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This is a discussion on How much is enough? within the Modems/Cable/DSL/Satellite forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Greetings, Our school currently has a Comcast service of 22mbs up/5 mbs down. We have a campus with three buildings.


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Old 02-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Greetings,
Our school currently has a Comcast service of 22mbs up/5 mbs down. We have a campus with three buildings. The other two getting their network connectivity from the main building where the Comcast line comes in via InGenius wireless devices, each directly. Here is my question: At any given time there are between 60 to 100 devices on our network. I'm trying to get an idea if we're in the ball park or if this is a ridiculously low amount of bandwdith and if we need to double it just to be realistic?
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The wireless links will be your slowest network transport areas.

How is the internet performance wired to the network in the main building?

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Yes, my understanding is the wired connections are 2-3 times slower. When I do a SpeedTest from a wired connection I get 17.31 mbs down and 17.70 mbs up.
Can't jive this with Comcast's stated 22 mbs up/ 5 mbs down stated service numbers.
Can I assume 5mbs down is just not enough for 100+ users, given their propensity for streaming?
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"the wired connections are 2-3 times slower"
just the opposite. its the wireless that is slower

"I get 17.31 mbs down and 17.70 mbs up."
That is great. Ours are far less

You seem to believe you need to change the internet access bandwidth. If you can afford to do so then do it. But what you have now should be sufficent. I suspect there is more of a issue of bandwidth control. Students shouldn't be streaming movies or music in class. But if you don't block it they will do it.
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