My roomate moved and made things difficult with my computer.Anyway I had my line disconnected for a while and had it back online today.Is 23496 kbps download and 4202 upload ok?
Internet speed(25 posts)
Sparky, after running the test at speedtest.net, they provide a link to the results. Post yours here and that will quiet the doubters. Here's what I got just now:
Who is your ISP and what technology are they using?
Hey Guys (and Gals?),
Here are mine in my primitive archaic dial up . . . these should make you all certainly glad that you have broadband.
I'm surprised a hand didn't come out from the screen and slap me silly and saying "Are you kidding me?"
Scott W, in my opinion you are one of the best of the best. I'm not trying to brag,I'm not that way.The technician from Comcast, my (ISP)showed me the results.I didn't capture the results as I'm still a rookie at that stuff.I know about fiber optics as I've worked with the technology as an electrician and it may very well be that he showed me a screen shot to B.S me.
Sparky, You really made us curious. Would be nice if you ran one of the line test programs we suggested and verify the numbers - they are really exraordinary. Here is one of my line tests.
@Sparky and Scott, when I was at my Dad's, I saw similar burst speed results from his cable modem service with Cox Communications. On this web page, they explain the PowerBoost technology that they use which is probably similar, or identical, to what Comcast does. Even if this burst of speed only lasts for a short while, it sounds like a good feature. For however long it lasts, you are getting fiber speed at a cable modem price!
@Bobjam, that upstream speed is odd. If you have a dial-up modem, such as a V.90, the max upload speed should be around 36 kbps.
@ALL, the number that really matters is the real world throughput which can only be measured when downloading a large file, for example:
700 KBytes/sec on my 6 Mbps connection is quite satisfactory.
I tested it again, and it was essentially the same:
My modem, a Conexant 56K AClink, is V.92 . . . if that makes any difference from V.90 (which I doubt . . . there wouldn't be such a drastic increase in upload speed between the two I don't think). In any case, the upload speed seems to be anomalous for a dial up, which is why I tested it again. So, I guess I'll just have to live with it <grin>.
I HAVE noticed that when uploading images to photobucket it seems to be pretty fast (for a dial up, that is).
Let's not forget, there is also a time of day effect. I have seen download speeds ranging from under 100 to over 700Kbps depending on the time (and also the server). Best time seems to be after midnight EST - then most of the US went to sleep - and most of Europe is still asleep.
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