WAN test



  • Hi Guys,
    my internet speed is showed as below.

    whenever I try to download the file 1GB from the next website http://www.thinkbroadband.com/download.html
    I am supposed to download it on 75 second at least as descripted on the website.

    the 1GB file takes 6 min to download. is there is some kind of tweaks to tune up the WAN ?

    the Pfsense is Virtual on ESXI 6.0 UPDATE 2
    40GB SSD and 2GB Memory, 4 CPU. Pfsense 2.3.1_5, VMware Tools 1280544.13_2 and PfBlockerNG 2.0.17

    thank you



  • Given your max speed is achievable, no there isn't anything you can do. That would be dependent on the server you're downloading from, and your ISP's connection to that ISP, any other networks in between, and how far away physically you are from where that server is located.



  • @cmb:

    Given your max speed is achievable, no there isn't anything you can do. That would be dependent on the server you're downloading from, and your ISP's connection to that ISP, any other networks in between, and how far away physically you are from where that server is located.

    thank you for your answer,
    according to the ip of the website is from the UK 80.249.99.130 and I am based on the Nederland.
    so much distance isn't it between the source and destination.
    of I am mistaken on understanding this theory ?



  • Distance is just one of the factors, because your latency to the destination is largely from physical distance in many cases. Not always the case though, you could be taking some extremely sub-optimal path to get there. ISPs' Internet routing is generally least-cost (monitarily for them), not necessarily best path.


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