Internet speeds

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I was curious, if I have for example a 2Mpbs / 4Mbps line, I won't realistically be able to connect at those speeds right?
What I was wondering is, is it a stable deduction?
So if a 2Mbps line runs at 1.7Mbps does that mean 0.3Mbps will be removed from all speeds?

Or is it reduced relative to your speed?
asked Apr 14, 2015 in ADSL by Roro (1,330 points)

1 Answer

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The remaining 0.3Mbps, or there abouts, is reserved for communication between your router and the local hardware in the area (such as your distribution point, DSLAM and exchange) this is needed to retain your sync profile and have accounting data packets sent/ received. You may also find that when the line is saturated, speeds can reach 200KB/s quite easily, which is the maximum theoretical speed the line can achieve.
answered Apr 14, 2015 by AfriDude (43,930 points)