Re: actual dsl speed

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Wizard, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Wizard

    Wizard Guest

    Woody <> wrote:
    > Your 9.18 pdf file is in BYTES, not bits.


    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You fucking stupid, top-posting cuntplug.

    > "Mark D. Zacharias" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> "Woody" <> wrote in message
    >> news:zfj%d.8441$...
    >>> You first need to determine what speed line you have. If you are
    >>> getting 1.5 to 2.5 meg on the bandwidth testing site then you probably
    >>> have
    >>> a 3 meg connection. On a 1.5 meg connection you will get a max of
    >>> about 160 byte download speed. On a 3 meg connection you will get a
    >>> maximum of about 300 byte download speed. Download speeds are
    >>> limited by the remote server speed ,activity, and the internet. A
    >>> byte of data is 8 bits. The download speed is being measured in
    >>> bytes and the broadband test is being measured in bits.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Mark D. Zacharias" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Can anyone recommend a good site for downloading large binaries, or
    >>>> otherwise testing TRUE throughput of my dsl?
    >>>>
    >>>> I had a supposedly 384K, which never seemed to go above 160K.
    >>>>
    >>>> Upgraded to a 1.5 meg, now seems choked at about 300K when actually
    >>>> downloading a file.
    >>>>
    >>>> So-called "Modem Speed Test" or other bandwidth testing sites show
    >>>> between 1-5 meg and 2.5 meg, but I suspect they're really testing
    >>>> server-to server, not actual, real-world download speed. I'm quite
    >>>> aware there's lots of other server issues, etc, and phone line
    >>>> issues are a possibility, but I do think that once in a while I
    >>>> would see download speeds higher than what I'm seeing. I'm not
    >>>> interested in paying for such a very modest increase in speed.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Mark Z.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> I don't find it surprising that SBC would call it 1.5 meg and the
    >> speed check sites would show anywhere from 1.8 to 2.4 meg. I'd call
    >> that a "fudge factor".
    >>
    >> I've done a quick calculation, and my typical download speeds, that
    >> is actually downloading a binary file, average aroud 300 kbits, (not
    >> bytes) per second. Example, a 9.18 meg PDF file in 31 seconds.
    >>
    >> So even if the speed check sites are clocking bits, which I'm sure
    >> they are, I'm still way down speed-wise in real world performance.
    >>
    >> I used to have Cox cable, and similar downloads of 700k to 1 meg per
    >> second weren't uncommon.
    >>
    >>
    >> Mark Z.
    Wizard, Mar 22, 2005
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