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  1. trix5842 liked a post in a topic by Pgoodwin1 in DON'T switch to NBN just yet!   
    Keep calling them. Be polite but persistent. Find as many other people with this issue and ask them to call in too.
  2. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by jct21 in various speeds, different browsers   
    apparently ive found the issue.  since upgrading to windows 10 1607 - anniversary update,  speed tests using ie11 and edge are cut in half.  transfer rates when downloading large files such as drivers from NVidia are half what they should be when using ie and edge.  using firefox all speed tests and download transfer rates are what they should be.
    that is why while using windows 8.1 all browsers on all speed sites worked fine. 
    ive tried all the anniversary update internet fix suggestions for windows 10 but none of them work.  rolling back the update to a previous version fixes the problem in windows 10 and all browsers and download rates are as they should be.  MS needs to fix this.
  3. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by rod46514 in Can internet be faster ?   
    Pgoodwin1, my saying it is not right is not the same as saying it is not correct. I'm sure TMN is giving a correct interpretation of my speed. What I meant is that it is not right because I want a better reading and it's not right that I have a speed so slow.
  4. Manoj Manilal liked a post in a topic by Pgoodwin1 in Can internet be faster ?   
    Im not sure why you feel that it's not right. It is telling you what's really going on. I understand the not making you feel good part though. 
  5. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Manoj Manilal in Telus Optik VDSL Results   
    Hi Maurice
    I am also a new member to TMN, TMN is quality! I asked a similar question, Ca3LE explained the long and the short of it me, which made a whole lot of sense. The link attached, I received from CA3LE in his response to me, explains the reasons etc.
    Hope this helps you
  6. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by 1madmouse in New member   
    Hi found this site today while doing a speed test and am interested in finding out more information.  I have  for my ISP they are ok i guess for speeds.  I have in the past used Speed test Ookla,  Speed of me,  and a few others,  but has the most honest approach i have seen so far.  Cable companies tend to treat us as though we are all internet dumb and will just accept what ever they tell us.  I am impressed that here we can get a bit more educated about what we are getting for the service we pay for.  After all it is about money,  the hard earned cash we put out for Internet access is an important cost.  i'm sure everyone would like to know they are getting what they pay for. I hate that most ISPs advertise speeds up to a certain speed,  thats their way out of liability when someone complains.  OK sorry for the ranting and Hi,  I am 1madmouse.
  7. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Manoj Manilal in TMN speed test vs other speed tests   
    Hi CA3LE
    Thanks, I tried your recommendation, the line reading is 36m (wonderful). Ok great. thanks for other old post as well, makes more sense to me now. I have also installed the TCP optimizer. I'm not sure if it working though, I'm not sure to check it, but all good.
    Thanks again.
  8. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Factory UTV in Best Free Anti-Virus   
    i would say AVG ,
    i've put AVG on every system build and repair ive done, 
    you have to go through the settings for that deployment, *(scan times, scan whole files, through scanning etc....)
    but if you set it up to work around you AVG works amazingly, *(and so so if you just run it out the box)

    avast for me would be a second runner up for me, 

    i would strongly advise against symantec , mcafee,  free or other, 

    a good non bias reference for this , or that i use
    vb100, or the RAP test - reactive and proactive testing

    there's a good handful of specializing AV out there, too 
    for specific scans , and for virus removal after the fact, but i usually leave AVG as my resident protection / av logging, 
    and install and uninstall the others as needed during a removal, 

    ive also sold AVG retail at a previous job, there customer support it pretty straight forward, and they have a lot of back end tools built in that they don't talk about unless needed, 
    lol i hope this helps anyone having issues with AVG lol  < you can't access that from any link on there site lol 

    i believe the largest misconception with antivirus is that people want to feel protected, they want a easy solution , and to not think about it ,
    and naturally, these people, like things that are flashy and visually assuring, ultimately promoting a false sense of security becasue its something they do not understand, or do not want to deal with or worry about 
    i use them for logging , basically to tell me when there is a prolbem , right away so i can resolve it , and not allowing the bugs to fester and nest, 
    i do not rely on any AV to "fix it for me", sadly people need to realize , that like there car, there's not an app for that, 
    there are tools, for people that know what there doing, take some time and do some research , 

    realistically , the best antivirus is a 3 2 1 back up policy, 
    3 copies of your data, 2 different devices or media, 1 of witch offsite, 

    and you can always back up to an external, place that in a shielded box, and stick that in a safty deposit box at the bank 
    but aegain your security and peace of mind depend on you and your application

    i hope this helps some one  

  9. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by ed_1960 in Introducing myself   
    Hi everyone!!
    I´m ed_1960 and I´m a newcomer. I wanted to join this community because in the past I´ve had quite a few problems with different ISPs. Many of them claim internet speed connections that are not true. By joining this community I hope to learn how internet connections are measured and how to track them, so I´ll have a tool I can use and trust next time I feel I´m not getting the INTERNET speed I´m paying for. Also, I´d like to get to know some other people who I can share information with in order to enrich my little knowledge of INTERNET connections as a whole.
  10. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in TMN speed test vs other speed tests   
    Read this
    ... long story short, you most likely have the 7-11 Mbps TMN is telling you.  But you're in South Africa and the closest server you've tested on is in the UK.  I also see that you did multithread tests but selected all of the server, which can bring your score down.
    Try multithread again, this time only select UK or DE servers... you could even try both at the same time.  Just don't select the wide array you did before.  These results will probably be your highest.  Both results are true, they're just tested differently.  The default single thread test will show you how fast single files are able to download and streaming ability.  When you multithread, imagine that it's not downloading a single source, it's grabbing multiple files at the same time.  You may be able to perform better in aggregate but not in a single thread.  You also may be able to perform better on that single thread if the server is closer to you.  By the way, TCP optimizer helps older windows based machines perform better at distance by adjusting MTU and RWIN values.
  11. Rivera liked a post in a topic by Pgoodwin1 in Is my Service Provider reliable, and if not who do i direct my complaints to for further investigation.   
    Unless all your devices are doing heavy downloading all at the same time, your test speed shouldn't change much. And that would include the phones operating on Wifi and not 3G or 4G. Seeing a momentary drop in speeds every once in a while is normal, but not from 40 to 6. Dropping down by 10-20% would be more normal every once in while. Keep calling them if the problem doesn't go away. Be polite but be persistent. I assume that your speeds become low on all devices.
    You could try plugging directly into your modem with an Ethernet cable and see if the erratic behavior is still there. If it's not, then you may have an issue with your your wireless router (if you have one). 
  12. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by Hopkins Woodshop in Compare your Download Speeds!!!   
    Xfinity - Houston, TX

  13. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in What do spiky results indicate about a provider?   
    Probably more likely that it's because Comcast has a wider sample, with more variety.  Doesn't mean that they're worse or less reliable.  They have options for lower packages, the people with the lower scores may be happy.  Without knowing the package speed and the scenario the tests were taken under it would be hard to fully make an assessment like that.
    I have improved charting that's on the way that will give you much more useful information when doing those comparisons.
  14. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by OneLove in Live Streaming - Fast Enough   
    Thank you, it's mostly skype and stuff like that....But yea, I watch movies too, so thank you
  15. OneLove liked a post in a topic by Pgoodwin1 in Live Streaming - Fast Enough   
    20 Mbps that your Results show should be fast enough to stream HD video. - as long as the sever at the site you're connecting to isn't overloaded. 20 is fast enough for Netflix and Amazon
  16. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in 50 MB max upload file is too small   
    I had temporarily disabled the larger upload tests because I noticed an issue but it appears to be working correctly so you can now test upload up to 100 MB again.
    So you're talking about a different connection from the one you're posting from right now, right?

    Because your test sizes are more than adequate at those speeds.  Even at 100 Mbps (12.5 MB/s) a 100 MB test gives you 8 seconds of testing which is more than enough to get accurate numbers.
    Having said that, larger tests are coming.  Both upload and download. 
  17. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in 50 MB max upload file is too small   
    Log in next time you test at your office so I can find your results on that connection.
  18. ShakTib liked a post in a topic by Pgoodwin1 in Down & Up Combined Score   
    Everybody please post speeds and not Speedtest - those are "Fake Speeds"
  19. 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!
  20. 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 @
    This is my secret weapon for higher bandwidth. Till you know what you are doing with the app use the presets @ the bottom.

  21. 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 .
  22. 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.
  23. 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.

  24. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by oneup008 in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   


    Paying $59 a month.