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Old Feb 3rd 2009, 6:00 am
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I tested my tinternet speed yesterday using www.speedtest.net and found that my 4MB service is actually only 3498Kbps (3.5MB) so in fact Etisalat are clearly ripping me and God knows how many other customers off.

They couldn't tell me why it wasn't the right speed either, surprise, surprise.

So what's your speed and what should it be?

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did you use the qatar pyramid?
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Old Feb 3rd 2009, 10:56 am
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did you use the qatar pyramid?
Yeah the Doha one
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Yeah the Doha one
well it is bound to be wrong then
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Originally Posted by Bison View Post
I tested my tinternet speed yesterday using www.speedtest.net and found that my 4MB service is actually only 3498Kbps (3.5MB) so in fact Etisalat are clearly ripping me and God knows how many other customers off.

They couldn't tell me why it wasn't the right speed either, surprise, surprise.

So what's your speed and what should it be?

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well it is bound to be wrong then
No it's not, it pings the Doha servers and the test is how fast your internet (etisalat) connection can do this.

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Default Re: What's is you internet speed?

I'm using Mobily Connect which is supposed to be faster than Saudi Telecom.

It's still shite though.
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Default Re: What's is you internet speed?

Originally Posted by Bison View Post
I tested my tinternet speed yesterday using www.speedtest.net and found that my 4MB service is actually only 3498Kbps (3.5MB) so in fact Etisalat are clearly ripping me and God knows how many other customers off.

They couldn't tell me why it wasn't the right speed either, surprise, surprise.

So what's your speed and what should it be?

Bison
normally when isps quote a speed it is the maximum that you could recieve.normlaay it is lower 3.5Mbps for a 4Mbps service is very good.
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Default Re: What's is you internet speed?

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normally when isps quote a speed it is the maximum that you could recieve.normlaay it is lower 3.5Mbps for a 4Mbps service is very good.
But proper IPS providers usually give extra speed to meet its requirments. I've got 512Kb/s and when I tested it. It averages around 612Kb/s

This is how Etisalat should be
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Default Re: What's is you internet speed?

But proper IPS providers usually give extra speed to meet its requirments. I've got 512Kb/s and when I tested it. It averages around 612Kb/s

This is how Etisalat should be
You will need at least 2mbs to watch iPlayer
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Default Re: What's is you internet speed?

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You will need at least 2mbs to watch iPlayer
Will update it to 4mps soon thanks to you
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Default Re: What's is you internet speed?

Originally Posted by Bison View Post
I tested my tinternet speed yesterday using www.speedtest.net and found that my 4MB service is actually only 3498Kbps (3.5MB) so in fact Etisalat are clearly ripping me and God knows how many other customers off.

They couldn't tell me why it wasn't the right speed either, surprise, surprise.

So what's your speed and what should it be?

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why is there no pyramid for Dubai? mine shows 522 and I pay for 512 which is shite to be honest
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Default Re: What's is you internet speed?

Originally Posted by Bison View Post
I tested my tinternet speed yesterday using www.speedtest.net and found that my 4MB service is actually only 3498Kbps (3.5MB) so in fact Etisalat are clearly ripping me and God knows how many other customers off.

They couldn't tell me why it wasn't the right speed either, surprise, surprise.

So what's your speed and what should it be?

Bison
I got the same value for 4MB.
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Default Re: What's is you internet speed?

Originally Posted by Bison View Post
I tested my tinternet speed yesterday using www.speedtest.net and found that my 4MB service is actually only 3498Kbps (3.5MB) so in fact Etisalat are clearly ripping me and God knows how many other customers off.

They couldn't tell me why it wasn't the right speed either, surprise, surprise.

So what's your speed and what should it be?

Bison
1942Kbps for me, and I have 2mb, so thats akmost perfect isn;t it?
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