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http://www.speedtest.net/

From the PC, you are at the moment using.
Go to the above website, and run the simple test.

I'm at work and show:

ping test 50 millisecond
download speed 2.2 megabytes per second
upload speed of 3.5 megabytes per second.  

Results will vary each run.  Select TEST AGAIN.

The site automatically figures out where you are located from your IP address then selects a nearby server.  If you select the NEW SERVER field, one can select a different server.   The further away the slower results will be.    If your computer web access ever becomes sluggish, bring up this site and run the test.  Likely fastest results in the wee morning hours.


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I'm on 2400 baud dialup. It's real sweet. Thinking of going crazy and uppin to 9600.

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ping test 61 millisecond
download speed 2.83 megabytes per second
upload speed of 0.43 megabytes per second.

My experience is that webpage download/referesh is fast -- but when downloading an actual file, the download speed is more like 0.4 mps.  :(


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how do you translate megabits per second into megabytes cuz thats what its tellin us.

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11ms ping. 18.55 Mbps download, 2.09 Mbps Upload.

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University ethernet.

10 ms ping
178.36 Mbps download
156.15 Mbps upload


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Ping = 11ms
Download Speed = 33.73 mbps
Upload Speed = 2.26 mbpd


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Mine shows megabits, too. So megaBYTES would be like one-eighth of that number???? Mine's not so hot, I guess.

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Still don't know why file download is only 1/10th the speed of website download.  Anyone?

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For my work WiFi connected desk laptop:
5 ms
57.24 Mbps
64.63 Mbps

For my iPhone 5 also via the same WiFi:
11 ms
28.46 Mbps
15.60 Mbps

(The FCC Mobile broadband test yields similar results for my phone, 22, 23.43, 14.93)
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Still don't know why file download is only 1/10th the speed of website download.  Anyone?

Images from the website are probably pre-cached on your local hard drive from previous visits.  Most browsers don't bother re-downloading images that have already been saved.  If you clear the website cache, you might get a better idea of the actual download speed.

Also, it may be that whatever particular porn site you're downloading your large files from just has a slower transmission speed. :D

Just a theory, anyway.

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how do you translate megabits per second into megabytes cuz thats what its tellin us.

That was a mistake on my part in the opening post.  
Should have read megabits and not megabytes thus a bit rate.


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Still don't know why file download is only 1/10th the speed of website download.  Anyone?

The browser cache is not involved during that website bandwidth test.   Most Internet Service Providers connection services are unequal like that because their systems have been optimized to service customers that download far more than upload.    

Whatever the data direction,  ISP's allocate channel capacity in the most efficient way within the physical capacity of their media that they in turn pay for based on capacity connecting to the Internet backbone carriers.   That is a reason ISPs charge more for hosting websites if they receives lots of incoming traffic from web visitors because requested web pages need to be transmitted out, aka upload, to those visitors.


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Still don't know why file download is only 1/10th the speed of website download.  Anyone?

The browser cache is not involved during that website bandwidth test.

He wasn't referring to that website bandwidth test.  Just his own observations on websites vs. file downloads, when browser cache easily makes a difference.


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Still don't know why file download is only 1/10th the speed of website download.  Anyone?

The browser cache is not involved during that website bandwidth test.

He wasn't referring to that website bandwidth test.  Just his own observations on websites vs. file downloads, when browser cache easily makes a difference.

Possibly the redundancy involved with downloading a larger file rather than an optimized website.  

Websites are generally lots of different slices and therefore you can download more at the same time to get a whole package.  Where as a single file is straight up packet after packet on a single download.

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Some of you guys seem to have speeds that are 20 to 100 times faster than mine.
DSL speeds in the sticks:

Ping = 90ms
Download Speed = 1.32 mbps
Upload Speed = 0.43 mbps

Oh, by the way, same speed on Firefox and Google Chrome, just for the record.


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25.01mbps download, 4.32 mbps upload, here at home in SSF.

Comcast Cable.

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Just ran from my work pc again and apparently local competition for bandwidth behind our Intranet is lower because its much faster than at my OP.

15 ms ping
5.32 mbps download
5.38 mbps upload


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Mine is superfast.  No one else in my neighborhood has internet.

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My download speed is, honest to goodness, 5kbs when I'm lucky. I've seen it downloading at bytes per second.

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Home now, desktop PC: AT&T 2Wire gateway DSL router

25 ms ping
1.32 mbps download
0.32 mbps upload

Sounds about right.  I never download movies or play games so that modest speed is fine.


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Doesn't even complete for me.  heh.

Satellite-based access that homes to Germany.  Let's just say.....it ain't pretty.
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Our internet is pretty much as fast as you're willing to pay, which for 1 Gigabit up/down is $149 per month. I'm not paying for that yet, we're at 30 mbps.
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.53mbps

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Often, a person's Operating System will cap the speeds available (XP is capped by default at less than 2Mbps. A free program TCP Optimizer available at http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php will allow you to adjust your settings to ensure you actually get your max download and upload rate.

On some Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 systems, you have to run the program as administrator.

Just use the slider at the top, click "modify all adapters", and click on "Optimal settings", and reboot. Instant speed boost on most systems with no lack of stability.


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Out past the boonies beyond the sticks, on the internet party-line.

Ping: 837 ms
Download: 1.03 Mbps
Upload: 0.23 Mbps

Windows 7/Chrome

But their satellite is having a good morning.  I'm sure it will slow down and get back to normal.
Why would my ping number be so much higher than other ruralites?
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30ms ping
25.23mbps down
4.20mbps up

Not too bad...except for the odd fact that the internet here at my parents' house shuts down at 10pm like clockwork and is flaky up/down for a couple hours after that.  I suspect the router or modem is to blame.  I bought their router the last time they had connection problems, and I'm not doing it again.


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Out here about 20 miles from the middle of nowhere:

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Ping 48 ms
Download speed 4.83 Mbps
Upload speed 0.42 Mbps

It ordinarily would be faster, but the homing pigeons had too big a breakfast.


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