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RARECJ8
November 17th, 2009, 08:32 PM
so i tested a couple times today and the best i can get is between .95 and 1.2 MB. What are u'all averaging? Looking at AT&T Uverse that offers at least 'up to 8MB' according to the promised bundled package. Presently i'm using Earthlink, they promise 'up to' 6MB, but i'm barely getting 1.

So what says your speed?


http://www.bandwidthplace.com/

Phill Kenoyer
November 17th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Turn off your Bit Torrent and secure your wireless. If you're on Windows, download a Linux CD and test your speed with that (you may have viruses/root kits). I read just the other day that most virus scanners can't even detect the new viruses.

Mine's running a bit slow today. Must be a lot of people on it:

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
Last Result:
Download Speed: 2371 kbps (296.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2003 kbps (250.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

Shamus30
November 17th, 2009, 08:40 PM
http://www.dslreports.com/im/82043714/4348.png

Reno Computer Repair
November 17th, 2009, 08:48 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/625999370.png

bamftruck
November 17th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Download Speed: 9569 kbps (1196.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1773 kbps (221.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:31:17 PM

Ampdraw
November 19th, 2009, 12:35 AM
Most of the ISP's and hosting services are using tactics to trick your actual speed when you use those speed tests. They'll peak you from the start at a higher speed, then throttle your actual speed down after a short amount of time, about the same amount if time it takes to run one of those so called tests. You'll notice this happening if you do large downloads and watch your actual speed as the downloads progress, or even more noticeable if you use NetFlix to stream movies.

None of them ever actually deliver on the speeds they claim, about all you can count on is slow, slower or dial up. The FCC is trying to get in to restrict them from limiting your speeds to sites that aren't paying them a premium, yet aren't doing anything about their long standing practice of selling you a specific claimed speed and never even coming close to delivering on it.

None of the basic ISP's are faster than cable, none of them are more unreliable either though.

Reno Computer Repair
November 19th, 2009, 09:39 AM
Most of the ISP's and hosting services are using tactics to trick your actual speed when you use those speed tests. They'll peak you from the start at a higher speed, then throttle your actual speed down after a short amount of time, about the same amount if time it takes to run one of those so called tests. You'll notice this happening if you do large downloads and watch your actual speed as the downloads progress, or even more noticeable if you use NetFlix to stream movies.

None of them ever actually deliver on the speeds they claim, about all you can count on is slow, slower or dial up. The FCC is trying to get in to restrict them from limiting your speeds to sites that aren't paying them a premium, yet aren't doing anything about their long standing practice of selling you a specific claimed speed and never even coming close to delivering on it.

None of the basic ISP's are faster than cable, none of them are more unreliable either though.

I have a 1.8 to 2.2mbps sustained download speed while downloading "large files". Most days we download ISO images from Microsoft Technet & MSDNAA without so much as a burp. I also use Netflix streaming, so am I the exception?

BurbanHunter
November 19th, 2009, 09:43 AM
Download Speed: 16155 kbps (2019.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 955 kbps (119.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Thursday, November 19, 2009 10:38:51

Shamus30
November 19th, 2009, 09:47 AM
I have a 1.8 to 2.2mbps sustained download speed while downloading "large files". Most days we download ISO images from Microsoft Technet & MSDNAA without so much as a burp. I also use Netflix streaming, so am I the exception?

Same here Kevin, I routinely download ISO images of 3-4 GB at sustained rates in excess of 2mbps. I also stream HD movies via Netflix, Use skype for Voice and Video calls, upload large image files and various other bandwidth intensive activities. All of this during peak and non peak hours and other than when Charter has DNS server issues, I have never seen my speeds dip after the intial "Burst" (and I have actually monitored it with client side tools).

So it seems you are not the exception :D

Shinobi
November 19th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Same here Kevin, I routinely download ISO images of 3-4 GB at sustained rates in excess of 2mbps. I also stream HD movies via Netflix, Use skype for Voice and Video calls, upload large image files and various other bandwidth intensive activities. All of this during peak and non peak hours and other than when Charter has DNS server issues, I have never seen my speeds dip after the intial "Burst" (and I have actually monitored it with client side tools).

So it seems you are not the exception :D

X3 I do all that plus Chatting with my family in Thailand and I R A PIRATE!!! ARRRRGG

Gizmatical Fuquad
November 19th, 2009, 12:20 PM
From Mark's link:
Download Speed: 11419 kbps (1427.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 973 kbps (121.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:06:06 PM
I don't think this site is very accurate.

From DSLreports.com:
Speed Test #82137775 by dslreports.com
Run: 2009-11-19 16:07:46 EST
Download: 5144 (Kbps)
Upload: 973 (Kbps)
In kilobytes per second: 627.9 down 118.7 up
Tested by server: 55 java
User: 1677208 @ dslreports.com
User's DNS: charter.com
I think DSLreports.com is a more accurate test.

I have Charter Cable and pay for 5 meg service.

RARECJ8
November 19th, 2009, 02:19 PM
i'm dumping earthlink and going to AT&T Uverse. As of now, i cannot even listen to pandora.com-- it keeps dropping out.

argh!

mb

Dennis
November 19th, 2009, 03:16 PM
i'm dumping earthlink and going to AT&T Uverse. As of now, i cannot even listen to pandora.com-- it keeps dropping out.

Welcome to the 21st century Mark. :D:D:D

rowedave76
November 19th, 2009, 06:53 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/628047266.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I pay for the 5meg service from Charter. And yes their new PowerBoostŪ totally skews speedtest results. I'll take the extra speed at the start of a download as long as the rest of the service doesn't degrade because of it.

Dennis
November 30th, 2009, 06:12 PM
AT&T Pro DSL

http://www.speedtest.net/result/638561082.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Spence
November 30th, 2009, 06:30 PM
14 Mb/s down
1.5 Mb/s up

Bentley
December 1st, 2009, 12:11 PM
My PS3 says 9.8 down and 1.4 up. I am paying for AT&T u-verse 10 meg service. What I notice is that most places you will download from can't upload as fast as you can down load. When downloading files my speeds vary greatly site to site.

MotoMatt
December 1st, 2009, 05:44 PM
Download Speed: 13879 kbps (1734.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1064 kbps (133 KB/sec transfer rate)

aphex
December 1st, 2009, 10:27 PM
Last Result:
Download Speed: 11321 kbps (1415.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1462 kbps (182.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
December 1, 2009 11:17:58 PM PST

AT&T U-Verse 12Mbit FTTP

White7
December 5th, 2009, 06:05 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/643315679.png:cool: