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Sorry if this is OT but I am assuming many have had the same problem. I am hosting a game using a DSL connection that claims to get 3M DL and 800K UL. Note this connection isn't expected to host the game by any means, its just a dev connection. I tried a speed test and got 2.5M DL and 600K UL. Now I didn't expect to hit thier numbers but the problem is that my game only seems to get 65K UL. So then I setup a ftp server and got the same numbers. Is this normal or should I be bugging my ISP?

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Most ISPs advertise their speeds in Kbits, most software counts traffic in Kbytes.
Divide the speed advertised by 8 to convert it to Kbytes.
You'll still just get your theoretical speed, due to overhead, you might lose something like 1/6 of your bandwidth, sometimes more sometimes less depending on the protocol.
And yes, it is OT.

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Original post by xor
Most ISPs advertise their speeds in Kbits, most software counts traffic in Kbytes.
Divide the speed advertised by 8 to convert it to Kbytes.
You'll still just get your theoretical speed, due to overhead, you might lose something like 1/6 of your bandwidth, sometimes more sometimes less depending on the protocol.
And yes, it is OT.


I wish I had a do over :) Your exactly right, not sure what I was thinking with my numbers.

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Your numbers are actually quite good. I pay for 16,000 kbit/s download and 1024 kbit/s upload, and what I am getting is 7400-7600 kbit/s download and 800-850 kbit/s upload.

From my ISP's point of view (1&1), this is perfectly normal, and 16,000 is rather a theoretical rate rather than a serious number. Sure enough, the terms of service contain the wording "up to" in very small print, too.

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Lucky you. I'm 14,000 feet from the XO, and thus can only get 1536 down and 384 up. I do get that, most of the time, though.
At least I get static IPs, and am not in a banned subnet for SMTP (like you'd be with Comcast).

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