Internet Service & Speed in Chengdu

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  • Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    My connection to Sydney is incredible slow, apparently. I’m at my office where the ISP is listed as Hurricane Electric (???).

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    #11711

    TonkySoft
    Member

    @charlie. Thanks for doing the test !

    499ms ! That’s not good. The good news is that it doesn’t time out. But 499ms is not good for web applications.

    Did you try this from a commercial-grade connection? Hurricane Electric? Humm, maybe try an old-fashioned ping test from the command prompt.

    We found many tech companies and many tech start-ups in Chengdu. How can they run an internet business from there when the infrastructure is so inadequate?

    Help. This is mission critical.

    #11714
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    To answer your questions: the test I ran wasn’t from a commercial-grade connection and I was going through a firewall so there might have been blocked ports and so on. I have no idea what Hurricane Electric is, I’ve never even heard of that. Maybe Ben will know and offer his piece, he’s more knowledgable on local internet services than I am.

    Here’s a test I ran from home; not much better, though. Strange, as I mentioned above I routinely download at 400kbps+. Bad connection to Sydney, I guess.

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    #11715
    Ben
    Ben
    Moderator

    Never heard of Hurricane Electric. It could be some small ISP providing internet to buildings via a larger carrier, or it could just be an error or old entry in the APNIC database.

    This is the result from my office’s fibre connection.

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    The result from my home China Telecom (CHINANET) DSL are the same as Charlie above.

    #11716
    trudat
    trudat
    Participant

    Here’s my ping test from home (China Telecom 2M ADSL).

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    Here’s the same test when running through Witopia’s Los Angeles TCP 443 server.

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    I’m a webapp developer. Moved to Chengdu a couple months ago. Internet speed is not great but I can get my work done.

    #11743
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    great that the internet speed thread has revealed that we basically all share “F” Line Quality internet connections. ha

    trudat, do you work in Gaoxin Qu? I’m a web developer also, I work there twice a week.

    #11745
    trudat
    trudat
    Participant

    Hey Charlie,

    I work mostly from home. But I am starting to discover places to work with free wifi. Finally made it to the Starbucks on Jinxing Road where there is a Carrefour. I’m slowly mapping places on my Google Map as I find them. Where is Gaoxin Qu? I would be great to meet another web developer.

    Truman

    #11748
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Gaoxin Qu is the tech-center located in the south of Chengdu. It’s a cool place that I recommend you check out some time. The coolest architecture in Chengdu is there – cool looking really modern office buildings and the like. There are a lot of IT/tech/web related businesses operating there.

    Dude, your Google Map is awesome. Great job with that.

    #11752
    trudat
    trudat
    Participant

    Thanks! I like maps.

    By Gaoxin Qu, do you mean the high tech zone where there is the Tianfu software park? I haven’t been down there yet.

    #11754
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Yup, that’s exactly the place I’m talking about.

    #11757
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Internet speeds are increasing! I posted here a few months ago that my ADSL account was capped just under 400kb/s but now the cap is gone and I’m pulling 500 kb/s downloads. DVD quality movies take about 30 minutes. This is really tremendously great since the price hasn’t increased at all and I’ve done nothing for the speed to increase.

    #11773
    trudat
    trudat
    Participant

    Charlie, where do you live and are you in a newer building? I’ve had the worst speed earlier this month.

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    #11774
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    I live in Yulin, in a building that I guess was constructed a few decades ago. Not particularly new – there’s no elevator or anything.

    #11775

    geethk
    Member

    hi

    friend

    i tried internet speed test here

    my link

    they provide accurate results

    my download speed :1.08kbps

    my upload speed:0.87kbps.

    #12051
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    My Internet speed is officially rated as ‘poop’. Official.

    #12054
    trudat
    trudat
    Participant

    Speed certainly improved in my building.

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    #12262
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Beats my office! We apparently 3 ADSL lines running through here, in the middle of Tianfu Software Park, hahah. Pathetic.

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    #12265
    Vincent
    Vincent
    Participant

    I’m moving back to Chengdu in September. This time I want the best internet connection available. Last time I just used my roommates China Telecom, and it sucked. I heard somewhere they have 2 different options though (slower/faster – cheap/expensive). Is that correct?

    What are my options? Is the information above still up to date?

    I wanted to type money isn’t important, but paying 2-3k/month for fiber is a little bit over the top. I’d really like good speed and stability though as I’m a heavy downloader/gamer.

    Thanks for any advice.

    #12465
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Telecom is the best ISP in town as far as I know, but there are different levels of service. And even within the same level of service you can get wildly different results – I’m guessing depending on the wiring in your building and/or physical proximity to the ISP. I have a 4M Telecom residential connection at home and I cap out around 400-500k but I know others on the same connection in different parts of the city who get 150-200k max.

    #12481

    7
    Participant

    That Google Map is awesome. I just found out where my apt. is going to be so I’m able to use that map & see what is nearby. Is it possible for me to make a private copy of it so that I can add my own places to it?

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