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My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Huckleby » Sat May 18, 2013 10:56 am

I know this topic gets recycled periodically, but it's a useful annual checkup, sort of a techy prostate exam.

Please go to http://www.speedtest.net, click on Begin Test, and report back with your download speed. (nobody cares about your upload)

I have Charter, my bandwidth varies wildly from 20 MBPS to 40 MBPS. Most often it is around 26 MBPS, today it is 34.5 MBPS
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Steve Vokers » Sat May 18, 2013 11:46 am

Has Charter's customer service improved? I'm considering switching from Uverse, but I'm leery of the horror stories I've heard about Charter.
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby john_titor » Sat May 18, 2013 2:52 pm

21 down 4 up. Numbers rounded up. I pay for 30 down 30 up. I do actually care about upload. Customer service still as horrible as ever. Had they asked I would have let them know I would drop them in a heartbeat if anyone had better connections.
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Huckleby » Sat May 18, 2013 3:23 pm

Steve Vokers wrote:Has Charter's customer service improved? I'm considering switching from Uverse, but I'm leery of the horror stories I've heard about Charter.


Charter customer service is poor, in my experience.

AT&T and Comcast are definitely worse.

I'm not trying to be cute. I complain about Charter, but they do a good job if you grade on a curve. I've helped friends with their techy issues, so I've had a range of experiences to compare.
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Huckleby » Sat May 18, 2013 3:31 pm

john_titor wrote:21 down 4 up. Numbers rounded up. I pay for 30 down 30 up. I do actually care about upload.


Are you running a porn server, and may I have a courtesy account to verify your bandwidth numbers?

(BTW, different test services can yield drastically different numbers. When I run the test that comes from linksys, I get about 10 MBPS. I guess the differences are due to the network path to the test server. I like speedtest.net because they have a large network of test servers, if you live in Madison are you are being connected to a test server in Madison. )
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby massimo » Sat May 18, 2013 3:42 pm

I live about 40% of the time at a Marriott in the pacific NW (I'm there now). My numbers always appeared to be capped at 0.49Mbps up and down. Pathetic. I've made some complaints, and apparently they're upgrading their service.

My Charter in Madison is consistenly 30Mbps+ down and [enough] up. I've never had any problem with their customer service, but then again, I've only had one problem over the last 5 years (which was handled quickly).
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Sandi » Sat May 18, 2013 5:00 pm

This is about what I usually get.

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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Violet_Skye » Mon May 20, 2013 10:05 pm

I have no idea what this means, hoping someone can tell me if it's good or not. I have Uverse, and it seems slow to me...
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Huckleby » Mon May 20, 2013 10:24 pm

Violet_Skye wrote:I have no idea what this means, hoping someone can tell me if it's good or not. I have Uverse, and it seems slow to me...


Your most important number, download speed 5.48 mbps, is not great, but it should be serviceable, even for video streaming. It would be better if you could post a test result from speedtest.net.

The numbers tend to be lower in the evening because the network is busy.

I used an AT&T DSL service for a while that was only 2.0 mbps. It was bit slow loading pages, but worked well enough.
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Violet_Skye » Tue May 21, 2013 12:53 pm

Here it is again, done at 12:50 pm. Marginally better. Video streaming often sucks. Do you think I should complain to them? I know so little about this stuff.
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby wack wack » Tue May 21, 2013 1:16 pm

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Guess I can't complain.
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Detritus » Tue May 21, 2013 1:56 pm

wack wack wrote:
speed.jpg
Guess I can't complain.

Me neither.
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Stebben84 » Tue May 21, 2013 2:06 pm

Detritus wrote:
wack wack wrote:
speed.jpg
Guess I can't complain.

Me neither.
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Ha, try this one:

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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Detritus » Tue May 21, 2013 2:14 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
Detritus wrote:
wack wack wrote:
speed.jpg
Guess I can't complain.

Me neither.
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Ha, try this one:

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Damn! I just got whupped.
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Sandi » Tue May 21, 2013 2:54 pm

Beat this!

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Just kidding.

Although valid, it is cheating a bit. I uploaded speadtest mini to my local linux server here on my home network that I use for writing and testing web code.

Actually I could adjust the server to allow even faster transfer.
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