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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Test your bandwidth

    Test your bandwidth
    By sapasion October 10, 2000, 03:02 AM

    I just got my DSL hooked up about two weeks ago. I had been waiting for 2 years! It is so worth it. Anyway, I'm thinking my connection is pretty damn fast. I pay for 256k each way. However, since Qwest took over for USWest they're allowing people up to 640k for the same 256k price. [BTW, it's $33.95 a month ISP+DSL] However, I realize many people probably have faster connections than me.
    Qwest themselves turned me onto the following bandwidth testing site. I get faster readouts using this site [probably why the recommended it] than other similar sites. Anyway, I'd be interested to see what kind of connection others have and what your speeds are according to this site.
    http://www.computingcentral.com/topics/bandwidth/speedtest500.asp

    By sapasion October 10, 2000, 03:06 AM

    Almost forgot
    The best score I've ever gotten is:

    Your line speed:

    578.6 Kbps


    70.7 K bytes/sec

    By Ben October 10, 2000, 05:46 AM

    Your line speed:

    1489.1 Kbps


    182.5 K bytes/sec


    **AT&T/Mediaone cable in Los Angeles, CA**

    By Defconn1 October 10, 2000, 07:58 AM

    Well kick ass

    Your line speed:
    2167.9 Kbps
    265.7 K bytes/sec

    Thats almost T2 speeds!! ^_^

    By Grizzly October 10, 2000, 08:01 AM

    Damn...this is the *best* it ever gets for me:
    Your line speed:

    354.8 Kbps


    43.5 K bytes/sec


    I can deal with this...but in the evenings it drops as low as:
    Your line speed:

    50.8 Kbps


    6.5 K bytes/sec

    Ugh...

    By sww October 10, 2000, 08:02 AM

    It's about the same as I see other places

    33.5 KB/s
    273 kbps

    I'm paying for 340, so not too bad.

    By rock October 10, 2000, 09:07 AM

    Your line speed:

    1457.1 Kbps

    178.6 K bytes/sec

    Right above the T1 mark, which is where it should be. Of course it's 9AM, so as all the undergrads here begin to wake up, it'll slow down....

    By zombor October 10, 2000, 09:31 AM

    currently, i am getting:

    Your line speed:

    3109.8 Kbps

    381.1 K bytes/sec

    So far, im the king!
    Of course, i am on my LAN at school!


    By Phoenix October 10, 2000, 10:11 AM

    Line Speed on my Cable:

    3371.9Kbps

    421.5 Kbytes/sec

    By jtshaw October 10, 2000, 10:28 AM

    On my campus lan I get:

    6208.7 Kbps

    748.9 K bytes/sec

    It would probably be slower a little later in the day but that is what I get at 10:30am. We have two main campus networks, one for the dorms and one for the other residents. I am on the other residents one and it has about 1/10th the people on it of the dorm network and has the same bandwidth

    By zombor October 10, 2000, 10:28 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Phoenix:
    Line Speed on my Cable:

    3371.9Kbps

    421.5 Kbytes/sec


    How the hell did you get that on cable...thats above t3 speed there buddy

    By jtshaw October 10, 2000, 10:44 AM

    It is technically possible I suppose, however I haven't seen cable providers that can do it. Thing that sucks about cable, and lots of DSL providers, is a bunch of them won't let people have static ips. That just sucks.


    quote:Originally posted by zombor:

    How the hell did you get that on cable...thats above t3 speed there buddy


    By Adisharr October 10, 2000, 11:31 AM

    quote:Originally posted by jtshaw:
    It is technically possible I suppose, however I haven't seen cable providers that can do it. Thing that sucks about cable, and lots of DSL providers, is a bunch of them won't let people have static ips. That just sucks.


    They don't want you running a server off the service..

    $ .02

    By Eman October 10, 2000, 11:46 AM

    Your line speed:
    1046.2 Kbps
    128.2 K bytes/sec

    I am on a campus lan also. Here is a good site that not only tells you your speed, but also how to tweak it.


    www.dslreports.com


    By Jman October 10, 2000, 12:25 PM

    Haha...on my school's LAN, I got 816 kbps - 100KB/sec.

    At home on my DSL (1.28M down-$35/mo!), I've gotten 1136 kbps...141 KB/sec. Hee hee!

    Jman

    By sapasion October 10, 2000, 02:31 PM

    quote:Originally posted by jtshaw:
    On my campus lan I get:

    6208.7 Kbps

    748.9 K bytes/sec

    It would probably be slower a little later in the day but that is what I get at 10:30am. We have two main campus networks, one for the dorms and one for the other residents. I am on the other residents one and it has about 1/10th the people on it of the dorm network and has the same bandwidth


    Good heavens that's insane speed. Actually I just re-ran the test for the 100th time an got thie score:
    Your line speed:

    668.9 Kbps


    82 K bytes/sec

    Considering I have a limit of 640k that's pretty good.

    By Kero-chan October 10, 2000, 02:35 PM

    screw microsoft's site... sometimes it will say i get 2.1k/sec and other times it will say i get 700k/sec on my cable... for a real test try http://fastweb.sympatico.ca/test/ontario/en.html

    By sapasion October 10, 2000, 02:37 PM

    I'd be interested to know if some of you guys with the lans and cable modems have big range variations or if the numbers you posted are consistent.
    Myself I've have run this test at least a few hundred times. 98% of the times I test between 500-550k and 60-70kb sec. So my range variation is very small.

    By sapasion October 10, 2000, 02:42 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Kero-chan:
    screw microsoft's site... sometimes it will say i get 2.1k/sec and other times it will say i get 700k/sec on my cable... for a real test try http://fastweb.sympatico.ca/test/ontario/en.html

    Yeah there's a lot of variation from different sites. I like Microsoft's if for no other reason than I get the highest test results there. I tried your link twice and got 432 and 445. That's about 10-15% slower than the microsoft site. However it did say that that site was only for those subscribers.

    By Kero-chan October 10, 2000, 02:46 PM

    Your line speed:

    4080 Kbps


    500 K bytes/sec
    Your line speed:

    8160 Kbps


    1000 K bytes/sec
    uh... i did this test like 10 times and got these answers.. they're not quite as low as some other times like when i get 20kbps, but still you can see how innacurate it is since i'm on RR cable during the most busy hours...

    By Kero-chan October 10, 2000, 02:48 PM

    btw, my test results were from the microsoft site... although they are pretty numbers arent they?

    By mpitts October 10, 2000, 02:57 PM

    I like real numbers myself..

    I have downloaded a 15MB file is 13 seconds with my cable modem. And have pushed 750K/s MANY times.. It is frightening how fast this thing can be.

    By Bateluer October 10, 2000, 03:09 PM

    Your line speed:

    1470.8 Kbps


    180.2 K bytes/sec

    By jtshaw October 10, 2000, 03:38 PM

    I got "Average throughput: 381 kilobits/sec" with my dsl at work and I get "Average throughput: 7008 kilobits/sec" at home on the campus lan.

    quote:Originally posted by Kero-chan:
    screw microsoft's site... sometimes it will say i get 2.1k/sec and other times it will say i get 700k/sec on my cable... for a real test try http://fastweb.sympatico.ca/test/ontario/en.html

    By BlackTriad October 10, 2000, 03:44 PM

    My full Duplex Cable connection is 256 downstream and 128 upstream.

    I got this result from the MS site...
    Your line speed:
    362.7 Kbps
    44.4 K bytes/sec

    And this one from the abovementioned site:
    Test starting...
    Average throughput: 221 kilobits/sec
    Total Time: 37813 milliseconds
    Done.

    Test starting...
    Average throughput: 227 kilobits/sec
    Total Time: 36797 milliseconds
    Done.

    These tests are kind of misleading though. Often, from fast sites, I can get a download speed of 60 to 70 kilobytes(thats bytes, not bits !) per second. On some slow or busy sites I have seen transfer rates of under 5 kilobytes per second(That's as fast or slower than a 56k modem !). Your download speed depends as much on where you are downloading from as it does on how fat your pipe is.

    By sww October 10, 2000, 03:52 PM

    quote:Originally posted by BlackTriad:
    These tests are kind of misleading though. Often, from fast sites, I can get a download speed of 60 to 70 kilobytes(thats bytes, not bits !) per second. On some slow or busy sites I have seen transfer rates of under 5 kilobytes per second(That's as fast or slower than a 56k modem !). Your download speed depends as much on where you are downloading from as it does on how fat your pipe is.

    Huh, huh, huh, fat pipe, huh, huh.

    My DSL connection is very consistent. On good sites I get 40+ kBps all the time. Otherwise, I curse at the slow connection, ahem microsoft, ahem.

    By Sketch October 10, 2000, 04:12 PM

    quote:Originally posted by sapasion:
    I just got my DSL hooked up about two weeks ago. I had been waiting for 2 years! It is so worth it. Anyway, I'm thinking my connection is pretty damn fast. I pay for 256k each way. However, since Qwest took over for USWest they're allowing people up to 640k for the same 256k price. [BTW, it's $33.95 a month ISP+DSL] However, I realize many people probably have faster connections than me.
    Qwest themselves turned me onto the following bandwidth testing site. I get faster readouts using this site [probably why the recommended it] than other similar sites. Anyway, I'd be interested to see what kind of connection others have and what your speeds are according to this site.
    http://www.computingcentral.com/topics/bandwidth/speedtest500.asp


    I always found that that test gave unrealistically high speeds. It once told me that I got 11 Mbps, and my NIC (not to mention the port on my cable modem) is only a 10base. The most accurate seeming one that I've found is at www.dslreports.com. It has 2 separate test servers that are geographically separated (east and west coast) so that you can compare the two.

    By sapasion October 10, 2000, 04:54 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Sketch:

    I always found that that test gave unrealistically high speeds. It once told me that I got 11 Mbps, and my NIC (not to mention the port on my cable modem) is only a 10base. The most accurate seeming one that I've found is at www.dslreports.com. It has 2 separate test servers that are geographically separated (east and west coast) so that you can compare the two.

    You're right that the computingcentral test seems to give the highest results. I tried your link and got 465, 452 and 477 using the West Coast test. Couldn't do the east coast. Again those figures represent about a 10-15% drop from the computingcentral test, but they're still near the same ballpark.

    By sapasion October 10, 2000, 04:57 PM

    quote:Originally posted by mpitts:
    I like real numbers myself..

    I have downloaded a 15MB file is 13 seconds with my cable modem. And have pushed 750K/s MANY times.. It is frightening how fast this thing can be.

    Yeah real world is the way to go. But I've noticed my real world numbers are usually at least as good as the benchmarks if not better. I routinely can average 70+kb sec. on 2mb+ downloads. Whereas I usually test between 60-70kb sec.

    By PDR60 October 10, 2000, 05:26 PM

    I'm right in the ballpark for other cable modems.

    Your line speed:

    1243.5 Kbps
    152.4 K bytes/sec

    By PDR60 October 10, 2000, 05:31 PM

    I just did it again:

    Your line speed:

    1663.3 Kbps


    203.8 K bytes/sec


    By sapasion October 10, 2000, 07:52 PM

    All you cable guys are smoking me with double and triple my rates. What happened to that supposed latency due to high volume?

    Perhaps once Cable becomes available to me I'll have to swtich.

    By Wingznut PEZ October 10, 2000, 10:55 PM

    Your line speed:

    3709.1 Kbps

    454.5 K bytes/sec

    (@home cable)


    By toonzwile October 10, 2000, 11:29 PM

    Okay... I have RR service in Houston, TX. The cable modem is supposed to be 2 Mbps (Megabits), but i think its rated closer to 3.5 Mbps - 4 Mbps. I tried a couple of different tests, each time clearing out the cache from IE before running the test.

    For the Toast.net tests, GO Network is West Coast, and Interland is East Coast. Here's my results:

    fastweb.sympatico.ca Site - 8MB file / Avg 1643 Kbps / Total time 40838 ms

    MSN Speed Test - 3182.5 Kbps / 390K Bytes

    Toast.Net (Go Network) - Graphic - 1364 Kbps

    (Go Network) - Broadband Text - 1107 Kbps

    (Interland) - Graphic - 1418 Kbps

    (Interland) - Broadband Text - 1668 Kbps

    Now, from personal experience, i can usually dl 2 files at the same time, and get 200 KB/s on each. To try this, Ive dl counterstrike files, csb70full.exe and csb71full.exe at the same time, and i got between 190-210 KB/s on both files. Sometimes i can only avg abt 150 KB/s on mulitple file downloads. Then again, cable is supposed to fluctuate. Btw, i pay only $39.99/month, and equipment & installation was free.

    By darkstar770 October 11, 2000, 12:43 AM

    Your line speed:

    1236.4 Kbps

    151.5 K bytes/sec

    By Bassthe1st October 11, 2000, 07:06 PM

    quote:Originally posted by sapasion:
    I just got my DSL hooked up about two weeks ago. I had been waiting for 2 years! It is so worth it. Anyway, I'm thinking my connection is pretty damn fast. I pay for 256k each way. However, since Qwest took over for USWest they're allowing people up to 640k for the same 256k price. [BTW, it's $33.95 a month ISP+DSL] However, I realize many people probably have faster connections than me.
    Qwest themselves turned me onto the following bandwidth testing site. I get faster readouts using this site [probably why the recommended it] than other similar sites. Anyway, I'd be interested to see what kind of connection others have and what your speeds are according to this site.
    http://www.computingcentral.com/topics/bandwidth/speedtest500.asp

    Sorry but this test is worth nothing ! it says that I do 80K/s and it's far less than I can do. I made a test by downloading a 11,8 Mb. It took 20 sec. That mean that I can achive 600k/s; that's a HUGE difference.

    By joe October 11, 2000, 09:16 PM

    quote:Originally posted by sapasion:
    All you cable guys are smoking me with double and triple my rates. What happened to that supposed latency due to high volume?

    Perhaps once Cable becomes available to me I'll have to swtich.


    on ADSL
    http://fastweb.sympatico.ca/test/ontario/en.html
    8mb test:
    Average throughput: 1162 kilobits/sec
    Total Time: 57730 milliseconds

    dslreports - megapath (west)
    Speed 664(down)/107(up) kbps
    http://www.computingcentral.com/topics/bandwidth/speedtest50.asp

    Your line speed:

    1854.5 Kbps


    227.3 K bytes/sec

    and
    Your line speed:

    1303.5 Kbps


    159.7 K bytes/sec

    that's pretty close to actual download speeds which tend to be about 145kbps

    Yeah cable is faster, but the security is usually far worse.

    Wish I still had my cable modem to compare today.


    By wiggum October 11, 2000, 09:50 PM

    Your line speed:

    1827.1 Kbps


    223.9 K bytes/sec

    By Zeppelin October 12, 2000, 03:38 AM

    Your line speed:

    8160 Kbps


    1000 K bytes/sec

    12:40am
    Cable

    By Phoenix October 12, 2000, 12:10 PM

    quote:Originally posted by toonzwile:
    Okay... I have RR service in Houston, TX. The cable modem is supposed to be 2 Mbps (Megabits), but i think its rated closer to 3.5 Mbps - 4 Mbps. I tried a couple of different tests, each time clearing out the cache from IE before running the test.


    Now, from personal experience, i can usually dl 2 files at the same time, and get 200 KB/s on each. To try this, Ive dl counterstrike files, csb70full.exe and csb71full.exe at the same time, and i got between 190-210 KB/s on both files. Sometimes i can only avg abt 150 KB/s on mulitple file downloads. Then again, cable is supposed to fluctuate. Btw, i pay only $39.99/month, and equipment & installation was free.

    Cable, actually the cable modem, has a maximuim bandiwdth of 10Mbps, but the provider will usually put a cap on download and upload speed depending on the number of people on your node, which can range from about 10 to a few hundred. Ofcourse your downloads speed will depend on the overall traffic of your node.

    By Angelus October 12, 2000, 01:29 PM

    I just downloaded an MP3 at 250KB and then tried the test

    Your line speed:

    266.7 Kbps


    32.7 K bytes/sec

    By slick October 12, 2000, 08:08 PM

    Your line speed:
    2136.1 Kbps
    261.8 K bytes/sec

    Cable

    At 7pm hehe and i thought cable was suppost to slow down during peak times. RoadRunner says they have a 2Mbps cap.

    By Adisharr October 13, 2000, 02:47 AM

    515.8 kbps

    63.2 KBps

    Not too bad.. don't do much downloading - ping if what I am most concerned with

    $ .02

    By Sully October 13, 2000, 07:18 AM

    Your line speed:

    1457.1 Kbps


    178.6 K bytes/sec

    Mediaone in Boston area
    Cable is great

    By mpitts October 13, 2000, 07:34 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Kero-chan:
    screw microsoft's site... sometimes it will say i get 2.1k/sec and other times it will say i get 700k/sec on my cable... for a real test try http://fastweb.sympatico.ca/test/ontario/en.html


    Tried this one.. here is what I got:

    Test starting...
    Average throughput: 2028 kilobits/sec
    Total Time: 4136 milliseconds
    Done.

    By mpitts October 13, 2000, 07:35 AM

    Here is what I get from MSN:

    Your line speed:

    40800 Kbps


    5000 K bytes/sec

    By mpitts October 13, 2000, 07:39 AM

    Here are my DSLReports results:

    West Coast:
    Test running..........
    ** Speed 784(down)/447(up) kbps **
    (At least 15 times faster than a 56k modem)
    Finish.

    East Coast:

    Server was down.. I will try later.

    All of this on my MediaOne/RR/AT&T Broadband cable modem.


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