Internet Service & Speed in Chengdu

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  • #11711
    CharlieCharlie
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    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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    #11714
    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.

    #11715
    CharlieCharlie
    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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    #11716
    BenBen
    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.

    #11743
    trudattrudat
    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.

    #11745
    CharlieCharlie
    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.

    #11748
    trudattrudat
    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

    #11752
    CharlieCharlie
    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.

    #11754
    trudattrudat
    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.

    #11757
    CharlieCharlie
    Keymaster

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

    #11773
    CharlieCharlie
    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.

    #11774
    trudattrudat
    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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    #11775
    CharlieCharlie
    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.

    #12051
    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.

    #12054
    BrendanBrendan
    Moderator

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

    #12262
    trudattrudat
    Participant

    Speed certainly improved in my building.

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    #12265
    CharlieCharlie
    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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    #12465
    VincentVincent
    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.

    #12481
    CharlieCharlie
    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.

    #12492
    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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