[ubuntu-uk] Wow

Andy stude.list at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 27 18:44:19 BST 2006

On 27/10/06, Ian <igb123 at talktalk.net> wrote:
> Well my broadband runs at 2.3mbps and the borrowed router I tried
> cut that speed in half so I don't know.
I am behind a router and can achieve a speed of 2mbps (if the ISP is
playing nice)

What are you using to test your speed?

Bit torrent downloads may slow down due to NAT routers acting as a
firewall and blocking all inbound connections (due to the way NAT
Other P2P systems may be affect in a similar manner.
But then no one would be stupid enough to test their connection speed
with P2P software.

The interface on the router should be running faster than a few mbps,
especially as they can be used on internal networks.

NAT requires modifying packets, this will take some time for the
router, but its so small its not really an issue, though it may add a
small amount of latency.

If the router is overloaded (i.e. being flooded by packets from
another machine on your network) it may run slow or fail, but as its
only your machine this won't be a problem for it

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You might also want to avoid top posting and quoting only the part of
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- Andy

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