Telstra ADSL questions (pppoe technical)

Damien Elmes resolve at
Wed Dec 12 23:35:10 EST 2001

Eyal Lebedinsky <eyal at> writes:

> How? if one byte is 8 bits (well, call me crazy!) then 512,000 bits/sec
> is 64,000 bytes/sec, right? 51000/64000= 20% missing.
> Also, I am not saying I sometimes not get more that 51KBps, but I
> never saw anything better. In other words the line is limited to
> this speed, which I think is lower than the reasonable expectation
> from the plan.

factor in pppoe frames and telstra ineptitude and your 51kB/s looks
like a reasonable rate.

and yes, the telstra cable users get closer to the advertised 64kB/s -
but in my suburb telstra adsl is the only option. 

completely sucks, telstra also appear to have instituted a 'daily
downtime' policy. if there was any other broadband service available
in my area, i think i'd move.


Damien Elmes
resolve at

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