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Topic # 85869 27-Jun-2011 13:00
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The fastest server I've ever found is cachefly.com
When my internet was good, I was amazed to get download speeds of 1.5Mb/s. But now I get less than half that.  Previously, I hadn't thought that possible on my broadband connection.

I'm wondering if those of you on broadband can try one of these tests and let me know what speeds you are getting?  I still suspect my current speed is very below average.  Mention your ISP too please.

http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test

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  Reply # 486395 27-Jun-2011 13:04
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1.5Mb/s is pretty crap to be honest. From decently cached (akamai/etc) sites I can do ~13-14Mb/s.

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  Reply # 486398 27-Jun-2011 13:10
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localhost is the fastest!

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  Reply # 486399 27-Jun-2011 13:10
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tried both the 10Mb one maxed out at 1.5 Mb and the 100mb i got 1.8 Mb. im on Snap but i also use internet download manager




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  Reply # 486403 27-Jun-2011 13:16
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From here.. I am getting around 2MB/sec on both files. (Coming from Australia)


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  Reply # 486405 27-Jun-2011 13:17
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Only getting 500-600KB/s on slingshot.

Will try on Telecom when i get home.

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  Reply # 486408 27-Jun-2011 13:24
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I suspect there's some confusion in this thread over b and B




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  Reply # 486410 27-Jun-2011 13:26
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Mine maxed out at 1.2MB/s on both which is pretty good for a 15Mbps download speed fibre connection.
If my maths is correct the fastest I could get on our 15Mbps download speed connection is 1.875MB/s, in theory.




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  Reply # 486416 27-Jun-2011 13:37
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floydbloke: I suspect there's some confusion in this thread over b and B


Yes it seems people are getting confused.   2MB/s = 16Mb/s (multiply by 8) 

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  Reply # 486419 27-Jun-2011 13:41
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Slow here, it tops out at 1.2MB/s, whereas I can get 2MB/s from Akamai.



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  Reply # 486421 27-Jun-2011 13:42
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Yes, I'm sorry, I should have said 1.5MB/s in my original post, but for some reason I lack the ability to edit it now.

@Vexxxboy  Why are your speeds on Snap so good while mine are so bad?  My downloads will peak at about 400KB/s  before dropping to about an average of 100KB :(

@Noodles,  how can I measure speed from an Akamai server?  I'm on Snap so Facebook and YouTube use it, but I'm not sure how to measure the speed?

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  Reply # 486423 27-Jun-2011 13:42
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floydbloke: I suspect there's some confusion in this thread over b and B


Indeed. People need to learn which is which already. ;)
(I suspect OP meant MB, not Mb..)


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  Reply # 486457 27-Jun-2011 15:26
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lol 500kbps...silly telecom -.-




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  Reply # 486469 27-Jun-2011 15:47
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The CityLink one is nice to connect to:

ncftp ...leases/x86/current-iso > get stage3-i486-20101123.tar.bz2
stage3-i486-20101123.tar.bz2:                          140.06 MB   26.55 MB/s

That's 212Mb/s if my brain is working right.

Ok ok I'm just being a pratt, that's obviously not broadband.

I find I can always max out our home ADSL line using the DownThemAll extension for Firefox.  If you don't use it to download big files, you should!




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  Reply # 486476 27-Jun-2011 15:55
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The Cachefly server appears to be in Aussie so speeds will be constrained by what your ISP offers.

The Akamai CDN on the other hand is in NZ so speeds will be fast, on my TCL cable connection I'm virtually guaranteed of 15Mbps 24/7.

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  Reply # 486479 27-Jun-2011 16:00
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sbiddle: The Cachefly server appears to be in Aussie so speeds will be constrained by what your ISP offers.

The Akamai CDN on the other hand is in NZ so speeds will be fast, on my TCL cable connection I'm virtually guaranteed of 15Mbps 24/7.


Yea.  Akamai have boxes in TCL, so you don't even leave their network.




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