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Topic # 7690 3-May-2006 15:59
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Hi!  Just thought I'll start up this thread since we aren't supposed to discuss in those "results" threads for broadband speed tests....

Just a glance, and I've noticed that.....

Xtra/Ihug customers get really close to the targeted speed...  If you're on 3.5Mbps,. you get ~3000kbps, if 2Mbps, you get more than 1500kbps...

BUT....  Smaller ISPs, like slingshot, and unlucky me who's on Actrix, we're only getting less than half of the target???

Any reason for this???  Less than half of the supposed speed is just unacceptable.  Fault lies with my ISP for not having enough intl bandwidth, or the link between telecom and ISP, or maybe it's a flaw of the nzdsl speed test itself???

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  Reply # 34628 3-May-2006 16:06
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Every area of the telecommunications sector is perfect, therefore they can all blame each other


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  Reply # 34629 3-May-2006 16:15

are you be sure there isn't anything else on your network consuming bandwidth? you could try unplugging every network device other than your PC and ADSL router. i dont trust those web-based speed-tests anyway.

download gkrellm (url below), it is available for both Linux and windows and will more accurately measure your bandwidth usage than a web-based app which can only really measure the speed of one connection (eg, try taking two web-bandwidth-tests simulatenously!).

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html
http://www.redbog.com/gkrellm/




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