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Speed tests

By circusboy01 ยท 41 replies
Aug 6, 2013
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,284   +372

    I think this one http://www.speedtest.net/ is the one he used. Maybe he'll clarify it for us.
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 860   +203

    Lower Numbers is better for Ping.
    learninmypc likes this.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

    Both of my images are linked to where they came from. Yes you are right, speedtest.net is where I did the test.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    Link was on the link I had provided for windows just download and run the exe.
  5. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

  6. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    I'm wrong we are all three using Ookla.

    I see everybody else has 1 or 2 digit Ping numbers. Mine's 3 I'd sure like to get those numbers down.
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    Got my managed port wired router set to: 128 down and 22 up.

    I am far from the nearest test site for Comcast so my ping will be higher.
    Odd my ups are low tonight.
    I paid for 105mbps down and 20mbp up..
  8. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 860   +203

    But, do we ever get what we pay for? lol.
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    In my case the 20mbp for the ups normally 20 and once it was 22 mbp. Either they're fiddling with the network on their backbone or it's on my end. As you can see I am getting more on my end for downloads that's due to the fact I've removed all the splitters they had in the box for CATV and Digital Phone. I've ditched that. Last time they were out here they ran new line to the box to the house.

    Sometimes the closer the modem is to the box outside the better performance you would get.
    Another thing is that if you call them up they can check your line for you, DSL they can tell you how good your signal is coming in. Where it needs to be fix on their end.

    Cable Modem side the same, but once you go beyond 100mbps they seem to have issues on their end. I found Comcast CST just started had she found out why I could never get 105mbp. She put me on the right subnet ta-da problem solved. But it had taken over 20x CSR get them to get it right. Poor Customer Service Reps and poor Customer Service Tech on their end who don't have enough experiences.

    My end we can have them replaced the Coax line for Cable Modem. Those are mostly RG59 you want RG6 Dual or Quad Coax. If you still have RG59 they need to come out and replace it their cost.

    DSL their modem in the past were faulty, those have to be replaced. New drops to your NIB (network interface box) was most of the issues there. With DSL the tech would come out not the install tech you need Service level 3 or they call them Tier 3 tech would come out to trouble shoot your line at your end. Either the up the pole or underground lines and the DSL TBS terminal box station.

    I use to work at SBC Yahoo DSL command office up in New England. Today that's AT&T now.

    So if you have issues don't think it's just your home router think again. What's going inside the module box or your NIB. You should have a new Module Box and they should have go rid of the NIB rat nest box. Those are the old style boxes. If you live in Apartment building then there are more NIB in there.

    Degrade in service means something is either not hooked up correctly or again bad connections, bad wiring an etc.

    Check your bill see if you are paying line service calls or they call it home service. If you are best to take advantage of that service, and if you don't want it tell them and save some money per month or per year.
  10. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

  11. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    I was wrong. We don't have Comcast here. But I think we used to. Now we have Time Warner. But I believe their set up the same. with Cable for your TV and your computer, and again I'm not sure if they are bundled.
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    Your bill from TW should show what you have. I did look on their site though TV & Internet of just Internet only.
  13. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    I'm sorry. I guess I didn't make myself clear. Time Warner is the cable co. we have in this area. But we personally don't use it. We have DirecTV. I just wanted to know if we could get Internet Cable by it self.. and from what your post says it looks like we can.. now I need to call them, and compare their prices with Verizon. I'm almost positive it will cost more. So I have to see if the stronger signal is worth the extra money. But first I'm going to try that link you gave me..
  14. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    For internet yes you can get it from the FIOS, CABLE, CELL, DSL. Out the 4 choices I would go with CABLE, because its faster and you don't have to worry about limits.

    FIOS - speeds up to 500 down and 100 up
    CABLE - speeds up to 210 down and 40 up
    CELL/DSL - speeds are 30 down and ? up depends on who you go with (data plans costly)
    DSL - speeds up to 25 down and 5 up

    Cable through CATV for me only for internet service nothing else.

    Verizon doesn't off FIOS in this area yet, I can get CELL/DSL service but it's cost $199 to install it and bandwidth caps with it.

    So I use HDTV Free and get 73 channels (they're adding non-premium channels you get with CATV/SATV) now. With HDTV you get 1080i / Dolby Digital 5.1 from the outdoor Digital ANT.
    I use Dual DTV ANT one pointed north and the the other point south total range is 80 miles coverage. I use 8-way drop amp with signal amp (also called pre-amp).

    I am not paying for CATV anymore and I am not sold an SATV yet everyone around me has SATV. Cost I play is for Netflix Service. Although ThisTV has some nice movies along with BounceTV. GETTV has classic movies.
  15. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    Sorry it took me so long to reply. My PC was down for a couple of days.
    Looks to me that you're, pretty much, set with top of the line TV and Internet both. Well. I ran the program. I'm going to give you the results. Perhaps you could tell me if the numbers are good bad or what. Thanks

    Connected to server
    Estimated capacity:
    Upstream 631 KPBS
    Downstream 2312 KPBS
    Upstream no shapers detected
    Median received rate 634 KPBS
    Downstream No shapers detected
    Median received 2277 KPBS.
  16. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    At least you know they're not throttling you down. How do they have your modem setup. Comcast here with my own modem is set to over 647MHz for 105mbps down when it was 50mbps down it was set to 547MHz. Don't know which modem you have and most might not let you see the speed set too. Most modems are set to
  17. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    We live in a mobile home. The modem is set up in the living room my pc is in my room, down the hall, at the opposite end. I get the signal using a Netgear Stick, There are two laptops that are used right next to the Modem. I don't know what my Modem is set to, or how to find out, or if I couild change it if I wanted or needed to..
    sorry again for taking so long to reply. A friend I have known for about 40 years passed away Friday, and e-mails just haven't been top priority. I'm sure you understand..

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