Whats your bandwidth?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by G5orbust, Aug 8, 2003.

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    G5orbust

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    According to www.bandwidthplace.com I have a connection speed of 2.5 Megabits per second (2.5Mbps).

    How about all of you guys?

    (by the way, if there is a more accurate, bandwidth measuring service online, please post the link!)
     
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    patrick0brien

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    -G5orbust

    I'd carry this knowledge with a little bit of salt as it is highly averaged. Everybody will have different bandwidths dependant upon what service they use (obviously), what server they are connecting to, what time of day the connection is taking place, and where you are in the world (connecting from).
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    tazo

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    2.2 megabits per second, so thats like 267 kb/sec which I guess is pretty good?
     
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    szark

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    According to that site, I got 2.4 Mbps.

    When I was downloading the new Panther build the other night, I got between 2.4 and 2.7 Mbps.
     
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    job

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    1.2Mbps.

    Houston, TX. 1:10AM.
     
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    maradong

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    256 kbit for me
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    2.9 mb/s for me.
    pretty accurate.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Re: Whats your bandwidth?

    LOL....31.9 kilobits per second. I'm still stuck in the stone age...dial-up. That will chage in a month or two. Here I come Broadband!!
     
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    Mudbug

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    2.5 Mbits/sec at home - 2:50 a.m. on a friday night (ok - I need a new hobby - and apparently a life) :)
     
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    robbieduncan

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    393.2 kilobits per second

    A bit off the quoted 512 I get from my ADSL, but probably not that far off. I'm going to upgrade to 2Mb/s soon.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not at home right now but when I have run that speed test before :)

    Earthlink (Covad DSL)

    1.5/384

    overhead

    1.3/341

    The best part about my DSL is I can almost see the Central Office, so I get pings on game servers on 17-24ms

    I'm on dial-up right now because i'm on a trip but here are these speed results>http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest...3c29c6;2.0;[url]www.dslreports.com/1060370962[/url]

    Wonder what it will be like with IPv6 :p
     
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    pivo6

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    I got 914.9 kilobits/sec from my cable connection. I'm not complaining since the company I work for is paying for it.
     
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    Schiffi

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    32.5 kilobits per second

    :)
     
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    idea_hamster

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    That's a pretty interesting test --

    I wound up with 3.4 mbit/sec which the sight informed me was "fantastic" -- a nice touch. It's like a pat on the back for something that I had nothing to do with....
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    802.5 Kilobytes per second.

    But I'm also on a network that my brother is currently on, so I couldn't really test my actual speed.

    Oh, and idea_hamster, I also got that fantastic. I think they're just trying to make people feel good. :p
     
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    idea_hamster

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    Oh, that just *ruins* it! For a moment there, I felt so...so special...so, well, fanstastic -- now I just feel used! Manipulated! Do they have no sense of decency? At long last, have they no sense of decency?




    [:p ]
     
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    iJon

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    with my adsl i get 1.2 down. but later this month when they turn on digital cable im gonna start bringing home the cable modem from work and plugging it in, so i can download on my mac and then play games on my pc.

    iJon
     
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    These bandwith threads always get intresting when college students are back on campus. Last year there was a thread on anandtech.com where speeds were in the 75-100mb/s range. The connection testers couldn't keep up to the bandwith.

    BEN
     
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    Les Kern

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    Communications

    1.3 megabits per second
    How communication devices are rated. Kilo means 1,000 and mega means 1,000,000. Examples include 56k modem and 10Mbit Ethernet


    Storage

    156.6 kilobytes per second
    The way data is measured on your hard drive and how file sharing and FTP programs measure transfer speeds. Kilo is 1,024 and mega is 1,048,576.


    1MB file download

    6.5 seconds
    The time it would take you to download a 1 megabyte file at this speed.
     
  21. macrumors G4

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    a whopping....

    22.5 kilobits per second baby! w00t!
     
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    shadowfax

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    i got 2.1-2.5 Mb/s on the 4 tests i ran... not bad, it's like 250-280 KB/s, and i am hoping to get around 300-350 late at night on my cable. a lot of my friends do, heh, and i just switched from DSL to cable. thanks for reminding me to benchmark it.
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    I have 256 k/s
    the test says 257.5 kilobits per second

    fast enough for me
     
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    junior

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    27.5 megabits per sec! Who can beat that?! :D
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    bits and bytes

    Could someone please explain to me why one downloads in kiloBYTES a second (for most of us), yet connection speeds refer to your connection in kiloBITS. Is there any purpose to this, or is it just to make us think our connection is better than it really is? 8 kilobits = 1kilobyte, right?
     

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