Is my internet speed the bottle neck? -1 reply

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asdfzxcv

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#1 14 years ago

I mainly play BVF online, but have been getting a lot of trouble with it. I was going to upgrade my PC to something really new (expensive!) to combat this, but was wondering if the internet may be the bottleneck, and a new new system would be a waste. Whatcha think? Found this cool site re checking internet speeds:

alrighty then, can't post that!

Mine are here (below if link no good):

Or this!

Downstream 122 Kbps (15.3 KB/sec) 131 Kbps (inc. overheads) Upstream 193 Kbps (24.1 KB/sec) 208 Kbps (inc. overheads) Aparently I have the fastest possible speeds available in my area. I don;t know how to interpret these results, as the provider is very confusing. I have the "26 Meg" plan, but was later told the real speed at my number is "about 2 meg". But a friend told me that the speeds above are no where near that. Whats going on? Any info or links greatly appreciated!




LORD_OF_WAR

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#2 14 years ago

Heh,

First of all, its very strange that your upstream capacity is higher than your download capacity. It should never be that way. And your company, ISP, is deffinatly lyeing to you if they say they have a 26mbps plan. Your friend is correct, it is probably around three or 2 meg plan in reality, wich is still very good :D I have a 5mbps DOWN and 800 KBPS up. A question, what are you using? Cable? DSL? etc.




asdfzxcv

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#3 14 years ago

Thanks for the interest evo-

I'm on ADSL. I did a more acurate local test, and my friend said that I have about .318 megabits per second, which seems low for where I live. He also commented on the upload being faster than the download as weird. Heres a local test I did: Cant post it, even thoughit has no URLs in it!




Guns4Hire

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#4 14 years ago

I think www.dslreports.com/stest has tweaks for your problem.




asdfzxcv

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#5 14 years ago

Cant seem to access the features from here in Japan...




DnC

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#6 14 years ago

really you should have much more downstream than you have upstream.