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Xtopia
03-16-2002, 03:21 AM
Hey guys, I ran a speed test @ www.dslreports.com and the results said this:

* Speed 1514(down)/132(up) kbps **
(At least 30 times faster than a 56k modem)
Logged result.



Is that good? All I know is that 132 is a lot smaller than 1514!
:confused: Help me figure this out...I know it says 30x faster than a 56k but is my connection speed good for having cable?:confused:

Toder
03-16-2002, 07:48 AM
well with 1514 kilobits of download speed you are approximatly looking at 189.25 kilobytes. And with 132 kilobits of upload speed you are looking at approximatly looking at 16.5 kilobytes of upload speed. kilobytes are usually what you see when you download something off the internet and the test gave you results in kilobits, so i help this info helps you understand more about your connection speed.

clownbow
03-16-2002, 08:29 AM
this is what speed it told me that i have

Test running.........
** Speed 427(down)/107(up) kbps **
(At least 8 times faster than a 56k modem)
Logged result.
Finish.

..but it is not correct because my real speed is
(128 kbps up) and (3600 kbps down)
i know this for a fact because i have normal download speed of
450 kilobytes per second. from some australian servers

Msterrrr
03-16-2002, 11:11 AM
here's my results
**speed 3175(down)/881(up)kbps**
(at least 63 times faster than a 56k modem)


Your download speed : 3175193 bps, or 3175 kbps.
Browsers would show : about a 387.5 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 881057 bps, or 881 kbps.
Your connection rocks .. above the 1mbit barrier!

gr8 link there xtopia :D :eek: :D

khaos2005
03-16-2002, 11:27 AM
I use www.bandwidthplace.com, and it seems a bit more accurate. Although, I guess, that can't be easily be proven, I like it better for testing purposes. Good link though, thanks.

Xtopia
03-16-2002, 12:11 PM
Msterrr, you have an excellent connection! Even I know that!!!:eek: Get online and host games! You'll be an excellent host!:eek:

Romo28
03-16-2002, 12:33 PM
From Bandwidth Place:



Communications

1.6 megabits per second
How communication devices are rated. Kilo means 1,000 and mega means 1,000,000. Examples include 56k modem and 10Mbit Ethernet
Storage

200 kilobytes per second
The way data is measured on your hard drive and how FTP programs measure transfer speeds. Kilo is 1,024 and mega is 1,048,576.
1MB file download

5.1 seconds
The time it would take you to download a 1 megabyte file at this speed.

Romo28
03-16-2002, 12:38 PM
From DSL Reports:




Test running..........
** Speed 4666(down)/933(up) kbps **
(At least 93 times faster than a 56k modem)
Logged result.
Finish.

egg
03-16-2002, 04:40 PM
Your raw speed was 2708284.15 bits per second...........

Communications......2.7 megabits per second



1MB file download ....3.1 seconds

Ill take that!!

Toder
03-16-2002, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by Romo28
From Bandwidth Place: Kilo means 1,000 and mega means 1,000,000.



When talking about bits and bytes kilo means 1024 and mega means 1024 kilobits or bytes.

Snoopy7548
03-16-2002, 07:00 PM
dslreports suck, the speed varies all the time when u test it, go to http://www.computers4sure.com//speed.asp i use it all the time

clownbow
03-16-2002, 07:25 PM
just remember that
8bits = 1 byte
1024bytes =1mb
1024mb = 1 gb
1024gig = 1tb
1024 tb = 1gp
and i don't know from there on

Snoopy7548
03-16-2002, 07:32 PM
where'd u get that cool game holder? is it just a regular dvd holder?

Toder
03-16-2002, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by clownbow
just remember that
8bits = 1 byte
1024bytes =1mb
1024mb = 1 gb
1024gig = 1tb
1024 tb = 1gp
and i don't know from there on

1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte
1024 kbytes = 1 mb

Razor70
03-16-2002, 08:00 PM
So are most of you guys on Cable modems then? I am on DSL and am only getting a 314 down/ 211 up. How are you guys getting that fast of speed? Is there something wrong with my connection?

Toder
03-16-2002, 08:06 PM
the difference in cable and dsl is that with dsl you are always garrented that speed and with cable your bandwith is shared by everyone on that line.

Snoopy7548
03-16-2002, 08:08 PM
check with your isp, they probly capped your speed cause of the monthly plan u selected. i have cable and mine is capped at 1 megabit download (130k/s) and 512 kilobit upload (55k/s)

clownbow
03-16-2002, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Toder


1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte
1024 kbytes = 1 mb

sorry my typing error