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    speed? upload / download

    Has anyone used speakeasy.com to check their internet download / upload speeds? Can someone tell me what is good? They don't really tell you.

    Cable connection.



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    Re: speed? upload / download

    The higher the better. also as close as you can to your "purchased" speed


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    Re: speed? upload / download

    Also I like to use dslreports.com for my speed testing


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    Re: speed? upload / download

    Anything is good - it means you're on the internet!

    Higher numbers are better. You should be getting somewhere around 80% or so of the speed you are paying for. If you're on cable with Mediacom, you should be getting at least 5000kbps I would say (I don't know what tier you have though, and I can't remember what their basic speed is these days).

    On cable, the upload is usually quite ab it less than the download, so you should expect around 512kbps.


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    Re: speed? upload / download

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    Anything is good - it means you're on the internet!

    Higher numbers are better. You should be getting somewhere around 80% or so of the speed you are paying for. If you're on cable with Mediacom, you should be getting at least 5000kbps I would say (I don't know what tier you have though, and I can't remember what their basic speed is these days).

    On cable, the upload is usually quite ab it less than the download, so you should expect around 512kbps.
    I'm getting like 7600 / 490 ... I think I'm paying for 8000 ...probably not enough to complain about?



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    Re: speed? upload / download

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    I'm getting like 7600 / 490 ... I think I'm paying for 8000 ...probably not enough to complain about?
    Cable internet does not have a constant "guaranteed" speed. It depends on if your neighbors are using a lot of bandwidth or not. You could try it a different day or time and see much faster speeds. But.... it also works the other way, you could get much slower speeds during the prime hours.



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    Re: speed? upload / download

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    I'm getting like 7600 / 490 ... I think I'm paying for 8000 ...probably not enough to complain about?
    That's exactly what I'd expect on an 8mbit/512k connection.

    There are a lot of other very complicated factors that play into maximum theoretical transfer speed between two nodes on a network, but if you're over 80% of what you're paying for, you're doing just fine, especially on connections that are faster than 1.5mbit or so.

    I pay for 20mbit service and rarely see those tests get over 16-17mbit. But when I'm maxed out downloading a file from bittorrent, I can easily hit 20mbit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    That's exactly what I'd expect on an 8mbit/512k connection.

    There are a lot of other very complicated factors that play into maximum theoretical transfer speed between two nodes on a network, but if you're over 80% of what you're paying for, you're doing just fine, especially on connections that are faster than 1.5mbit or so.

    I pay for 20mbit service and rarely see those tests get over 16-17mbit. But when I'm maxed out downloading a file from bittorrent, I can easily hit 20mbit.
    cool. I am trying to simplify the mess that is my houses coax cable and minimize splitter losses. I moved the modem up to one of the branches off the first split ... rather than way down the line after a 2 way, then a 4 way .... thinking that would help. Not a measurable difference from what I can tell, but better practice I'm told.



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    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    cool. I am trying to simplify the mess that is my houses coax cable and minimize splitter losses. I moved the modem up to one of the branches off the first split ... rather than way down the line after a 2 way, then a 4 way .... thinking that would help. Not a measurable difference from what I can tell, but better practice I'm told.
    Probably doesn't hurt.

    So long as the connection isn't dropping out, it's probably nothing to do with signal strength, though.


    You can generally view your signal levels by point a web browser at http://192.168.100.1


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