Internet connection speed

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    Cool, here's my test results on a 384k line.

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    Here's mine:)
     
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    Wee man why upload so different to download speed ?

    And that download speed is insane
     
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    here is my lousy one on iBurst :whistling:

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    And here is my HSDPA connection

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    Not a scooby, never understood 'puters, just have to use 'em:lol:

    Download speed must have something to do with the 8meg broadband i pay for i suppose:)
     
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    Well they ripping you, you only have a 2 MG speed
     
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    Well it might be 2meg then, by the time it came to signing up, the salesman had lost me just after saying "hello, how can i help?" - i will check the bill:lol:
     
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    Yip you being ripped off wee-man :p

    As for the upload being different the A in ADSL stands for asymmetric meaning that the bandwidth allocated for upload and download is different. Because most people downloading stuff they make the download allocation much bigger.
     
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    BTW: I got 284k/99k on a 384k adsl line. I am however using it through wireless with other people possibly using the line at the same time and fairly low wireless signal.
     
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    Nope, not being ripped off, i just checked, i'm paying to 2meg - dunno why i thought it was 8meg, but as i said - i tend to glaze over when salesmen talk at me for more than 2 minutes, i think i have some kind of attention deficite prob.....hey look a tomato!!!
     
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    I'm sure you're paying a lot less than any of us are though... Although our adsl prices aren't too terrible lately, speeds still suck though. The biggest difference really is the cap. It sounds like ISP's in the rest of the world are instituting caps of some sort as theres kinda a global bandwidth shortage.
     
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    Interesting, I'm getting a download speed of 1553 kbps, and an upload speed of only 53 kbps on my Vodacom 3G. I can't seem to capture a screen shot though, keep on getting a blank image, and there's no other way I can figure out how to save the results...

    Hennie
     
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    Rory,
    I pay £30 per month for the broadband, telephone and cable TV (midrange package)
     
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    Hennie

    After doing the test, click on the copy button and paste on the post

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    Intersting - I normally use Firefox, and in that program it did not move on to the results screen after completing the test, so I never got to the 'Save your results' option. Tried it now in Internet Explorer, and it worked fine. I notice the upload speed is also quite a bit higher... Interesting ...

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    Nice speed Hennie
     
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    Thanks, Vodacom seems to be on the ball today...

    Here's some interesting global stats from the same site:

    South Africa...

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    and internationally...

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