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  1. Bandwidth optimisation

    Hi, I am using Linux at home, ADSL ~16 Mbps/~1 Mbps Internet connection
    and my ping time to my ISP is 160-170 msec.

    When downloading something with Firefox, I am getting download speeds of
    about 100-180 KB/sec (for example when downloading SP2 of XP from MS
    server).

    Are the Linux networking settings OK for this kind of latency, or do I
    have to change some settings?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Re: Bandwidth optimisation

    On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 01:43:54 +0200, john wrote:
    > Hi, I am using Linux at home, ADSL ~16 Mbps/~1 Mbps Internet connection


    Nice ADSL speeds.

    > and my ping time to my ISP is 160-170 msec.


    Is that the time to your ISP's gateway given to your modem?
    If so, that is pretty bad.

    I have 15/2 fios service and I get

    --- isp_gateway ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 8999ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 7.601/7.853/7.943/0.108 ms

  3. Re: Bandwidth optimisation

    john writes:

    >Hi, I am using Linux at home, ADSL ~16 Mbps/~1 Mbps Internet connection


    Why do you think that those are the speeds you are getting? Is that what
    the people selling the adsl to you claim, or speeds you have actually
    measured.

    >and my ping time to my ISP is 160-170 msec.


    >When downloading something with Firefox, I am getting download speeds of
    >about 100-180 KB/sec (for example when downloading SP2 of XP from MS
    >server).


    That sounds more like 1-2 Mb/s donload.


    >Are the Linux networking settings OK for this kind of latency, or do I
    >have to change some settings?


    They are fine AFAIK. I have a 2Mb adls, and I get your kinds of speed. My
    son has a 6Mb/s ADSL and he gets downloads of 500-600KB/s as you would
    expect. In his case his adsl modem reports that the connection is 5-6Mb/s
    as well.

    All of this is using the stock Mandriva 2007.1, no changes or tweaks.


    >Thanks in advance.


  4. Re: Bandwidth optimisation

    john writes:

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    >Bit Twister wrote:
    >> On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 01:43:54 +0200, john wrote:
    >>> Hi, I am using Linux at home, ADSL ~16 Mbps/~1 Mbps Internet connection

    >>
    >> Nice ADSL speeds.
    >>
    >>> and my ping time to my ISP is 160-170 msec.

    >>
    >> Is that the time to your ISP's gateway given to your modem?
    >> If so, that is pretty bad.


    >It is the ping time mentioned by www.speedtest.net, which is using a
    >speedtest server of my ISP.


    >I am sending a screenshot attached from the speedtest.



    >>
    >> I have 15/2 fios service and I get
    >>
    >> --- isp_gateway ping statistics ---
    >> 10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 8999ms
    >> rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 7.601/7.853/7.943/0.108 ms



    >When I ping to speedtest.ontelecoms.gr in terminal it outputs:


    >[john@localhost ~]$ ping -c 10 speedtest.ontelecoms.gr
    >PING speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198) 56(84) bytes of data.
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=1 ttl=251
    >time=25.7 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=2 ttl=251
    >time=25.2 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=3 ttl=251
    >time=25.4 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=4 ttl=251
    >time=24.3 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=5 ttl=251
    >time=24.7 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=6 ttl=251
    >time=24.6 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=7 ttl=251
    >time=24.6 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=8 ttl=251
    >time=25.4 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=9 ttl=251
    >time=24.6 ms
    >64 bytes from speedtest.ontelecoms.gr (91.132.5.198): icmp_seq=10
    >ttl=251 time=24.7 ms


    >--- speedtest.ontelecoms.gr ping statistics ---
    >10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 8998ms
    >rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 24.363/24.978/25.738/0.444 ms


    >[john@localhost ~]$


    >Now why does it mention 8998ms, while www.speedtest.net mentions 165 ms?


    It mentions 8998 ms because that is how long it has been run for.
    That is nothing to do with teh return time of ping.




    >Do I need to make any networking changes?




  5. Re: Bandwidth optimisation

    On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 01:43:54 +0200, john wrote:


    >Hi, I am using Linux at home, ADSL ~16 Mbps/~1 Mbps Internet connection
    >and my ping time to my ISP is 160-170 msec.


    >When downloading something with Firefox, I am getting download speeds of
    >about 100-180 KB/sec (for example when downloading SP2 of XP from MS
    >server).


    >Are the Linux networking settings OK for this kind of latency, or do I
    >have to change some settings?


    There's is nothing to set, nothing to optimize. Your connection is primarily
    limited by the fact that microsoft a while back decided to use their own
    OS for their web servers.

    Try speedtest.net and/or kernel.org for a better test.

  6. Re: Bandwidth optimisation

    On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 02:50:26 +0200, john rearranged some electrons to say:

    >
    >
    > Now why does it mention 8998ms, while www.speedtest.net mentions 165 ms?


    That is the total time the ping command ran.

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