speed of internet connection for VoIP

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by hawat.thufir@gmail.com, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Guest

    my internet connection isn't always the best, but I'd like to do VoIP.
    Is there a test to see if the connection is fast enough?

    [thufir@arrakis ~]$ ping www.google.com
    PING www.l.google.com (66.102.7.147) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=0 ttl=244 time=60.0 ms
    64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=1 ttl=244 time=58.0 ms
    64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=2 ttl=244 time=91.2 ms
    64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=3 ttl=244 time=60.3 ms
    64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=4 ttl=244 time=59.7 ms
    64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=5 ttl=244 time=91.3 ms

    --- www.l.google.com ping statistics ---
    6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5004ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 58.028/70.143/91.371/14.996 ms, pipe 2
    [thufir@arrakis ~]$

    this was ok, but sometimes I get 25% packet loss, or higher.


    thanks,

    Thufir
    , Jul 13, 2005
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  2. Ivor Jones Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > my internet connection isn't always the best, but I'd like to do VoIP.
    > Is there a test to see if the connection is fast enough?


    www.adslguide.org.uk and select Speed Test. You will need Java enabled.

    Requirements for a call using G711 is approx 80k in both directions.

    Ivor
    Ivor Jones, Jul 14, 2005
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  3. Jeremy Guest

    Jeremy, Jul 14, 2005
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  4. Miguel Cruz Guest

    <> wrote:
    > my internet connection isn't always the best, but I'd like to do VoIP.
    > Is there a test to see if the connection is fast enough?
    >
    > [thufir@arrakis ~]$ ping www.google.com
    > PING www.l.google.com (66.102.7.147) 56(84) bytes of data.
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=0 ttl=244 time=60.0 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=1 ttl=244 time=58.0 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=2 ttl=244 time=91.2 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=3 ttl=244 time=60.3 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=4 ttl=244 time=59.7 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=5 ttl=244 time=91.3 ms


    The variance (58-90ms) is not great.

    > this was ok, but sometimes I get 25% packet loss, or higher.


    Neither is that.

    I have 300ms ping times to my VoIP server but there is no packet loss and
    the ping times are extremely stable. VoIP works great for me.

    miguel
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    Miguel Cruz, Jul 14, 2005
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  5. Guest

    Miguel Cruz wrote:
    ....
    > The variance (58-90ms) is not great.


    What's wrong with the variance? Does that mean that packet1 might
    arrive after packet2, something like that? I suppose that happens no
    matter what, so maybe if the variance is too over too great a range
    then...?

    > > this was ok, but sometimes I get 25% packet loss, or higher.

    >
    > Neither is that.
    >
    > I have 300ms ping times to my VoIP server but there is no packet loss and
    > the ping times are extremely stable. VoIP works great for me.

    ....

    I did some of those java tests, and I think VoIP will work in my case,
    at least sometimes. There may be times when it won't work, but that's
    ok for me.


    -Thufir
    , Jul 15, 2005
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  6. John S. Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > my internet connection isn't always the best, but I'd like to do VoIP.
    > Is there a test to see if the connection is fast enough?


    Basically if you have DSL or Cable, you are fast enough.

    Reliability is another issue.
    John S., Jul 16, 2005
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  7. Guest

    John S. wrote:
    ....
    > > my internet connection isn't always the best, but I'd like to do VoIP.
    > > Is there a test to see if the connection is fast enough?

    >
    > Basically if you have DSL or Cable, you are fast enough.
    >
    > Reliability is another issue.


    This connection is wi-fi. The router, an SMC7004VWBR has a broadband
    (cable) connection. This computer uses an asus wl-330g to connect to
    the router. The VoIP would be routed through this computer. (Or, the
    wl-330g might plug directly into a hub, and the VoIP adapter to the
    hub, I'm not sure yet.) It's hard to pinpoint the problem areas with
    regards to reliability and performance. It might be the cable network,
    it might be the wireless connection, it's hard to say. It doesn't have
    to be super reliable, I don't like phones anyhow ;)


    -Thufir
    , Jul 16, 2005
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  8. ubifone Guest

    Dear Friend,

    Most of VoIP Service providers require fast Internet access.

    But with Ubifone ( http://www.uninumber.ubifone.com/ ) you can start at
    dialup speed, meaning from 56 KB.

    Kind Regards,

    Sam.

    -------------------------------------
    wrote:




    > my internet connection isn't always the best, but I'd like to do VoIP.
    > Is there a test to see if the connection is fast enough?


    > [thufir@arrakis ~]$ ping www.google.com
    > PING www.l.google.com (66.102.7.147) 56(84) bytes of data.
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=0 ttl=244 time=60.0 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=1 ttl=244 time=58.0 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=2 ttl=244 time=91.2 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=3 ttl=244 time=60.3 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=4 ttl=244 time=59.7 ms
    > 64 bytes from 66.102.7.147: icmp_seq=5 ttl=244 time=91.3 ms


    > --- www.l.google.com ping statistics ---
    > 6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5004ms
    > rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 58.028/70.143/91.371/14.996 ms, pipe 2
    > [thufir@arrakis ~]$


    > this was ok, but sometimes I get 25% packet loss, or higher.



    > thanks,


    > Thufir








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  9. Guest

    Thanks, but I think that I'll be able to make it work with regular
    VoIP.


    -Thufir
    , Aug 10, 2005
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