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Hi guys, we all know this site "speed test"

I want to understand how to know if an internet is fast or not.

PING, DOWNLOAD SPEED, UPLOAD SPEED.

I have a PING = 19ms, Download Speed=5.66Mbps and Upload Speed =0.66 Mpbs.

My sister in another country has a PING = 1ms, Download speed = 19.55Mbps,

Hi guys, we all know this site "speed test"

I want to understand how to know if an internet is fast or not.

PING, DOWNLOAD SPEED, UPLOAD SPEED.

I have a PING = 19ms, Download Speed=5.66Mbps and Upload Speed =0.66 Mpbs.

My sister in another country has a PING = 1ms, Download speed = 19.55Mbps, Upload Speed= 20.03

I want to know and how I can figure out who's got a faster net. Please help me understand, dont know much about it.
Highest number maybe?

thank you.

Best Answer:

Andie: Ping. Sends a small packet of data (64 bytes) to a server and that server returns it. Ping time is how long that took. This has almost nothing to do with internet speed. It does tell you how close a server is.

Download speed. The number of bits per second sent from a server on the internet to your computer. This uses 1000 bit kilos and 1000000 bit megas. Base 10

Upload speed. The number of bits per second sent from YOUR computer to a server on the internet.

Ping of 19 ms means the server is close.
5.66 Mbps is bare minimum for Netflix but adequate for regular surfing. Your computer will show download speeds in Bytes and uses 1024 bytes per kilo, not 1000. Base 2. This means that 5.66 Mbps = 690 KiB/s (KiB is Kibibyte. This is ALWAYS 1024 bytes)
.66 Mbps upload = 80 KiB/s. This is fairly slow.

Ping of 1 ms means the server is on her ISP's local network segment. This results in the best possible performance. Have her try a speedtest server farther away. Testing on the ISP's local network doesn't test internet performance as the packets never make it that far. Both speeds being 20 Mbps or so means she has bidirectional service that is the same speed both ways. This is rare. A differential of 5 or 10 to one is more normal, 20 Mbps down, 2 Mpbs up for example. 20 Mbps = around 2.5 Mebibytes per second. And she has that up and down.

Your sister has way better service.

When you see the speeds I calculated is when you download a file from a server on the internet. The browser will often show you those speeds as the file comes in.

If you want to stream video content in HD, you need faster service. If you are DSL (using phone lines), then take apart, clean, reassemble every phone jack in the house. Same for where all the lines join. By clean, all wires should be shiny clean. Replace any questionable phone jacks as they are cheap. Some just have you push the wires between two prongs, get a tool for that and move the wire a bit.

Other answer:

Andie:
Your sister has a faster speed effectively 20Mbps download and upload. You have 5Mbps download 0.6Mpbs upload
GTB:
The bigger the Mbps, the faster the speed; the smaller the ping the better the connection
?:
If you can count it is easy. She has.

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