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What is your connection speed?

Discussion in 'Techno-Magic' started by Taluntain, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] My ISP has dropped the throttle on the connection speed today and I thought I'd check how fast a connection we've all got at the moment.

    Here's mine: [​IMG]

    Get yours here: http://www.speedtest.net/. Include the result image here with the IMG tags.
     
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    Huh, you got me beat on upload, I only got 1.94Mb/s but my download was way better at 11.59Mb/s

    PS just noticed that we both got an A- (better than 83% of our respective countries) thats funny.
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    (I forgot to mention that you should stop any uploads and downloads during the test for a more accurate result. :D)

    That's very fast download... I'm just happy to have gone from 1/1 to 4/2... for free. Still can't believe it.
     
  4. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Quite interesting, was quite funny to watch the dials. Or not in the case of my upload speed...

    [​IMG]
    Also interesting to see the difference with Kev offline.
     
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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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  6. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Good gravy blackthorne ! What kind of service do you have? I don't think I have ever seen a download speed that fast before.
     
  8. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I think it's the "SpeedBoost" my service provides. Apparently with large downloads, it can somehow tell and devote a larger amount of bandwidth for a while. While I watched the test it was more like 9 or so then jumped to over 200 for a while.
     
  9. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Heres mine

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  11. Harbourboy

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    Faster than 82% of New Zealand!
     
  12. Atmer

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    Here's mine.

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  15. Master of Nuhn

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    I should download more stuff than just A Game Of Thrones once a week.

    Noob Question: For what kind of online activities is it nice to have a fast upload speed? I guess it would be nice for online gaming and uploading photo's and films. I don't do anything of that stuff.
    Oh, and my Ping is lower that any of yours. No idea what influence that has, though...
     
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  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Apparently pretty much everyone is on very fast broadband at this point, nice.

    Ordinary web users don't need much speed in terms of upload speed, which is also reflected in the fact that upload speed is pretty poor with most xDSL plans usually.

    Comes in very handy if you work with web content production a lot, like publishing the kind of content that I do on SP where I regularly have to transfer either larger files or hundreds/thousands of them to the web server. Or say for people who publish lots of videos on YouTube and pictures on various online galleries and similar.

    Lower ping is better.
     
  17. Master of Nuhn

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    Ah! So it's a good thing? :) And here I was, being "worried" about my ping. :D

    I don't understand how they apply these grades. I got totally different results compared to 8people, yet we have the same grade. Is it a comparison to the rest of your country?
     
  18. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    [​IMG] It seems based on rating of the provider and the percentile of your country you're in. I ran the test again today while Kev is off his laptop to compare the difference. Seems better to play MMOs at this time of day :D
     
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    Here you go:

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    A 10/10 (in reality it allows up to 13/13 but speedtest.net is not reliable for accurate measurements) connection and it is free for me. Could upgrade to a faster one but I do not really have the need for additional bandwidth.
     
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    Apparently I am the king of ping.
     

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