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    could sum1 plz give me a link where i can found out wot my internet is at the moment. should be on 8mb wireless but my connection is so slow not happy

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    I always find this one to do the trick

    us.mcafee.com/roo…asp

    Original Poster

    many thanks could sum 1 tell me what these means in plain english
    Download Speed: 4449 kbps (556.1 KB/sec ) Upload Speed: 242 kbps (30.3 KB/sec )
    is that a good connection?

    You are on a 8mb connection and that's only if you are right next to the exchange. That's about what I would expect an average person to be getting.

    Do a few tests at various times and take the average.
    That one is just under 4.5meg

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    Download Speed = 4449kbps, thats approximately 4mb connection.
    Upload Speed - 242kbps, thats approximately a quarter of a meg.

    The download speed is about spot on....but yer upload should be around 400-500kbps for a good connection

    Download speed should be a lot closer to 8mb.
    If it says 8 then I would expect 8.
    Mine is capped at the moment (downloading too much) but when it is uncapped later on (off peak) then I will run the test.
    I have 8mb on AOL.
    My upload speed uncapped is also very slow about 50kb/sec. Don't know why, it's always been like that.

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    divide the kb speed by 1000 to get mb rate so perfect 8mb should be 8000kbps. Generally you need cable to guarantee these rates hence the BT's etc of this world always stating 'up to 8mb'.

    Shouldnt be allowed really.

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    UltimoScorpion;1489767

    I always find this one to do the … I always find this one to do the trickhttp://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/test_3000.asp


    That site didnt work for me. Continually quoted 500kbps rate exactly even with 3 refreshes. Speedtest quoted an average of 19600kbps with 776kbps upload rate.

    Magic_monkey;1490099

    Download speed should be a lot closer to 8mb.If it says 8 then I would … Download speed should be a lot closer to 8mb.If it says 8 then I would expect 8.


    It depends on how close to the exchange you are on. I pay for 8mb connection and can get a maximum of 4mb, that's life.

    computeractive are fighting to get it changed so that providers give you more realistic figures for your particular distance from exchange.
    I would consider 4 meg good, but then again I am 2 meg max....tested at 1675kbps down & 376kbps up....
    If your internet connection feels slower recently have you installed any new software? particular security suite?

    csiman;1490149

    That site didnt work for me. Continually quoted 500kbps rate exactly even … That site didnt work for me. Continually quoted 500kbps rate exactly even with 3 refreshes. Speedtest quoted an average of 19600kbps with 776kbps upload rate.



    you have 20meg.....jealous, that would be like me going form dial up to original 512 broadband

    i was under the impression that not all exchanges could handle all speeds, i think mine can only do 5mb, this might be a lie (or something i imagined) though, can someone confirm this, or tell me the site where youy can check how far you are from the exchange

    Guerilla

    productsandservices.bt.com/con…738

    BT put in your phone number and hopefully it will give you a good idea of what you can get...i tried mine and it says 2meg...so fairly good.

    Fool.

    Sorry couldn't resist

    cheers fool!

    guerilla;1490434

    cheers fool!



    what speed did they say....sir!

    4Mbps, i pity the fool that has a lower speed than me!

    Careful, or you may just suffer the wrath of the GLF....

    mango850;1489772

    many thanks could sum 1 tell me what these means in plain english



    Many thanks, could someone tell me what this means in plain English ? :whistling:

    speedtest.net seems to indicate differently
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/225355558.png

    Heres mine... 2MB btw.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/225389772.png

    To be fair I have got utorrent running on the server at the moment, but thats still a pretty good speed for me. For about 6 days a month (normally near billing time) it drops to dial up speed, *******s :-(

    here's my 4meg connection speeds
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/225402282.png

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    lumoruk;1491297

    and mine upto 8meg but was advised by Sky would be 5.5meg, so I'm happy … and mine upto 8meg but was advised by Sky would be 5.5meg, so I'm happy oh its Sky connect



    im in the same boat as this person yet my connection is rubbish. Been 3 days now noticed my interent connection is lacking shall be havin words with orange in the morning

    My 8mb when I'm uncapped :P

    On speedtest.net:
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/225427177.png

    And on speedtest.bbmax.co.uk:
    Download Speed: 6848 kbps (856 KB/sec ) Upload Speed: 370 kbps (46.3 KB/sec )

    I'm using wireless too.

    mango850: many thanks could sum 1 tell me what these means in plain … mango850: many thanks could sum 1 tell me what these means in plain english



    stora;1490547

    Many thanks, could someone tell me what this means in plain English ? … Many thanks, could someone tell me what this means in plain English ? :whistling:



    LOL, Classic. :-D

    I have 30 meg here at uni lol and a 9 meg upload speed.

    Frightened to use it though in case I get banned lol

    ryouga;1491527

    I have 30 meg here at uni lol and a 9 meg upload speed.Frightened to use … I have 30 meg here at uni lol and a 9 meg upload speed.Frightened to use it though in case I get banned lol



    In college there's fast internet so I use it to download stuff through wifi to my laptop.
    They've never said anything. If they question me I'll just say that I didn't know what it was doing! lol

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    stora;1491250

    here's my 4meg connection speeds :)]


    thats 10mb!

    Are you with virgin perhaps as I believe they have started upping 4mb customers to 10mb speeds. I pay for 10mb but get these sort of speeds lately:-

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/225477856.png

    mango850;1491456

    target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"]http://on 8mb thats not good right?


    erm,...no, are you capped and have you over run?

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    lumoruk;1491578

    Apparently they are using cable that is channelled through the water … Apparently they are using cable that is channelled through the water pipes...took me bloody 15 minutes to find it but here is the article http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,1000000097,39286165,00.htm :thumbsup: don't know if they are using the waste pipes too but could make your upload speed rather ******



    latest article news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm ;-)

    Original Poster

    wot does capped mean? sorry

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/225813325.png

    mango850;1496325

    wot does capped mean? sorry



    The term capped refers to when your internet service provider limits your download speeds at certain times because you have either downloaded too much or have gone over your download allowance. This is done due to the fair usage policy most ISPs follow.

    For example, I download too much data so my 8mb internet connection is capped during peak surfing hours around 6pm-11pm to ~50kb/s download speed. Off peak I'm back up to ~800kb/s.

    ryouga;1496424



    That's insane fast! 50mb!
    Where do you live and what ISP do you have?
    Or is your speed from a workplace/school/college etc?

    Halls connection but it goes faster than that, was downloading at 9300kB a second had a big shock. that was with a download accelerator though

    That is pure madness! I suppose your only limitation is the server at the other end where you're downloading from then!

    Watch HD trailers much? How can you make the most of that speed of connection? :thinking:
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