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Speed Tests

Hi All

With all hullabaloo on the forums regarding speeds.... I have just spend an interesting 15 minutes or so playing around with various online speed testers, just out of idle curiosity. For example

Plusnets one gave me

07-01-2006 00:50:51 1913.9

ADSL Guide returned this

Downstream
1833 Kbps (229.1 KB/sec)
1979 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream
228 Kbps (28.5 KB/sec)
246 Kbps (inc. overheads)

But the one I found most interesting because although the final readings were almost the same...... it does seem to be put into a more easily understood and read form was actually in the USA at http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/ and although the page immediately after the test is finish comes up with a lot of useful information and apart from 3 free tests per month is a subscription service..... this is the information it returned regarding my connection.

Communications 1.7 megabits per second
Storage 202.9 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 5 seconds
Subjective rating Great

No big deal as they all returned about the same result but someone maybe interested in the last one which I think is pretty amazing given the distance involved.