[ILUG] Help needed about Broadband Ratio?
james at jamesgalvin.net
Mon Feb 25 14:45:51 GMT 2008
Bear in mind that the standard contention ratio of ~24:1 could also be
practically unusable if everyone is downloading at once. In my
experience, the contention ratio itself is fairly meaningless. With
Eircom DSL I was always pretty much bang on max speed at all times.
With a bad quality ISP, even offering a better contention ratio, you
might be on a fraction of your max bandwidth at all times. In practice,
consistency and reliability is more important and the best thing is to
find someone in your area who has this connection and ask them about it.
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 2:10 PM, Kevin Chen <kevin2600 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> but there is also said Ratio would be 48:1? I'm confused about this
> 48 to 1 is pretty bad, that actually means you have up to 48 people
> connected to the same link, this could lead to some slow link at some
> time if a lot of people are connected at the same time.
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