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Thread: What download speeds are normal on a 1mbps line?

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    Default What download speeds are normal on a 1mbps line?

    Just wanted to confirm what download speed other users are getting on their 1mbps lines?

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    The normal download speed is around 100kb/sec and upload of around 46kb/sec.

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    You should get around 110KBps max.

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    105KiB/s would be the maximum speed that you'll get with like NZB downloads - if you take the average speed over a few seconds.
    I think you can get closer to 107KiB/s with HTTP downloads.

    110KiB/s would be the peak speed for TCP/IP downloads, but it won't be sustainable.

    The following page has reasonably accurate download figures: http://www.hellkom.co.za/download-projections/
    * Just take note that they're using KB/s as in 1000 bytes/s, where as I actually used KiB/s as in 1024 bytes/s.
    Last edited by Pada; 13-10-2011 at 09:47 AM. Reason: Changed my KB/s to KiB/s

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    I consistently get around the figures below on a 1 mbps Telkom line, with Telkom as my ISP.
    Data is from a local SA server

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    Test conducted on Thu 13 Oct 2011 10:08:36 SAST

    Download Speed: 853 kbps (106.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Upload Speed: 419 kbps (52.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Latency: 62 ms
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    120KB/s is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khanya View Post
    120KB/s is good.
    120kb/s is nearing maximum on a 1mb line, so consider yourself VERY lucky if you get those speeds!
    If you can read this, then good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khanya View Post
    120KB/s is good.
    You will NEVER get 120KB/s on a 1Mbps (1024 kilobits per second) ADSL connection.
    The only way that you have a chance of getting 120KB/s would be if you have like a 2Mbps ADSL connection with a 1Mbps ISP account.

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    I get between 103-107 can't complain very happy with my connection

    ISP - Mweb

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    O, ok, was just wondering how come my speed is between 100 - 107. Thought the speed during the day is suppose to be lower?

    I'm with M-Web (just started).

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    do you use speedtest to check your speeds 'cos even if it shows good speeds i still have jerking and shuddering on youtube videos - 1Mbps line. is there an actual way to check the speed while you're downloading or opening a video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    do you use speedtest to check your speeds 'cos even if it shows good speeds i still have jerking and shuddering on youtube videos - 1Mbps line. is there an actual way to check the speed while you're downloading or opening a video?
    I stand to be corrected, but doesn't youtube have a speedchecker? You right click on the video and choose speed test or something....

    But otherwise, download a file and see what speeds you get
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    didn't click on the video - i'll have to try it tonight but whatever speeds i'm getting i'll just have to live with because there's no way i can justify the price of a 4mbps line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    didn't click on the video - i'll have to try it tonight but whatever speeds i'm getting i'll just have to live with because there's no way i can justify the price of a 4mbps line.
    360p should stream fine. 480p might have to pause occasionally to buffer. Anything higher and you will have to wait a while.
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    ah! so that's what i should look for. tks for the info.

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