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Question about ISP Upload and Download Speeds

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Awizarddidit, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. Awizarddidit

    Awizarddidit Thread Starter

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    I have a question about my ISP upload speed at work. We have 3 T1 connections from shaw business solutions that guarantee 1.5 megs up and down for us. (Yes it is actually guaranteed) If I do a speed test I am getting the 1.5megs up and down results.....shouldn't I be getting roughly three times that or is my bandwidth three times as wide but all the same speed? Thanks for the clairification. If it is infact my bandwidth how do i measure that as well?
     
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    Bump after about a day, per the guidelines, brings your thread back to the front of the list where it is more likely to be seen by potential responders. Bump after 1 1/2 hours and all you do is annoy those potential responders.

    Bandwidth and speed (in this context) are the same thing.

    You've told us nothing about the network configuration, so I doubt anybody will be able to give a definitive answer. My guess would be that the network is configured to spread the load over those 3 T1 lines. Even with all other computers shut down any one computer would be using only one line, giving the results you measured.

    If your network is somehow configured that one computer can use all three lines simultaneously then you should be seeing higher bandwidth/speed.
     
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