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At what ratio is my home line contended ?

All our home lines have an official contention ratio of 10:1  This is equivalent to a business broadband line so the performance is good.  In most occations however you are likely to recieve your full speed as we generally over cater for our users.  Most broadband homelines are contended 25:1 so count yourself lucky :)

Ok how do I accurately test for my speeds ?

iPerf3 is a tool for active measurements of the maximum achievable bandwidth on IP networks. It supports tuning of various parameters related to timing, buffers and protocols (TCP, UDP, SCTP with IPv4 and IPv6). For each test it reports the bandwidth, loss, and other parameters. 

I'm ready to push through iPerf3 - How do I do it?

Proceed to download iperf 3 from the following link https://iperf.fr/iperf-download.php

Then open your command prompt, then go the directory where the iperf3 files are saved and run the following command assuming 25Mbps is your allocated speed.

iperf3 -c iperf3.amsterdam.seacomnet.com -u -i 1 -t 10 -b 25M -p 5209


Your results should be close to the below -:

Connecting to host iperf3.amsterdam.seacomnet.com, port 5209

[ 4] local 192.168.25.243 port 63743 connected to 105.26.64.14 port 5209
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Total Datagrams
[ 4] 0.00-1.01 sec 2.73 MBytes 22.8 Mbits/sec 350
[ 4] 1.01-2.00 sec 2.98 MBytes 25.2 Mbits/sec 382
[ 4] 2.00-3.00 sec 2.98 MBytes 25.0 Mbits/sec 382
[ 4] 3.00-4.01 sec 2.95 MBytes 24.6 Mbits/sec 378
[ 4] 4.01-5.00 sec 3.00 MBytes 25.4 Mbits/sec 384
[ 4] 5.00-6.00 sec 2.98 MBytes 25.0 Mbits/sec 381
[ 4] 6.00-7.00 sec 2.98 MBytes 25.0 Mbits/sec 382
[ 4] 7.00-8.00 sec 2.98 MBytes 25.0 Mbits/sec 381
[ 4] 8.00-9.01 sec 2.95 MBytes 24.6 Mbits/sec 378
[ 4] 9.01-10.00 sec 2.98 MBytes 25.2 Mbits/sec 382
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Jitter Lost/Total Datagrams
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 29.5 MBytes 24.8 Mbits/sec 0.685 ms 2/3779 (0.053%)
[ 4] Sent 3779 datagrams


Losses of less than 10% are considered acceptable for a home broadband line. Our lines generally perform far superior than 10%.



 

 

 

 


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