improvement in actual speed

stpmds

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since today another 20% improvement in speed is there.has anyone noticed such change in your cities? :rolleyes:
 

Sushubh

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not really. atleast its not as slow as it was in the last couple of weeks. i am still not getting closer to 256k i should be getting. :)
 

vishalrao

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isnt there an approx 10% "overhead" , meaning you should get 225 kbps on a "256k" package?I get mostly 480kbps on my 512k bsnl connection, I'm fine with that... should I be expecting a full 512k?The ISPs should set their numbers on their server to 10% MORE than what they advertise, so a "256k" connection should be set to say 300k so that the consumers actually get the full advertised speed.Another topic for the regulatory authorities to think about ;-)
 


Sushubh

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Originally posted by vishalrao@Feb 16 2006, 03:03 AM
isnt there an approx 10% "overhead" , meaning you should get 225 kbps on a "256k" package?

I get mostly 480kbps on my 512k bsnl connection, I'm fine with that... should I be expecting a full 512k?

The ISPs should set their numbers on their server to 10% MORE than what they advertise, so a "256k" connection should be set to say 300k so that the consumers actually get the full advertised speed.

Another topic for the regulatory authorities to think about ;-)
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i think they should advertise what they can provide. customers dont care about the technology which loses 10% of bandwidth on the way to ur house.
 

testsubjectalpha

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in a moment of clarity (fuelled by alcohol), i felt i figured out this whole airtel jhanjhat.

airtel is actually being more honest than we give them credit for, by trying to give us, in a way, what has been promised.

stay with me on this...

i have a 128 connection... hence, IDEALLY, i should be getting 16kb/s. but i don't. i'm getting 10-11kb/s these days. sad, but true.

but here's the good part.

they've promised (me, via a specially delivered letter) double speeds at night. and, lo and behold, i'm getting 20-22kb/s around 11pm.
 


Sushubh

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heh. i am happy except for the fact that they overcharged me for my package and dont give me double speeds at night ;)
 

vishalrao

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"flowchart cramming duffers" heheheand "old geezers" (on the broadbandblog) heheand 10% aint peanuts! its like, 50 kbps lost speed for me! thats like, 20 MB per hour in lost download opportunity... and im paying for an advertised 512kbps!yep, this definitely is something the regulatory authorities should look into :)
 

vebk

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I'm getting "double" speeds at night.... as in around 384kbps... not what it should be (around 480+ kbps).... better than nothing I suppose.... and of course it doesn't make much difference in surfing.. just heavy downloads....
 

blr_p

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No speed increases here at all..just 25KB/s night or day.Have been a few disconnects the past few days, but it usually resumes minutes afterwards.
 

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