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  # 211181 1-May-2009 12:04
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Heres my latest results not bad for a friday lunchtime

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Ultimate Geek

  # 211182 1-May-2009 12:05
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How'd you guys get the image of the results rather than the link to display


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  # 211186 1-May-2009 12:35
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Let me see if this works!!

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  # 211206 1-May-2009 14:09
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On Telecom Business Broadband Pro (60GB) and can say I have no complaints, Was downloading a XPe build last night (Have a new hp t5710 ThinClient to hax0r) at the same time as a friend and he was quite surprised to learn than I was proceeding to mount the ISO while his download was still dribbling in at 23%

International speeds are very good and not jittery, reasonably consistent.

Line syncs at 14Mbps, usually get 12Mbps to NZ and Melbourne.

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  # 211214 1-May-2009 14:20
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23 sync thats impressive, I wonder what would rate your sync speed at ... (in my limited experience it never seems to match the actual sync rate)

Tarawera Ultra 2015 done, bring on 2016

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  # 211226 1-May-2009 14:45
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I had not taken the speed test , untill now seeing responses here like 11Mbps n so forth, to my shock my speedtest result gave me 14mbps and even 16-20 on other ocassion. Is this for real ? seriously if you go by the actual data you shud b able to download a 1gb movie in some 10minutes, but i am cent% sure that it easily takes 25-30minutes if its from a relaible decent speed server or even 40 if its coming from a crowded one.

i think these numbers showing up in recent days are not true. r these by any chance fixed by the telco's, - i doubt that wen i say but who knows - u nvr knw wat companies can do to keep customers happy. 

any of u really think u r LITERALLY downloading in those speeds ?? 

By my calculations, a 1gb movie that took 10 mins would need a connection of at least: 

1024   /  10   / 60     *     8           =    13.65 Mbit/s
(MB)   (mins) (secs) (turn int Mbits)

Which doesn't seem too unrealistic, as I have have plenty of friends who are Telecom customers (who are on ADSL2+ compatable plans ie those without artificial ulpoad speed caps) are getting those sorts of speeds or higher

One friend lives about 200 metres (if that!) away from the local exchange, and he downloaded a 1.2Gb file in less than 8 minutes!  The real key is to have a server (or if you torrent, eers) that can upload to you at 15Mb/s or whatever you can manage. 

As just another point, if you are talking about torrenting, there are many other reasons why you may not be able to get those sorts of speeds. 

My suggestion if you want a REAL, ACURATE speedtest:  get 2 downloads from each of the Apple and Microsoft support websites (like, for example, driver update files) and have all 4 going at once.  These guys have awesome servers (as you would expect) and you can add up the download speeds to see what you can actually manage.  At uni one day I got 40Mbit/s download that way on a Saturday morning...

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  # 211271 1-May-2009 16:34
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Just did a "speed test" on the (in it's last dying days) Vodafone iHug connection and my Telecom connection in the same house, on the same pylon etc.

Admittedly the Vodafone iHug connection has 128Kbps upload so these are not scientific.

Vodafone's speed test:

Download Speed: 1889 kbps (236.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 134 kbps (16.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 79 ms

Download Speed: 12872 kbps (1609 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 796 kbps (99.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 17 ms

Download Speed: 1890 kbps (236.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 128 kbps (16 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 81 ms

Download Speed: 12857 kbps (1607.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 796 kbps (99.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 18 ms









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