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What do the gateway graphs actually mean?

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What do the gateway graphs actually mean?

Hi

Just been looking at the gateway graphs, being on Broadband Premier through BT the gateways I think I have ever been connected to are PTE-AG1 or PTE-AG2. So looking at the graphs I have no idea what they are telling me :?

From the point of P2P I assume it is Bronze, looking at them now as I post it says:

PTE-AG1 Bronze Max 6.44k Average 2.17k
PTE-AG2 Bronze Max 6.27k Average 3.03k

So, and I guess I must be wrong, but does it mean the average speed for users using bronze labelled items that the speed is 3.03k/sec :?: I notice though it just says 3.03k not 3.03k/sec, hence me saying I am probably wrong.

Thanks
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suec45
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What do the gateway graphs actually mean?

Must be wrong surely.
Community Gaffer
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What do the gateway graphs actually mean?

The number represents the number of packet drops, not speed.
Firejack
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What do the gateway graphs actually mean?

Its talking about Packet's being dropped and its measured in thousands. Taken from the broadband bandwidth usage page
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When looking at the graph it is important to take into account the overall number of packets passing across the network at peak time. The peak is around 400,000 packets per second, therefore if the graph peaks at 4,000 packets, this represents 1% of the overall traffic passing through the network at peak.
So is the network has a peak for 400,000 packets, 25,000 of the packets in the bronze queue are being dropped and not delivered to their destination. This is equal to some 16% of network traffic being lost. Ridiculous figure.. explains why our speeds are slow though Sad
Community Gaffer
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What do the gateway graphs actually mean?

presuming you are talking about these graphs of course:

http://www.plus.net/support/network_performance/broadband_packets_drop.shtml
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What do the gateway graphs actually mean?

Yes thats the one, so the lower the number the better, I see now.

Thanks

Moderators note by James (sallyandjames) : Removed full quote of preceding post. link:rules
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What do the gateway graphs actually mean?

It's supposed to be zero drops for Platinum and Gold and minimal drops for Silver.
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