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Topic # 12013 23-Feb-2007 10:06

Hi,

I just setup my 256kbps ADSL connection lastnight, and I was surprised to see my modem reporting my speed as

7616/160 Kbps

Can someone please tell me the meaning of this?  It is downloading at around 25kB/s, as I would expect, so what is the meaning of this high number? 

Thanks.

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  Reply # 61713 23-Feb-2007 10:38
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illegalbrain: Hi,

I just setup my 256kbps ADSL connection lastnight, and I was surprised to see my modem reporting my speed as

7616/160 Kbps

Can someone please tell me the meaning of this?  It is downloading at around 25kB/s, as I would expect, so what is the meaning of this high number? 

Thanks.

It's called throttling i.e. you are on a cheap plan, and although your modem is capable of MUCH more, you are only getting 256kbps bandwidth, because that's all you pay for.

Downloading at 25kB/s = 25,000 bytes per second = 200kbps (kilobits per second) i.e. you are pretty much getting the full speed you can expect from your plan.

I would recommend you pay $10 per month more (or maybe not even that much) and move to a faster plan with Max speed download, then you can get the full bandwidth your modem is capable of.

For example:  XNET River @ $33.95 + $1 per Gigabyte:

http://www.xnet.co.nz/hsi/



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  Reply # 61719 23-Feb-2007 10:47

Thanks dude, that's cleared it up for me nicely.

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