MS latency and download speeds

Posted on 2012-09-03
Last Modified: 2012-09-09
I want to find out when the ping ms speed starts to become an issue where broadband line speed is concerned, in other words, if my isp gives me a 10 meg down and .5 up but I have an ms ping of 90 does this mean a line with only say 5 meg down but with an ms ping of 30 would be faster? or where is the cut off point when ms speeds mean more than download speed
Question by:Sid_F
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    Ping what?
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    using returns an ms of 90, download speed is good though but what impact does an ms ping speed of 90 have
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    It means how long you have to wait till your "internet" request is proceed (or started)
    It has nothing with your down or upload speed (if the line is stable enough)
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    It depends on the protocol and the level of "interactiveness".

    - ftp tolerates high latency very well.
    - CIFS/SMB over a VPN is quite latency sensitive
    - Voice is very latency sensitive

    Each protocol will have a certain point when it starts feeling slow. It all depends on what you do most.
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