How fast is the average Canberran’s internet connection?

Vic Bitterman 26 December 2008 49

Out of nothing other than idle curiosity, I’d be interested to find out how fast my fellow Canberran’s are when connected to the Interweb.

Do a speed test at http://www.speedtest.net and post the results here.

For me, variable speeds anywhere between 4Mb and 10Mb download speed. Here’s one result from a few minutes ago : http://www.speedtest.net/result/378717055.png

For those of you at work, post how fast your work connection is!


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deye deye 12:54 am 02 Jan 09

13347 kb/s down
850 kb/s up (usually a bit faster than this)
iinet ADSL 2/2+
Braddon

http://www.speedtest.net/result/382222966.png

ogrex ogrex 6:16 pm 29 Dec 08

Cheating? Me? Helps to work adjacent to a supercomputer… come to think of it, the results probably would have been higher if someone wasn’t sending big data sets back/forth to the big boy.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 1:29 pm 29 Dec 08

That’s cheating!

ogrex ogrex 9:06 am 29 Dec 08

57501 kbps down 16667 kbps up (to Sydney)… from the ANU.

Luke the Scouser Luke the Scouser 8:37 pm 28 Dec 08
peter@home peter@home 12:55 pm 28 Dec 08

el said :

Peter: Got Linux?

yep. suse.

2nd partition – first runs xp…

grundy grundy 11:59 am 28 Dec 08

For all those getting the speed test on the Sydney server, try:

http://speedtest.velocitynet.com.au

SheepGroper SheepGroper 11:40 am 28 Dec 08

el said :

Nosey: Good or bad? It’s….strange – that you’re getting so much better upload speed than down.

I get 243 down and 324 up, ADSL2 at Deakin exchange. The line quality deteriorated a few years ago so I’m just glad its useable.

willo willo 11:08 am 28 Dec 08

download 1839 upload 439….work computer

smee smee 10:39 am 28 Dec 08

8972 Kbit/s down, 628 KBit/s up. Netspace ADSL2+ (Optus DSLAM).

That’s about 3Mbit/s better than I was getting with uncapped ADSL 1.

Modem says it’s connected at 16652/812 Kbps.

I’m in Kambah, 900m from the exchange (line test says 1.2Km via the cable) and on the first drop point for my particular cable.

Seems to work ok.

toriness toriness 7:50 am 28 Dec 08

1643 up, 343 down. 3 mobile broadband. i hardly dl anything though, basically use my laptop for surfing – so the speed suits me. not willing to pay landline costs for adsl either.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 12:04 am 28 Dec 08

Nosey, try again.

I’m on the Melba exchange (like nathan) and I also get upwards of 10000kbps 😀 (like nathan), but I’m with Exetel ADSL2+ (unlike nathan).

el el 4:32 pm 27 Dec 08

Nosey: Good or bad? It’s….strange – that you’re getting so much better upload speed than down.

Nosey Nosey 2:31 pm 27 Dec 08

447 kbps down and 1711 kbps up.

Is this good or bad??

I have no idea.

I’m on Optusnet broadband..

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 11:56 am 27 Dec 08

Would the other Internode users who have posted results, please indicate their suburb too.

I’m on the Monash exchange – live about 1km away as the crow flies.

taco taco 11:22 am 27 Dec 08

Speedtest to Sydney was 7394kb/s down, 822kb/s up. 19ms ping
http://www.speedtest.net/result/379470640.png

I am on iinet Naked DSL in Belconnen

Actual synch speed – 8958800/1005000

In the real world I max out at ~930KB/s when downloading Ubuntu updates from iinet’s FTP, which translates to ~7440kb/s – very close to speedtest’s result

nathan nathan 7:52 am 27 Dec 08

Hi RandomGit,

Mine’s 10783kbps down and 685kbps up. I’m with TPG on ADSL2+, also only a few blocks from Melba exchange.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:44 am 27 Dec 08

5086 kb/s down, 519 up* (Internode ADSL2+ – O’Connor).

Would the other Internode users who have posted results, please indicate their suburb too.

*Am currently listening to live streaming radio from BBC UK along with a dodgy EPL feed to go with.

el el 10:48 pm 26 Dec 08

Peter: Got Linux?

peter@home peter@home 10:15 pm 26 Dec 08

I am running an old duron 850, with 384 mb ram. speed of internet means jack to me. still slow to process, anyway.

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