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JJJJJ
15-04-2006, 07:03 AM
My connection speed is now 338 kilobytes sec. according to the test on Ihugs page.
Last week I was connecting at about 160 with a DSE USB modem.
When I installed a Billion ethernet modem I jumped to about 220.
This morning I am on 338.
Looks like I am now upgraded to their lates connection.
Is 338 what I should get on a 3.5 gig plan.

April 15th, 2006 6:06am 3574.7 kbps
April 12th, 2006 8:22am 1879.2 kbps
April 11th, 2006 9:04pm 1787.3 kbps

Another test:

Download time: 2.172 seconds
Size of file: 1000 Kilobytes
Estimated line speed: 3756.9 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 460.4 (kilobytes/second)


Their figures confuse me.

Terry Porritt
15-04-2006, 08:50 AM
That's looking good, but looking at the Ihug speed test, they are only using 512kB file size for measuring speed. That is too low really to get a reasonably representative figure, a few megabytes would be better.

Trev
15-04-2006, 10:37 AM
Those tests are unreliable. I'm on a 2mb plan and tested my speed on 2 differant NZ sites, one site gave me a reading of 800kbps and another about 1900kbps. Go figure.

Trevor :)

JJJJJ
15-04-2006, 11:17 AM
Those tests are unreliable. I'm on a 2mb plan and tested my speed on 2 differant NZ sites, one site gave me a reading of 800kbps and another about 1900kbps. Go figure.

Trevor :)

They more than confuse me too.

Now my connection ikon says my speed is 400.0 Mbps