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RadioactiveLobster Forum Admin

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#1 13 years ago

I was at school earlier, and i did an internet speed test...

they download speeds are capped at around 150kb a second, but the upload speeds are not....

i ran the test at speakeasy and got an upload speed of around 8852kb a second, so around 900kb a second in actual uploaded data.....

my question, if the download speeds werent capped, at what speed would it be possible to download at, and what speed is the internet at my school??


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#2 13 years ago

Find out who the school's ISP is I guess...




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#3 13 years ago

its a college, i think they are their own ISP


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#4 13 years ago

I would expect they have 8852kb internet. They probably bought the upload package, for servers.




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#5 13 years ago

Or it could be SDSL, in which case it is both ~7Mb/sec upstream and downstream, or even Satellite, where you can reach speeds of 40Mb/sec both ways. Many schools share an OP40 connection though. My school is connected to an OP40 service shared between around 20 schools and council buildings. In reality, we get around 150kb/sec both ways.




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#6 13 years ago

My personal connection is up to 9MBps download / 1MBps upload...but as I always find myself saying, you can't download faster than the server can upload. ;)




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#7 13 years ago
amoreelitesoldierMy personal connection is up to 9MBps download / 1MBps upload...but as I always find myself saying, you can't download faster than the server can upload. ;)

That's when you start grabbing multiple downloads at the same time. :)




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#8 13 years ago

The uni I went to was on an OC12 SONET. Not sure what the drop was, but the year after I left they went live with their own (as opposed to leased) 120-strand last mile. They were using 2 fibres in that bundle for current traffic, reserving another 10, and leasing the remaining 108 strands out. Needless to say, I could (and did, now and again) score 1GB/s (yes, that's gigabytes per second) downloads.




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#9 13 years ago

wow, 1gb/s. You could download FH in what, 3 seconds, it took me around 6 hours on 1.5mb DSL. When I was at CMU They had T1 lines with about 600kb/s downloads. *whishes for 100mb DSL to come in a few years with fiber optic cable*




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#10 13 years ago

700-800MB/s was more typical, but I got more than a couple GB-level highs now and again. Previous post looks rather misleading that way... At any rate, yes. FH came in very quickly that way.




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