This is my third geeky post during my “Impulsive Travelling 2012: Spain & Germany”.   I have been running a session of PathTest whenever I have WIFI connection.   Please remember to follow this blog if you are interested to see the geeky side of my latest trip =)

Feeling very excited about finally starting my real travelling.  Arrived in Madrid very late but the custom was super efficient.  But then it also helped a lot when  the non-EU line was super short (less than 5 persons).  I am very impressed by its new, very clean and organized metro system.  It only costed me 1.5 euro to take metro from airport back to my hostel!  I am really not sure what I have paid really covered the cost.

The internet in this hotel connection feels smooth.  I am continuously using my laptop, iPad and iPhone and not notice any issue.  Here is the PathTest result.

PathTest (TM) v.4.6.0 build 4639
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Testing to ...
Test Settings:
 Protocol: ICMP
 Direction: bidirectional (outbound and inbound simultaneously)
 Duration: 5 seconds
 Socket buffer: 373760 bytes (365K)
 Local IP:
 Remote IP:
 Default RX buffer: 8 KB
 Actual RX buffer: 365 KB
 Default TX buffer: 8 KB
 Actual TX buffer: 365 KB
 MTU: 1500
 2.901 MBytes -->------>------>------>------>------>------>------>------>
 1934 packets                                                           |
 5.009286 seconds                                                       |
 Total = 9.266 Mbps | Each way = 4.633 Mbps                             |
 Received                                                               V
 2.901 MBytes <------<------<------<------<------<------<------<------<--
 1934 packets
 5.009286 seconds
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Pretty nice single room in s hostel