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    speed question

    This is a discussion on speed question within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hi, why is my router saying 1.7 but the speed test is constantly 1.4? Modem ADSL Firmware Version A2pB018e.d16f Modem ...

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      speed question

      hi, why is my router saying 1.7 but the speed test is constantly 1.4?

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      DownStream Connection Speed 1728 kbps
      UpStream Connection Speed 608 kbps
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      Re: speed question

      Networking overheads. Every packet of data has things like source address and destination address - all the kind of stuff that that a network needs for it to work. The amount of usable data in those packets is smaller than the actual size of the packet, so inevitably, your download speeds will be lower than your sync speed. It's the same for everyone.

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      Re: speed question

      ^^^ This is normal - the download speed is always a bit less than the sync speed with the exchange, due to connection overheads. Mine syncs at 12446 but download speed tests at around 10700.

      EDIT: slow fingers again!

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      Re: speed question

      Usually overheads are estimated at around 8%.

      More info in this article ::. Kitz - Understanding Speeds .::


     

     

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