15% or 25% - You decide
This is a discussion on 15% or 25% - You decide within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by FibreOptic With that Sync speed you are aiming for 1023kB/s or 0.9mB/s Like mentioned these are somethings ...
- 02-01-07, 10:30 PM #1
- 02-01-07, 10:32 PM #2Skyuser Serial SpammerExchange: RedditchBroadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* ProRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504Sky TV:aiming for 1023kB/s
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- 02-01-07, 10:37 PM #3
Sorry Fibre, but telling people that they should be aiming for their sync speed is totally misleading. We could have users spending hours trying to find the extra 15%.
Sorry mate, you may know what really goes on, but the people asking for help might not, so I do think its reasonable to quote an expected speed.
If you do insist on quoting the full speed, then please add a disclaimer.
All you did was divide the sync rate of 8190 in bits by 8 and quoted it in bytes. You might as well of just said 'You should be aiming for 8190 kb/sec'.
- 02-01-07, 10:39 PM #4Skyuser Serial SpammerExchange: RedditchBroadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* ProRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504Sky TV:
The thing is the overheads will be different on each computer,
The way the computer takes the speed!
E.g. The overhead could be greater on a e.g. Pentium 1 @ 120Mhz as that isnt designed for a high connection!
Then THAT would be misleading to the user asking where is the 25%?
So the outcome is, We rather aim for the highest possible....
- 02-01-07, 10:42 PM #5
But quoting the full sync speed without a disclaimer is just not on.
So based on your response and example, you are happy getting users trying to find the missing 25% when they never will? Anyhow....
- 02-01-07, 10:48 PM #6Skyuser Serial SpammerExchange: RedditchBroadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* ProRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504Sky TV:
You setting that the OVERHEAD is garunteed 15%! oh no!
So if that particular computer config isnt designed to handle a high speed connection then the overhead will be greater?
So NO-ONE can garuntee the overheads!
I bet I sound like an A-hole! Sorry mate lol
- 02-01-07, 10:58 PM #7
I said AROUND 85% (ie 15% overhead), last time I looked AROUND was not GUARANTEED.
Your posting suggests more like 100%.
I believe in my humble opinion that it os far safer to quote a DL of around 85% of the sync rate whereas you believe getting users to aim for 100% of sync rate is reasonable (that is how your original posting would be interpretated).
As I keep saying, if you want to quote 0% overheads, then please add a disclaimer.
quoting 15% overheads is more reasonable than 0% - in my opinion.
Perhaps we need a poll to find out what users are averaging so we can see whether users are closer to your 0% than my 15%?
- 02-01-07, 11:01 PM #8Exchange: RedditchBroadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* ProRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504Sky TV:
I think il add another disclaimer in the Sig lol! like the current ones!
- 02-01-07, 11:06 PM #9
Sorry to throw a spanner in the works, but;-
A) Stay on topic!
B) One byte of data transferred across a network is the equivalent of 10 bits of data on a disc (owing to overheads).
C) Have seen 70% of sync quoted as max data speed.
D) System spec. is nothing to do with network overheads!Service recovery 02392 899292
You got 3 right!
D'oh! Not good, dude.
- 02-01-07, 11:06 PM #10Exchange: RedditchBroadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* ProRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504Sky TV:
My answer to this thread!
No-one can garuntee the overhead,
Its not 0% or 15% or 50%!
Its dependant on alot of things,
So I appologise if my post was misleading in anyway!
Disclaimer has been added!