[brlug-general] DSL rate caps?
pietu at weblizards.net
Sat Mar 8 11:48:13 CST 2008
To me the uplink looks normal. I have pretty much same with Cox.
What you see in different applications are most likely the Kilobytes vs.
Kilobits, and these days hardly nobody knows how to express the numbers
correctly. I have to admit that I do not even remember any more which
one is which.... KB vs. Kb or Kib....
However for the downlink, assumed you get the stuff in full speed from
the remote end, would probably be somewhere around 600KB/s.
Naturally for downloads you need to factor in the uplink speed on the
other end, and the simultaneous users + what is the speed they can read
data from the harddrives.
FTP trasfers should not slow down the web performance though..... Unless
you are maxing out your downlink. If you are maxing out your uplink,
that naturally slows down the downlink as well. For instance if you are
doing P2P transfers, you should cap your outgoing speeds less than your
uplink speed, so that there is enough bandwidth for all the
back-and-forth control packets.
Edmund Cramp wrote:
> I have the high speed AT&T DSL service (6Mbs down - .5Mbs up) at home and while I've been quite happy with it for web and browsing, I've run into an interesting problem.
> Running the standard speedtest reports shows that I have the claimed data rates, however if I start an outbound FTP transfer then the FTP rate never goes higher than 50kbs AND my incomming rate FTP rate will not go higher than 18kbs. Web perfomance is also very slow while the FTP transfer is running.
> Does anyone know if ATT are rate capping? Is anyone seeing this type of problem with COX?
> Edmund Cramp
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