Best University Internet–Can Your Campus Top Arizona State?


Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist
http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory

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As Microsoft’s academic rep for Arizona State University, I visit their campus several times each semester.  In between speaking engagements and faculty visits, I hold “office hours” for students in an empty office, conference room or grad student cubical.  ASU’s network is relatively open; they have Guest wireless, and I can connect directly if I plug into a hardwire port.  I frequently use http://www.speedtest.net to check the bandwidth of places that offer “high speed” wireless (like a hotel).  Frequently I discover that hotel high-speed Internet isn’t very high-speed: like 400KB/sec down and 250KB/sec up.  In those cases I’ll use my wireless phone provider aircard and get a faster connection.  At ASU things are a bit different.  This morning the bandwidth is 170MB/sec down and 119MB/sec up with a 7ms ping.  Can your campus top that?  I find it funny that Speed Test only gives the connection a 3 1/2 star rating.  How the heck do you get a five?

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Comments (7)

  1. Barry says:

    348 Mbps down, 110 Mbps up, as reported by speedtest.net

  2. saira says:

    Ya its a good tool to check your internet speed, i normally use http://speedtest.pk for checking my broadband speed test, they have many other tools like ping , trace route n isp n ip information with them which could help u get to the cause of slow internet speed.

  3. Hey Barry, that's amazing. But where????

  4. michael Redfern says:

    Randy,

    were you wireless or plugged into a jack? those speeds are ridiculously fast. my home wifi runs about 22 down and 4 up.  i am sure hardwiring into the modem would make a big difference.

    Nice link!

  5. Raul says:

    Barry thats a hell of speed!

    My adsl speed is 1,2Mbps download and just 120Kbps upload.

    I used http://www.adslspeed.com

  6. Seth says:

    At Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, MI, I got about 100 down and 46 up. 3 1/2 stars.

    http://www.speedtest.net/…/2366550186.png

  7. palwasha khan says:

    nowdays every student  want high internet speed for this speed test tool is a great tool