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 From:  "C. Andrew Zook" <andrewzook at pdqlocks dot com>
 To:  Aaron Clint <amclint at webmystyle dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Does Traffic Shaper Suck??
 Date:  Mon, 10 Apr 2006 14:32:04 -0400
Yes, the Speakeasy one is actually the test I used. It reported the same 
results in each direction, and I did have the traffic shaping off.


> Having worked with DSL for many years I can tell you ADSL technology
> doesn't do any sort of auto-adjusting. However some providers offer SDSL
> that is essentially a T-1 in that the upload and download speeds are the
> same, at some cost in overhead to the provider as they cannot
> over-subscribe the lines as they do on ADSL. I agree with Jeff here, it
> sounds like your upload is most likely slower than your download and you
> probably getting a lot backed up in your queues as a result. One easy
> way to tell is to go to a speed test site, I use speakeasy as they have
> DS3 connections on most of these testing links.
> http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/, just pick the location closest to
> you and it will tell you within 5-10% what your upload and download
> rates are.
> Oh, and when you do the speedtest you'll want to turn off your traffic
> shaping.
> Aaron Clint
> Webmystyle
> 888-999-4535
> amclint at webmystyle dot com