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Topic # 9066 16-Aug-2006 14:27
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  Reply # 44169 16-Aug-2006 22:19
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Agreed - quite cool looking. And it confirmed something for me also.

On TCL's 4Mbs/2Mbs plan using the NZ speed test I get about 2288/1189kbs (this is in peak time so understandably not as fast as it could be). But when I use this new test, I can't get over about 270kbs upload to any test site (tried LA, London and Sydney). Even with the peak times now and international sites, with a supposed 2Mbs upload speed, I ought to be able to do better than 270kbs or about  1/8 of what I should be getting.

Just as another data point I tried dslreports. Got the following:

http://www.dslreports.com/stest?loc=1

1250 / 1010
Your download speed : 1250 kbps or 156.3 KB/sec.

Your upload speed : 1010 kbps or 126.2 KB/sec.

Just wonder what others on TCL plans are getting for upload speeds? What is the relationship between speed tests and real world?  As I noted in another post, I have never been able to upload data faster than about 30KB/sec which is unacceptable really given we are supposed to have a 2Mbs upload speed.




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  Reply # 44236 17-Aug-2006 17:27
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That sounds pretty much like 256kbps bang on less ethernet, ip and tcp overhead.

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  Reply # 44241 17-Aug-2006 18:08
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nice site

interesting, i can't test my download speed.  I don't think the file size is big enough to work properly.

Intersting seeing different parts of the world:

8/17/2006    5:52 AM GMT    0 kb/s    273 kb/s    84 ms    Auckland    ~ 300 mi
8/17/2006    6:04 AM GMT    0 kb/s    319 kb/s    146 ms    Sydney    ~ 1350 mi
8/17/2006    5:54 AM GMT    0 kb/s    280 kb/s    154 ms    Adelaide    ~ 1950 mi
8/17/2006    5:53 AM GMT    0 kb/s    228 kb/s    236 ms    Los Angeles, CA    ~ 6750 mi
8/17/2006    6:05 AM GMT    0 kb/s    168 kb/s    325 ms    New York, NY    ~ 9000 mi
8/17/2006    6:06 AM GMT    0 kb/s    148 kb/s    361 ms    London    ~ 11650 mi
8/17/2006    5:53 AM GMT    0 kb/s    117 kb/s    376 ms    Amsterdam    ~ 11500 mi

mostly expected results really.

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Reply # 44243 17-Aug-2006 18:55

It is important not to completely trust these web-based speed tests.
As you are not in control of at least one end of the test, it can not be a real benchmark.

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  Reply # 44245 17-Aug-2006 19:29
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Fraktul: That sounds pretty much like 256kbps bang on less ethernet, ip and tcp overhead.


But on a 2Mbs upstream plan?  If there were ethernet overheads etc. then that would show up on downloads also but the download speeds are what are expected




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  Reply # 44246 17-Aug-2006 19:31
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Yeah I'm saying it almost looks like your shaped to 256kbps upstream.

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  Reply # 44247 17-Aug-2006 19:36
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Fraktul: Yeah I'm saying it almost looks like your shaped to 256kbps upstream.


If that is the case then I'm on the phone to TCL right now!




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  Reply # 44248 17-Aug-2006 19:43
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barf: It is important not to completely trust these web-based speed tests.
As you are not in control of at least one end of the test, it can not be a real benchmark.



yes, very true.  More than anything, it gives one a good indication of which mirrors to avoid if you want to utilise the speed.

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  Reply # 44249 17-Aug-2006 19:47
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Well I would hope I'm in control of at least my end.
/me sits and panics about lack of control at his pc

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  Reply # 44255 17-Aug-2006 22:22

Fraktul: Well I would hope I'm in control of at least my end.
/me sits and panics about lack of control at his pc


you might be surprised at the amount of unsolicited traffic the average Windows XP computer can generate. but I'm sure you know what I mean :-P




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  Reply # 44258 17-Aug-2006 22:54
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Very flashy looking site, but it says i was less than 50 miles from the server i tested on (Auckland).

I live in Hastings.






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  Reply # 44350 19-Aug-2006 20:08
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lchiu7: Agreed - quite cool looking. And it confirmed something for me also.

On TCL's 4Mbs/2Mbs plan using the NZ speed test I get about 2288/1189kbs (this is in peak time so understandably not as fast as it could be). But when I use this new test, I can't get over about 270kbs upload to any test site (tried LA, London and Sydney). Even with the peak times now and international sites, with a supposed 2Mbs upload speed, I ought to be able to do better than 270kbs or about  1/8 of what I should be getting.

Just as another data point I tried dslreports. Got the following:

http://www.dslreports.com/stest?loc=1

1250 / 1010
Your download speed : 1250 kbps or 156.3 KB/sec.

Your upload speed : 1010 kbps or 126.2 KB/sec.

Just wonder what others on TCL plans are getting for upload speeds? What is the relationship between speed tests and real world?  As I noted in another post, I have never been able to upload data faster than about 30KB/sec which is unacceptable really given we are supposed to have a 2Mbs upload speed.




Looks really nice, but the international results are completely inaccurate (to be kind) much like the old Speakeasy.
 
I get much the same results as you on my 10MB/2MB cable. I can download at 900KB/s+  on FTP Torrent or HTTP internationally depending on the source any time of the day.  I would have to say there is no way at all this is even remotely accurate. Auckland is like most of the sites and fails to show much over 4MB which I also am certain is also wrong (although probably accurate for connections under 4MB ish).






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  Reply # 44699 25-Aug-2006 16:37
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The tests are done from www.nzdsl.co.nz for the www.speedtest.net NZ Test.

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