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Topic # 23526 1-Jul-2008 22:33
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Hello,

I have recently connected up to Xnet as was getting a sync speed of around 12 MB, and a download speed (from speedtest.net) of 7,500kbs
But after a reboot recently I am currently sync'ing at 16.4MB and getting 12,331kbs!! download speed. (I have a pdf of the screen shot to prove it!)

I am in the birkdale area of Auckland.

What your best connection and download speed results? (I'm keen to know if anyone is getting faster, as I haven't heard of one yet.)





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  Reply # 142084 2-Jul-2008 00:43
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My fasted I have ever gotten is "4881 kb/s" With a sync speed of "5760 kbps".
This is on Orcon, on ADSL.


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  Reply # 142091 2-Jul-2008 07:36
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This around what I get most of the time on xnet Adsl

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  Reply # 142107 2-Jul-2008 08:33
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TechnoGuy001: My fasted I have ever gotten is "4881 kb/s" With a sync speed of "5760 kbps".
This is on Orcon, on ADSL.

About 10-20% of your sync speed is used in IP/ATM etc overheads, so those figures are quite in line with what you can expect.




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  Reply # 142123 2-Jul-2008 09:07
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I get a bit confused with these speed values. Some values are in kbps, some are in KB/s. I always thought that 1 KB/s=8 kbps. So the two values cannot be similar. Can somebody explain to me where I am wrong?




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  Reply # 142127 2-Jul-2008 09:20
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Xnet FS/FS - Flood

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We got 911KB/s from GamePlant on Monday :) was so fast !!!

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  Reply # 142130 2-Jul-2008 09:26
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Ooops I seee.... small `b` is bits, capital `B` is bytes, right?




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  Reply # 142164 2-Jul-2008 10:54
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coffeebaron:
TechnoGuy001: My fasted I have ever gotten is "4881 kb/s" With a sync speed of "5760 kbps".
This is on Orcon, on ADSL.

About 10-20% of your sync speed is used in IP/ATM etc overheads, so those figures are quite in line with what you can expect.

aah so thats where thats where it goes.
Good to hear that I get the beast i can possibly get.

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  Reply # 142165 2-Jul-2008 10:56
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attilathegorilla: Ooops I seee.... small `b` is bits, capital `B` is bytes, right?

Yea, that's about right, most of the time.

Also, another little tip: 10x KBps = Kbps of sync speed (approximate).
E.G if your sync speed is 3000 Kbps, and your are downloading a file at 300KBps, then you are pretty much close to maxing out you connection = good.
E.G. If your sync speed is 3000 Kbps, and you are dowloading at 100KBps, then approx 30% capcity of your connection = not so good
etc etc




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  Reply # 142355 2-Jul-2008 21:13
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coffeebaron: 
Also, another little tip: 10x KBps = Kbps of sync speed (approximate).
E.G if your sync speed is 3000 Kbps, and your are downloading a file at 300KBps, then you are pretty much close to maxing out you connection = good.
E.G. If your sync speed is 3000 Kbps, and you are dowloading at 100KBps, then approx 30% capcity of your connection = not so good
etc etc

Thanks for that info, it will come in handy.

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  Reply # 142360 2-Jul-2008 21:28
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Plese note this bears no relationship to my International speeds.

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  Reply # 142443 3-Jul-2008 09:39
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I'm currently on FS/128 and sync at around 15,000Kbps. Recently I had to download Oracle XE and was astounded at the speed I got from their servers (see above). Link to file here. Usually I only hit about 4500Kbps on the Wellington speedtest.net server. The above download is multithreaded but I can still get about 900KB/s with a single thread. I was under the impression that 128k upload essentially limits the download speed to about 4.5Mbps.

Its definately the fastest download I've seen on my connection and haven't seen any download get close. I would be interested to see what speed others get from the same link.

Cheers.



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  Reply # 142826 4-Jul-2008 08:38
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wonderferret:



Plese note this bears no relationship to my International speeds.

Damn that is fast!

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  Reply # 143176 5-Jul-2008 12:28
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kinetic: Hello,

I have recently connected up to Xnet as was getting a sync speed of around 12 MB, and a download speed (from speedtest.net) of 7,500kbs
But after a reboot recently I am currently sync'ing at 16.4MB and getting 12,331kbs!! download speed. (I have a pdf of the screen shot to prove it!






I thought Xnet d/l speeds were capped at ADSL1 specs?

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  Reply # 143222 5-Jul-2008 14:05
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not if you're on fusion

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  Reply # 143230 5-Jul-2008 14:51
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line test

Which that is a lie mine is 7.6 megs / 128k
i have got download speeds around 761 kbs as i live 50 metres from the exchange

i am with Telecom Xtra FS/128k

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