Speed Test


I took the speakeasy speed test which is pretty accurate, and this is what I got for a 1.5Mbps connection with Qnet at home.



Its a pretty cool test!
Link: SpeakEasy

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. I went for Fast Telco 256kbps connection. I need to find out about their refund policy because it is not as fast as I would like and they have VOIP blocked. I should have went with Quality net I guess. All the ISPs around here seem to have problems though :(

  2. That speed seems a bit slow for Qnet.

    Zajil 512kb:
    Download: 549kbps
    Upload: 565kbps

    I will try it on the FT(512) and Zajil(1mb) connections when I get home.

    I am using FastTelco at home; they actually offer more bandwidth than advertised. From my experience, I have been able to get 30-50% more bandwidth than what i paid for.

    As for VoIP; I am currently running two vonage-linksys boxes (pap2) at home. They both work perfectly and the line quality is quite good.

    I think you should look into another modem and setting up port forwarding for VoIP.

  3. One more time

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 643 kbps (80.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 561 kbps (70.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

  4. William: Qnet seems to have the least of problems!

    K: It seems that things are working well on your end! I will do more testing in different areas. Let me know when you do the other tests at home and nobody is downloading something!

  5. FastTelco (512k):
    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 635 kbps (79.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 449 kbps (56.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

  6. Downstream 8,096 Kbps
    Upstream 548 Kbps

    mwahahahhaa i rock :D

  7. If you want to compare non-kuwaiti speeds:

    Downstream: 25043
    Upstream: 15665

    Long live fiber (and co-location) ;)

  8. K: thats pretty good for 512K, WHERE THE HELL DID U GET THAT REDICULOUS SPEED! and how much does it cost! hehehehe

    ananyah: kiss my ass! that is too much for one person! How bout you share! hehehehe!

  9. I just got Zajil installed at home …

    Zajil (1mb):
    Download Speed: 870 kbps
    (108.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 724 kbps
    (90.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

    The ridiculous speed is one of my servers in a university; Its for ‘testing’ purposes. :)

  10. K: I thought Zaijel only offered for corporate accounts. Interesting, your getting 870 kbps while Im getting 693 kbps with 1.5mb connection. I need to see whats going on! I wish we could get fiberoptic straight to the house! I think the one time install would be worth it!

  11. I have fiber optic in my office .. the speed is the same but the latency is amazing (1ms – 100ms). Don’t count on it being much difference in speed; thats all up to the isps (we could go up to 8mb on dsl).

    And Zajil is offering residential DSL (same price as Qnet).

  12. K: Ok.. now that makes sense. Zajil, you know what I thought of doing at one point is getting two connections and getting a load balancer and see if it can do wonders and stuff!

  13. Doing that now .. its not as good as i hoped it would be. Then again, my dual WAN router is a bit ghetto.

  14. K: hahahaha! Now thats the truth! I have an old school Linksys that has been working for me, but they are just selling the same one I had before but with a few updates. I have the SRX 400, but the reviews say its good for long range and bad for short range.

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