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The Need For Speed


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Being a computer enthusiast, I was just wondering what kind of bandwidth / throughput you get, your type of connection, and who your ISP is.

Here are some links to trusted sites that test your Internet speed. The tests are made for broadband only…not dial-up (dial-up tests give false returns). Also, please don’t do the “back button cache” trick. Let’s get real results.

http://help.sbcgloba.../dsl/speedtest/
http://speedtest.umflint.edu/
http://web2.wintek.c...test/index.html
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My type of connection………………..DSL

My ISP……………………. AT&T Yahoo! (Elite Package)



Speed Results:
Link 1 = 4.974 Mbps Down / 641.64 Kbps Up
Link 2 = 5.02 Mbps Down / 642.25 Kbps Up
Link 3 = 5.35 Mbps Down (684.45 KB/s) / Up N/A

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:whistling: I guess knowone cares how fast their Internet connection is...
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Nope, its a means to an end, not much point either bragging about something that you have very little control of.
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Nope, its a means to an end, not much point either bragging about something that you have very little control of.



I don’t know who’s bragging…I’m sure not…my connection is slow compared to many people I know.

People DO have control of their connection speed in some places. Comparing the speeds of different ISPs can help people make the best choices to get the most bandwidth for their buck.

I’m sorry you don’t like my thread. I just thought it might be interesting to see how the different ISPs and connection technologies compared to one another. I guess I should go to another forum that has a real interest in computer technology.

Sorry for wasting your server space.
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while the thread may have little purpose...you don't have to worry about being a waste of our server space...someone may find this interesting...even if we don't...plus...this is the "random" forum...so you're fine

i really like using http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ for my speed tests...great graphical read out

i've got a T1 at work...so that's 1.54mb up and 1.54mb down...i usually hover around 1.4 or so for both up or down...depending on how many users i have browsing at a given time...
some people wonder why you'd go with a T1 when you can get a theoretical 6mb on cable or other services....a T1 is dedicated....so i'm the only person using this line....so that 1.54mb is all mine...not sharing the pipe with anyone...where as with cable..you're sharing the pipe with anyone within reach of it
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i really like using http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ for my speed tests...great graphical read out


Yes I've used speakeasy many times...the graphical read out is the best I've ever seen. :whistling:

Have your ever heard of VDSL (very high bit-rate DSL)? There are already some companies, such as U.S. West (part of Qwest now), that offer VDSL service in selected areas. VDSL provides an incredible amount of bandwidth, with speeds up to about 52 megabits per second (Mbps)!

http://electronics.h...l.htm/printable

The problem is it only works over a short distance using standard copper phone wiring...like maybe approx. 4,000 ft (1,200 m) from the CO.

The chart below provides a comparison of the various DSL technologies:

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Edited by Hyperspace, 17 July 2006 - 09:01 AM.

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yeah...the vdsl is pretty crazy...my parent company has a ds3 wich is about 28 ds1's (T1) and goes at 44.736 Mbit/s....it's pretty speedy....
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