Dumb newb question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Shrink, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    I have a new Verizon Iphone 4. I downloaded Speedtest.net.

    Here's the idiot question: What are results indicate good speed and bad speed?

    Also, is it better to use kbps, Mbps, or kB/s?

    My most recent test showed the following results:

    Download: 1838 kbps
    Upload: 580 kbps
    Ping: 198ms

    Are these good results?

    If anyone can provide reference numbers against which I can measure my results, it would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. macfanrutler macrumors regular

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    It doesn't matter if you use kbps, Mbps or kB/s. Your ping seems pretty good as do your numbers on Verizon's network. I am on AT&T and in a good area for their network (which is why I didn't switch). My last test was 4361 DL, 1639 UL and 235 ping. I am usually right around that area with little fluctuation.

    All accounts seem to show that AT&T's network is faster than Verizon but less reliable (which I haven't seen).
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

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    kbps, Mbps, or kB/s are just units. Just like inches, meters, etc etc. People mostly use kbps and Mbps. Your results are normal for Verizon speeds.

    Download around 2 Mbps (2000 kbps) and upload around 0.5 Mbps (500 kbps).

    On AT&T, download can get to 5 Mbps and upload 2 Mbps.
     
  4. Shrink thread starter macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    Another Question

    First, my thanks for your replies - they have been very helpful.

    New question: Are there any apps like Speedtest that can be downloaded to my Mac?

    Thanks again...
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Open up safari on your Mac and go to speedtest.net
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Also, http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ is a good one too.
     

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