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What is a good ping # ?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by xray23, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. xray23

    xray23 Thread Starter

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    I used speedtest.net to check my ping ( not sure what that means) and douwnload speed and upload speed. Results were:
    Ping = 26ms
    Download = 10.19 mb/s
    Upload = 2.05 mb/s

    I do not know what is decent . My computer is a bit slow at times so I don't know if it's internet connection related or just my computer is slow? What do the numbers mean to people who know?
     
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    The Ping doesn't mean much unless it's really bad (high number). Yours is fine.

    Whether the Download/Upload are decent depends on what you are supposed to be getting. My cable internet ISP provides 12 Mbps down/1 Mbps up service. My results minutes ago were 11.53/0.92. Those are very good. But if I were supposed to be getting 30/5 I'd be very upset.
     
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