# So How Fast is Your Internet Speed? Test here & Post!

#### arrie

##### New Member
I'm using a 2.6GHz proprietry wireless solution.
Here are my results:
892 kbps down.
207 kbps up.

Seems to have slowed, was 989 kbps in March, maybe to many new users in the area.
Damn. That sucks. Another year or so, and I'll lick dial-up speed.
Whaaaaaaa

Did the same test again today.
135kbps down
73kbps up

Whaaaaaaa

#### ericgibbs

##### Well-Known Member
Whaaaaaaa

Did the same test again today.
135kbps down
73kbps up

Whaaaaaaa
hi arrie,
Speak to your provider as I did.

It started to slow down using Sky so I reported it, they found the speed had been set too high for my location IIRC 5Meg, so I was picking up so many errors the whole link slowed down.

They reset my link to 3meg and it works like a charm.

It could be you system error rate is high rather than the transfer rate being low.

#### arrie

##### New Member
I just did e-mail them.

Those buggers, I'm paying for something I'm not getting.
Will see what they reply, then post it. hahahahahahaha (wicked laugh)

#### Boncuk

##### New Member
Internet speed

Today's results after switching to new equipment: CAT CDMA C-motech

Ping: 330ms
down: 827KBPS
up: 365KBPS

Hans

#### rjvh

##### New Member
combine the up and down load nr and it stays the same still shocking

down load a stunning 96 Kb a second
up load a shocking 2 Kb a second

ping rate 1559

#### theinfamousbob

##### Member
I'm sorry everyone:

My overall pipe is better to Chicago, and since most online game servers are in Chicago I'm set.

#### rjvh

##### New Member
I'm sorry everyone:

My overall pipe is better to Chicago, and since most online game servers are in Chicago I'm set.
I envy you is a understatement

Robert-Jan

#### arrie

##### New Member
He's just a common braggart, don't envy him.

#### theinfamousbob

##### Member
He's just a common braggart, don't envy him.
It's what I get for paying near $50k to go to school every year!! Our entire campus is fiber-optic. The local transfer stuff blows away internet speed. I can download near the max bandwidth of gigabit ethernet locally. #### rezer ##### New Member It's what I get for paying near$50k to go to school every year!!

Our entire campus is fiber-optic. The local transfer stuff blows away internet speed. I can download near the max bandwidth of gigabit ethernet locally.
My lands! Shake my tail and call be uncle! You ARE a braggard!

#### arrie

##### New Member
It's what I get for paying near \$50k to go to school every year!!

Our entire campus is fiber-optic. The local transfer stuff blows away internet speed. I can download near the max bandwidth of gigabit ethernet locally.
That is quite cool.
Over here in RSA you will not get such speed from any educational org.
Actually, I wonder if you'll have that speed anywhere.

mine is:
down:7963 kbps
up:949 kbps

comcast-NJ

#### theinfamousbob

##### Member
My lands! Shake my tail and call be uncle! You ARE a braggard!
Hehehe.

The not cool part: I have to take on most of that in student loans. Which I'll be repaying for I don't know how many years after I graduate. Hopefully under 5 if everything works out.

At home for the summer I use 5Mbit cable with 512kb up. For regular Internet browsing it's the same; however stuff like the Steam content delivery system (games) it becomes a burden. Something that could take hours to download is done in minutes at school. Result: I have about 1.5TB of storage space that I fill with stuff I might need over the summer so I don't have to put my family through degraded internet.

#### Nigel Goodwin

##### Super Moderator
A friend of mine, a number of years back now (pre-ADSL) used to work in a large telecoms computer centre - around that time he also used to be heavily involved in LINUX (with parts of his code in a number of distributions). So he had a requirement for downloads CDROM's full of LINUX code from the the USA.

His answer was to do it at work, and write it to CDROM's - and he used to allocate himself sole use of a 10Mbit transatlantic link while he did it!

#### Mechaman

##### New Member
Mine is
Its from a college so im guessing its fiber optic.
sorry but i beat you bob.

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#### theinfamousbob

##### Member
A friend of mine, a number of years back now (pre-ADSL) used to work in a large telecoms computer centre - around that time he also used to be heavily involved in LINUX (with parts of his code in a number of distributions). So he had a requirement for downloads CDROM's full of LINUX code from the the USA.

His answer was to do it at work, and write it to CDROM's - and he used to allocate himself sole use of a 10Mbit transatlantic link while he did it!
That's pretty amazing. Did anyone ever catch him?

#### Nigel Goodwin

##### Super Moderator
That's pretty amazing. Did anyone ever catch him?
No, he used it whenever he wanted.

#### Nigel Goodwin

##### Super Moderator
Boo hoo!

Lost my broadband at home completely - phoneline problems, no broadband since last Thursday, waiting for BT to come and look at noisely line.

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#### audioguru

##### Well-Known Member
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Upload speed is : 0.96 kbps