New Telecom plans, are they really faster by TCP?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by hamstar, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. hamstar

    hamstar Guest

    My friend has a theory about the new 3.5mbit/128kbit plans from
    Telecom.

    He thinks that because of the way TCP/IP works, you can only only
    recieve (download) return packets as fast as you can send them
    (upload).

    So you got 128k/bits up, so you send as many packets as you can - but
    you can only theoretically recieve as many packets back.

    So therefore the plans aren't faster at all!?

    Is this correct?
     
    hamstar, Mar 20, 2006
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  2. hamstar

    EMB Guest

    hamstar wrote:
    > My friend has a theory about the new 3.5mbit/128kbit plans from
    > Telecom.
    >
    > He thinks that because of the way TCP/IP works, you can only only
    > recieve (download) return packets as fast as you can send them
    > (upload).
    >
    > So you got 128k/bits up, so you send as many packets as you can - but
    > you can only theoretically recieve as many packets back.
    >
    > So therefore the plans aren't faster at all!?
    >
    > Is this correct?
    >


    Google this group - it's been discussed here recently.

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    EMB
     
    EMB, Mar 20, 2006
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  3. hamstar

    Allistar Guest

    hamstar wrote:

    > My friend has a theory about the new 3.5mbit/128kbit plans from
    > Telecom.
    >
    > He thinks that because of the way TCP/IP works, you can only only
    > recieve (download) return packets as fast as you can send them
    > (upload).
    >
    > So you got 128k/bits up, so you send as many packets as you can - but
    > you can only theoretically recieve as many packets back.
    >
    > So therefore the plans aren't faster at all!?
    >
    > Is this correct?


    Upload bandwidth will effect download bandwidth, but it's not a 1 to 1
    ratio.

    Regards,
    Allistar.
     
    Allistar, Mar 20, 2006
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  4. hamstar

    J Brockley Guest

    The return packet doesn't need to contain data just an acknowledgement.


    "hamstar" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My friend has a theory about the new 3.5mbit/128kbit plans from
    > Telecom.
    >
    > He thinks that because of the way TCP/IP works, you can only only
    > recieve (download) return packets as fast as you can send them
    > (upload).
    >
    > So you got 128k/bits up, so you send as many packets as you can - but
    > you can only theoretically recieve as many packets back.
    >
    > So therefore the plans aren't faster at all!?
    >
    > Is this correct?
    >
     
    J Brockley, Mar 20, 2006
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