iBurst Speed Test Results

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Hi guys

I would love to compare some speed test results taken by yourselves from various locations, times etc.

I put together a lists of test I would like done.

These tests should be done straight after one another to be able to give me a accurate comparison.

1) iBurst speed test - Upload speed
- Download speed
Ping www.iburst.co.za - Average milliseconds at the bottom right of your ping.

2) www.speedtest.net - Johannesburg server
Upload speed
Download speed
Latency

3) www.speedtest.net - New York server
Upload speed
Download speed
Latency

Please indicate date & time of your test and location.

Your results you can mail directly to me so that I can set up some comparisons.

Multiple test for different times of the day would be greatly appreciated.

With this I will also be able to locate those of you suffering from some signal issues.

You can do these tests as much as you you would like them to be done.

Not too much now. I am not going to be giving any bandwidth away.

As I always say... "May the signal be with you."
 

Keeper

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i must say though that the iBurst speeds have been quite acceptable the last couple of days.

wasn't working at all on monday (and I think tueday) but now it's pretty great if you ask me.

Good Job, whatever iBurst is doing lately!
 

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You know that these tests take up valuable MBs?

Is this some scheme to make some more money?

If you are serious you should dish out some free bandwidth.
 

iBurst

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Nah....


Just want to identify possible issues with some clients.

You should only do these tests if you beleive things could be better and 'Shaun' can help you in improving things.
 

myles

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I live in Cape Town and i was not capped at the time of these tests with nothing else running in the background.
I'd appreciate some feedback on my results...
Done 27-June-2009 at 11h05

Pinging iburst.co.za [196.30.31.120] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=321ms TTL=117
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=2374ms TTL=117
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=338ms TTL=117
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=371ms TTL=117

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 321ms, Maximum = 2374ms, Average = 851ms

Cape Town
Upload: 0.19Mb/s
Download: 0.19Mb/s
Ping: 126ms

Johannesburg
Upload: 0.18Mb/s
Download: 0.14Mb/s
Ping: 383ms

New York
Upload: 0.16Mb/s
Download: 0.19Mb/s
Ping: 425ms
 

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Hi Myles

Looks like a bit of bad quality of signal is your nemesis.

Have you checked out what your decibel readings are?

Could you perhaps let me know what your speed results are from the iBurst.co.za speed test.

Let me know.
 
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kaspaas

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Hi,

Willingly donating some bytes - thanks for the technical support trouble iBurst provided in the past.

the pings:


Pinging www.iburst.co.za [196.30.31.120] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=254ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=125

Ping statistics for 196.30.31.120:
Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 53ms, Maximum = 254ms, Average = 73ms

Speedtest Johannesburg

Ping 94ms

Download 0.75 Mb/s
Upload 0.34 Mb/s

Newark DE

Ping 395 ms
Download 0.85 Mb/s
Upload 0.17 Mb/s
 

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Morning Kaspaas

These readings do not look too bad for you so far.

Three questions and I will give opinion.

What is you speed test results off the iBurst web site say?

Do you have an external antenna?

What is your location? e.g. JHB, Fourways.

Thanks for the feedback so far.
 

noswal

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1) iBurst speed test - Upload speed 294 Download speed 873

C:\>ping www.iburst.co.za

Pinging www.iburst.co.za [196.30.31.120] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 196.30.31.120:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),


2) www.speedtest.net - Johannesburg server
Upload speed .3Mb/s
Download speed .95Mb/s
Latency 99ms


3) www.speedtest.net - New York server
Upload speed .2Mb/s
Download speed .40Mb/s
Latency 656


additional speed test http://www.dslreports.com/archive/iburst.co.za?s=500&r=708
Speed Test #73912037 by dslreports.com
Run: 2009-06-28 05:02:17 EST
Download: 500 (Kbps)
Upload: 306 (Kbps)
In kilobytes per second: 61 down 37.4 up
Tested by server: 55 java
User's DNS: iburst.co.za
 

iBurst

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Hi Myles.

Please check your PM's.

I have requested some detail.

Thank you
 

iBurst

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Hi Noswal

you have a great connection there.

Are you behind a router? Just questioning the 100% loss on your ping.

Which area are you in?

Thanks for the feedback.
 

Raithlin

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I'll run these tonight - I'm capped, but you should still get some decent ping, latency, etc. information.
 

iBurst

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Hi Raithlin

Great.

Would love your results when upcapped as well.

Thank you
 

ambo

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1) When I connect with my omni I get average daytime pings of 750ms - my strongest tower (18) is still overloaded.

When I force connection to a weaker tower with a panel I get average pings of 95ms.

2) Speedtest - JHB
Download: 0.55 Mbps
Upload: 0.25 Mbps
119ms latency

2) Speedtest - NY
Download: 0.41 Mbps
Upload: 0.19 Mbps
768ms latency

Speed tests were done now using the panel.
 

kaspaas

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Another round of testing:

As requested - from the iBurst website

Download: 445 kbps
Upload: 276 kbps
QOS 64%
Jitter 15.2ms
Packet Loss 0%


Pings test:

Pinging www.iburst.co.za [196.30.31.120] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=75ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=135ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=169ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=68ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=45ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=68ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=61ms TTL=125
Reply from 196.30.31.120: bytes=32 time=71ms TTL=125

Ping statistics for 196.30.31.120:
Packets: Sent = 12, Received = 12, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 37ms, Maximum = 169ms, Average = 73ms

Speedtest Johannesburg

Ping 115ms
Download 0.57Mb/s
Upload 0.28Mb/s

Speedtest New York
Ping 667ms
Download 0.42Mb/s
Upload 0.19Mb/s

Location: Wapadrand, Pretoria

Modem: Desktop modem with standard antenna, connected via PPPoE to Wifi router.

Seems less satisfactory than the previous set of tests :-(


Signal strength test:

621.405 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 0 Cost -91 Distance 16 us Load 2
621.405 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 11 Cost -95 Distance 24 us Load 1
621.405 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 7 Cost -95 Distance 5 us Load 2
621.405 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 17 Cost -96 Distance 10 us Load 0
621.405 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 18 Cost -107 Distance 14 us Load 1
631.555 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 0 Cost -93 Distance 16 us Load 2
631.555 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 17 Cost -95 Distance 9 us Load 1
631.555 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 11 Cost -96 Distance 23 us Load 1
631.555 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 7 Cost -96 Distance 4 us Load 2
641.705 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 0 Cost -93 Distance 16 us Load 2
641.705 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 17 Cost -94 Distance 9 us Load 1
641.705 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 11 Cost -96 Distance 24 us Load 1
641.705 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 7 Cost -96 Distance 4 us Load 2
641.705 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 18 Cost -106 Distance 13 us Load 1
651.855 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 0 Cost -92 Distance 16 us Load 2
651.855 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 17 Cost -97 Distance 9 us Load 0
651.855 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 11 Cost -97 Distance 23 us Load 1
651.855 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 7 Cost -97 Distance 3 us Load 2
651.855 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 18 Cost -107 Distance 13 us Load 1
662.000 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 0 Cost -92 Distance 16 us Load 2
662.000 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 17 Cost -96 Distance 9 us Load 0
662.000 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 11 Cost -97 Distance 24 us Load 1
662.000 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 7 Cost -97 Distance 4 us Load 2
662.000 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 18 Cost -107 Distance 13 us Load 1


How does one know to which station one is connected?

Thanks

Regards

Kaspaas.
 

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iBurst will connect to the strongest signal by itself. you are connecting to base station 0.

I recommend that you try an antenna. Get those decibels into the low -80s and your experience will definetly improve.

Let me know I can assist further.

Thanks for the feedback
 

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Speed test results

Hi Ambo

First a few questions.

What do the iburst web site tests say?

What is your location?

I would like to send someone out to check out your signal quality.

Please let me know if this is in order.

Thanks for the feedback.
 

iBurst

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Hi guys

Format for you test.

Name, Location, Date, Time, Iburst Upload/Download/Latency, Speedtest.net local Upload/Download/Latency and Speedtest.net New York, Upload/Download/Latency.

Thank you all for your feedback to date. I have been identifying certain issues generally revolving around signal quality.

I will assist those requiring correction of such issues.
 

kaspaas

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iBurst will connect to the strongest signal by itself. you are connecting to base station 0.

I recommend that you try an antenna. Get those decibels into the low -80s and your experience will definetly improve.

Let me know I can assist further.

Thanks for the feedback

Hi Shaun,

are there any indications available where the base stations are located?

My gut feel tells me my modem is currently in a position where there are several walls etc between the modem and the base stations. Maybe I could just move the modem around a bit :)
 
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