Switch
Original Poster
3,363 posts
62 months

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


GlenMH
4,192 posts
130 months

You had better ban Jamie Beeston from this thread


Stefluc
242 posts
96 months

Here have a laugh at this


Lefty
13,678 posts
89 months

Stefluc said: Here have a laugh at this Your bandwidth is about the same as mine at home but my ping is 0.9ms


ChiChoAndy
73,668 posts
142 months

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

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Stefluc
242 posts
96 months

If I want to send a couple of photos in an email I have to send them seperately a day apart


bob1179
13,735 posts
96 months

Download: 14.68 Mbps Upload: 9.30 Mbps Is this good? I'm far away in a foreign land if it makes any difference.


itsnotarace
4,149 posts
96 months

Upload is a bit slow this afternoon, but it is midafternoon 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
142 months

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


GlenMH
4,192 posts
130 months

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


Stu R
20,819 posts
102 months

Wouldn't mind being at Google HQ!


ChiChoAndy
73,668 posts
142 months

Stu R said: Wouldn't mind being at Google HQ! Looks quite adequate.


Puggit
33,356 posts
135 months

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
1,585 posts
45 months

not bad for the shared connection at work.


Accelebrate
3,359 posts
102 months

No complaints for the price.


Lefty
13,678 posts
89 months

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?


ChiChoAndy
73,668 posts
142 months

You have all the different nodes to go throughh on that journey as well, remember.


Thom987
3,185 posts
53 months


Switch
Original Poster
3,363 posts
62 months

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? It's the distance to the server in question. and back again.


mondeoman
7,785 posts
153 months

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? 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.

