Pgoodwin1

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  1. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by ShakTib in New but not new... ish   
    Hey fellow TMN users!
     
    I am new to the TMN forums (Completely failed to realize such a place exist), but not new to TMN at all; as it is my to-go testing site.
    Just wanted to say hello and I'll be posting around and commenting here and there... 
     
    Hope everyone is having or had an awesome day!
    Cheers!
  2. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Rustcrew in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   
    put the app on your desktop and adjust your connection speeds.
     
    You are all welcome. you will see a significant increase in you download speeds. Again the app is @ http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
     
    This is my secret weapon for higher bandwidth. Till you know what you are doing with the app use the presets @ the bottom.

  3. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by VinceEdwards in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   
    I pay £40 a month for the broadband component of my Virgin Media account, i.e. 300mb/20Mb. Because VM allow for overheads,  my modem config gives me a max traffic rate of 335Mb .
  4. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Rustcrew in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   
    $160.00 a month . That's a car payment ??
     
    You must be Rich. I cry that I have to pay $45
     
     My average
     
    For $90 a month I can get over a gig.
     
  5. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by djpenn3 in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   
    CenturyLink fiber. Trial offer ended, so I'm at $160/month.
     



  6. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by oneup008 in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   
    Paying $59 a month. 
  7. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Gabe1972 in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   
    Now, you're just being downright mean.  LOL.  457.6Mbps and 20Mbps?  Excuse me while I wipe the drool away.  I can't imagine.  I'd be ticked just to have 20% of that.    
  8. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Expat With Brazil Net   
    TestMy.net - Sao Paulo BR is online
     
    This can be found on http://testmy.net/mirror -- should be immediately available to most but may take 24 hours to propagate DNS for some people.
     
    Let us know how it works for you.
  9. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Expat With Brazil Net   
    Hey @That_Eriksson I'll have a server online in Sao Paulo Brazil for you in just a few.  I'll update this topic when it's online.  It's with a hosting company I haven't tested so we'll have to see if it provides good comparison for our South American friends.  
  10. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Rustcrew in Compare your Download Speeds!!!   
    I have to be downloading large files to get the powerblast.
  11. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Rustcrew in Compare your Download Speeds!!!   
    Yep speed got faster in northeast PA.    
  12. ajman994 liked a post in a topic by Pgoodwin1 in Access TIP data for CSV export   
    @CA3LE I think that would be useful too.
  13. Heliodoro liked a post in a topic by Pgoodwin1 in How to test speed of a satellite internet provider?   
    Keep calling them about the problem. Be polite, but be persistent.
  14. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Connection with another country   
    Good question, have her access testmy.net and run a few speed tests, making sure Dallas is the test server.
    Mirrors can be found here testmy.net/mirror
  15. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Which ISP to go for ADSL line in Bedfordview   
    Note: you can also do this for states.
     
    Examples:
     
    Arizona download speed city rank with a minimum of 5000 recent results.
         http://testmy.net/staterank/az/down/5000
    California download speed city rank with a minimum of 5000 recent results.
         http://testmy.net/staterank/ca/down/5000
    Colorado download speed city rank with a minimum of 5000 recent results.
         http://testmy.net/staterank/co/down/5000
     
     
  16. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Which ISP to go for ADSL line in Bedfordview   
    Actually @mudmanc4 that lists all the hosts with "za" anywhere in the name.
     
    Here's
    http://testmy.net/list?q=ZA&sortType=down&partner=&countrySrch=1&stateSrch=&minTestCount=1000
     
    I'm not sure if that functionality is even easy to find here.  I'll make sure that it's easier to find soon.
     
    For now, here's a URL shortcut to make your own queries.
     
    http://testmy.net/countryrank/us/down/20000  
    /countryrank   (base URL)
    /us  (change this to the two letter country code you'd like to query)
    /down (if you'd like to rank upload instead change this to /up)
    /20000 (this is the minimum recent test count... helps filter out the less popular results, which makes for better data.  Smaller cities can appear much higher or lower because of the smaller sample size.)
     
    In this way you can create the link above for ZA
    http://testmy.net/countryrank/za/down/1000  
    You can also look directly at Bellfordview, ZA -- look at the ISP Rank tab
     

     
    Also look at the Speed Test Log using the button below the graph.
     

     
    Not very many results in Bellfordview so I would look also at the cities nearby.  Like Germiston, ZA  (I'm not sure of the area, you'd know probably know better [larger] cities to search for in your area.  You can search on TestMy.net but personally I just use google and search for "Germiston ZA testmy.net" or any other city.)
     

     
    Repeat that for some other cities nearby.  If you keep seeing Telkom Internet [www.telkom.co.za] on top it can be safe to say they're your best choice in the area, especially if there is as much difference as we've seen in the first two cities.  
     
    There may be less popular, faster choices so make sure you look at the Speed Test Log and tell TMN ranking to 'Show All' -- this setting will be remembered for subsequent queries.

     
    So actually, upon closer inspection... I'd check out Internet Solutions [www.is.co.za] first, especially if you see them coming up high on the list allot on the other major cities in the area.
     
    Just because the sheep mostly flock to one pasture doesn't mean the grass is actually better.  They may not have found the other meadow yet, they may just want to stick with what they know or they may just tend to go where the other sheep go. Sometimes the less popular choice is really the better one.
  17. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Access TIP data for CSV export   
    I need to make a graphing option that groups by hour like that, very useful.
     
    How often are you getting results that have spikes that large?  I just looked through a whole page of your results and didn't find one quite like that.
     
    Share the test ID's of some of those results so we can look closer.
     
    Your end goal is to highlight those results so you're able to detect a pattern, exporting just helps you develop your own solution.  You'd really rather that TMN visually show you when those anomalies occur (without having to open details on each result) rather than you having to manipulate the information yourself.  Right?
     
    I can make a 24 hour plot that aggregates by hour, like your first graph.  But also plot the aggregate variances.  Could also make a highlight option, where you can set the percentage (for middle variance) and TMN will highlight the results over the level you set.  I think that should make finding those anomalies and establishing if any patterns exist easier.
     
    What do you think?
  18. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Speed stuck during the test   
    (I saw your reply just now while I was typing this... you already did this but I'm leaving this part in case it can help someone else.)
    I agree, this can easily be the router.  If you haven't already, power cycle the router.  At the same time I'd do the same for the cable modem.  If you're still having issues directly connect the modem to your best machine, power cycle it (so that it will grab the MAC address of the computer instead of the router's), then test directly connected.  If we can establish that you have the same issue on more than one machine and you've eliminated your internal network variables (your router and cables between) then you may have a case for Rogers Cable.
     
     
    So... again... more proof of TestMy.net showing results in line with the real world when others fail to.  If it takes you about 2 minutes to download 1 GB then that's 8.53 MB/s or 68.26 Mbps... pretty far off from the 900+ Mbps the other speed tests tell you.  Your TMN average right now is 84.9 Mbps.  I assume when you download a file the speed during the transfer is fluctuating like it does when you run a TMN speed test.
     
    It's lame that most ISPs no longer recognize the results here... especially since their techs used to send much more people here.  In some cases TestMy.net was a main step in company training manuals.  Before they had alternatives that made them look better.
     
    Patrick07, I feel your love for the site.  I sense that you already understand how it works around here.  This is just general information for others reading.
    Note: When you're running perfectly on 1000 Mbps... you'll still never see the the full speed here.  Under the most ideal circumstance I'll see 990 Mbps but you'd never get those conditions in the real world, ever.  The quoted speed that your ISP gives you is irrelevant to this test.  You should use yourself (your best machine) as a baseline instead of what you think you should have.  Like in your case, you used to consistently get over 400 Mbps then all of a sudden you see a huge difference.  It didn't need to originally show you 900 Mbps to determine that there's a HUGE difference there.  People get hung up sometimes because the results don't tell them the number they expect.  They have 1000 Mbps and expect to see that, especially since every other tests tells them that's what they're getting.  My goal is to give you a more realistic picture, including the variables you can expect to run into out in the real world.  ... back to your own words.  "Before, it (a 1GB download) would take less than 30secs." --- again, that puts you right at the 400 Mbps that TestMy.net was telling you.  400 Mbps or 50 MB/s... puts you at 20 seconds for 1 GB.  
     
    I'm telling you, demand that they take notice.  Their speed test is obviously BS.  If you feel like you've done everything in your power to make sure the issue is not on your end... force them to come out.  They'll threaten to charge you but if it ends up being their issue... it's on them (make sure you get the tech to agree to no charge in writing, especially if they send a contractor).  If you can't download from any source faster than TestMy.net results suggest, especially if it's confirmed on multiple computers AND you've eliminated additional variables like your router...  AND you've gone through 3 different modems.  They owe you a visit.
  19. CA3LE liked a post in a topic by Pgoodwin1 in Speed stuck during the test   
    I had a problem similar to this once and it turned out to be an intermittently bad router. I got similar high and low speeds during each test. Over a period of a month it was about the same - widely varying speeds. After that it got progressively worse, then the unit finally stopped working.
     
    There are a lot of possibilities for what the problem is. Try plugging an Ethernet cable directly from your computer to your modem. If the results are consistently good, then your problem is between the modem and your computer..
  20. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Manual download testing   
    The manual file sizes have a restriction.  Below 12MB, if you download the information too quickly, TMN will send you to larger size.
     
    Judging from the speed of your connection 1 MB should be sufficient... but you may be getting bursts that cause the program to want to throw you a larger size.  See this result...
     
    http://testmy.net/db/pPVrZcbX8

    I'm surprised that one didn't forward, you must have been right on the edge.
     
    If you were to run 2.5 or 3MB tests I think you'd avoid any forwarding, I think that should stretch it out enough without going overboard.  Manually select 3 MB from the download test or use this URL http://uk.testmy.net/dl-3MB&nfw=1 (the "&nfw=1" is the key to tell it not to forward... but it still may if the size is 12 MB or lower.)
     
    Is 3 MB still more than you care to test with?  Let me know how that works.
     
    Happy Testing!  ... and Happy New Year!
    - Damon
  21. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by tuscan in Manual download testing   
    Happy New Year to you too !
     
    Thanks for your reply.
     
    I tested both my standard and mobile broadband connections using the 3MB test URL you provided.
     
    The tests confirmed that the 4G connection is much faster than the standard broadband connection - we are in a rural location where the standard broadband links are not good !
     
    Time to purchase some pre-loaded SIM cards !!
     
    Thanks again for your help with this.
     
     
     
     
  22. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Suddently TMN showes different results   
    Are you on your iPad again?
     
    The star is Dallas and the flag in his tests are Denmark Germany = I was incorrect, when I stated "when you test in your country" , when it was actually Frankfurt
  23. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by psyber in my current speed with sky (uk) before i go fttc tomorrow   
    Ok so the i frame thing didn't work and i cant edit presumably because im new here so here is a pic of the graphical jump from adsl to fttc for me
     

  24. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by psyber in my current speed with sky (uk) before i go fttc tomorrow   
    well fibre is officially live and im quite impressed with the new speeds
     
    DOWNLOADS
     

     

     

     
    UPLOADS
     

     

     

     
    and here is a little graph to show the jump from adsl to fttc that i achieved.
    im 1.7km from exchange and 400m from the street box thing
     
    http://testmy.net/quickstats/psyber

    . buzzin!