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jayal
27-07-2014, 05:52 PM
would like to know what the numbers should be for a speed test, like what should they be etc. - just did mine, using "Speedtest.net by Ookla," ping - 36ms, download - 14.63 Mbps, upload - 0.95 Mbps

noticed the heading on speedtest on the Forum page, coincidental!!

icow
27-07-2014, 06:35 PM
It depends what speeds you're paying for. What plan are you on and who is your ISP? Chances are they're fine though ~15 down and ~1 up is pretty normal for a home connection in NZ.

johnd
27-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Depends on what version of ADSL you are using or if you are on the fibre or not - and if you are what plan you have got. So there is not one answer to this!

ON SNAP! fibre I got:

Ping = 52 mS
Download = 27.07 Mbps
Upload = 9.42Mbps.

It always seems to be a bit below the quoted figure of 30/10Mbps.

johnd
27-07-2014, 06:40 PM
Thought that ping looked a bit slow so tried www.speedtest.net and got

Ping= 8mS
Download = 27.09Mbps
Upload = 9.68Mbps.

jayal
27-07-2014, 06:47 PM
ISP Telecom - don't know the ADSL version, but we're not on fibre just a Home package of 40Gb

dugimodo
27-07-2014, 06:52 PM
Yours is fairly typical for a ADSL2+ connection. If that's what you have then it's fine.
I used to get very similar, now on VDSL I get about 24/10 http://www.speedtest.net/result/3650507089.png

Zippity
27-07-2014, 06:54 PM
A speed test reading using wifi will be slower than a PC connected by ethernet.


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wainuitech
27-07-2014, 09:36 PM
It depends what speeds you're paying for. What plan are you on and who is your ISP? Chances are they're fine though ~15 down and ~1 up is pretty normal for a home connection in NZ. That sums it up nicely :)

Had Xtra/Telcom around here on Saturday trying to peddle their services, they "claimed" they could give us a better deal / speed than out current ISP, SWMBO answered the door, all she said was can you beat 130+ in speed Plus unlimited usage ? ----- His reply -- :horrified "Sorry to bother you, good bye" and walked away --- Seems she listens sometimes when I talk :wub

johnd
27-07-2014, 09:42 PM
A speed test reading using wifi will be slower than a PC connected by ethernet.

Depends on the wireless standard you are using, the distance you are from the base station and how many people are using it. Even old IEEE802.11g is 54Mbps. IEEE802.11n is over 100Mbps so probably would not be the bottle neck for a speed test.

Agent_24
27-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Had Xtra/Telcom around here on Saturday trying to peddle their services, they "claimed" they could give us a better deal / speed than out current ISP, SWMBO answered the door, all she said was can you beat 130+ in speed Plus unlimited usage ? ----- His reply -- :horrified "Sorry to bother you, good bye" and walked away --- Seems she listens sometimes when I talk :wub

:lol:

Chilling_Silence
27-07-2014, 10:58 PM
Depends on the wireless standard you are using, the distance you are from the base station and how many people are using it. Even old IEEE802.11g is 54Mbps. IEEE802.11n is over 100Mbps so probably would not be the bottle neck for a speed test.

Shouldn't be, but practice would suggest otherwise, in the instances of most routers.

Chilling_Silence
27-07-2014, 10:58 PM
Depends on the wireless standard you are using, the distance you are from the base station and how many people are using it. Even old IEEE802.11g is 54Mbps. IEEE802.11n is over 100Mbps so probably would not be the bottle neck for a speed test.

Shouldn't be, but practice would suggest otherwise, in the instances of most routers.

Agent_24
28-07-2014, 10:17 AM
The speed of the WiFi might be faster than the WAN but WiFi often has latency issues which causes the problem.

1101
28-07-2014, 11:01 AM
Wifi access points will drop down to the lowest speed on any device connecting to it
so if you have 1 WirelessG device, all the wifi will be dropped to 'G' , even though the router supports N. ) Same with the very old wirelessB (dont laugh, a few still out there in use)
You can sometimes disable the lower speed/older wifi modes (11g, 11b) in some routers

Agent_24
28-07-2014, 11:02 AM
That too.

Chilling_Silence
28-07-2014, 11:06 AM
That too.

Not to mention that they're all half-duplex too...

dugimodo
28-07-2014, 12:14 PM
A while back I tested from my smartphone on VDSL and the telecom supplied Technicolor router and was getting around 10 - 12Mb/s. I assumed it was a limitation of the phone and wasn't concerned as it was plenty fast enough. Then I got my Alcatel router working and tested again - 24Mb/s same as my PC gets over ethernet. So as Chill says practice would suggest some routers don't achieve any where near the theoretical speed over wireless. Both routers are supposedly wireless N 300 Mbp/s capable but the test was done from my garage where there is only 1-2 bars of signal.

kahawai chaser
28-07-2014, 01:40 PM
My download speed is similar to some of the upload speeds noted above. About 9 down/0.8 up. Chorus stuck a sign near my street - saying fiber starting around Feb next year. Need speed I guess for maps I'm creating/updating. Slow for mapping currently.

SolMiester
30-07-2014, 03:14 PM
That sums it up nicely :)

Had Xtra/Telcom around here on Saturday trying to peddle their services, they "claimed" they could give us a better deal / speed than out current ISP, SWMBO answered the door, all she said was can you beat 130+ in speed Plus unlimited usage ? ----- His reply -- :horrified "Sorry to bother you, good bye" and walked away --- Seems she listens sometimes when I talk :wub

Who can get 130+ in speed?, AFAIK, only the local EIT has a gigabyte internet connection and even commercial only goes up to 100

wainuitech
30-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Who can get 130+ in speed?, AFAIK, only the local EIT has a gigabyte internet connection and even commercial only goes up to 100 Me, and anyone else on telstra cable who's on the right plan. Unlimited as well.

Just did a copule of speed tests, as below, take into consideration that theres a PC in the workshop downloading a truck load of updates at the same time, hence not quite hitting 130 ( close enough)

5868

5869

5870

Could go faster but no point . From memory they have a 150 plan as well, but its to expensive.

Found it -- This page http://customerzone.vodafone.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/ its an old listing, teh 100 has been changed to 130 and called teh entertainment package and gone unlimited. The 150 is the same name Entertainment Package as well as unlimited.

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SolMiester
30-07-2014, 03:39 PM
Me, and anyone else on telstra cable who's on the right plan. Unlimited as well.

Just did a copule of speed tests, as below, take into consideration that theres a PC in the workshop downloading a truck load of updates at the same time, hence not quite hitting 130 ( close enough)

5868

5869

5870

Could go faster but no point . From memory they have a 150 plan as well, but its to expensive.

Jesus WT, that's obscene....i thought she might of been talking about WiFi speeds and got confused.....awesome!, havent seen telstra cable up here!

Lurking
30-07-2014, 03:45 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3656384252

Us Mums' and Dads' must be at the a r s e end of anything fast, rofl.

Telstra: light speed 40g.


Lurking.

wainuitech
30-07-2014, 03:48 PM
Telstra ( at the time) had to come and change the cable modem to a Cisco -- The Service guy did warn me my Router "May not be upto it" kind of knew that -- he was right :( - had to buy a gigabyte router, and slowly changing the switches over to gigabit as well.