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  # 132194 20-May-2008 22:02
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When did you download?:  9:58 PM

How long did it take to download the file?:  13 seconds

 

What ISP are you currently using?: Vodafone's ihug

What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: Broadband 5

 

What city are you living in?: Auckland
ADSL sync speed: 19067


 

One more note - I'm on the VF DSLAM (not TCNZ wholesale)


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  # 132370 21-May-2008 18:13
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When did you download?:  6:12 PM

How long did it take to download the file?:  20.1 seconds

 

What ISP are you currently using?: Orcon

What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: Surfer 20 GB Broadband

 

What city are you living in?: Havelock North

ADSL sync speed: 4096


Looks like Orcon might of fixed the International download speed issue.


 
 
 
 




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  # 132373 21-May-2008 18:21
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Everything's going well - though slow, which is alright, because time will stretch out the kinks (on the graphs)

Currently have around 65 records... it goes on.




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  # 132386 21-May-2008 19:08
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When did you download?:  7:06 PM

How long did it take to download the file?:  1 minute 30 seconds

 

What ISP are you currently using?: Orcon

What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: ZeroShock

 

What city are you living in?: Kapiti

Definitely an improvement on previous days, but I've only tested this one download.


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  # 132411 21-May-2008 21:16
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When did you download?: 21:11
How long did it take to download the file?: 3min 16sec

What ISP are you currently using?: Xnet
What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: Flood
What city are you living in?: Auckland
ADSL sync speed = 2752




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# 132412 21-May-2008 21:16
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When did you download?: [9:11:00pm]
How long did it take to download the file?: [1 minutes and 53 seconds]

What ISP are you currently using?:
[Telstraclear]
What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: [LightSpeed 20G]

What city are you living in?: [Christchurch]





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  # 132430 21-May-2008 22:45
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When did you download?:  10:40 PM

How long did it take to download the file?:  3 minutes 17 seconds

 

What ISP are you currently using?: Orcon

What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: ZeroShock

 

What city are you living in?: Kapiti


 
 
 
 


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  # 132442 22-May-2008 00:18
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When did you download?:  12:18 PM

How long did it take to download the file?:  17.21 seconds

 

What ISP are you currently using?: Orcon

What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: Surfer 20 GB Broadband

 

What city are you living in?: Havelock North

ADSL sync speed: 3680


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  # 132539 22-May-2008 14:06
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When did you download?:  2:06 PM

How long did it take to download the file?:  22.7 seconds

 

What ISP are you currently using?: Orcon

What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: Surfer 20 GB Broadband

 

What city are you living in?: Havelock North

ADSL sync speed: 3712


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  # 132578 22-May-2008 17:40
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What time did you download: 5.34pm
how long did it take: 21.5sec
Who is your ISP: Orcon
What Plan are you on: FS/128 15GB
What City do you live in: Napier
ADSL Sync Speed: 2400Kbps / 160Kbps

extra notes: i know my line can Sync faster as i have had it at 3200Kbps / 760Kbps



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  # 132868 23-May-2008 19:48
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Updates:

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Graph: (click for enlargement)



All records includes all records (duh..)

There is around 5 Cable records, which is kind of the reason behind the flatness of the orange line.

ADSL is only ADSL1, and does not include ADSL2+.




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  # 132982 24-May-2008 12:22
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Very nice graph, interesting to see that the speed is in general slower on on-peak times :(

When did you download?:  12:22 PM

How long did it take to download the file?:  22.3 seconds

 

What ISP are you currently using?: Orcon

What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: Surfer 20 GB Broadband

 

What city are you living in?: Havelock North

ADSL sync speed: 3936


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  # 133063 24-May-2008 21:54
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When did you download?:  9:53 PM

How long did it take to download the file?:  20.0 seconds

 

What ISP are you currently using?: Orcon

What broadband plan are you currently subscribed to?: Surfer 20 GB Broadband

 

What city are you living in?: Havelock North

ADSL sync speed: 4512


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# 133068 24-May-2008 22:58
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manhinli: Everything's going well - though slow, which is alright, because time will stretch out the kinks (on the graphs)

Currently have around 65 records... it goes on.


How many do you plan on getting? You'll need A LOT to glean any useful information from this, mostly due to the fact that you're using shared hosting (on Dreamhost, no less), which means speeds are going to be very variable. Also, due to the high latency, connections are influenced a lot by each user's TCP window size settings. In other words, there are tons of variables.

Most importantly, however, is that this is a very bad test for determining international bandwidth issues. A single threaded download from a single, shared host with low bandwith is pretty much the worst case scenario. It would be much better even if you just had dedicated hosting, with a decent pipe, and set it up to optimise for high latency connections.

The only thing you can reliably determine from this test is international bandwidth differences between individual ISPs and plans, which you aren't showing on your graphs (and even then, due to the reasons I mentioned above, it's not exactly optimal).

Anyway, didn't mean to beat on your thread, just making sure you don't read too much into the results.



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  # 133085 25-May-2008 09:45
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Nothing is perfect - which I do realise.

I'm just using this as a basis for some simple surveying. If I really did need good results I would have to do a heck of a lot more for hosting and management, but I just don't have such resources.

At least the graph is pretty much like what we expected - though stretched by Orcon's previously slow speeds.




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