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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:39 am

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Honestly I find these test useless and completely inaccurate as the size of the file is too small to accurately test your connection. Why do I say that? These tests are from a remote server that is on a 100Mb port yet look at that speed test result. Plus the results aren't very reliable as they jump around (see the next two results, one in the same city as my server and the other one farther away). If you really want to test your speed you should try something like ftping a large file to a remote server.

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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:12 pm

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These tests are from a remote server that is on a 100Mb port yet look at that speed test result.

Uh, how do you know that? Lots of servers have gigabit connections.
Plus the results aren't very reliable as they jump around (see the next two results, one in the same city as my server and the other one farther away).

Or maybe you've just discovered that when you have a high-bandwidth connection, your download speed depends greatly on the available capacity of the other server and the lines connecting you. Closer servers don't always provide higher bandwidth connections.
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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:16 pm

SNM wrote:
sonneillon wrote:
These tests are from a remote server that is on a 100Mb port yet look at that speed test result.

Uh, how do you know that? Lots of servers have gigabit connections.


When you approach a server hosting company and have them host a server for you one of the things you pay for is port speed and since your paying for that it gives you that info on the product specs of the server. Also look at the ISP. ServerBeach is a self managed dedicated server hosting company. That means I (the customer) have full control over the server since in a nutshell they put the hardware together, install the base OS, and then walk away. So when I use RDC to connect to the server I can view what the network connection is as I have administrative control of the server. I can attempt to change the port speed all I want but guess what? They have the switch's port set to 100Mb so I only get a 100Mb connection max.
 
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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:34 pm

You could have just said you were the operator on the server in question.

If by chance you're not and are extrapolating based on a server you buy from that ISP, realize that data centers don't necessarily have standardized equipment. I work at a web hosting company and we have servers with both 100Mb and Gigabit connections. It's not based on age either; it's just that most servers don't need that kind of bandwidth and the switches and routers required to handle lots of gigabit connections are more expensive.
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Re: Internet Speed

Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:02 am

SNM wrote:
You could have just said you were the operator on the server in question.

If by chance you're not and are extrapolating based on a server you buy from that ISP, realize that data centers don't necessarily have standardized equipment. I work at a web hosting company and we have servers with both 100Mb and Gigabit connections. It's not based on age either; it's just that most servers don't need that kind of bandwidth and the switches and routers required to handle lots of gigabit connections are more expensive.



Your right I could have said that but since from your post you didn't seem to understand how someone could tell what type of connection a server has I didn't know your level of knowledge so I felt it best to explain things a little bit more.
 
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Re: Internet Speed

Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:26 am

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At least it's not so terrible any more.
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Re: Internet Speed

Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:42 am

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Slowest! (At least after a price reduction, it costs under $50/month now!)
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Re: Internet Speed

Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:45 pm

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FIOS FTW!

Actually, it's only 25Mb FIOS, but my FreeBSD server may be causing some burstiness that causes speedtest.net to over-estimate the speed. It seems like it takes it a bit to start, them boom it's done with a higher throughput than it should really be.

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Speakeasy.net speed test actually seemed to do a better job:
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Re: Internet Speed

Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:02 pm

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This is what happens when Comcast is broken, your service appointment is 2 days away, and you're running off a USB tether on a rooted Droid using PdaNet. Good thing I'm still on the original unlimited plan.
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Re: Internet Speed

Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:15 pm

I don't like that people keep posting shots of their tethered internet, and it is faster than my DSL. :(
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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:58 am

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I don't like that people keep posting shots of their tethered internet, and it is faster than my DSL. :(

Then prepare to feel more sad. :P :lol:

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I tried USB tethering using the included Nokia PC Internet Access and I could not even get a test session completed. Before the transfer hit 1MB the program just got stuck and refused to route packets anymore. :evil:
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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:26 am

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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:15 am

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I don't like that people keep posting shots of their tethered internet, and it is faster than my DSL. :(

Hardly matters, does it though? What most people use their super speeds for is illegal. And most of the things people actually do with it legally, the networks and media industries are trying to force you to pay for.
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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:25 am

This thread gets the biggest e-peen award - It's arguably completly pointless... :wink:

Still, lets keep it on topic - The speeds are ok for my online gaming, so no complaints from me here:

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Re: Internet Speed

Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:12 pm

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I just wish they would sell something with a more balanced upload :cable:
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Re: Internet Speed

Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:46 pm

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Re: Internet Speed

Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:41 pm

I wish the upload wasn't so slow.

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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:20 am

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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:55 am

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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:32 am

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I have to be honest, I'm a little ticked - I never *actually* get speeds this good when I'm downloading real things, usually around half that.
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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:12 am

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Re: Internet Speed

Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:35 pm

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Re: Internet Speed

Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:47 pm

Yet, another internet bandwidth epenis thread. :lol:

The best part is that connections beyond 10Mbps are practically worthless (save VPNs/Backbones) as the vast majority of servers online do not allocated that much bandwidth to a single client. It is also difficult to find a torrent that allows you to leech that much bandwidth.
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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:44 am

Ah, we're bragging about internet? Check mine out:

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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:31 pm

Krogoth wrote:
Yet, another internet bandwidth epenis thread. :lol:

The best part is that connections beyond 10Mbps are practically worthless (save VPNs/Backbones) as the vast majority of servers online do not allocated that much bandwidth to a single client. It is also difficult to find a torrent that allows you to leech that much bandwidth.


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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:19 pm

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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:38 pm

I have a 3Mbit connection. About the only time I feel the desire for a faster connection is when I buy something on Steam. Otherwise I can't really recall when my normal usage would benefit from paying $30 more a month for a 15Mbit connection. I'm more jealous of the guys posting from across the pond. Those 100/100 connections for $30 a month are awesome.
 
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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:50 pm

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1399204763.png

don't know how you guys put that pic up of your results, but here is what I got
 
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Re: Internet Speed

Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:53 pm

If you really want to test your speed you should try something like ftping a large file to a remote server.




What is ftyping, how would I send a large file to a remote server PS-noob

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