Discussion in 'Network questions and troubleshooting' started by lmimmfn, Apr 19, 2008.
just a quick update , my line now has had the wiring pole re terminated and i get about 680k a sec on a good day
so a few years of perseverance and I've gone from 120k to 680k on the same line!
Keep in mind, I live in the middle of nowhere, not a big city like you London folks. This is home connection, not work or university b.s.
Inflated result. No way you are seeing those speeds on residential or commercial cable service. Thats like 80+ MB/s. There isn't even a DOCSIS standard for those speeds yet (1gbps). Even with 8 downstream channels you're limited to around 343mbps.
Meh. It said what it said..
Just switched from Rogers Cable to Acanac Cable, a reseller here in Toronto.
$40 a month, unlimited bandwidth.
Still at same speeds every day no slow downs , im proud of my ISP
Upgraded my speed/modem:
im on doc 3.0 and i get about 70mb but seeing over 600 is complete bs imo!
"Faster than 97% of US". Yea right, That other 3% are high dollar internet providers/servers that get near those kinds of speeds. It may have said that, but thats not your real speed. There must have been an error somewhere.
This with TWC, with the turbo boost feature. Supposed to be only 20mbps.
I tried to get the 50mbps option, but they said it was not available in my area. BS.
Im about to replace the stock modem though, time warner modems are garbage.
I don't interact with Sydney except to upgrade. Overseas is where my destination is 99.999% of time. Didn't give me an o/seas option for test.
i upgraded my line and DL went down, ping went up. wtf time warner
i used to get triple this upload speed until comcast started do the name change to xfinity crap. now they changed my ip and i get much better download but capped upload. wierd...
i would uninstall the nic drivers, shut down, reset the modem/router/gateway and then start from scratch. after that i would go back to the way it was.
there is also a six moth gap between tests, the amount of people on your local hub play a big role in speed.
Just had my virgin media cable upgraded to 100mb from 50mb for free.
Just got an upgrade for free from 60mbit to 100mbit
Was recently offered a special rate from my ISP after threatening to leave them because of the tiny bandwidth cap, so they offered my family a 72 mbps/2mbps line with a 250 GB cap.
Here's the speed test result:
We're now only paying $20/month for 2 years.
Lets just say my theoretical connection speed of 1.5MB/s is probably lower than most of your upload speeds. The best average download speed is 170KB/s, upload a paltry 25KB/s. Until fibre is rolled out in this part of Australia in 3 years time or regulators step in and make sure we get equal access to ADSL2+ by regulating wholesale ADSL2+, without changing to a monopolistic and below acceptable service standard ISP, I will be staying with my current provider and the fastest speed I can currently get.
I've tested the service provided by other ISPs on my street and at peak time the speeds sometimes drop below even dialup speeds. I presume this is due to the other ISPs overloading slots at the exchange as their services all run off the same copper line I'm connected to. When fibre rolls out, wholesale delivery will be managed by a single entity which will give all ISPs the chance to deliver the same services to all customers and I can stay with my provider who gives me a decent cap and maintains the speed of my connection. Luckily I avoided some of the fibre black-spots and don't have to wait 5 years+, other Aussies aren't so "lucky".
I do have dreams some nights of 30 minute downloads however. I'd run the speed test but I don't have all week free to wait for the result.
this is actually pretty good seeing as i'm in the middles of nowhere and we're still to get fibre optic cables.....