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  Reply # 35944 17-May-2006 09:43
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freitasm: let alone from here to a server buried in a mountain in Colorado.




I've just got to ask..... why are you connecting to NORAD? (Its the only server i can think of that would be buried under Colorado)

EDIT: For those who dont know, NORAD is the North American Aerospace Defense Comand located underneath Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado

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Reply # 35945 17-May-2006 09:45
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Just an example... Some companies have server farms under mountains, and I thought Colorado...

Gotta go now, the black helicopter is flying over my house.





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  Reply # 35992 17-May-2006 18:19
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freitasm: All very good, but...

How many hops between your PC and these speed tests? As I understand any ISP promise only the nominal speed. Your connection can be impacted by current network traffic, the destination site's load, and lots of other factors.

Don't get me wrong, but... People will never get 3.5Mbps, as I will never get 10Mbps on my TCL connection. I can't even get 100Mbps in my local network with two computers side-by-side folks, let alone from here to a server buried in a mountain in Colorado.



Indeed, I dont get more than 6mbps (granted have only tested during business hours) to the various NZDSL sites with >100mbps spare CIR Domestic/International Transit. Me thinks NZDSL site is probably getting more than its far share of traffic over the last few weeks :)

By the way, check IPerf as a decent L3 speed measurement tool: http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf/ (no affiliation, open source)

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  Reply # 35996 17-May-2006 19:28
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Mt Eden, Auckland
ihug broadband extreme (3.5M/512k)
Download Speed: 3500 kbps (437.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 503 kbps (62.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

ihug rocks.

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  Reply # 36041 18-May-2006 18:00
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  Reply # 36079 19-May-2006 08:40
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Download Speed: 2699 kbps (337.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 440 kbps (55 KB/sec transfer rate)
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Reply # 36795 27-May-2006 11:53
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Slingshot Sprint 10gb - 3.5mb/128kb
Kew, Dunedin
Download Speed: 3240 kbps (405 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 128 kbps (16 KB/sec transfer rate)

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  Reply # 36797 27-May-2006 12:03
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Xtra Adventure
Mornington, Dunedin
Download Speed: 3430 kbps (428.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 132 kbps (16.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

Cant complain about that

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Reply # 37144 30-May-2006 13:56
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Wanaka, Central Otago
Telecom Xtra
Download Speed: 3411 kbps (426.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 130 kbps (16.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

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