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  1. #1
    riggor9999
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    Comcast Speed Tests

    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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  2. #2
    R. Lynn Rardin
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    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    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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  3. #3
    sqbx@msn.com
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    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    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.

  4. #4
    Pegleg
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    Re: Comcast Speed Tests


    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?

  5. #5
    Betts
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    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    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.



  6. #6
    just me
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    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.

  7. #7
    just me
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    ["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.

  8. #8
    NC
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Speed Tests



    "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...est/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


  9. #9
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    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...est/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.

  10. #10
    Thad Floryan
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    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...est/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.

  11. #11
    Fosco_Bleecker-Baggins@shire.com
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    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.

  12. #12
    caran
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    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    caran had written this in response to
    http://forums.cabling-design.com/cab...ests-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
    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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  13. #13
    Allodoxaphobia
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    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:34:26 +0000, caran wrote:
    > caran had written this in response to
    > http://forums.cabling-design.com/cab...ests-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
    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.

  14. #14
    Rick
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Speed Tests

    caran wrote:
    > caran had written this in response to
    > http://forums.cabling-design.com/cab...ests-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
    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.



  15. #15
    Now i am getting 6 Mbps download and 3 mbps upload i tested over here http://comcast-speedtest.com

  16. #16
    Speed test may be not accurate every time in all sites ,,, but i believe what i actually get

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