Internet Speed Test.

Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:59 pm

The General Statement that

" DSL is not very fast compared to Cable" is very misleading.

Alot of Factors in there of course.
For both Cable and Telco Companies. (type of equipment, nodes and distance, as well as either companies desire/need to upgrade their networks to provide these speeds)

There are plenty of Cable companies that still only offer high end speeds of 20 MEG in "TOWN" only. and outside of town 4 to 8 Meg max.

Standard DSL speeds (Provided the Telco has latest and greatest equipment)
is about 12 Meg on single pair at 7000 feet max from the nearest Pair Gain Remote. Speeds decrease with distance.
7 Meg at 10000' 5 meg at 13000' 3 Meg at 15000' and 1.5 meg at 18000 and above that you are into 768K and less. Out to say 24000 feet loop at 512 Kbps

Bonded Pair standard DSL is usually selling at 25 MEG at 7000 Feet Max from Pair gain. and you can bond out the loop distances the same way also to essentially double the above speeds.

VDSL Can go up into the 90 MEG range with loop lengths less than 5000 feet. (PS the average loop length in the US is 12000 Feet or less)

So again. DSL can in fact be just as fast or faster in cases than Cable on download speeds. It is simply a matter of location and your Local TELCO's equipment.

I could get into alot more here I just wanted to help Clarify on the speeds front.

In any case going forward it is usually cheaper for a TELCO to run Fiber to the PREM than it is copper anymore.... That will certainly be the future and already is in many urban areas. It will happen out in the country too eventually!
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:10 pm

Depending on your local telephone companies capital equipment investment plan you may not be able to get the higher speed DSL.

For example I have DSL and I'm about 7 miles from my telephone exchange. There is a fiber link from telephone exchange to the SLC (Subscriber Loop Cabinet) that my wires connect to. The SLC's are the light green telephone cabinets you see in neighborhoods. In many cases these cabinets have been installed many decades ago. There are two telephone circuits per card in the cabinet. When DSL came along a up graded card was designed to provides two DSL circuits per card. A simple upgrade, right? Two telephone circuits replaced by two DSL circuits. Wrong. The DSL card generates more heat and there is a limit has to how many can be installed in a specific SLC. For my particular SLC it's at it's max capacity for DSL cards. There is customer demand for more DSL circuits but the telephone company will not upgrade to a larger cabinet. Customers are out of luck. Their only choice is Verizon dialup or Comcast cable.
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:58 am

It would be great if all companies invested in infrastructure! Cable and TELCO. WIN WIN for the customers really.

In PA there is a law (That was pushed out a few times) in regard to every household having the access to at least 1 MB of Broadband by the end of 2013.

That law has forced all providers in this state to put serious investments in outside plant and equipment. A good thing for the consumer!
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:50 am

Just upgraded to the new FiOs "Quantum" service. 75/35 from 25/25.

My desktop is having some trouble achieving the speed because it's so old but I'm on my laptop right now an am getting 70.3/37.2!
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:48 am

I figured I'd post this for your entertainment.

This is off Youtube - the graphs on top are what everyone's speed is around here ...... and that lowly line on the bottom is me ... :lol: There's people in 3rd world countries with faster internet than me!!

Just gotta laugh sometimes. What else can you do ... unless you can throw money at the problem. :roll:
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: kozel On: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:10 pm

From Bloomberg April 19,2012

If you feel the need for online speed, log on in the Slovak Republic or South Korea.

Earlier this month, Google measured Web page load speeds on desktop computers and mobile devices in 50 countries with the fastest Internet connections.

When it came to the fastest average time for loading Web pages on a desktop computer, the Slovak Republic was tops at a speedy 3.3 seconds, Google said. Meanwhile, South Korea was the zippiest in mobile with an average loading time of 4.8 seconds.

So, who were the laggards? The slowest was Indonesia, which had an average Web page loading speed on desktops of 20.3 seconds. In mobile, the United Arab Emirates had an average Web page loading speed of 26.7 seconds, putting it in last place.

The U.S., meanwhile, was somewhere in the middle. On the desktop, it took an average of 5.7 seconds. On a mobile device it took 9.2 seconds to load, which for many folks here, feels like an eternity.

Top 10 in Desktop Speeds (in seconds)

Slovak Republic (3.3)
South Korea (3.5)
Czech Republic (3.7)
Netherlands (3.9)
Japan (4)
Denmark (4.3)
Switzerland (4.3)
Sweden (4.5)
Belgium (4.6)
Norway (4.8)

Bottom 10 in Desktop Speeds (in seconds)

Chile (10)
Colombia (10.2)
Peru (11.7)
Brazil (11.8)
Argentina (12.8)
Malaysia (14.3)
Venezuela (14.9)
India (15.1)
Philippines (15.4)
Indonesia (20.3)

Top 10 in Mobile Speeds (in seconds)

South Korea (4.8)
Denmark (5.2)
Hong Kong (5.9)
Norway (6)
Sweden (6.1)
Estonia (6.2)
Czech Republic (6.3)
Japan (6.4)
Romania (7.5)
Slovak Republic (7.6)

Bottom 10 in Mobile Speeds (in seconds)

Malaysia (12.7)
Indonesia (12.9)
Singapore (12.9)
Mexico (14.1)
Brazil (15.8)
Argentina (16.3)
India (16.4)
Thailand (17.4)
Saudi Arabia (21.2)
United Arab Emirates (26.7)
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:19 am

Wow - you'd think with all the oil $$$ the UAE has, they'd have the best internet on the planet. Apparently not. Maybe they do that on purpose .... :gee:
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:22 am

I wanted to run the speed test again but this time using my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop over a wireless connection.

My speed results were as follows:
Ping: 26ms
Download: 2.87 Mbps
Upload: 0.93 Mbs

The results were worse this time but good enough for casual use of the internet like surfing. The router wap is provided by them and it's a Cisco VEN401-AT. The problem is the Dell itself because it uses 802.11 g and not the newer versions.
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:11 pm

Figured I would try this speedtest business and see how my setup compares:

Ping: 44 ms
Download: 29 Mbps
Upload: 1.92 Mbps

Equipment: Brand new Motorola SB6141 cable modem (just said goodbye to the 4$ monthly fee for the cable co. modem), passed through Ooma telephone box to a Netgear router.
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:25 am

I get 22 to 25 down and 4 up which is advertised rate. That's over wireless. :)

5 bars/300mbps for the wireless itself.

I was having an intermittent issue the other day, after spending about 2 hours I found the damn antenna on the wireless adapter was loose. :mad:
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: butchs37 On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:49 am

Heres Mine Verizon Fios Quantum
My speed results were as follows:
Ping: 11ms
Download: 84.36 Mbps
Upload: 33.36 Mbs

My signal clarity was as follows:
Packet Loss: 0%
MOS: 4.40
Jitter: 0ms
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:19 am

One and coming provider is Excede satellite. Satellite must always have a latency problem but I understand from users that this is much better than Hughes and is useable. 15 down, 3 up(! - no video buffering) and $50 a month. Data limits. I am itching to kill my provider. Portable to RVs, boats and vacation cottages. There is even an extra deal if you are directv users. Anybody know more?

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WTF does that all mean - I'm too old for this chit.
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:43 am

That's for hosting websites.
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:42 am

I guess I gotta chime in--my computers been for crap since fri. Frontier was working on a PORT something or other in Candor,NY-- I kept testing with Frontiers Speed Test Site--my ping has been 257 262 & 298 all yesterday--it should be around 60ms WTF my download at last check is 1.44--should be around 1.88--2.00 my upload has been 0.09 0.13--like cn, I don't know what all the #'s really mean except my computer is slower then dog sht :mad: :( Frontier is going to check on our close by PORT set up--( big box) down by the Town Barn--apparently I have my OWN port down there??? whoopee--NOT----PS--yep, I got DSL out here, only thing available When I shut down I keep getting message--forced shut down--program running in background--I don't know of any program that is running in the back ground??? Anybody know how I can get rid of whatever it is without buying another program to do this????
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:01 am

"I was having an intermittent issue the other day, after spending about 2 hours I found the damn antenna on the wireless adapter was loose. :mad:"

When troubleshooting I now always look for a hardware problem starting from the wall socket out!! I had an intermittent and very slow connection issue a couple years ago, drove me nuts for about a week. I thought it was Verizon's crappy lines coming out our road from town. Turned out to be my crappy 3' telephone connector cable going from the wall jack to the back of my modem! Replaced that cable and instantly speed and connection response returned to normal. Just for grins, put the other cable back in and performance went to crap. I guess the jacks on the ends sometimes get loose.
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