[oclug] OT: try this
bjlockie at lockie.ca
Mon May 10 12:28:59 EDT 2004
On 05/09/04 23:33 Derek T. Murphy (Home) spoke:
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> On Sun, 9 May 2004, [BL]= Bob Lockie wrote:
> > [BL] Go to this link and time it with a watch (roughly).
> > [BL] http://www.nexicom.net/internet/turbo/turbo-download-test.tif
> > [BL]
> > [BL] It is slow from here and I would like to see it it is faster from other
> > [BL] places.
> > [BL]
> > [BL] I supposedly have 3Mbps DSL and it is much slower than the cable (4Mps?_
> > [BL] I used to have.
> My Sympatico (supposed) 2.2Mb download link brought it in in 2:38. It
> started off at 56k, went to 62k about 1/3 the way through, and stayed
> there. Typically, I get 75k from most sites during off-peak hours...
> Factors affecting download speeds include the speed of the sender, how
> busy it is at that moment in time, the number (and throughput of)
> intervening routers, firewall settings (MRU and MTU come to mind), etc.
> I'm under the impression that xDSL speeds are affected by the distance to
> the Central Office, as measured by the physical phone lines, more than the
> modem's maximum possible speed, which is what is always used for
> Try other sites before you decide it's a bust for you... What *matters* is
> how fast the sites *you* use deliver the goods... not one arbitrary site.
> (Oh, another speed test is http://speedtest.dslreports.com, if you're into
> that sort of thing. Requires Java)
I'm interested in the Nexicom one because the central office is just
down the street.
2004-05-10 12:21:27 EST: 1158 / 307
Your download speed : 1186329 bps, or 1158 kbps.
A 144.8 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 314925 bps, or 307 kbps.
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