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cazanth1
23rd April 2007, 05:39 PM
ive got 512 broadband, is this possible or am i just getting an empty file coz it hasnt gone past 50 Kbs before

comrade.vader
23rd April 2007, 05:54 PM
could be depends on many variables ie where the download site is number of users with your ip etc

@lien_Zed
23rd April 2007, 07:01 PM
click the logo in my sig and test your speed there

bwodie
23rd April 2007, 07:03 PM
if you are on 512, anything more than around 54 kb/s is impossible
sometimes at the end of files, you can get empty packets which will appear to come in damn fast

Davefjedi
23rd April 2007, 07:51 PM
sweet

AdamC
28th April 2007, 07:33 AM
These were my results :cool:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/118870824.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

The Pinny Parlour
28th April 2007, 08:28 AM
Here is mine:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/118891956.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

It seemed to get a better result going to Sydney rather than local Brisbane.

cazanth1
28th April 2007, 11:38 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/118949180.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

t1ckt0ck
3rd May 2007, 11:08 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/121018080.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

elvis
3rd May 2007, 11:41 AM
ive got 512 broadband, is this possible or am i just getting an empty file coz it hasnt gone past 50 Kbs before

kilobit = kb
kilobyte = KB

"512 broadband" is 512 kilobits per second (kbps)

There are 8 bits in a byte. The maximum theoretical speed of a 512kbps line is 512/8 = 64 kilobytes per second (KBps).

Every packet sent has a few bytes here and there lost to things like headers (bits of information attached to a packet telling it where it came from and where it needs to go), encapsulation information, etc. While 64KBps is the theoretical maximum, you'd be unlikely to ever see more than 54KBps. The fact that you are getting 50KBps is pretty standard on a consumer-grade Layer3 DSL connection which is renowned for it's horrible latencies.

sneek
3rd May 2007, 11:49 AM
Yeah what he said ;) adsl overhead is a bitch.

Lots of years ago when adsl was only in telstra's hands... i had a 512k account. I would top out at 55KB/s.

ZXR
3rd May 2007, 01:52 PM
http://members.iinet.com.au/~dchome/speedy.JPG

comrade.vader
3rd May 2007, 02:43 PM
kilobit = kb
kilobyte = KB

"512 broadband" is 512 kilobits per second (kbps)

There are 8 bits in a byte. The maximum theoretical speed of a 512kbps line is 512/8 = 64 kilobytes per second (KBps).

Every packet sent has a few bytes here and there lost to things like headers (bits of information attached to a packet telling it where it came from and where it needs to go), encapsulation information, etc. While 64KBps is the theoretical maximum, you'd be unlikely to ever see more than 54KBps. The fact that you are getting 50KBps is pretty standard on a consumer-grade Layer3 DSL connection which is renowned for it's horrible latencies.

if you head out of town most only have isdn, its like taking a shower with the water turned down to a drip

elvis
3rd May 2007, 02:48 PM
if you head out of town most only have isdn, its like taking a shower with the water turned down to a drip

I was a network admin long before DSL was around mate. 64kbit/s ISDN was lightning fast compared to some of the connections that used to be prevalent in this country prior to that. :)

comrade.vader
3rd May 2007, 02:54 PM
i used to dial up sydney to get on the internet 25 years ago
In my Day .......................(everything was shit) analogue was King
My first computer was a challenger 4p, it was flash it had a floopy disc