Wednesday, 26 September 2012

I was so wrong - and thank you!


Firstly, as of today my blog passed the 1000 views mark. Thank you to everyone who's viewed my blog, especially those who have visited it and came back for more!

Now, I was so wrong when I said I wasn't excited about Pandaria.  I actually started playing it last night, and it is so much fun!  I've only really just got into it, but I've hanging out in Honeydew Village, and I am seriously loving the pet battles! Win!

A week or so back I decided to get a new, proper broadband cable to replace the thin, almost invisible telephone extension that we connect our router to upstairs.

I ran a speed test of the old cable (at www.speedtest.net), and found that I got download speed of 5.7 Mbps per second.  Not bad.

Then, I disconnected the old cable, plugged in the newer, better, and shorter (length is important when it comes to cabling, and the shorter the better) RJ11 high speed broadband cable, and tested again.

8.2 Mbps!

Yes, that's right.  A whole 2.3 Mbps faster.  Something like a 44% speed increase.

Anyhow, I was happy.  But, I would have to take up laminate flooring, and glue the new cable carefully along sides of bannisters and the like, so I decided to plug the old cable back in for the time being.

I got 8.2 Mbps again.

So, we're sticking with the old cable.  If anyone would like a 10m RJ11 high speed broadband cable for going from your microfilter to your router, do drop me a line and I'll get it out to you.  Obviously some love for the blog in return would be cool!

If you really want to know, here's the stats in full:


15m basic cable, 060912 @ 0753
10m RJ11 high speed broadband cable, 060912 @ 0757
15m basic cable, 060912 @ 0801
DOWNSTREAM



DATA RATE (KBPS)
5717
8191
8191
NOISE MARGIN
15
7
7
OUTPUT POWER (dBm)
123
122
123
ATTENUATION (Db)
45
45
45
UPSTREAM



DATA RATE (KBPS)
1021
1021
1021
NOISE MARGIN
11
11
10
OUTPUT POWER (dBm)
189
168
167
ATTENUATION (Db)
23
23
23
Speed test from www.speedtest.net



ping
22ms
26ms
23ms
Download speed
5.06Mbps
7.22Mbps
7.12Mbps
Upload speed
0.84 Mbps
0.82 Mbps
0.83 Mbps
























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