Internet Speed Challenge

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Vanquished, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey,
    I was thinking that i'd see who has the fastest internet here.
    Using this link:
    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    Test your speed, it works best with no other internet using applications of windows open.
    Post a screen shot of your best.
    No doubt the fios people will blow us away.

    Post a screen shot,
    your location (optional)
    Your connection (fios, dial-up, dsl, cable, etc..)
    The speed you pay for


    This is my best documented speed.
    According to comcast i should be getting 9 :(
    My upload speed is crap though :)

    I am in Massachusetts
    I have Cable Internet
    I pay for 9mbps
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  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    i'll post later, i'll probably get around 4000kbps
     
  3. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    down 6131 up 353
     
  4. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Heh ran that and it told me I maxed out the london to new york link for any single host, which works out at just shy of 6mbps.

    If I run a UK speed test I get 12.3mbps downstream an 0.8mbps upstream. Add onsome overhead and account for a java applet's inaccuracy and you get what my modem tells me:

    Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1,148 / 15,454 :)
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Download Speed: 4666 kbps (583.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 298 kbps (37.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
     
  6. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Download Speed: 6199 kbps (774.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 359 kbps (44.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    In Michigan
    Comcast Cable
    I pay $35ish a month for the next 6 months for some odd reason. First it was $20 then they said they were gonna do something to where its only 35 or so a month for a few months. Not sure what my speed is suppose to be but I am guessing 6Mbps or so
     
  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    So am i high then?
    Except for LordofLA who blows us away?
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    don't think so
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you should bump that thread so ep can yell at you again
     
  10. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    mine is 3meg down and 237k up
    only pay $5.00 as I work for the provider.

    the modem also supplies my phone service
     
  11. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    I do have to pay 30.00 a month for the phone service though.
     
  12. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    i pay like 250 for everything, digital cable, internet, phone
     
  13. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    wow that is a lot. you must have hd and a couple premium channels.
     
  14. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    SBC Global - $19.99 /month or something like that

    1500/384

    So I get just about what I should, compensating for TCP overhead and such. I just wish my UL was higher. You would think that ISP's like SBC and Comcast would let us have atleast 512 or 768kbps for the prices we pay. I mean cmon, 8mbps for dl? but only 384 ul?
     
  15. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    It takes expensive equip. to provide the bandwidth to do it. that is why they don't.
     
  16. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    They better up the up speed, and down speed.
    Fios is faster at less money...
     
  17. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    It just seems they are giving us just enough upload bandwith to get the job done and nothing extra. It seems if Comcast keeps increasing its download speeds and keeps its upload at 384 they will be using the majority of the upstream bandwith for just TCP return packets.
     
  18. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    No actually it doesn't, the cable don't care if its going one way or the other, cable companies could very easily allow 1Mbps or greater uploads, but they don't want users to be running servers.

    As far as my speeds, 8400 down, 375 up on Comcast.
     
  19. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    7464 down and 360 up, eh not bad I wreckon
     
  20. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    4791download 380upload