I just took the bait when China Telecom offered me 100 MPS speed for another 400 RMB a year. So does it actually work?
5/18/2015 1:57 AM GMT 126.96.36.199 86.10 Mb/s
5/18/2015 11:28 PM GMT 188.8.131.52 20.87 Mb/s
Not too shabby! It took 40 minutes to dl two 1.5 gig movies at the same time.
Looks not bad, how much is the basic price you're paying?
I always have the feeling that my line is shared between all the neighbours in our house. Makes a 1M line out of an actual 6M line.
Also domestic and international speeds are two different shoes.
Download speeds are also dependent on the speed at the other end.
If you have a 100 MBS line and the site your downloading from only has 4 MBS, then you still get 4 MBS.
The rated speed is the rated speed between your CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) and the provider.
Most DSL connections are shared by up to 250+ concurrent users (one Class C IP addressing segment - for those geeks out there) per "segment". Speed is further reduced when those users/subscribers go active - bandwidth hogs are the IPTV (internet television), videos, etc.
A 100 Mbps line will look great until more neighbors pile onto the bandwagon, so enjoy while you can.
Other things which can "slow" a blazing fast network connection - the DNS (domain Name Server), which translates things like apple.com into the IP address of the internet (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx).
Beware of 'experts'. Not of what they say, more the detail. Ten households would typically share a single connection to a nearby broadband junction box in the UK. 250+ is a highly unlikely scenario at this particular segment - even with a rip-off ISP enjoying a monopoly position.
Well so far, so good. Living in Chonggong has it's advantages.