256kbps DSL connection ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ronenph1, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. ronenph1

    ronenph1 Guest

    Hey there

    A friend of mine got an offer of a 256kbps dsl connection.
    How's the download speed in this connection?
    About 32KB/s?

    Is this speed good for streaming media and downloading files ?

    Or is it actually less than 32Kb ?
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    32k sounds about right. Well that depends on what the media is and how big the files are. Sound isn't a problem, video is harder.
     
  3. Reg

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    Downloading files would take a little while. About 30 seconds to a minute per meg to download files at optimum conditions. For streaming files, audio would be no problem and mid-range video would be ok. High quality video encoded at 300K and above would be a problem for your friend if it's live video. If it's standard HTTP streaming, it would have a long buffer before playback.
     
  4. Reg

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    I don't think bursting is possible on DSL. But I could be wrong.
     
  5. Grandmaster

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    well, off a good ftp server, I can get +300KB/s... on cable