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    Default How to measure broadband speed

    Hi,
    I recently switched from the 128 kB broadband plan to the 2 MB plan but wonder if it was really put into effect since I do experience a whopping increase in speed. How can I check it? I use a plug in in Firefox, but that one renders different results all the time.
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    Default Re: How to measure broadband speed

    Testing at the IHUG site it gives me 18 Kilobytes/sec, so I am still on 128 ????

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    Default Re: How to measure broadband speed

    Test your speed here:
    http://www.jetstreamgames.co.nz/speed/?

    You should also see you account status under your account details on your ISP's website. Did they give you the change over date?

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    Default Re: How to measure broadband speed

    Quote Originally Posted by hotkiwi
    Testing at the IHUG site it gives me 18 Kilobytes/sec, so I am still on 128 ????
    Yes, you are.

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    Default Re: How to measure broadband speed

    Thanks Jen, good site you referred to. Yes, I am still on the very slow one. Can not check the status of my account. I am with Paradise, regretfully.......... Before they went with Telstra Paradise has won prices and was once ISP of the year in Enzed. That feels very long ago after recent experiences with their service.................................

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    Default Re: How to measure broadband speed

    Your line speed is approximately 278.7 Kbps or 34.2 K bytes/sec
    ( Where kb = kilobits and kB = kiloBytes )

    Is this good, bad or indifferent.

    All I realy know is it's a lot faster than dial up.
    Jack GOF.

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    Default Re: How to measure broadband speed

    Quote Originally Posted by JJJJJ
    Your line speed is approximately 278.7 Kbps or 34.2 K bytes/sec
    ( Where kb = kilobits and kB = kiloBytes )

    Is this good, bad or indifferent.
    It demonstrates that you're on a sound 256k connection, ie good.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: How to measure broadband speed

    Thanks Greg
    Jack GOF.

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