Speed tests

By circusboy01
Aug 6, 2013
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  1. I just did a couple speed tests on my computer.
    The first one was 285pc Ping. 2.40mbps Download speed. 0.56 Upload speed.
    The second test was 265pc Ping. 2.20mpbs Download speed. 0.60 Upload speed.
    Are these numbers good? Thanks Ray ( hope I put this in the right forum)
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,763   +1,423

    With the exception of ping, they are nearly the same as what I have. Ping is a measure of time it take to get a response from a server. You could try a different server for different response times. However there are numerous reasons for fluctuation ping results, which could simply be a bad day.

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  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,283   +281

    Not just with ping but every day you can get variations in up/download speeds due to server loading and backbone traffic loads.
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  4. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9


    I see you have a grade of D- which would men that my grade would probably be the same. That doesn't sound too good . Anything we can do about it?
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,763   +1,423

    Other than upgrading or changing Internet service, I'm not sure there is anything we can do.
  6. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9


    I guess your right. I don't know if I agree with the D- grade anyway. My computer doesn't seem slow enough, to me to have a D- rating.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,763   +1,423

    Thats the way I feel to. However I do get tired of waiting for even low quality videos to buffer at times. But that could be as I mentioned above, just a bad day between points A and B. But when compared to many others out there, our service is horrendous.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +257

    It's not a matter of how slow your computer feels but rather how quickly you can get data from the internet. You are below average for your actual throughput - that's all the D- means.
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,696   +872

    Download speeds are usually higher than upload. Those speeds are fine if you dont experience slow downs.
  10. hood6558

    hood6558 TechSpot Booster Posts: 292   +44

    My Comcast speeds are 27.6 Mbps down, 5.5 Mbps up, 6 ms ping - I don't know if you folks are on DSL or what, but if Comcast is available in your area, it's totally worth it if you download as much crap as I do.
  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,696   +872

    I have Optimum and I get 50Mbps down and 15Mbps upload.
     
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,576   +76

  13. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,576   +76

    Comcast
    Download 50Mbps Upload 10Mbps
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    Comcast
    Double Speed
    Download 105Mbps Upload 20Mbps
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    Comcast
    Tweaked Double Speed
    Download 132Mbps Upload 20Mbps
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  14. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9


    I use Verizon. It seems to work okay. Part of my slowness is people stealing my wifi. I'm still using wep instead of wpa. But there are three computers in the house. So I can't change to wpa by myself. we all have to do it, and we just never find the time to get it done.


    Below average. Hey. That the same thing D- used to mean on my report cards [0)
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  15. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    The cable TV company here is Comcast. But we use DirecTV . Do you have to buy Comcast for your TV in order to get it for your computer? You know. Like a bundle thing. Or, can you just get it for your computer. How much is it per month? We pay about $40.00 for Verizon.

    Never heard of Optimum. Probably means it's not available in m,y area


    Picture me scratching the top of my head, going HUh? Went to the link, and it was just too confusing. ;0)
  16. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,696   +872

    Yeah, it is focused on the east coast mainly.
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,090   +222

    I don't know where you saw the D- grade at, but I just did mine & got
    ISP Test.JPG
  18. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,576   +76


    Small program you run on your PC that test your up and download speeds also can figure out if your ISP is limiting you from full downloads and uploads speeds. Free program. If you want to try I can put a direct link so you don't have to figure out what the programmers from the Univ was trying post.

    The program doesn't get installed though.
     
  19. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    Look at cliffordcooley's speed results in posts 2 and 4 you'll we see where it says D- Since my speed results are much the same, it stands to reason that my grade is D- also.
    Sure if you want to send me a link that would be great. Thanks. But I gotta warn ya though. If I can't figure out how to use it, I will be badgering you with questions ;0)
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  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,090   +222

    Yes, I saw that but not on the one I did. No biggie. :)
  21. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,763   +1,423

    The grade for some reason only shows in the image from clicking on sharing the results. I'm pasting again from sharing the results link (BBCode is easier, don't have to worry about the formating).

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  22. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,090   +222

    Thanks for the clarification.
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,090   +222

  24. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    Didn't see it on mine either. Probably because we are using a different program to test our speed then he is.
  25. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    Whats better? If the ping numbers are high, or if there low.


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