Internet speed test statistics

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I pay about $50. Stop using Telus, they are absolutely horrible! :bugeye: 2. Google AdSenseGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 3. §outh§taris feeling causticRegistered Senior Member Messages: 4,832 3152 kbps up, 296 down. I've seen it go MUCH faster though. I've gotten ~10,000k down before. 4. Google AdSenseGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 5. Idle MindWhat the hell, man?Valued Senior Member Messages: 1,709 6. Google AdSenseGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 7. Avatarsmoking revolverValued Senior Member Messages: 19,083 8. leopoldValued Senior Member Messages: 17,455 mine: 2881 kbps down. 651 kbps up edit: my ISP is verizon. i pay$37/ mo. for a 3000 kbps service.

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12. SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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By the way this speedtest is sponsored by the Speakeasy website, thus it is not a surprize they had similar results. With the Speakeasy I chose the NYC location, with Speedtest I had Frederick , MD....

I used this test back in December and I got 1660 kbps, although I haven't got any hardware updates since then. Must be the ISP....

Here is another site, it gave only 6.4 Mbps: (location is unknown)

http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/

This site gave 2.6 Mbps:

http://performance.toast.net/

So the spread is 300%... :shrug:

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14. SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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15. AbsaneRocket SurgeonValued Senior Member

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Oh wow. The result I posted is with me ON wi-fi. I pay for 5 megabits, too.

16. SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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The major difference between the desktop and the laptop is the clockspeed. They both have AMD Sempron processor 3000+ and 3400+ respectively. But the desktop's clock is 2Ghz and the laptop's is only 789 Mhz...

They are both low end cheap computers, so I assume using the same ISP with better computers the speed would be even higher. Although I still can't believe the 13.3 Mbps...

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see how slow mine is.

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peace.

19. StryderKeeper of "good" ideas.Valued Senior Member

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It can happen if the person is downloading in the background while doing a speed test.

There is also another explaination involving the contention ratio, where if a busy time of the day the exchange might be flooded with users all "Downloading" which in turn lowers the upper downloading speed based upon the ratio.

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mine is alright...not great...telenet is bogged down tonight, i think.
ill note that i have a file downloading behind this test.

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22. SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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So here is the question:

There is a 300% difference between my laptop's and desktop's speed but when I was watching the online movie, there was no noticable difference. Is that because that website transfers with the same (most likely slower than my laptop's) speed?

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Interesting, 'cos I downgraded my broadband a few months ago, but it hasn't been downgraded, I just pay less!