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Standard User longedge
(member) Mon 05-Jan-15 20:22:30
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What's the significance of the TBB protocol result?


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Every now and again I get a speedtest result where the TBB download is far slower than the HTTP result for example I just got this.

I wonder what it means? Perhaps I should add that I'm on WiFi two floors below my router so pretty much at the edge of my reliable coverage.

Edited by longedge (Mon 05-Jan-15 20:25:36)

Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 05-Jan-15 20:30:14
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Re: What's the significance of the TBB protocol result?


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The tbb is a single download, the next is multiple downloads at the same time, which maxes out the line. Your connection is similar to mine, and for me it is ok

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Standard User longedge
(member) Mon 05-Jan-15 21:11:34
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Re: What's the significance of the TBB protocol result?


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What made me wonder is the fact that normally both download results are within a gnats wotsit of each other. I don't normally see anything like the difference I got earlier.


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(staff) Mon 05-Jan-15 21:25:00
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Re: What's the significance of the TBB protocol result?


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Usually a sign of congestion or wireless issues

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 06-Jan-15 00:11:01
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Re: What's the significance of the TBB protocol result?


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So the HTTP is 6 downloads at once.

Say you have 10Mbps connection.

If it's just you using the connection you will get 10Mbps on a download

Say 2 people use the connection. 2 of you are downloading, getting 5Mbps each

Now say 1 of you starts 9 downloads, the other carries on downloading just the 1 file.
You will get say 9Mbps, the other user will get 1Mbps. As you are downloading 9 files, them 1 file.

It's similar with the HTTP result, the TBB download will show up the same as the HTTP result if there is not congestion.

Having 6 downloads at once masks congestion better, like in the example where you are downloading 9 files and getting 9Mbps above.

So it indicates congestion or a poor setup usually.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 06-Jan-15 00:55:43
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Looks like it's demonstrating wireless-n multistreams to good effect to me.


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Standard User longedge
(member) Wed 07-Jan-15 08:19:32
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Re: What's the significance of the TBB protocol result?


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I started running ethernet yesterday and got a twin outlet to my TV and Sky Box finished. The improvement was amazing. Hopefully a third outlet to my laptop very soon.

It's pretty clear that WiFi is my 'problem'.

p.s. - thanks for the insights.

Edited by longedge (Wed 07-Jan-15 08:20:23)

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