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  • Broadband Uplaod/Download speeds

    Can someone please explain to me why it is when I upload to any of my sites hosted by different companies the best speed is around only 30 K bps? But when I download from any the speed jumps to around 150 K bps.

    Is it because of my Avast Antivirus software? My normal Broadband is usually 1.8 M bps

    Gordon

  • #2
    Re: Broadband Uplaod/Download speeds

    ADSL has different upload speeds compared to download speeds and these are usually substantially lower.
    "Generally" it is likely you will have 256Kbps upstream but 2Mbps downstream sold as "2Mbit broadband"
    You can just ask your supplier what you get.

    This is in the UK.
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: Broadband Uplaod/Download speeds

      Thanks . Just as a matter of interest I am supposed to be on a oneoff Orange special offer package origially at an 18 month contract for a max or 2 Mbps with max of 6 Gig pm download.

      Due to the distance I am from the nearest UK BT exchange and the poor quality of lines here in Hastings, such as somw still using aluminium, a test shows I could never achieve much more that around 3 Mbps. So there is little point in me wasting money on a supposed higher speed package.

      Yet everywhere they boast about the ' High Speed Net ' !!

      Gordon

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      • #4
        Re: Broadband Uplaod/Download speeds

        At home I've a 8Mb download speed while I got a 1Mb upload speed.
        With ADSL this difference is quite common.
        It's time for optic fiber
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: Broadband Upload/Download speeds

          My folks live in a small village in the Midlands and the best the get is 1Mbit so it isn't all that bad !
          cheers
          Andy

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          • #6
            Re: Broadband Upload/Download speeds

            Well we can get optic fiber with a upload/download speed of 50Mbit...
            I just have to wait till 40% of my village want optic fiber..
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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            • #7
              Re: Broadband Uplaod/Download speeds

              At the ripe old age of 75 now having survived some 6 spells of hospital ops and treatment I doubt I will live long enough to see fibre optics by Orange come here. But if you care to browse aound my site below, that only has about 150 Mb most days depending on contributions, you will see I really do not need super fast connection speeds.

              http://www.sigord.co.uk/ Gordon

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              • #8
                Re: Broadband Uplaod/Download speeds

                But your website is mostly plain text which doesn't costs a lot of traffic.
                At my website I've used flash to protect my images as much as possible.
                However, I've to say that my website isn't optimized yet.

                ps, I wouldn't put my email address directly on the website to keep spambots away.
                Marcel
                Technical Consultant
                Netherlands
                http://www.phetios.com
                http://blog.nessus.nl

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                • #9
                  Re: Broadband Uplaod/Download speeds

                  Thanks for your advice. But my main interest is in the internet is in communicating with others such as discussing my Programs and contributiosn from anyone. If the day ever comes when it is too risky to quote my emaill address I would close down my broadband connection and use of the Internet.

                  Besides thanks to Windows Live Mail I am able to bounce all the junk back to the idiots or their agents in the counter war aginst spam.

                  Gordon

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                  • #10
                    Re: Broadband Uplaod/Download speeds

                    Unfortunately because spammers fake the sender address of emails you are actually increasing the amount of unwanted email by doing that. I could send a message using your email address, for example, and you would get the bounce back (or any reply mail to it).
                    cheers
                    Andy

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