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Topic # 161719 17-Jan-2015 13:52
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Hi,

Some of you may have picked up my thread about streaming TV internationally here:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=34&topicId=161659

I have now loaded a little bandwidth speed test on my TV streaming box and would appreciate if some people at GZ that are connected via UFB would be able to test the speed they're getting on this. Preferably in the Auckland area but feel free to contribute if you aren't.

I am not so much interested in the upload, more so the download speed.

http://scul.zapto.org/mini/

Hopefully not everybody will go at this all at once as it would skew the results
A few samples at different times of the day would be the best.

If you are participating could you please state which ISP you are using and your type of subscription and roughly where you are located.

Thanks so much cool




Gigabit


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  Reply # 1216519 17-Jan-2015 14:09
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I'm with Snap! Fibre 30/10 plan & I'm getting 5.40mbps download, Upload 0.47 at 2pm today in Christchurch.



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  Reply # 1216520 17-Jan-2015 14:11
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That is actually a lot quicker than I had expected, I was thinking it would cap at 1 or 2mbit!

It's capping 8.7mbps down and 0.47mbps up here (and I'm 300 miles away from the box)

The connection is cable 90mbps down / 9mbps up. I guess the script is not so accurate with the upload transfers.





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  Reply # 1216522 17-Jan-2015 14:15
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Just tested on Slingshot 100/50 (2:11pm). Got 3.5mbps down and .52mbps up. Someone else in my flat may be doing something on the connection.

Same test on VF Cable 130/10 gave 7mbps down and .51mbps up. That connection was definitely not doing anything else ans there is only one computer on it :)

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  Reply # 1216578 17-Jan-2015 15:34
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Snap 100/50 plan. Got 3.48 down and 0.51 up and did that about a minute ago. Located in Wellington.




 

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  Reply # 1216580 17-Jan-2015 15:41
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Trustpower UFB 100/50 - Got 6.38 down, 0.61 up - Located in Oamaru.




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  Reply # 1216582 17-Jan-2015 15:45
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Spark UFB 100/50 6.04 down 0.39 up. Invercargill

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  Reply # 1216584 17-Jan-2015 15:50
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Unless somethings changed, speedtest mini uses an old testing method that isn't very indicative, especially of higher speed connections or higher latencies.

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  Reply # 1216585 17-Jan-2015 15:51
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eXDee: Unless somethings changed, speedtest mini uses an old testing method that isn't very indicative, especially of higher speed connections or higher latencies.


The test seems to short as my speed seemed to be ramping up over the duration of the test.

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  Reply # 1216591 17-Jan-2015 16:33
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BigPipe 100/20 Auckland = 8.51 / 0.62  @ 16:30

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  Reply # 1216594 17-Jan-2015 16:45
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8.64 D 0.50 UP on my Orcon 100/50 fiber :)





You can also follow me on twitter here @kiwifortw I do twitch streams every now and then at twitch.tv/kiwiforthewin :)

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  Reply # 1216604 17-Jan-2015 17:34
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Not UFB but Spark VDSL which is currently 55/10, 7.8 down and .60 up

where is the nearest speedtest server to you/where you want to test too, as it might provide a better indication as that speed test download size was tiny and i suspect most peoples connections were still ramping up.

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  Reply # 1216627 17-Jan-2015 18:26
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His server IP appears to be approximately near Baarn or Utrecht in the Netherlands. IP locating is never totally accurate.


Here's a couple of tests, one to ColocationIX, the other to Softlayer. Both in Amsterdam.




Snap 200/200 UFB

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  Reply # 1216683 17-Jan-2015 19:49
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And here is the problem with TCP and long ping times. Without tweaking of your TCP stack or multiple threads you will never get fast speeds to the other side of the world.

If you really wanted a good speed test you should use UDP and measure how much data is dropped or what is the maximum speed it can arrive at.

I doubt you will see anything faster than 15mb ever to the UK or NL. It's just how TCP works on long round trips.

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  Reply # 1216719 17-Jan-2015 21:30
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5.41 down, 0.43 up
Snap 200/200 UFB Auckland





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  Reply # 1216725 17-Jan-2015 22:04
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Snap 100/50, in Manukau, Auckland.

Got 8.41Mbps down, and 0.59Mbps up :)

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