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Old 04 April 2007, 18:20   #1
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Is 400Mbps fast?

I've just hooked up a new modem and got it connected to the Ethernet connection of my PC, which I have never done before.

On my old modem it used to display 2.2Mb connection (USB) and this new one should give me 8Mb connection.

It does feel faster, but not by much.
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Speed has little to do with the speed of browsing etc. It is only when you have sustained big downloads you notice - and many sites won't let you get the true benefit anyway.

I have a 20mb connection and can get 2000kbps sustained download - but when NTL proxy servers are playing up it can take 10 seconds to open a web page!!!
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What I guess I'm tring to do is to find the speed of my connection. I'm wondering if the 400Mbps isn't the speed of my network connection and not internet connection.

So how can I find out what my new internet connection is?
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You may be confusing kbps and mbps.
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Is there an online checker I could use?
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http://www.speedtest.net

This is my results for 4Mb NTL broadband


Thats a download of 480KB/s which is close enough to the 512KB/s I should theoretically get,
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Forget what I just said.

I still feel I have a faster connection than before, but that online checker I've just used is showing a speed of 2Mb's which is slower than I had before.

Very weird.
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Where it says your connection is running at 400Mbps thats the speed of your ethernet connection to the modem or router and has nothing to do with the speed of your internet connection.

When it comes to 8Mg Broadband few people actually do get a true 8Mg it depends on

where you are in the country
how far you are from your exchange
the quality of the cabling to your exchange
how many people are using broadband on your exchange

amongst other things!

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I use this all the time and is extremely "real" life.

www.bandwidthplace.com


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I'm with BT in deepest darkest Devon ..........

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