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LAN Speed Test: Leftover Bandwidth ?

This sounds like a really dumb question - and even I think I know the
answer.... but since I know next to nothing, I have to ask it just to be
sure....

If I run a utility like LAN SpeedTest, which measures bandwidth by
transmitting a file from A to B what do the results indicate:

- Total Bandwidth ?

- Bandwidth left over from whatever else is using the pipeline ?

i.e. If I know that a dozen IP cameras are taking up about 30 Mbps and I
run LAN SpeedTest while the cams are up and running, and LAN SpeedTest
returns 50 Mbps what is the capacity of that connection?

- 50 Mbps ?

- About 80 Mbps ?
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On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:19:12 -0400, "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote:

>This sounds like a really dumb question - and even I think I know the
>answer.... but since I know next to nothing, I have to ask it just to be
>sure....
>
>If I run a utility like LAN SpeedTest, which measures bandwidth by
>transmitting a file from A to B what do the results indicate:
>
>- Total Bandwidth ?

No.

>- Bandwidth left over from whatever else is using the pipeline ?

This.

>i.e. If I know that a dozen IP cameras are taking up about 30 Mbps and I
>run LAN SpeedTest while the cams are up and running, and LAN SpeedTest
>returns 50 Mbps what is the capacity of that connection?
>
>- 50 Mbps ?
>
>- About 80 Mbps ?

About 80 Mbps, so the next question becomes, what is the link speed of that
network segment? If it's 100 Mbps, then 80 is within the realm of typical.
If it's a Gigabit link, however, then 80 Mbps indicates a problem.

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Char
10/19/2015 7:20:18 PM
Per Char Jackson:
>bps ?
>
>About 80 Mbps, so the next question becomes, what is the link speed of that
>network segment? If it's 100 Mbps, then 80 is within the realm of typical.
>If it's a Gigabit link, however, then 80 Mbps indicates a problem.

Thanks for confirming....

It's a redneck air-gap to isolate some TV tuners in my garden shed that
are connected to a TV antenna atop said shed..... Lightning strikes...

Instead of fiber to the house (the Good-Right-And-Holy solution
according to most of Those Who Know) I have a couple of el-cheapo radio
links.

So, as long as LAN SpeedTest returns a non-zero Mbps, I'm good to
go..... and it's currently giving me low seventies shed-to-house....

4 tuners... each tuner's bandwidth needs seem tb variable... so I'll
just wait to see if any problems develop with concurrent channels being
tuned.
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PeteCresswell
10/19/2015 8:16:50 PM
On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:16:50 -0400, "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote:

>Per Char Jackson:
>>bps ?
>>
>>About 80 Mbps, so the next question becomes, what is the link speed of that
>>network segment? If it's 100 Mbps, then 80 is within the realm of typical.
>>If it's a Gigabit link, however, then 80 Mbps indicates a problem.
>
>Thanks for confirming....
>
>It's a redneck air-gap to isolate some TV tuners in my garden shed that
>are connected to a TV antenna atop said shed..... Lightning strikes...
>
>Instead of fiber to the house (the Good-Right-And-Holy solution
>according to most of Those Who Know) I have a couple of el-cheapo radio
>links.
>
>So, as long as LAN SpeedTest returns a non-zero Mbps, I'm good to
>go..... and it's currently giving me low seventies shed-to-house....
>
>4 tuners... each tuner's bandwidth needs seem tb variable... so I'll
>just wait to see if any problems develop with concurrent channels being
>tuned.

Sounds like a job for multiple HDHomeruns and SageTV. :)

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Char
10/20/2015 1:01:01 AM
Per Char Jackson:
>Sounds like a job for multiple HDHomeruns and SageTV. :)

Couple months ago I heard that the SageTV source code had been released
and that the product was to become "Open Source".

Dunno how it's coming along, but it seems to me like SageTV still the
best game in town - the only tragic aspect being that the SageTV Media
Extenders are no longer available.... but free SageTV Client licenses
should go a long way towards mitigating that.
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Pete Cresswell
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PeteCresswell
10/20/2015 11:56:12 PM
On Tue, 20 Oct 2015 19:56:12 -0400, "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote:

>Per Char Jackson:
>>Sounds like a job for multiple HDHomeruns and SageTV. :)
>
>Couple months ago I heard that the SageTV source code had been released
>and that the product was to become "Open Source".
>
>Dunno how it's coming along, but it seems to me like SageTV still the
>best game in town - the only tragic aspect being that the SageTV Media
>Extenders are no longer available.... but free SageTV Client licenses
>should go a long way towards mitigating that.

So I should have sold mine while I had the chance? Oh well.

But yes, I agree. Having used SageTV, BeyondTV, Windows Media Center, and a
few others that were so bad I've tried to forget them, SageTV is definitely
the winner. Coupled with HDHomeruns, you can't beat it. Best hardware; best
software.

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Char
10/21/2015 1:01:01 AM
Per Char Jackson:
>
>But yes, I agree. Having used SageTV, BeyondTV, Windows Media Center, and a
>few others that were so bad I've tried to forget them, SageTV is definitely
>the winner. Coupled with HDHomeruns, you can't beat it. Best hardware; best
>software.

Thanks for that - I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one.

Have you tried Silicon Dust's "HDHomeRun DVR" yet?

Although I can't imagine anything short of Sage "breaking" giving me
reason to switch, it will be interesting to see what they come up with.

Right off the bat, it sounds like if somebody has one of the more recent
HD HomeRuns, they can use and Android app to watch TV ... dunno if that
works over the WAN, but if it does I would think that SlingBox is on
it's way to becoming history.
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PeteCresswell
10/21/2015 3:44:55 PM
On Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:44:55 -0400, "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote:

>Per Char Jackson:
>>
>>But yes, I agree. Having used SageTV, BeyondTV, Windows Media Center, and a
>>few others that were so bad I've tried to forget them, SageTV is definitely
>>the winner. Coupled with HDHomeruns, you can't beat it. Best hardware; best
>>software.
>
>Thanks for that - I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one.
>
>Have you tried Silicon Dust's "HDHomeRun DVR" yet?

No, but those guys at SD seem to know what they're doing, so I'm optimistic.
I may have to go take a look.

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Char
10/21/2015 5:07:28 PM
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