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How fast is your Internet Connection?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Steve Mehs, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. JcT21

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    wish mine could be as fast as some others on here, but for att's top speed dsl 6.0 this isnt too bad.

    the alternative is horribly expensive and not that much faster. check out the internet prices at my cable company...

    http://imctv.com/internet/internet_pricing.html
     
  2. lparsons21

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    I'm with Frontier for DSL, $30/month for 6M/.5M

    All my HD video streaming has worked quite well. Netflix, VUDU, Amazon and HuluPlus, Apple. Nary a burp most of the time. And VOD downloads from Dish are pretty good too, though I don't stream them, just download to watch later.
     
  3. Tom Servo

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    :thats: Oh yeah, that's a little rich for my blood. :barf:
     
  4. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Pretty consistent speeds. Never deviates up/down.
     
  5. Blurayfan

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    After Comcast doubled the speed of their top two xfinity internet tiers.

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  6. PrairieTech

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    Had to upgrade modem and router, but the double speed increase is great.

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  7. phrelin

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    Yes. One was going to sell me an improved service at a cheaper price, but would have to call back. That didn't happen. I tried a "chat" and ended up with a "you should call. " What happens on download speed tests is I get initial bursts in the 60-80 range, then it rapidly declines. Upload does the same. The next time I'm in Ukiah, CA, I'll go to their office and try to find someone who knows something.

    But this does seem odd:

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  8. dmurphy

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    Not much to complain about here ..... I'm on the 35/35mbit plan.


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  9. trh

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    Upgraded this week. Much better.
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  10. TXD16

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    Just picked up a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem to take advantage of the Comcast "doubling" of speed and am liking the results thus far:

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  11. Laxguy

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    What does DSLReports.com show?
     
  12. phrelin

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    Hmmm!

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    Not sure how that download speed happened, but I'll take it.
     
  13. phrelin

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    I know I shouldn't let this stuff bother me, but things seemed more than a bit slow this morning so I ran this test to see how it compared to yesterday above:

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    Frustrated, I ran this test which is more local than the San Jose site:

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    So tonight I ran this test from Boston, clear across the country after still getting bad tests out of the Bay Area:

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  14. May 1, 2013 #254 of 498
    Laxguy

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    I look at Speedtest.net results with a jaundiced eye. Good for spot checks, but for more solid info, I use dslreports.com, which uses much longer tests, bigger downloads, so it tends to thwart those ISPs which allow a big initial burst.
     
  15. May 2, 2013 #255 of 498
    phrelin

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    I think I'm beginning to understand the Xfinity "Blast' concept. Many times I've seen the initial download speed in the 50-90 range for up to three seconds. And then it drops precipitously. It's ok if it stays around 20+, but there are times when it seems to be throttled at 6.35 depending on test server location and time of day.

    When I'm browsing, I think those "blasts" make page downloads feel really fast but sometimes on more complicated pages or file downloads things seem frustratingly slow. But I have to admit, most of the time it's great and uploads are much faster.

    I do tend to use dslreports.com tests more such as the Sonic.net one from nearby Santa Rosa, CA. I am amused by the Xfinity speed test which selects a server and has consistently provided results like this:

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    I didn't see any "blast" speeds which must make it tough to sell people on their product. The Speedtest.net which I deliberately set for the same server was consistant:

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    This one is using a Comcast server in Boston and it did a "blast" at around 60 then stabilized.

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    The nearby Sonic.net server pinned at over 70 for about 2 seconds then stabilized with these results:

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    I'm not unhappy with Comcast, just find this all interesting.
     
  16. May 2, 2013 #256 of 498
    machavez00

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    Considering I'm still on ADSL2, I'm getting what I pay for. (20M/896K) I recently upgraded my old modem for a C1000 in hopes the VDSL2 will be here soon.

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  17. May 3, 2013 #257 of 498
    Laxguy

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    @ phrelin

    Interesting! I have never seen such upload speeds posted unless they were part of some mega download speed, such as over 50 Megs. Especially when they are multiples of the d/l speed. Did you ever run a server there? Or other idea why they're so generous on upload speeds....?
     
  18. May 4, 2013 #258 of 498
    phrelin

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    I know nothing.....

    i ran a test this morning using the FiberCloud server in Seattle. Here's the results:

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    But here's a screenshot of the download at the beginning:

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  19. May 4, 2013 #259 of 498
    coolman302003

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    Try a test with ShaperProbe. (It attempts to detect traffic rate-limiting and power boosts and gives the sustained speed result after the initial boost)
     
  20. May 7, 2013 #260 of 498
    machavez00

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    This site compares IPV4 to IPV6

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    Not bad considering the server is in France.
     

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