Broadband Speed. I don't understand the results.

  pj123 17:46 29 May 05
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I am on NTL Broadband (firstly through a set top box) but have now changed to a standalone modem, because my set top box could only cope up to 1mb.

I am now on 2mb via the modem and have done a speed check via click here and the results are:

Sun, 29 May 2005 16:42:53 UTC
1st 128K took 540 ms = 242726 Bytes/sec = approx 2019 kbits/sec
2nd 128K took 550 ms = 238313 Bytes/sec = approx 1983 kbits/sec
3rd 128K took 550 ms = 238313 Bytes/sec = approx 1983 kbits/sec
4th 128K took 500 ms = 262144 Bytes/sec = approx 2181 kbits/sec

These results appear to be rather fast: maybe this page was in the browser cache.


To repeat this test from the source server click here.

To repeat this test from a web proxy cache (if present):

- in Internet Explorer for Windows:
- click "Back"
- pull down "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options"
- click on button "Delete Files..."
- click OK, click OK
- click "Forward"

- in Netscape:
- click "Back"
- pull down "Edit" menu, select "Preferences"
- expand "Advanced"
- select "Cache"
- click on button "Clear Disk Cache"
- click OK
- click "Forward"
As I said I don't understand these results.

Am I on 2mb or not?

  woodchip 17:53 29 May 05

Check hear on the left in list click here

  pj123 18:13 29 May 05

woodchip, sorry mate. What it that supposed to show me?

  Totally-braindead 18:17 29 May 05

You can do a speed test with this on the ADSL site and its results are much simpler to understand, I'm like you the results you've posted above mean nothing to me either. At the end of the test it will show you a bar chart with your result and the peak setting, if you are way below what you think you should have it will be fairly obvious.

  Snec 18:23 29 May 05

click here to see what is available to you. Plain as the nose on your face!


click here to see what you are actually acheiving. See the difference between UK and The World for instance ... or anywhere else for that matter :o)

Hope this helps. They are both very easy to understand.

  pj123 18:35 29 May 05

Snec, I have obviously got a different nose to every one else.

Your first link returned 1762kbps and the second link returned 283kbps. But what does that mean???

Am I on 2mb or not??

  crx1600 18:37 29 May 05

2Mbps = about 2048Kbps,

and your initial test results show an average of 2041Kpbs.

  spuds 19:08 29 May 05

I find this test fairly reliable click here

  961 19:25 29 May 05

click here will give you a ball park figure

Things vary all the time. Basically if you download a programme file using something like download express you'll see the speed as the download progresses

From the figures above you are probably on 2mb (depending on which way the schnozzz is facing!)

  woodchip 19:33 29 May 05

first number is download speed, second number is upload speed

  dan11 19:42 29 May 05

"Sun, 29 May 2005 16:42:53 UTC 1st 128K took 540 ms = 242726 Bytes/sec = approx 2019 kbits/sec 2nd 128K took 550 ms = 238313 Bytes/sec = approx 1983 kbits/sec 3rd 128K took 550 ms = 238313 Bytes/sec = approx 1983 kbits/sec 4th 128K took 500 ms = 262144 Bytes/sec = approx 2181 kbits/sec "

"Am I on 2mb or not??"

Yes you are.

results of my 2mb connection click here

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