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riggor9999
11-19-08, 06:38 AM
Someone posted this a while ago ...

http://speedtest.comcast.net/


I don't think it's any better, or more, or less accurate than ...

http://www.speedtest.net/index.php

http://speedtest.chartermi.net/

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/



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R. Lynn Rardin
11-19-08, 07:23 AM
In article <gg0trb$h0e$1@news.motzarella.org>,
"riggor9999" <riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:

> Someone posted this a while ago ...
>
> http://speedtest.comcast.net/
>
>
> I don't think it's any better, or more, or less accurate
> than ...
>
> http://www.speedtest.net/index.php
>
> http://speedtest.chartermi.net/
>
> http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

speedtest.comcast.net does have the advantage of sitting inside
the Comcast network, however, removing some variables from the
test. That can be very useful when you're trying to isolate the
source of a problem. The external tests may be a better gauge
of the real user experience, though.

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sqbx@msn.com
11-20-08, 02:22 PM
On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 06:38:23 -0500, "riggor9999"
<riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:

>Someone posted this a while ago ...
>
>http://speedtest.comcast.net/
>
>
>I don't think it's any better, or more, or less accurate than ...
>
>http://www.speedtest.net/index.php
>
>http://speedtest.chartermi.net/
>
>http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/


I don't put much stock in those speed test sites.
They generally give "OK" results, but just try and download something.
That's how you can really tell, and that's when Comcast's "throttles"
kick in.
I'm supposed to be getting 4Mb/sec speeds, but lately, downloading
ANYthing feels like I'm back on dial-up.

Pegleg
11-20-08, 02:46 PM
sqbx@msn.com wrote:

>
> I don't put much stock in those speed test sites.
> They generally give "OK" results, but just try and download something.
> That's how you can really tell, and that's when Comcast's "throttles"
> kick in.
> I'm supposed to be getting 4Mb/sec speeds, but lately, downloading
> ANYthing feels like I'm back on dial-up.

I might be wrong but I believe you should at least be getting 6Mb d/l
unless it hasn't happened in your area for some reason...where are you
located?

What are you seeing with the speed tests?

Betts
11-20-08, 03:19 PM
Pegleg wrote:
> sqbx@msn.com wrote:
>
>>
>> I don't put much stock in those speed test sites.
>> They generally give "OK" results, but just try and download
>> something. That's how you can really tell, and that's when Comcast's
>> "throttles" kick in.
>> I'm supposed to be getting 4Mb/sec speeds, but lately, downloading
>> ANYthing feels like I'm back on dial-up.
>
> I might be wrong but I believe you should at least be getting 6Mb d/l
> unless it hasn't happened in your area for some reason...where are you
> located?
>
> What are you seeing with the speed tests?

On the Comcast site I see 20 down and 9 up.

Everywhere else I see about 12 down and 6 up.

just me
11-20-08, 03:47 PM
On 2008-11-20, Betts <betts@qwest.net> wrote:
> Pegleg wrote:
>> sqbx@msn.com wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I don't put much stock in those speed test sites.
>>> They generally give "OK" results, but just try and download
>>> something. That's how you can really tell, and that's when Comcast's
>>> "throttles" kick in.
>>> I'm supposed to be getting 4Mb/sec speeds, but lately, downloading
>>> ANYthing feels like I'm back on dial-up.
>>
>> I might be wrong but I believe you should at least be getting 6Mb d/l
>> unless it hasn't happened in your area for some reason...where are you
>> located?
>>
>> What are you seeing with the speed tests?
>
> On the Comcast site I see 20 down and 9 up.
>
> Everywhere else I see about 12 down and 6 up.
>
>
And the up & down is still determined by the "server". Doesn't matter
if Comcast allows 50 mpbs & the server providing the download is only
allowing 256 kbps or so. Some files I get 750+ KBps & some others,
only 100 KBps depending where & what time of day & how many people is
trying to get something from the same place even if I only have
a 6 mbps setup.

just me
11-20-08, 11:21 PM
["Followup-To:" header set to comp.dcom.modems.cable.]
On 2008-11-20, just me <guest@may.be.really.invalid> wrote:

..........lots skipped..........

> On 2008-11-20, Betts <betts@qwest.net> wrote:
>>
>> On the Comcast site I see 20 down and 9 up.
>>
>> Everywhere else I see about 12 down and 6 up.
>>
>>
> And the up & down is still determined by the "server". Doesn't matter
> if Comcast allows 50 mpbs & the server providing the download is only
> allowing 256 kbps or so. Some files I get 750+ KBps & some others,
> only 100 KBps depending where & what time of day & how many people is
> trying to get something from the same place even if I only have
> a 6 mbps setup.

My own followup but decided to check the speed for file xfer.

Recalled G. Lucas had a ftp site with a few files for download; just
got a 10.3 meg file; ncftp says 9.9 MB @ 1.96 MB/s...

Looks like lucasarts still has high connects to the internet since
the 1.96 MB/s xlates to about 15+ Mbps (1.96 x 8); will need to check
again as either I'm getting the new upgraded 12 mbps plus booster or
booster works for a 10 meg file; could be the time of day as well, but
I'm a happy camper since the capability is there if the remote server
allows it.

NC
11-21-08, 10:47 AM
"R. Lynn Rardin" <rardin@brandeis.edu> wrote in message
news:rardin-595F72.07230719112008@individual.net...
> In article <gg0trb$h0e$1@news.motzarella.org>,
> "riggor9999" <riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> Someone posted this a while ago ...
>>
>> http://speedtest.comcast.net/
>>
>>
>> I don't think it's any better, or more, or less accurate
>> than ...
>>
>> http://www.speedtest.net/index.php
>>
>> http://speedtest.chartermi.net/
>>
>> http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
>
> speedtest.comcast.net does have the advantage of sitting inside
> the Comcast network, however, removing some variables from the
> test. That can be very useful when you're trying to isolate the
> source of a problem. The external tests may be a better gauge
> of the real user experience, though.
>
> --
>
> R. Lynn Rardin

ATT Uverse is making a big push in my area. I wasn't too impressed at their
prices for internet so I thought I would test my speeds on Comcast. Here are
the results..........

http://atlanta.speedtest.comcast.net/speedtest/index.html
3.86 Down, 2.34 Up
http://www.speedtest.net/index.php
3.15 Down, 1.37 Up
http://spt01sghlga.bufr.ga.charter.com/
3.6 Down, 2.3 Up
http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
5.11 Down, 2.38 Up

$Bill
11-21-08, 12:20 PM
NC wrote:
>

> ATT Uverse is making a big push in my area. I wasn't too impressed at
> their prices for internet so I thought I would test my speeds on
> Comcast. Here are the results..........
>
> http://atlanta.speedtest.comcast.net/speedtest/index.html
> 3.86 Down, 2.34 Up
> http://www.speedtest.net/index.php
> 3.15 Down, 1.37 Up
> http://spt01sghlga.bufr.ga.charter.com/
> 3.6 Down, 2.3 Up


> http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
> 5.11 Down, 2.38 Up

I'd be happy if I had that kind of up speed (I have roadrunner
standard service):

5806 Kbps down, 478 Kbps up.

Modem is clocked at 6144 Kbps down, 512 Kbps up. Makes it hard
to share files with this low an up speed.

Thad Floryan
11-21-08, 11:07 PM
On Nov 21, 7:47 am, "NC" <N...@invalid.com> wrote:
> [...]
> ATT Uverse is making a big push in my area. I wasn't too impressed at their
> prices for internet so I thought I would test my speeds on Comcast. Here are
> the results..........
>
> http://atlanta.speedtest.comcast.net/speedtest/index.html
> 3.86 Down, 2.34 Up
> [...]

Here (Silicon Valley) at 7:45pm Friday night:

<http://sanjose.speedtest.comcast.net/speedtest/index.html>

19.247 Mbps down, 3.132 Mbps up

I "lost" my Sprint Broadband service on July 31, 2008, due to
FCC reallocation of the frequencies, so sought any replacement
other than DSL. I found this: <http://comcastoffers.com/> with
a Google search; $19.95/month, free Motorola SB5101 DOCSYS 2.0
modem, and over $200 in rebates. The $19.95/month is for the
first 6 months. The rebates were paid very quickly.

Checking <http://comcastoffers.com/> just now, the offer is
again repeated at $19.99/month, offer expires November 30, 2008.

Fosco_Bleecker-Baggins@shire.com
01-03-09, 09:31 PM
On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 19:22:15 GMT, sqbx@msn.com wrote:

>On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 06:38:23 -0500, "riggor9999"
><riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>Someone posted this a while ago ...
>>
>>http://speedtest.comcast.net/
>>
>>
>>I don't think it's any better, or more, or less accurate than ...
>>
>>http://www.speedtest.net/index.php
>>
>>http://speedtest.chartermi.net/
>>
>>http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
>
>
>I don't put much stock in those speed test sites.
>They generally give "OK" results, but just try and download something.
>That's how you can really tell, and that's when Comcast's "throttles"
>kick in.
>I'm supposed to be getting 4Mb/sec speeds, but lately, downloading
>ANYthing feels like I'm back on dial-up.
that's no lie. i had blast 16 megabits down, until i used it with
giganews for about a month. those gems at comcast are throttling my
speeds to about 1/4 of what they were at giganews.
how can one monolithic company suck so much? with the money they are
pulling in, why are they so freaking stingy with bandwidth.

caran
06-11-10, 07:34 AM
caran had written this in response to
http://forums.cabling-design.com/cablemodems/Comcast-Speed-Tests-7409-.htm
:
I got here using a searcher, i been having problems with my wifi for
several days and its getting worst every day. I think everytime i do a
comcast
speed test (http://www.america.myspeedtestonline.com/speed-test-COMCAST.html) my speed decreases. may it be possible? i tried opening
some ports as a friend told me, can somebody help me?





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Allodoxaphobia
06-11-10, 09:59 AM
On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:34:26 +0000, caran wrote:
> caran had written this in response to
> http://forums.cabling-design.com/cablemodems/Comcast-Speed-Tests-7409-.htm
> :
> I got here using a searcher, i been having problems with my wifi for
> several days and its getting worst every day. I think everytime i do a
> comcast
> speed test (http://www.america.myspeedtestonline.com/speed-test-COMCAST.html) my speed decreases. may it be possible?

> i tried opening
> some ports as a friend told me, can somebody help me?

You have some _very dangerous_ friends.

Rick
06-11-10, 05:31 PM
caran wrote:
> caran had written this in response to
> http://forums.cabling-design.com/cablemodems/Comcast-Speed-Tests-7409-.htm
> :
> I got here using a searcher, i been having problems with my wifi for
> several days and its getting worst every day. I think everytime i do a
> comcast
> speed test (http://www.america.myspeedtestonline.com/speed-test-COMCAST.html) my speed decreases. may it be possible? i tried opening
> some ports as a friend told me, can somebody help me?

With friends like that - who needs enemies?

Do not open ports unless you have a specific need to do so.

Vishnu Nampoothiriuk
05-31-12, 04:11 AM
Now i am getting 6 Mbps download and 3 mbps upload i tested over here http://comcast-speedtest.com

Vishnu Nampoothiriuk
05-31-12, 04:13 AM
Speed test may be not accurate every time in all sites ,,, but i believe what i actually get

RaisinCain
05-31-12, 03:54 PM
Holy thread resurrection Batman!