printer over here) :)

Well keep in mind that both of those tools are very lightweight and not very accurate at testing speed.

In addition, if someone else has a slower connection, it won't matter how fast you are, you'll appear just as slow as their own connection.

Powerbook G5
Jun 2, 2004, 08:54 AM
That's surprising - all the DSL services I've seen advertise 384 - 768 Mbps since the actual speed you get from DSL depends on your distance from your phone carrier's office (which may very well be 1.5 Mbps if you're VERY close to your carrier), which is a bit stupid IMO. DSL beats cable by your bandwidth not being shared among all in your neighborhood. I much prefer cable, which has the disadvantage of being shared by everyone hooked up to it in your neighborhood, but has no distance-based speed restrictions.

I am about 4-5 minutes walking distance from the Bellsouth building in town. :D

Thirteenva
Jun 9, 2004, 08:05 PM
That's surprising - all the DSL services I've seen advertise 384 - 768 Mbps since the actual speed you get from DSL depends on your distance from your phone carrier's office (which may very well be 1.5 Mbps if you're VERY close to your carrier), which is a bit stupid IMO. DSL beats cable by your bandwidth not being shared among all in your neighborhood. I much prefer cable, which has the disadvantage of being shared by everyone hooked up to it in your neighborhood, but has no distance-based speed restrictions.

I'm at 14,800 wired feet from my CO and i get 1468/370 on my 1500/384 connection. Many people can get 768/128 up to 19000 ft. However the wiring has to be in good condition. This situation is not specific to dsl though, cable connection speeds can also suffer due to bad wiring.

Another difference between DSL and Cable is that DSL lines have lower ping times due to the way the network is setup when compared to cable. This makes dsl more capable at certain tasks, online gaming is a good example.

snooziums
Jun 9, 2004, 08:31 PM
I must be so special. I tried that link for testing speeds at cnet.com, and here is the result:

12.1 kbps

Yeah, I feel really special right now. *sigh*

aussie_geek
Jun 10, 2004, 12:07 AM
759.6 kbps

I am in australia though. I get about 1600kbps from sites here.


aussie_geek

fistful
Jun 10, 2004, 12:20 AM
26400bps. :(


I had cable a year and a half ago, at the time it was fast so I didn't care to check my connection speed...I miss it!

realityisterror
Jun 10, 2004, 09:34 AM
that cnet link tells me 32.6kbps on my 256kbps... downloads hover around 30KBps though which is good...

i usually use mcafee and pcpitstop for testing..

reality

davecuse
Jun 10, 2004, 09:44 AM
4Mbps! I just moved and finally have access to broadband, I did that Cnet test a few weeks ago at my old place (on dial up) and on a good day I was getting 15kbps.

titaniumducky
Jun 10, 2004, 10:29 AM
I have about 2600Kbps down and 400Kbps up.

That CNet thing is reeallly inaccurate. I usually use broadbandreports.com's speed test.

NusuniAdmin
Jun 10, 2004, 10:35 AM
I have rr here, they say (at least for central ny) the max for home is 1.5 mbit, although I am always getting 2.5-3.5 mbit (no its not uncapped). As for upload I have no clue, but i know it takes like 15-25 seconds to upload a 1 MB file (im too lazy to grab a calculator and figure it)

Actually i have no idea why but I was dling a mandrake iso the other day and occording to safari it jumped from 200k/second to 2 MB/second for about 3 seconds. Yes thas a capital B not lowercase. Talk about a network fart, id say thats a major one :D

junior
Jun 10, 2004, 11:45 AM
100mbit/s (optic).

wrldwzrd89
Jun 10, 2004, 02:06 PM
I feel bad for those of you who are both stuck on dial-up and get lousy connections - nowhere near the speed you're supposed to get with your modem (for example, consistently getting connection speeds of 28000 bps or lower on a 56k modem). I used to get these sometimes, and it was not fun at all, having to wait twice as long as I should for a file to download.

blue&whiteman
Jun 10, 2004, 02:38 PM

beerguy
Jun 10, 2004, 05:09 PM
Beat this. :D

applemacdude
Jun 10, 2004, 05:23 PM
Beat this. :D

Holy **** what connection do u have?

wrldwzrd89
Jun 10, 2004, 05:24 PM
Beat this. :D
Wowsers! Now that's what I call bandwidth. Your upload speed is incredible, and your download speed is impressive too.

beerguy
Jun 10, 2004, 05:25 PM
Surewest broadband.

It's fiber to the house. :)

blue&whiteman
Jun 10, 2004, 07:04 PM
Beat this. :D

damn. puts my 5.5mbit to shame :(

mms
Jun 10, 2004, 07:17 PM
2825/336 according to BBR. Roadrunner cable connection but I ran this test off wireless so that's pretty good, considering I'm on a different floor from the 802.11g base station.

Powerbook G5
Jun 10, 2004, 08:34 PM
Yeah, the Bellsouth guy told me that if they had wired my neighborhood with fiber, I'd be getting into the 6+ Mbps range instead of the 3 Mbps I have now.

cazlar
Jun 10, 2004, 09:07 PM
Well, I've just signed up for ADSL a few days ago (256/128) so I'll finally be rid of my dialup 56k modem (connecting at 40.7 usually). Broadband here in Australia is still much too expensive.

Luckily where I work (a university) there is a super fast line (not sure what though), but I have to restrain myself as they have started charging us (well, the lab) for bandwidth usage. boo...

Anna
Jun 10, 2004, 09:29 PM
56k modem - not cool...lucky if i get around 5.3kb/s :(

PowerMacMan
Jun 10, 2004, 09:35 PM
Mediacom 3000/256kb/s

Downloads are roughly 400kb/s

jknight8907
Jun 14, 2004, 09:40 PM
Waaaaaay toooo slllll oooooo wwwwww.

38.6Kbps :(

Oirectine
Jun 14, 2004, 10:15 PM
Well, my home connection is pretty good. It's cable, and performs decently (although I've never really tried to max it).

However, my college connection was INSANELY FAST!!!

Using bittorrent, I'd sometimes download over one megabyte (!) a second. That's 1000 KB! It was awesome.

However, it was very unreliable. It was prone to cut out for a few minutes at a time, randomly, during peak hours. I am happier with my stable, but much slower by comparison connection.

wrldwzrd89
Jun 15, 2004, 04:51 AM
Waaaaaay toooo slllll oooooo wwwwww.

38.6Kbps :(
I'm assuming you are using a 56k modem - if you are, and it's V.92 compatible, try switching to V.90 mode to see if you get a better connection. If that doesn't help, then you've probably either got interference somewhere in your phone lines, or generally bad phone service. Check with your telephone provider about the interference if you think this may be the cause of slow dial-up connections. You should be getting connection speeds at around 56000 bps.

jknight8907
Jun 16, 2004, 04:10 PM
Thanks for the tips. I'll try that as soon as I get home. Right now I'm soaking up having the world's fastest cable internet at work (or so it seems after home). We're only about 250 feet from the providor so its reeeeeeaally fast. :cool:

PowerMacMan
Jun 16, 2004, 04:53 PM
You want a speed test? Click here! (http://chi.speakeasy.net/)

FuzzyBallz
Jun 16, 2004, 07:45 PM
Fast enough to d/l and u/l porn.

themadchemist
Jun 16, 2004, 07:55 PM
Mine came out at 1566.2: I think that it's a 2 megabit d/l package that my parents selected, so I'd say it's not too shabby.

Indiana Mac
Jun 19, 2004, 08:32 AM
I'm extremly envious of ya'll with high-speed net connections. 2KB/sec for mere here in GA. I hate Alltell and their phone lines....

NusuniAdmin
Jun 19, 2004, 08:53 AM
My home cable just came up as 2.7 mbit down and 200kbit up.....

Daveway
Mar 19, 2005, 12:47 AM
I usually get 1.3-2.3mbps from bandwidthspeedtest.com. I have a local service that uses cable.

zelmo
Mar 19, 2005, 01:07 AM
3592 down, 282 up, according to Speakeasy.

earthtoandy
Mar 19, 2005, 01:09 AM
4112 down and 433 up. not bad.

dotdotdot
Mar 19, 2005, 01:34 AM
I'm so jealous!

Its not fair - me and my dad have Optimum Online, which advertise AND HAVE LIVED UP TO 7 MBPS download/upload - but not for us!

my max DL speed is like 300 K and upload is like 500 K

I want to maximize cable modem speed!

Platform
Mar 19, 2005, 01:51 AM
I only joined the wonderful world of the intarweb a few years back...

56k (dial-up, duh!)
512k (blueyonder cable)
1mb (blueyonder cable)
2mb (blueyonder cable)
3mb (blueyonder cable)

Even when at friends on 512k ADSL downloading seems very slow, I could never use dial-up again!

How much do you pay for your line :confused:

geeman
Mar 19, 2005, 03:56 AM
I'm in France and rarely get less than about 3500 down (though only 256 up) from my 5K cable connection. Best thing is that it costs me Euro17.99 a month ($24, or about 12.50) on top of my cable TV subscription.

They've just launched a 20mB service (that's not a typo!) in France for Euro49 a month. I believe in Sweden you can get 100mB for Euro79.99 a month. Any Swedes confirm this???

ziwi
Mar 19, 2005, 04:00 AM
3940 Down and 351 up
I can not complain ;)

Comcast ~$45/month

BillHarrison
Mar 19, 2005, 04:51 AM
4213 down, 351 up.

Roadrunner NE Ohio

solaris
Mar 19, 2005, 09:53 AM
Only 2600kbps down and 640kbps up! :mad:

edesignuk
Mar 19, 2005, 10:32 AM
First off: WOAH! Thread revival! :eek:
How much do you pay for your line :confused:
Well I'm on 4mbit down, 384k up, currently 50p/m. But Telewest have been great, I've had two free major speed bumps in the last year, and I expect that to keep on going ow that ADSL is getting faster.

mad jew
Mar 19, 2005, 11:27 AM
Can I just say that Australia has the slowest and most overpriced connections ever! I'm on 1500/128 currently (for about AU$60/month) but this will get upgraded soon to about 12000/1000 ADSL2 which is a bit exciting. It should see my 175kB/sec ceiling rise a little... :)

BoredinEdmonton
Mar 19, 2005, 11:37 AM
Shaw "Xtreme-I"


(sorry about the windows interface, the PB's on it's way) ;)

Powerbook G5
Mar 19, 2005, 05:53 PM
Internet speeds really are getting faster. My 3 Mbps/384 Kbps cable connection just tested as

"running 10s outbound test (upload) . . . . . 413.55Kb/s
running 10s inbound test (download) . . . . . . 4.43Mb/s"

through Time Warner's speed test out of Tampa Bay and I am clear on the other end of the state in Saint Augustine. That's while connected through Airport Express and another switch before I connect to the cable modem, I have a feeling it'd be even faster if it were a direct connection to the modem.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Mar 19, 2005, 06:06 PM
We've changed speed since we moved last summer.

Now we have ADSL at 1200 kbps in (will be increased to 1450 this month) and 384 kbps out.

Real life test usually end up quite near that, though I'm a little dissapointed with the result I got when testing just now: 1151/314 :( (maybe it's time for a mail to my ISP...?)

mgargan1
Mar 19, 2005, 06:07 PM
2.8Mb/sec in Olney, MD

uaaerospace
Mar 19, 2005, 06:51 PM
Has anyone tested their connection with different browsers? I tested mozilla, safari, and IE all using the CNET bandwidth meter. Safara received 3300 kbs, Mozilla had 2200 kbs, and IE came in last with 1900 kbs. I tested several times (emptying the cache each time), and got similar results. My roommate with his PC also get about 1800-1900 using IE from the same network connection (LAN port). I'm on a university campus network. ~Josh

Platform
Mar 22, 2005, 06:23 AM
First off: WOAH! Thread revival! :eek:

Well I'm on 4mbit down, 384k up, currently 50p/m. But Telewest have been great, I've had two free major speed bumps in the last year, and I expect that to keep on going ow that ADSL is getting faster.

Well that is not too bad for such a line ;)

What do you normally get in "real life" downloads :confused: