Internet Speed Test.

Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:44 am

Thanx t---I went down & saw a Frontier truck at the PORT box & came back home & did the speed test 1/2 a dozen times--new consistent numbers--PING-66 download 2.06 upload 0.23 now we're back & we're good--just got off the phone w/ Frontier cust. service & they gave me a months credit--wooo-hooooooo--God I can sound pathetic when I put my mind to it :clap: toothy titleist, yes---I always do the basic checks before I panic ;) again, thanx
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:02 am

I use http://www.pcpitstop.com for speed tests. Heres what I get...
This is with Verizon DSL 3.0 Mbps Package, so its pretty close.

Download Speed: 2877 kbps (359.6 KB/sec transfer rate).... 2.88 Mbps
Upload Speed: 717 kbps (89.6 KB/sec transfer rate)............ 0.7 Mbps
Latency: 70 ms

You guys might think this is snail pace but I gotta tell ya I AM SO LUCKY to even have this. Short story to follow. Around the year 2000 I got my first PC. We had dial up. Not your average dial up. It would only run at 24K here since I'm out in the sticks (normal dial up is 56K). What is that?? A 24K connection is about as fast as watching grass grow.. Then I got DirecWay (now its called HughesNet) satellite internet which had lousy ping time, over 600 ms on average but the speed was about 1.2 Mbps download. OH and the cap was 200 mb per day (WTF!!!) after 200 mb in a 24 hour period they cut ya back to 56K. This was $60 a month AFTER I bought $250 worth of used equipment off Ebay!!! And I had to make several trips out to the dish to pour warm water on it to melt off ice and snow because of signal loss. Why warm water? Because even a bump from a broom could knock it out of alignment and that a meant a service call. I delt with this for about 6 years...

Now I have DSL 3.0 Mbps package from Verizon only because a BIG WIG from Verizon lives down the road from me and he demanded DSL service up our road. A DSL line will only take so many customers, then there has to be more equipment in place for more.. I have neighbors with NO DSL and they can't get it. I became obsessed with acquiring DSL service after putting up with bad internet service for so long. I would call the phone company about twice a week. When that line came up the road I would stop and talk to every Verizon lineman I ran into to get the scoop on its progress. I even got names and numbers of some of them. They got sick of hearing from me... But I got DSL and others around me weren't so fortunate.
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:56 pm

Well, that was nice for 1/2 an hour--NOT :mad: Why do they keep overloading their equip??? the a-holes know it won't handle it :mad: Oh, that's right $$$$--I'm back to a snail crawl--lightning, I'm on a first name basis with all our repair guys around here--WTF Now the story is--they are replacing port equipment--projected done date????--they don't have a fkin clue :(
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Re: Internet Speed Test.

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:33 pm

Lightning wrote:Now I have DSL 3.0 Mbps package from Verizon only because a BIG WIG from Verizon lives down the road from me and he demanded DSL service up our road. A DSL line will only take so many customers, then there has to be more equipment in place for more.. I have neighbors with NO DSL and they can't get it. I became obsessed with acquiring DSL service after putting up with bad internet service for so long. I would call the phone company about twice a week. When that line came up the road I would stop and talk to every Verizon lineman I ran into to get the scoop on its progress. I even got names and numbers of some of them. They got sick of hearing from me... But I got DSL and others around me weren't so fortunate.

I had a similar experience in getting DSL. Only by luck, I was the person that caused it to happen. I just happened to give away some of my junk via, "Freecycle", to an engineer who worked for Verizon in their testing labs for DSL and FIOS equipment. We talked about our working careers and we both bemoaned the lack of high speed Internet at home. He wished he could get DSL but couldn't because he lived way, way out, far from the central exchange. I on the other hand was only about 7 miles from the telephone exchange and with a fiber run to the local cabinet I could get DSL. It also turned out that the local cabinet was out of line pairs and couldn't handle new land line customers. My new friend, pulled some strings and the next summer fiber was run and a new Subscriber Loop Cabinet (SLC) installed. I had DSL shortly thereafter. Now that SLC is maxed out with DSL cards. Even though others want DSL they can't get it. It's an equipment heat related issue, because the DSL cards run hotter. The fix would be a second SLC but Verizon will not make the capital investment for old technology.
Yanche
 
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