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Wannabe Geek

# 21191 18-Apr-2008 11:45
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Not sure if this is the right place for it but as I recently signed up to Fusion I thought I'd ask here.

I've just run these speedtests....

What I don't understand is if Fusion is FS/FS why do I get such a huge difference in speed?
Is it just Xnet or are all ISP's the same?
Prior to Xnet I had wireless that would deliver 2MB up AND down.

Also when I ran the tests it showed me as being in Chch but I'm actually in Northland!


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  # 124699 18-Apr-2008 11:52

Is the service is delivered over the copper lines? It's probably ADSL - asymmetrical DSL. The A part means the download speed is dramatically more than the upload.

More on ADSL here.

Apologies if it's not - in which case, I know nothing.



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  # 124709 18-Apr-2008 12:20
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I think Paul is right it is ADSL which does mean you will get a faster download speed than upload and you will find that all ISPs that have ADSL will all have similar speeds. Also I dont think that body in that illustration on the speedtest doesnt change to show your location


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  # 124711 18-Apr-2008 12:23
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Paul is right the technolgy used for DSL conections is currently ADSL , you do do not get a symmetricial service ie the same speed up and down which you were getting with your wireless provider. 

Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink


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Wannabe Geek

  # 124749 18-Apr-2008 14:09
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Thanks guys

...was just wondering.

kfella2000:Also I dont think that body in that illustration on the speedtest doesnt change to show your location

Not that it really matters but I'm no where nearly 450 miles from Akl - more like 100

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  # 124919 19-Apr-2008 13:12
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Full speed refers to the maximum speed the technology allows. ADSL has a maximum download speed of 8mb and an upload speed of ~800k.

Also the reason it shows you an incorrect distance is because it compares your ip address with a ip to location database. When your isp orders a pool of ip addresses, they need to specify where the client of each one is located. Because most isp's use dynamic addresses, its not always accurate. When i connect, the modem is given an ip address, from the isp, out of this pool which they may have said is given to someone in dunedin when in fact i am in napier. They could have randomly made up names of places when ordering the pool.

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