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How Fast Is Your Internet?

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Prime Time, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Prime Time RODerator

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    Dell Intel - Atlantic Broadband - Google Chrome

    Run a test - Link

    Ping - 53 ms - Download speed - 8.56 Mbps - Upload speed - 1.06 Mbps
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    Run a test - Link

    Download :: 7.1 Mbps 889 kB/s[​IMG] Upload :: 690 Kbps 86 kB/s
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    Bandwidth Meter Speed Test - Link

    8453 kbps
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    How Fast Is Your Internet Connection—Really?
    BY ERIC GRIFFITH/FEBRUARY 22, 2014

    Who has the fastest ISP? PCMag is once again teaming with Speedtest.net to measure your Internet service providers and reveal the true speed demons. Test your ISP today!

    The speed of your broadband Internet connection has never been more critical. The pipe that connects your computers, tablets, and even handhelds to the outside world has to handle big content that is critical for work and important for keeping in touch with family. The ISPs talk a lot about how much speed they provide, but how can you be sure you're getting the speed you pay for?

    With 5.63 billion tests completed (as of this writing), there are few that have the data that Ookla has gathered with its ubiquitous Speedtest.net service for measuring broadband. Chances are you've tried it at some time, perhaps out of curiosity to see how your connection is performing, or as a diagnostic test recommended by your ISP itself.

    For our annual look at the fastest ISPs in the United States and Canada, we've once again teamed up with Ookla to offer a PCMag.com-branded version of Speedtest.net. We invite you to visit pcmag.speedtest.net and put your connection to the test right now. And again later. Visit as often as you like. And share it with friends.

    Later this year, we'll bring you the results, comparing the numbers from you and your fellow PCMag readers with that of the rest of the country. We'll give you an easy to understand index number to compare one ISP to another, a number that takes both download and upload speeds into account. If you have the option to change ISPs, this data may help you decide. If you don't get a choice, the info could help when you talk to your ISP about service and reliability of your broadband. Either way, stay tuned.
     
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  2. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Google chrome
    Ping-38
    Download-20.21 mbps
    Upload-13.05 mbps

    BW-12833 kbps
     
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  3. Tron Fights for the User

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    Firefox
    ping - 24-26
    download - 13-17 mbps
    upload - 4-5 mbps

    Had a problem with step moms computer this week and used mine to test the connection through out the house, those were the averages.

    In Israel i was getting about 200 ping at the best, .90 mbps download and about .20-.30 upload lol(we had cheap internet). Kuwait was even worse, it sucked ass
     
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  4. RmsLegends Well-Known Member

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    Google Chrome
    Ping- 16ms
    Download- 58.79 Mbps
    Upload- 10.11 Mbps
     
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  5. Tron Fights for the User

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    Jesus freaking christ!!!!

    Having spent the past 5 years in the middle east, you have no idea how hard those numbers make me lol. Where do you live and who is your provider?
     
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  6. RmsLegends Well-Known Member

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    I am in Colorado Springs, (60 miles south of Denver) bro and have COMCAST.
     
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  7. Tron Fights for the User

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    Damn man, im at my dads place and he has comcast. He has the 15mb pack which is the best they have in the area for comcast. I need to move to Colorado lol
     
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  8. RmsLegends Well-Known Member

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    I think they try and make the speed faster here on the computer since all the legal weed slows down every thing else....LOL
     
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  9. El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    Someone tell me if this is okay or not. I don't know what the numbers mean. This is from my iPhone 5 on my 30 Meg Interweb
     

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  10. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    Mine smokes!

    7 ms
    80 down
    30 up

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    I am on a fibre connection via Bell Aliant, with a Netgear gigabit router. This test was ran over wireless connection, via iPad.

    I get the same result on my laptop.

    EDIT; if you are performing a speed test wirelessly, your router may be a limiting factor on your potential speed.

    Here's what I'm using and it's come down significantly in price since released:

    http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wireless-Router-Gigabit-WNDR4500v1/dp/B005KG44V0
     
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  11. RamBall Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I should upgrade my router as comcast upped my internet speed at no cost when I called them to lower my cable bill, they lowered my bill by $25 but gave me 3 free premium channels and upgraded my internet, I think its supposed to be 100 Mbps download.
     
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  12. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    Damn PHx. Can I borrow a couple MB's download speed?

    I get 5.66 download thru the crappy wiring where I live.
     
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  14. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    The ISP screwed up. I had gotten a new modem and called them up to get it provisioned. Initially all went well then my connection was up and down every day. I called them back and they claimed my modem was bad. I knew damn well that wasnt the case and repeatedly kept calling back hoping to get a fairly competent tech. Finally I got one and we were able to troubleshoot the issue. After we were confident that the issue was resolved we ran a speed test and it came back WAY higher then the tier I was paying. His only response was "I didnt see anything"

    Goes to show you that there are good tech support guys out there, the hard part is finding them.
     
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  15. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    mine is so slow I am just seeing this post :whistle:
     
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  17. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    100 Mbps fiber, baby...

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. V3 Well-Known Member

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    If someone posts that they have Google Fiber, they should be banned.

    Sometimes people should be allowed to act like a kid and throw a temper tantrum out of sheer jealousy. This is one of those cases.
     
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    The good part about Google Fiber is it should (at least in theory) force the cable companies to stop throttling bandwidth and overcharging us. If not then Google likely plans on expanding further. More people using the internet means more money for Google, which is why they also offer free service.
     
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  20. V3 Well-Known Member

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    I fully understand this. They can't expand fast enough. It sickens me that the government allows ISP's monopolies in many areas. Some even go as far as to pass law preventing other ISP's from moving in. Meanwhile, two of the biggest ISP's are about to merge making things even worse. I have ONE choice in my area. I'm so used to the barrel that I'm bent over that I've installed handles.
     
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