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    Download and Upload Speed Tests

    What are "average" download and upload speeds? I did a speed test at two different speed test sites and got 1139 Download/271 Upload at the first site and 1515 Download/269 upload results. My system is operating fine in my opinion. A friend said her ISP tech said that she should be getting 8000 download and 500 upload. That seems very high to me. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    This is more a test of your Internet connectivity and your ISP than of your computer hardware. The speeds very widely depending on what you have purchased from your ISP.

    (I typically get 12000 download and 1300 download, but I have a very fast connection)

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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    You need to check to see what your ISP "rates" its service as. Here's one I just ran but it can fluctuate depending on the traffic and the location you're testing with.
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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    Hi!
    For what it's worth, my ISP tells me I have a 2.2Mbps broadband link - the reality is, of course, somewhat different and probably relates more to how far away my phone terminal is from the local telephone exchange. It also varies depending on time of day (due, I assume, from amount of users accessing the server, or the exchange?). Currently I'm registering 1752kbps download and just 241Kbps upload. As I'm in a fairly rural location (on the coast of Cumbria UK) I doubt I'd do much better by purchasing a higher broadband rate.

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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    Your ISP may well have told you that your download data rate would be up to 8 Mbps - weasel words, indeed!

    The best-regarded speed test for the UK is that offered by ThinkBroadband, and my home cable connection currently tests at 9430 kbps down and 474 kbps up, rather than the nominal 10 Mbps / 0.5 Mbps. This is adequate for my purposes...
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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    I think the lounge needs new smilies indicating the various levels of jealousy I am experiencing right now!

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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    In fairness, my ISP (Orange) only promised 2.2Mbps. I've just run your recommended speedtester, thinkbroadband.com against the one I usually use, which is broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk

    yours - 1499.49 download, 241.79 up
    mine - 1744 download, 240 up

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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    Surely, to get around 95 % of nominal must be considered adequate. But of course, you could be talking about the speed you have purchased and that that is enough. Yes, I agree, for most people that is enough.

    When it's bad over here, I get results in the whole spectrum. I should, at the moment, have around 15-16 Mbps down, around 2.2-2.4 Mbps up; just now it's 5.1 Mbps down and 0.85 Mbps up. They'll hear from me soon, when I have time. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I agree also with "up to"; here since some year most ISPs for DSL give a range; up to 2.5, 6-8, 12-24 etc.
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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    <hr>In fairness, my ISP (Orange) only promised 2.2Mbps**. I've just run your recommended speedtester, thinkbroadband.com against the one I usually use, which is broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk<hr>
    If you lived in a cable area, you might soon be able to get 50 Mbps down; if I had to use ADSL, I'm so far from the exchange that I probably wouldn't get more than 1 Mbps...

    ** you probably haven't looked at the Orange website recently, because all Orange broadband speeds are now up to 8 Meg speed.
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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

    I'm not entirely sure who you are talking with, since that quote is not from me. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Anyhow, yes, ADSL performance is dependent on the distance. Disregarding whether to aekyall, me or both <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>, yes I live in "cable area” and I have since some time fibre/patch to my home, but everything isn't set up yet, waiting for ISPs to get ready etc. If I compare with other places it probably will be possible to get everything from 0.20-0.25 Mbit/s (down/up), 8-10 Mbit/s (down/up), 50/8 Mbit/s (down/up), 100/10 Mbit/s (down/up) and 50 to 100 Mbit/s (down/up) (but it will cost a bit). Most pick something in the range 8-10 Mbit/s.

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    Re: Download and Upload Speed Tests

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    Trebor here are two sites that I use to get an average of what my speeds are.
    Try them, they are free,
    http://speedtest.knology.net/
    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
    Catz

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