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256 kbps - Unlimited Plan - Downloading Speed ?

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    hi frnds !

    any1 using MTNL - 256 kbps - Unlimited download package !

    Wats ur downloading speed ?

    Bcoz the company says abt downloading speed is always fake !

    can u tell it ?

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    Is dis website , totally dead ?

    can u spend ur 3 sec to write a reply here ?

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    Nobody is dead here ... but this question has been asked so many times that everyone is tired of answering anymore. You could have done a forum search on this issue.

    Anyway ...

    a) Internet speed is always denoted in kilobits per second abbreviated as kbps.
    b) When downloading something from the net (even a webpage), the speed in the browser is displayed in computer terminology or kilobytes per second. This is abbreviated as KBps or KB/s.
    c) 8 bits = 1 byte and hence if the ISP max speed is 256 kbps, the max download speed achievable is 32 KB/s.
    d) However, download speed also depends upon external factors such as network congestion, load on the source server, time of the day, etc.

    Before you cry foul on ISP speeds denotions, let me tell you that this is true worldwide and it is not something that Indian ISP's are doing.
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    And you could do a speed measurement on reputed sites such as Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test but even those are not always accurate.
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    hi

    yaar i have MTNL unlimited plan of 256kps

    downloading from site like rapidshare ............my speed varies in b/w 29kBps to 30 kBps

    just enjoy MTNL yaar

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    I have 256 KBPS UL....great speed of 50 kpbs during daytime...night time havn't tried....excellent connection

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    i get a speed b/w 45 to 50 kbps

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    hi sidhartha

    yaar if in package of 256 kbps ur getting download speef of 40- 50 kBps than its gud .................. yaar kuch setting keri hain yaah apne aap hi speed aa rahin hain ................
    tell me

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    The speed of 40-50 kbps is good...but when you check the speed of your broadband connection using MTNL BB Speed Testing site...it astonishingly gave me results of 1.4-1.7 MBPS last night......

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    i have not done ny settings......apne aap hi itni speed aa rahi hai....i don't not how coz it shud hv been 32

    Quote Originally Posted by gg_bti View Post
    The speed of 40-50 kbps is good...but when you check the speed of your broadband connection using MTNL BB Speed Testing site...it astonishingly gave me results of 1.4-1.7 MBPS last night......
    yaa ...it does show speed of over 1.5 mbps for me also..
    Last edited by Sid; 17th October 2008 at 07:16 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Speed at 256 kbps UL Plan of MTNL

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    my speed of mtnl 256 UL

    dnld- 1734 kbps

    upld- 210 kbps

    ping- 109 ms

    server- mumbai

    from speedtest.net

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    Well it seems that dere is no problem in going for the MTNL broadband connection.Reviews are good abt it.I was planning to take MTNL connection and now u ppl helped me in taking my decision.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckranjan2 View Post
    my speed of mtnl 256 UL

    dnld- 1734 kbps

    upld- 210 kbps

    ping- 109 ms

    server- mumbai

    from speedtest.net



    how is it possible ????????

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    yes bro thats what i get, mtnl site shows 1.8 mbps.

    Till now i got download speed of 200+ kbps , but today im getting only 25 kbps though mtnl and sppdtest.net both are showing 1.5 mbps.

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    Hi,

    I have 256 unlimited Broadband from MTNL. i never get speed greater then 220 Kbps.

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    Can anyone please guide me with the present tariff plans for mtnl 256 & 512 Unlimited in Mumbai please. Thankyou.

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    hi

    the dnloading speed i get is b/w 24-26 kbps...:

    but the problem is with the ping...i play cs and i get around 180-190 ping during offload times and 500! at peak hours...n that too on indian servers....:asshole:

    how much speed do ya get?

    lol that is what u get on an unlimited connection....u got 220kbps cuz they didnt change the plan from their exchange...now they've registered u as unlmtd user so the speed is restricted to 25 kbps.....the same they did wid me!


    hey can u tell me if u play CS?? n in case u do wat ping do u get on indian servers??? cuz m having seroius ping trouble.!
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    I get download speed around 25 Kbps on this plan

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    I have been using the same plan for a long time now. Unfortunately this plan will give you only 25-30 Kbps download using torrents.

    It does jump up when downloading from other sites using download manager. I have run the speed tests and they have been mostly incorrect.

    I believe that the speed is capped for the unlimited plan users. Earlier when I was using the limited download plan I was getting much better speed.

    Anyway, I am switching to WiMax by end of this year, cant take this shitty speed anymore.

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    i m using MTNL last 2 years,getting 28-30 KB speed

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    I have mtnl 256 from the last 10 months..i was getting 200+kbps downld....but now from the past 10 days ..i am getting not even 10 kbps speed..

    I got maximum speed in my life is 1200 kbps....
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    Using TriB_Unltd_256kbps "wired" since july. Ever since i switch to "wireless" - Trendchip HG520 {same plan} TriB speed is giving me nightmares. I agree to "vbagri007" that from the past 10 days ..i am ALSO not getting speed even of 10 kbps ..Though the browsing speed is fast BUT all downloads from rapidshare links are pathetic since last 10 days.
    In the past (prior to wireless) i was getting 50 KBPS (thats kilobytes)

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    Hi Guys,
    I am using mtnl UL 256 plan for past 2 months. For a month all went well, good speed, torrent@200+ KB/s, normal download@100+ KB/s, but around 15 days back frequent disconnections started, but speeds remained as such.

    2 days back my net got disconnected and would not connect, next day after repeated calls to cust. care finally my net started working again. The solution, they told me to change the password in the internet settings to default paassword that is CA No. in the modem(Trendchip HG520) and it worked but i have changed the password on MTNL site and with that password in the modem net doesn't work(Earlier it was working).

    Now, the torrent speeds are same but normal downloading is pathetic, giving speeds of about 10 KB/s on all types of downloads. The browsing speed is also bad now.

    Earlier Streaming speed was very good. Youtube would run without stooping, but now it takes hours to play a videos. Same is the case with news site which offer Live TV.

    Tried Open DNS, but to no avail.

    Have complained to MTNL people but i dont think they will have a clue.

    Guys what do u think? where is the problem?

    Your views are needed urgently.


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    THis is the problem of every mtnl user...So dude dont worry..this will get resolved in few days..You know this problem is due to the fibre optic cut in the sea SE ME WE cables.This problem disrupts Internet Service in India & the middle east asia..SO this will b ok soon...!!

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    @ckranjan r u frm delhi ???........

    nyways net is workig fine here(i am on the same plan)......

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    Lightbulb Speed problem

    Mine speed was also 200kb/s and now no more than 30kb/s

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    This might sound stupid... but can u tell me if this is unlimited in terms of time and download limit?... before this i had a night unlimited before i switched on to 256 kbps unltd @ rs.1200... in mumbai
    i was going thr the website and it said there is a 512 unltd plan which i find lucrative
    can u please tell me if its download unlimited also?
    anyone from mumbai... goregaon... please comment on the quality of service in this place...
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by taran.rbk View Post
    hi frnds !

    any1 using MTNL - 256 kbps - Unlimited download package !

    Wats ur downloading speed ?

    Bcoz the company says abt downloading speed is always fake !

    can u tell it ?
    i got speed b/w 24 - 27 kbps

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    around 27kbps to 28.6 kbps

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    Theoretically speed 32kbps
    Practically speed should not be less than 28 kbps ( There are losses due to TCP/IP overhead losses)

    Generally I get around 29 -37 kBps speed
    Upload is always more than 22 kBps.

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    I get 27-28 KBps speed in torrents.(Maximum)

    And for other downloads I get 30 KBps

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    Hmm. A question that is being asked the upteenth time.
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