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The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« on: October 9, 2007, 08:20:24 AM »
www.speedtest.net has a great test for judging you up and down speed. More than just a pissing contest I thought it would be a decent little resource for the many posters that ask questions about ISP's. After you get your results there is a 'forum link' - just copy that and paste it into this thread.


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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #1 on: October 9, 2007, 08:28:43 AM »


12 meg on a 20 meg line  :wanker :wanker :wanker :wanker :wanker :wanker :wanker
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #2 on: October 9, 2007, 08:30:17 AM »
Bet you have torrents running? - Cable (as far as I'm aware) gives pretty much spot on most of the time other than really heavy periods.
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #3 on: October 9, 2007, 08:32:44 AM »
Bet you have torrents running? - Cable (as far as I'm aware) gives pretty much spot on most of the time other than really heavy periods.

I thought contention was a pretty major issue on Virgin lines?

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #4 on: October 9, 2007, 08:36:47 AM »
Depends where and when you connect, I guess? You probably know more about it than me, It's just what I was told by the installation guy, that you get far closer to the speed than with a phone line (I have a TalkTalk broadband 8mb service, too that I get about 3.5 from (must be quite far from the exchange)

I've always found cable pretty much spot on. Although I'd like to see what BeBroadband could offer me - I guess the 24mb would be less than half that considering my TalkTalk is less than half of the 8mb.
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #5 on: October 9, 2007, 08:45:54 AM »
The Shell network runs at 6 meg.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #6 on: October 9, 2007, 08:47:57 AM »
With cable your line will pretty much always synchronise at your peak speed due to the proximity of the cabinet, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can download at that speed, if their network is busy your usable speed will generally be lower potentially much lower.

Also speed tests aren't always accurate as sometimes the servers getmaxed out whenever you're testing your line hence showing a slower than actual speed, best way to test is probably running a few quick torrents simultaneously.

Mine seems pretty accurate on this one at the moment though

« Last Edit: October 9, 2007, 08:52:29 AM by filopastry »

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #8 on: October 9, 2007, 12:17:02 PM »
Blimey! Can't believe I'm getting these speeds from TalkTalk.  :o Probably cos its during the day. By tonight it'll no doubt drop quite considerably!  :butt
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #9 on: October 9, 2007, 01:40:34 PM »


3.5mb On a 8mb line. Suck my balls TV Cabo. Sometimes in the evening it drops below 1mb

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #10 on: October 9, 2007, 01:51:50 PM »


Need to check my router settings though

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #11 on: October 9, 2007, 01:59:36 PM »
The Shell network runs at 6 meg.

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Guess they have a other types of bigger pipes to look after!

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #12 on: October 9, 2007, 02:04:00 PM »


I'm currently working at Bulldog :D

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #13 on: October 9, 2007, 02:05:11 PM »
12mb upload.

You win, we lose. You piss the best :D
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #14 on: October 9, 2007, 02:05:51 PM »
Virgin 4MB


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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #15 on: October 9, 2007, 02:10:39 PM »


12 meg on a 20 meg line  :wanker :wanker :wanker :wanker :wanker :wanker :wanker

How far away are you from the exchange. ADSL Max doen't guarantee the top speed, which degrades the further away you are.

Based on your ping time you seem quite far away from the test server too.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #16 on: October 9, 2007, 02:11:32 PM »
How far away are you from the exchange. ADSL Max doen't guarantee the top speed, which degrades the further away you are.

NTL is cable.
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #17 on: October 9, 2007, 02:25:59 PM »


Talk talk 2 meg line, a mile from my local exchange

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #18 on: October 9, 2007, 02:31:55 PM »
I'm surprised how high some of the pings are

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #19 on: October 9, 2007, 02:34:40 PM »
I'm surprised how high some of the pings are

Sorry for being a bit thick but what do the ping numbers mean?  :wave
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #20 on: October 9, 2007, 02:48:43 PM »
Done through remote desktop so is a little slower than it could be


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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #21 on: October 9, 2007, 02:56:12 PM »
Sorry for being a bit thick but what do the ping numbers mean?  :wave


Its pretty much how long it takes information to get from the server to your computer and back again, not that important for general browsing unless its stupidly bad but very important for online gaming (more important than bandwidth for that to be honest)

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #22 on: October 9, 2007, 03:00:46 PM »
due to filo's interest in the ping times, done a retest using the maidenhead server.



Speed the same, but much quicker ping.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #23 on: October 9, 2007, 03:20:03 PM »


lets have a race on uploads gareth, i am capped as i have to share the connection, i can open this bad boy up a lot more if needed :)
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #24 on: October 9, 2007, 03:24:33 PM »
How far away are you from the exchange. ADSL Max doen't guarantee the top speed, which degrades the further away you are.

Based on your ping time you seem quite far away from the test server too.

cable NTL, downloaded about 5 gig this morning, but the traffic shaping should have cut me to 5meg, only just realised i had my artisan uploading at 10kB's from last night.
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #25 on: October 9, 2007, 03:53:12 PM »
Live at the outskirts of town and several kilometers from the nearest phone station.
So I don't get everything from the 8/1 ADSL I'm paying for, but almost. So no complaints really.


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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #26 on: October 9, 2007, 04:11:07 PM »
The upload speed is 4.5 times faster than my download speed at home!


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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #27 on: October 9, 2007, 04:21:55 PM »
i get a quicker ping to london than i do to dublin
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #28 on: October 9, 2007, 04:26:29 PM »
i get a quicker ping to london than i do to dublin
Yeah I had the same issue myself. Had to go lean on those norwegian bastards for support. :) Probably depends on your ISP's network though. Shortest geographical route isn't always the fastest way.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #29 on: October 9, 2007, 04:59:13 PM »
2 meg woooooooooooooooooo

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #30 on: October 9, 2007, 05:15:39 PM »


On a two meg connection, Tiscali for you
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #31 on: October 9, 2007, 05:22:43 PM »
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #32 on: October 9, 2007, 06:29:24 PM »
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #33 on: October 9, 2007, 06:36:49 PM »


on an 8meg line.......bollocks

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #34 on: October 9, 2007, 06:50:05 PM »
Did it again and got a good one this time. All some is forgiven, TVCabo



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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #36 on: October 9, 2007, 07:09:30 PM »
The upload speed is 4.5 times faster than my download speed at home!



 :wanker ;D

Got this after closing my torrents, pretty much what it says on the box to be honest, would love a lot faster. But apparently BT don't feel they have sufficient demand to upgrade the local exchange. Wankers the lot of them that's the problems with monopolies in certain industries.



This is what I got after opening my torrents, traffic shaping TALK TALK c*nts!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #37 on: October 9, 2007, 07:50:08 PM »


Virgin Broadband,

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On a two meg connection, Tiscali for you

My girlfriends is the same - although recently she has been getting double the 2meg line she is on.
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #38 on: October 9, 2007, 07:50:45 PM »


I guess that's not bad since the server in Frankfurt is 200 miles away. The one in Malmo is closer but comes out slower.
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #39 on: October 9, 2007, 07:54:00 PM »


8 meg on a  20meg virgin media twats.