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    Broadband bugger me.

    Due to so much B.S being issued by venders of broadband services, The gadget show is doing a survay to get actual resaults.
    Visit http://gadgetshow.five.tv/jsp/speed_test.htm
    to check yours and post the reasults.
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    Download Speed: 3214 kbps (401.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 181 kbps (22.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Downloading via bittorrent as well
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    how do these work? does the download speed represent your bandwidth speed? so if im getting the full potential of my 16mb connection i should get 16000kbps download??
    or am i way off? how does the down/up speed compare to your internet speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    how do these work? does the download speed represent your bandwidth speed? so if im getting the full potential of my 16mb connection i should get 16000kbps download??
    or am i way off? how does the down/up speed compare to your internet speed?
    Your 16Megabit connection would have a maximum transfer rate of 2Megabytes a second. All companies advertise in megabits but your actual transfer rates you see are in megabytes (or kilobytes as most likely the case)

    Also that gadget show speed tester is a pile of crap. On a slower connection it's alright but on a fast connection during peak times people get really slow connections, and when they actually download a file from a decent server they get the full transfer rate. It's like testing the top speed of your car on a run way going up a hill
    http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/websi...ed-tester.html

    And as with any speed tester and connection in general if your setup is wrong and you're using extention cables, unfiltered sockets, or general dodgy internal wiring then moaning to your ISP won't make any difference

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    hahaha!!

    Anybody actually paused to realise that when they say you have a 4mb line that is a contended line??? Ie other people using it???

    If you want decent bandwidth, expect to shell out lots a dolla'!

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    5848 d/l
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    TBH i haven't seen any companies issuing BS. If they are offering UP TO 8mb that is what you recieve.

    When a shop has a sale on offering upto 50% off everything, you don't start complaing when the item you want only has 5% off it.

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    Ive filled it in and sent my result of to them the first week this was discussed on the show, it works out unless i access the net at 2 in the morning im getting about a 6th of my 2mb! Yes im getting even slower than 512!
    THE STATEMENTS MADE ABOVE ARE MERELY MY OPINION AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS STATEMENTS OF FACT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

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    Download Speed: 1915 kbps (239.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 255 kbps (31.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

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    Download Speed: 17124 kbps (2140.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 22815 kbps (2851.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Looks good to me for a 10mb/s symetric connection.
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