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Please post your connection speeds here

Started by: infinityminus1
On: 06/09/2013 | 15:08
Replies: 14

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by: oneupkev
on: 07/09/2013 | 14:54
3.36Mb down, 1.26Mb up, 166 ping

i work at a broadband isp for landlines and ive seen landlines with much worse than that!
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by: helmie
on: 07/09/2013 | 15:33

116k down, 124k up, ping 584ms.


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by: axean1
on: 07/09/2013 | 16:58 edited: 07/09/2013 | 16:59

@infinityminus1 wrote:

Wow. It looks like I'm a bit on the slow side. Smiley Sad

I haven't tested it when I'm out and about so it may be my location [?]. I get occassional dropped signals here too.


Yes, speed is a function of location. Location affects signal strength and signal type.

A strong 3g signal could give faster download speeds than a very weak (technically superior) HSPA signal.

Results without signal type & strength are of very limited value


Several times I've brought up the idea of installing the Sensorly app (link) to find, & map out your local signal strength, but thats only useful if you have an adroid phone. Your phone should always indicate at the top the type of network your connected to.


My results are

Signal type = HSPA

Signal Strength = -87dBM (lower the better. Signal average between -70 & -113, but you'll have terrible signal at 113)

Ping - 121ms

Download - 2620

Upload - 105

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by: ellie2001
on: 07/09/2013 | 21:15

Those kind of speeds are pretty poor. I can max out my iPhone 4S at 9Mbps with Three.

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Message 14 of 15
by: infinityminus1
on: 07/09/2013 | 23:06
Thanks axean1, that's some helpful info. I'm on Android so I tried the app.
Signal type: HSPA (and/or HSPA+)
Signal strength: -91 dBm
Ping: (not shown?)
Download: 1.85 Mb/s
Upload: 0.94
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