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    Default Download speed for 512kbps?

    I have just bought a hathway connection.

    I have taken a 512kbps connection.

    What is the download speed that I should expect out of it??

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    not much download will b ard 46max avg kBps...while practically u shd get ard 60......

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    The maximum download speed should be about 64 kbps.

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    its 64kBps not kbps...but on hathway u always get less than 30% of max speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnet View Post
    its 64kBps not kbps...but on hathway u always get less than 30% of max speed
    Oops.
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    Default Download speed for 512 kbps?

    I have a 512 kbps unlimited Hathway connection.

    The speed I'm getting is

    Download : 124 kb/s
    Upload : 61 kb/s

    (speedtest.net/result/383354276.png)

    They simply block the upload speed. This definitely bring down the overall surfing speed.

    Is it expected from people to use internet connection only for downloads?

    Why don't they behave rationally? Both, Download & Upload speed must be uniform (if not the same).

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    I have a 512 kbps unlimited Hathway connection(11pm-9am UL).
    following r the speeds i get:
    (speedtest.net/result/398472955.png)
    (speedtest.net/result/398472681.png)
    (speedtest.net/result/398472392.png)

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    Hathway uses shared connection.
    so more concurrent user = less bandwidth per user

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayOnNet View Post
    Download : 124 kb/s
    Upload : 61 kb/s
    They simply block the upload speed. This definitely bring down the overall surfing speed.
    Is it expected from people to use internet connection only for downloads?
    Sorry but couldnt help noticing this in an earlier post in the same thread. They are not blocking the upload speeds. Most of the ISPs in India operate in such manner. The downstream speed will always be greater than the upstream speed. Because unless u are running some sort of server service, u dont need high upload speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    Hathway uses shared connection.
    so more concurrent user = less bandwidth per user
    i don't think thats the case friend, coz i never faced slow down in my download speeds via. rapidshare or any HTTP sites, via. torrents it's(speed) related on many factors but i do get speeds above 55kbps on a good one.
    but i have to agree, speeds after 11 PM do get a bit suppressed and that i don't know why but still i get 50+ speed on torrents. one thing i have noticed that ping at night is on higher sides sometimes(around 30-40) and at day time is usually around 25-28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    Hathway uses shared connection.
    so more concurrent user = less bandwidth per user
    I used Hathway before switching to Reliance.
    I had 256 kbps unlimited plan.
    Their policy was like this -

    Max download speed - 208 kbps (26 kB/s)
    Max upload speed - 48 kbps (6 kB/s)

    So it added up to 256 kbps.
    Strange policy back then...maybe the same is continuing.

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    when were u using this plan??
    my plan is also 256 ul.but i get 27 28 in torrents, and 32 33 via download managers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    when were u using this plan??
    my plan is also 256 ul.but i get 27 28 in torrents, and 32 33 via download managers.
    Around a year back...

    Yeah speed was always lower for torrents than http.
    But upload speed just sucked

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayOnNet View Post
    I have a 512 kbps unlimited Hathway connection.

    The speed I'm getting is

    Download : 124 kb/s
    Upload : 61 kb/s

    (speedtest.net/result/383354276.png)

    They simply block the upload speed. This definitely bring down the overall surfing speed.

    Is it expected from people to use internet connection only for downloads?

    Why don't they behave rationally? Both, Download & Upload speed must be uniform (if not the same).
    Actually, NO broadband connection provides synchronous speeds up/down.

    Dial-up is max 56Kbits down, 33.6Kbits up.
    ADSL allows up to 8Mbits down, 1Mbits up.
    ADSL2+M allows up to 24Mbits down, 3.5Mbits up.
    Cable varies - DOCSIS technology allows allows up to 42.88mbits down, 10.24Mbits up, so most operators typically have a DL/UL ratio of about 4:1 or 8:1.
    DOCSIS3 technology allows up to something like 343Mbits down (using 8 channels), and 122.08Mbits up. As far as I know, DOCSIS3 is not yet implemented in India.

    On the other hand, there are certain Fibre connections, and VDSL which allow synchronous connections, but neither are available in India at this point. My ISP may use such technology in the not-too-distant future.

    Anyway, going back to my original point, if he is able to download at 124 kbits, he is getting only 1/4th of the advertised speed. If he is getting 124 kbytes, he's getting twice as much.

    The graphic here shows that the former is true, and Hathway should really get in trouble for it - I can squeeze almost similar speeds from a 128kbps plan at the mother-in-laws, for about 1/4 the price.

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    mgcarley is 100% correct ...rep+
    usually we get upto 85% of the told speed
    i.e. for 512 kbps plan you will get UPTO 55KBps ONLY.[out of 64KBps..]

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    I am a lil confused.I have a 512 kbps unlimited plan in hyderabad(Rs 1600 p.m)..........I get an avg speed of 58 kBps with rapidshare but it is sometimes reachings 100 kBps+ for substantial periods of time....shounldnt the max speed be only 64kBps(512/8)? Can anyone help me ....am i lucky or am i missing something here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deccangroove View Post
    I am a lil confused.I have a 512 kbps unlimited plan in hyderabad(Rs 1600 p.m)..........I get an avg speed of 58 kBps with rapidshare but it is sometimes reachings 100 kBps+ for substantial periods of time....shounldnt the max speed be only 64kBps(512/8)? Can anyone help me ....am i lucky or am i missing something here?
    If you're really getting a speed of around 100 kBps, you definitely are lucky and God's chosen One!!!
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    Do not trust such speed tests.

    I mean if you getting them, its brilliant. But real speed is:

    Speed = Total Size of file / Total time take to download
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    mgcarley got a rep from me. Speed might be less than 13% due to TCP/IP overheads but if you are using PPPoE it might become less than 20% also.( depends upon the distance if you are 17 km it should be 20% less mine is 13% less)

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    agreeeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayOnNet View Post
    I have a 512 kbps unlimited Hathway connection.

    The speed I'm getting is

    Download : 124 kb/s
    Upload : 61 kb/s

    (speedtest.net/result/383354276.png)

    They simply block the upload speed. This definitely bring down the overall surfing speed.

    Is it expected from people to use internet connection only for downloads?

    Why don't they behave rationally? Both, Download & Upload speed must be uniform (if not the same).
    technically speaking, they use something called ADSL. where download speed is more than upload speed .
    this is done for the fact that we download more and upload less content from the internet.
    Dude if this isn't used, then you'll be having a really slow internet connection.
    what your asking is dsl and has become history

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    waste connection

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