How can I benchmark upload and download speeds?

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  1. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

    Eldiablojoe

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    How can I benchmark upload and download speeds. I strongly suspect my ISP is not delivering the speeds they promise.

    Thanks.
     
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    Eldiablojoe

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    Very cool, thank you simslaldimbamba.
     
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    Eldiablojoe

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    Okay, I'm getting the 30 Mbps (approximately) that the ISP is claiming I'm getting (and for which they are charging $62/month!). However, just how much faster is it than 15 Mbps? For $15/month less, I will only get the 15 Mbps, but how actually noticeable will that be to me, the regular user, the casual surfer who doesn't download a lot of video, streaming or otherwise?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I have a 16Mb/s connection for 30€ (14 USD) and it is more than fast enough as I get download speeds of up to 1.8MB/s, meaning I could download a movie in ten minutes if I wanted to.
    For normal browsing even 10Mb/s or slower would suffice.
    30Mb/s is twice as fast as 15Mb/s, theoretically, but it might only be 1.8 times faster.

    Btw, 8Mb/s = 1MB/s.
     

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