Saturday, January 14, 2006

Definition of broadband


We are staying in a Residence Inn for a while, and they claim to have high-speed internet in each room.  They are accomplishing this by making a 802.11b network available to all the rooms.


Is there a minimum definition of what can be considered high-speed internet connection?  This network connection is pretty slow.  The ping times from here to google.com, are in the 1000 - 2000 ms range, which is pretty poor.




The network is managed by the GoldenTree Asset Management company.  It looks like they are running a proxy server and this is probably causing the delay.  For web traffic they are running squid.


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