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How fast is your internet? (answers on a post card please)

How fast is your internet? (answers on a post card please)

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Original Poster:

3,381 posts

82 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Alright guys. Who's got the fastest internet?

I think we can all agree that Speedtest.net is the best metric for this.

Let's be having your answers (when you get the result there's a Share this result button at the top, hit that then Forum tab and you get a code you can paste in here to show your phat pipe(ooo err missus))

Just to get us started

Over to you....

Addendum: Work internet is ok, I just want to know who's got access to the best pipe biggrin

GlenMH

4,580 posts

150 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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You had better ban Jamie Beeston from this thread wink

Stefluc

245 posts

116 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Here have a laugh at this

Lefty

14,439 posts

109 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Stefluc said:
Here have a laugh at this
Your bandwidth is about the same as mine at home but my ping is 0.9ms irked

ChiChoAndy

73,668 posts

162 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Or





Depending on when I did the test. Always seems to add up to 91 (ish) adding the 2.
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Stefluc

245 posts

116 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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If I want to send a couple of photos in an e-mail I have to send them seperately a day apart

bob1179

13,888 posts

116 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Download: 14.68 Mbps

Upload: 9.30 Mbps

Is this good? I'm far away in a foreign land if it makes any difference.

smile

itsnotarace

4,149 posts

116 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Upload is a bit slow this afternoon, but it is mid-afternoon

ChiChoAndy said:
Depending on when I did the test. Always seems to add up to 91 (ish) adding the 2.
The tests aren't run concurrently so the overall total is not relevant

ChiChoAndy

73,668 posts

162 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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itsnotarace said:
The tests aren't run concurrently so the overall total is not relevant
Just an observation.

GlenMH

4,580 posts

150 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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That is all the way to Okinawa. No servers hosted in Tokyo... It should be 40+Mb both ways.

Stu R

21,370 posts

122 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Wouldn't mind being at Google HQ!


ChiChoAndy

73,668 posts

162 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Stu R said:
Wouldn't mind being at Google HQ!

Looks quite adequate.

Puggit

36,323 posts

155 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Recently moved from Virgin where it could be anything from 0.1 to 5 Mbs - so very happy with BT and can't wait for infinity!

nocarjames

2,971 posts

65 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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not bad for the shared connection at work.


Accelebrate

3,693 posts

122 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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No complaints for the price.

Lefty

14,439 posts

109 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Quick question...

My ping is, say, 0.85ms. Now, I understand that to be 0.00085 seconds? Taking the speed of light as 3x10^8m/s that means the distance to exchange is 300,000,000 x 0.00085 = 255km.

My exchange is 5km away. What am I doing wrong? bangheadshootgrumpy

ChiChoAndy

73,668 posts

162 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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You have all the different nodes to go throughh on that journey as well, remember.

Thom987

3,185 posts

73 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Original Poster:

3,381 posts

82 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Lefty said:
Quick question...

My ping is, say, 0.85ms. Now, I understand that to be 0.00085 seconds? Taking the speed of light as 3x10^8m/s that means the distance to exchange is 300,000,000 x 0.00085 = 255km.

My exchange is 5km away. What am I doing wrong? bangheadshootgrumpy
It's the distance to the server in question. and back again.

mondeoman

8,552 posts

173 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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Switch said:
Lefty said:
Quick question...

My ping is, say, 0.85ms. Now, I understand that to be 0.00085 seconds? Taking the speed of light as 3x10^8m/s that means the distance to exchange is 300,000,000 x 0.00085 = 255km.

My exchange is 5km away. What am I doing wrong? bangheadshootgrumpy
It's the distance to the server in question. and back again.
Not all bytes travel at the same speed (just like cars on the motorway), so when your "32 byte ping train" gets to a hub or a switch the front byte has to wait for the back byte to catch up, hence the delay beyond what you'd expect from the maths.