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Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Sat 21-Nov-15 15:02:29
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Home network speed test


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For the first time since setting up my wired gigabit home network, I did a speed test, using Totusoft LAN Speed Test between a Windows 10 PC running the test server and a MACBook Air and got the following test results:

Write Speed Read Speed
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675.3315920 Mbps 7,499.3072480 Mbps
703.4103040 Mbps 13,093.4534800 Mbps
700.4839760 Mbps 12,890.1672640 Mbps

The first result was using a 20MB test data size, the last two with a 1024MB data size. Do the above figures seem about right for a cat5e wired ethernet network?

I'm wondering why there's the variation between the first result and the other two.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 21-Nov-15 15:37:20
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Are you sure the MBA is wired, not wireless?
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 21-Nov-15 16:15:20
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Are those speeds network speeds or hardware? I suspect they are the latter - given the header of Write Speed and are potentially a limitation of the MacBook. The difference is due to start up and end sequences.

Can you get the Win10 version of task manager running and monitor the network? A GB file should transfer in around 8 seconds whilst the hardware will take 12 seconds to write. Try that and see - and repeat with a 2GB file -16 seconds to transfer and 24 to write. You will also be able to see the data rate (approx) is it close to 1Gbps or 700Mbps?


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Standard User ggremlin
(experienced) Sat 21-Nov-15 19:39:09
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the left hand speeds look reasonable, the right hand ones not
13,000Mbit/s is unlikely on a gigabit (1,000Mbit/s) connection.

Edited by ggremlin (Sat 21-Nov-15 19:40:06)

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 21-Nov-15 19:54:19
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Read the headings - Write and Read speed; to me they refer to the disk drive, cache, or DRAM not network!


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Standard User ggremlin
(experienced) Sat 21-Nov-15 20:07:55
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yep, I think you are right
I was trying to answer the question
"Do the above figures seem about right for a cat5e wired ethernet network?"
if you look at totusoft's site
http://www.totusoft.com/lanspeed.html#prettyPhoto
they equate
writing to upload, and reading to download.
-which as I said just seems to be wrong.
Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Sat 21-Nov-15 23:01:35
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The MacBook Air had the Apple Gigabit thunderbolt adapter plugged it and the WiFi switched off.
Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Sat 21-Nov-15 23:03:36
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In reply to a post by ggremlin:
the left hand speeds look reasonable, the right hand ones not
13,000Mbit/s is unlikely on a gigabit (1,000Mbit/s) connection.
Yes I did wonder about that.
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