GBAtemp's Internet Speed!

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Aug 1, 2012

GBAtemp's Internet Speed! by Wizerzak at 2:11 PM (1,559 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. Wizerzak
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    Member Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    So about a year ago now I created GBAtemp's own SpeedWave page on speedtest.net This allows people to perform a speed test and submit their result to a database, comparing your speeds to other's and contributing to overall community statistics.

    Yesterday we just passed 1000 speed tests and can now see some interesting data about GBAtemp's internet speeds.
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    Together, over the past year, by clicking the link in my signature we as a community have wasted 27.92GB of data, 6 hours and 700 individual's time testing our internet speeds - feel proud!


    Some more interesting data has also emerged from this SpeedWave that has never (to my knowledge) been collected about the temp before:
    • The temp's most used browser is Firefox
    • Nearly 6% of people use Comcast for their ISP
    • Out of all major cities tested from, tempers are most prominent in the city of London.
    • The average speed of 17.84 Mb/s also suggests that on average, most users on the temp have access to fibre optic internet.
     


  2. SixSenseEagle

    SixSenseEagle Newbie

    Idk if mines went to gba temp speed wave, so I'll just post it here.
    Edit: Nvm I got it working :).
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  3. Crystal the Glaceon

    Member Crystal the Glaceon GBAtemp Inkling™ Squishies~

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    I just took the test :ninja:
     
  4. FireGrey

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    3.45Mbps like a boss :D
    Nobody can beat that.
     
  5. jamesaa

    Member jamesaa The Prince of Insufficient Light

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    awww i'm below average :-(

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    Planning on upping my speed to 60Mbps, 'tis only an extra £5 a month ^_^
     
  6. CrimzonEyed

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    Bah I don't beat that other swedish guy on top :P
     
  7. BORTZ

    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    Woof. I always knew my internet was slow but dear goodness. I mean i am on DSL, but its in the country. Friggin Windstream ISP.
     
  8. pmk010

    Member pmk010 GBAtemp Regular

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    You got some fast download and upload! Compared to mine (in my signature).
     
  9. jalaneme

    Member jalaneme Female Gamer

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    hmm interesting, i am still surprised a lot of users are using firefox, i am surprised about most users being from london as this is a global site, don't know about the average user having speeds like that, the uk has one of the worst internet speeds in europe, and i am stuck on adsl too so i get below average speeds.
     
  10. Wizerzak
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    Yeah, to be honest though I did kinda take it out of context. If you think about it, though most users are from the USA, it's a big place and are well distributed across it. Also, in the UK, London will be the default server for users to test against, meaning most UK users will bump up that London percentage.

    Edit: You can check all the statistics by clicking 'More wave stats' on the link.
     
  11. HaniKazmi

    Member HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Don't kill me.
     
  12. Wizerzak
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    :ninja: :blink: :wtf: :sad:

    Gimmie that!

    Edit: I don't believe you, nothing showed on the statistics.
     
  13. Psionic Roshambo

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    I have 20Mbps down and 1Mpbs up lol so slow...
     
  14. Zetta_x

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    From my work computer, it should suit GBAtemp's wave considering I am on GBAtemp most of my time at work ;)

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  15. jalaneme

    Member jalaneme Female Gamer

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    what the hell? you could download a ps3 game in seconds 0_0 that must cost you a fortune though.


     
  16. YayMii

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    :( My internet is broken. All of my tests in the wave are either because of connection problems, or were taken before I upgraded to a 50Mbps connection.
     
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    Necro-post :creep: (ya so sue me)

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    Lets play guess when my ISP upped my speed :lol:
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    I feel bad but I have one of the fastest in Ireland ? :blink:
     

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