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What kind of speed do you get?

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    alwaysmc2

    I was interested at how people in this thread were complaining about low internet speeds.

    I got curious and I ran a Speakeasy.net speed test and came out with this:


    I live in northern Virginia, and I have cable internet.  I thought the U.S. was supposed to be notorious for slow internet, but this seems pretty fast to me.

    Anyway, what do you guys get?

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    Angus

    Mine:

    Download Speed: 2045 kbps (255.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 375 kbps (46.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Not great, but faster than at my normal house. Tongue Out

    Angus Higgins

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    At school:

    Download Speed: 5324 kbps (665.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 1481 kbps (185.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

    It'll get worse once everyone gets back on campus here (it's a week before classes start).  Our network infrastructure here is woefully insufficient (plenty outbound bandwidth for everyone, but the hardware on campus isn't designed for the number of clients we get during a normal school day).

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    Bas

    1399 down, 768 up. But the nearest server was on the other side of the Atlantic, so I guess that slowed it down.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Bas wrote:
    

    1399 down, 768 up. But the nearest server was on the other side of the Atlantic, so I guess that slowed it down.



    Speedtest.net has servers worldwide for those overseas.

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    PerfectPhase

    Download Speed: 11052 kbps
    Upload Speed: 692 kbps
     
    I know I can get total through put over 19000kbps if I'm allowed multiple streams, the upload is pretty close to the line speed of 750kbps

    I would trade download for upload in a heartbeat!

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    Johnny​Awesome

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 23258 kbps (2907.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 10847 kbps (1355.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    But I am right here in San Francisco.

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    dahat

    Download Speed: 9538 kbps (1192.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 249 kbps (31.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

    At least to the server in Chicago... everything else was about half that for me.

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    mstefan

    I have DSL with 3Mb down/768Kb up (and speed tests to Los Angeles are consistently close to those actual numbers). The cable speeds are nice, but how about when it's prime time and all the kids in the neighborhood are busy downloading their daily streaming pr0n? Since you're all drinking from the same "straw" so to speak, doesn't that tend to make your transfer rates highly variable?

    I have a friend with cable, and on good days, it's amazingly fast. But usually around 4-8pm or so, it's pathetically slow. My DSL connection, although not as fast, seems to be much more consistent and reliable.

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    LeighS

    Download Speed: 11121 kbps (1390.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 4452 kbps (556.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

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    JohnAskew

    Concerta

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    littleguru

    JohnnyAwesome wrote:
    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 23258 kbps (2907.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 10847 kbps (1355.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    But I am right here in San Francisco.


    what the frack! I with my ~90kb/sec down and ~23kb/sec up... I'm so poor now Crying

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    phreaks

    I prefer Black Beauties when I can get them, otherwise I'll resort to Adderal or Ritalin.

    Tongue Out

    As for network through put..
    At home I get about 13,000 kbps down and about 2,100 kbps up

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    k-net

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 9121 kbps (1140.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 1791 kbps (223.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Cable ISP From New York.

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    anand.t

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 4901 kbps (612.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 4510 kbps (563.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

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    JohnAskew

    down 6272 kbps

    up 715 kbps

    .at home I get twice these speeds, when not surf-hour.

    Cable's best.

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    zian

    Download: 856 kbps
    Upload: 293 kbps

    No wonder my PuTTy-Cygwin/X sessions to a nearby university were so slow...

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    Sven Groot

    Download Speed: 3832 kbps (479 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 1412 kbps (176.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

    But I think crossing the pacific slows it down. With speedtest.net, who have a server in Japan, I get this:

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