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Hey guys/gals,

I am on a project and i am asked to gather the results of the ping -n command(in cmd windows) of many websites around the world and then by the results i get, find the average internet speed.

I get the time in milliseconds it took for my packet to reach out and come back and also the loss(which is always zero) of data. I also found the distance in KM between me and the servers.

How can i find the average speed of the internet by my results?

here are my results. Please help.
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post #2 of 22
You can't find internet speed from your ping. Ping only measures how long it takes to get there, not total throughput.

Also, I think your results are flawed. Some of the websites you listed will have servers in the UK, for example, samsung you get 16MS. There's no way you would get a ping like that at that distance.

Edit: the www.samsung.com address is routed to London.
Edited by Outcasst - 11/17/13 at 5:54am
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post #3 of 22
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That is what i thought, but i am asked to find it. confusedsmiley.png

about samsung, for more than 5 websites(skype, samsung etc..) i got different location every min or so, i just entered the first one i got.
Edited by fedrosishere - 11/17/13 at 5:56am
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post #4 of 22
Hmm. Is this for college/university?

Maybe they are asking you to work out the theoretical MPH/KPH of the packets?
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For Uni, Here is what i am asked. :

An accurate calculation of the average
internet speed should be given.
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I suggest you change schools.
    
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post #7 of 22
Maybe with average speed they mean average ping. Measuring bandwidth with ping results is complete bullcrap.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

I suggest you change schools.
If it was that easy.... anyway. i will see what to do.
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post #9 of 22
I do not like the term "internet speed" especially at uni.
Edited by PCCstudent - 11/17/13 at 3:01pm
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by fedrosishere View Post

For Uni, Here is what i am asked. :

An accurate calculation of the average
internet speed should be given.

Well, Professor Chan, I calculated that I have an 18 mbps connection based on some rough calculations. These results were confirmed with my ISP, who says I get about a 17.85 mbps connection for the low price of $30 a month.
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