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    • Definitely need to work on SEO.   Best thing people can do is spread the word.    And you're right, to the casual user -- they have no idea what makes TMN unique. Unfortunately the majority just follows where the rest of the crowd goes. A vicious cycle, feeding into itself.      -- implications far deeper than just speed tests.  lol   One of these days I hope to get my message across better, where more people want to engage. Until then, all I can do is keep developing. At the end of the day, I'm happy just serving those who already understand the difference.   Forums everywhere in general, died. The Internet changes and you have to change with it. I may eventually push the forums off into an archive in favor of a more modern method of communication.
    • In, addition to everything xs1 said, some of the speed problems can come from your equipment, your distance from the cell towers, interference between your dish and the towers, varying levels of noise vs good signal, etc.   Does your router hold a sim card or is it one of those package dish deals? If you absolutely cannot operate without the company provided dish, then you may be locked in to what you have. If the important part is the router (e.g. it holds a sim card, or software that gives you service, etc.) then you might look into a directional antenna. There are many out there with the right type of cabling to plug into a router. Most of the newer routers provided by company's for people who need broadband have the right connectors too. I've seen people who live waaaayyyyy out in the country go from 10 down and 1 up to 100 down and 40 up (although they didn't do their testing on testmy.net like a bunch of chumps) with the right equipment and setup and were able to have multiple streaming devices. One person I know was even able to host a small torrent server his speeds were so good.   tl;d 4g can be really good but it takes the right set up
    • That would be lovely.   Is it difficult to get the word out about testmy.net? My hunch is that 99% of internet users don't perceive and won't understand the problem testmy.net addresses in addition to many who just assume testmy.net is wrong. But then again people often surprise me and one won't get anywhere assuming 99% of people wont like a product. Or maybe some of it may be SEO related? On google, testmy.net comes up in the middle of the second page. On duckduckgo, its the first result revealed after one clicks "see more results". I myself found testmy randomly through an LTE equipment forum post. I'm super grateful I did, and look forward to what new things come out. To the casual internet user one test tool may seem as good as any other, I would think. But there I go getting myself in trouble thinking again...
    • Checking in as requested....      89.4 Mbs Download via a wireless bridge.... 11.5 Mbs Upload..... Spectrum   100 Mbs advertised speed..
    • Yeah, but we need more forum traffic like way back when.   Forums took a hit by the ZuckerWeb and we need to reclaim them.
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