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#80887 5-Apr-2011 22:32
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Downloaded a 800 megabyte file in about 4 odd minutes.. I was watching the speed down. It was a constant 2.5 MegaBytes/second

Im about 60 metres from the local cabinet, down/up attenuation is 6/3 so it's not bad and its an ADSL2+ upgraded cabinet.

I normally get around 1.5MB/s so had to look twice to see it was 2.5MB/s absolutely consistent speed from a filesonic server.

File downloaded correctly so no problems there. My connection speed is normally 20mb/s down and 1mb/s up...

So really curious how this speed was possible.. has there been some sort of bumped up upgrade to the cabinet. Some sort of local caching? Very puzzled..

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  #455723 5-Apr-2011 23:13
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at 20Mbps, 2.5MB/sec is about the speed of your pipe. its quite feasible that you struck an ISP cached object and that you were getting full speed locally, rather than internationally. That said, telecom seem to have pretty good bandwidth in general, so you also could have had that from source.




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  #455746 6-Apr-2011 00:30
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Regs: at 20Mbps, 2.5MB/sec is about the speed of your pipe. its quite feasible that you struck an ISP cached object and that you were getting full speed locally, rather than internationally. That said, telecom seem to have pretty good bandwidth in general, so you also could have had that from source.


sounds like youre right Reg. an overseas link, but if it's popular, then surely it's been cached locally to have got 2.5MB/s, which as you said is pretty much what my connect speed will allow.. nice surprise tonight! Smile

 




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