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  2. I always get the yellow star on the Speed Test Results. When I right click on the star I get the box with "I don't think you're running correctly..." Where can I go for more info; it doesn't link to anything. The light blue box with "Your speed is 89% slower than..." showed for the first time when I made this screen shot. I'm going to its link, but I'm still curios about the yellow star note.
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  5. So @CA3LE I did not know if you had seen my latest Speed results, But whatever had been causing me the Result issues (Saying I was approx. 500 Mbps D and 37 Mbps up Some how either solved itself or more likely you fixed it ' Good to see I am well in my 90% of the speed I pay for now with your tests. I forgot how to post my results LOL Go Figure Minimum☨ 482.84 Mbps : 30.8 Mbps Median☨ 1037.31 Mbps : 39.62 Mbps Maximum☨ 1419.93 Mbps : 39.94 Mbps
  6. I see i am already listed as a Tester Beta 🤘 So curious what # I am on the member list, I know I had to have started using your tools like 2001 or 2002. I do know I had lost my Original Login and password Between 2005-2010 when I had stopped using a computer or actually had one die and no money to replace it I have always been Huge fan of your site and the tools that you provide to allow us to have some data to show the ISP's when they are full of (Expletive Deleted) Thank you so much Plus I am super pumped for the new release as you may remember I do a Boat Load of iRacing races (Well have from 1-1-19 to 3-6-23. (Health issues and a shortage on my medications I have to take) With iRacing Being such a large Online Motorsports Simulator Making Sure not only is your Speed correct (as the ISP is claiming and charging you for) But I see a lot of People get Dropped from Sessions due to either Upload or Download Packet Loss. I Believe it is a latency Issue most times (Ping) So I am Like Weekly telling someone to come to this site to do the testing not the One that the ISP tries to cram down your Ethernet Throat. I am so grateful for the ability to go pull past results and have the hard data at hand or in a format I can send the ISP to show speed issues and how I know It is not on my end.
  7. Hi Aqueum, Yeah, maybe I should put the forum more prominently in the menu. Used to be front and center. The new version is web based. I never want to require you to install anything, ever. I don't think it's necessary. Especially now, with the advancement of browser technologies, opening native APIs to the web. Web applications can now access the GPU directly, I mean come on. All I know, I have no problem working within the web's framework. The capabilities today blow me away. With the right software and internet connection you actually won't need any native applications in the future. Been developing heavily on it, performs really well on every device I've tested on. I'm getting close. It's powerful and I think it's pretty amazing what it can do. All with just a simple, light web application. With over a dozen options you'll be able to control and tinker with the way the test operates, altering the flow and rendering. I made the options for myself in testing, I was going to stick with what worked best. But I feel it's better to just let you control it all. With default recommended settings you can revert quick and easy but still have control to experiment however you'd like. There are some pretty powerful option combinations that can really kick your browser into overdrive. Since you voted on this topic, you'll be invited by email when I'm ready for you to try it. For now, my release version (2018) still does the job. Many of the tricks the new version uses were discovered in developing the current version. If you have the bandwidth, you should be able to show it with TestMy.net. TMN has the bandwidth and dozens of servers that do only one job. You just might have to coax it out by altering how the test pulls the data, by using multithread. First, I recommend testing under your new username. Run a few combined tests, then click the "multithread" toggle at the top of the screen (e.g. says 'Multithread off' in my screenshot). Run a few more tests, you may see improved results using this method because it combines multiple downloads and multiple servers together (the new version does this for both upload and download tests). Then go to mirrors (quickly select at the top of the screen by clicking "Testing [locale name]" e.g. CA3LE Testing Colorado Springs, CO) Repeat testing on a couple of mirrors to compare how you perform to different locations. I pull only 400-500 Mbps using TestMy.net's Linear (single thread, transferring a single file) method, 700-900+ when I multithread. Other's like @xs1 regularly pull over 800-900 Mbps here using Linear. He used to only be able to do that with multithread... then one day, POOF! It magically bumped up. TestMy.net's servers and software were the same, pretty sure his computer and network were the same... then, poof, it just worked better. A variable had to change somewhere. TestMy.net Test ID : xwB2N5GI9.Onniz66P7 My opinion since the beginning, the single thread Linear result is the one you want score high on. Comparing the two gives you deeper insight.
  8. Hi, I've been using testmy.net at work for years, but somehow never signed up or even realised there was a forum... We recently regraded to a gigabit & noticed that testmy.net was only seeing <300 Mbps. Meanwhile Ookla recommended moving to their windows/macOS app for more accurate results above 100 Mbps. I'm interested to see if your new beta is an app, or all web based. Meanwhile our ISP is suggesting i-perf should get us more accurate results than Ookla, I'm happy to share the results and any feedback.
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  10. I've used it today and the results are all better than before, in both places. The upload differential is still the same, no matter what I use, but I was rather expecting that. I figure I won't get true full bandwidth until I get somewhere that I can use Fiber.
  11. Have you tried a different server? https://testmy.net/mirror
  12. Good day! I've been having problems with my ISP of late, and I know the bandwidth tests I run on their preferred site is always different from here, but today is an especially divergent day. While checking my connection her Is was getting 8.6 mbps down and about the same up. When I check theirs (wifiman.com) it says 102-112 mbps down and 20 up. Now, the upload speed is almost always different to that degree. I have almost never seen my full upload speed on TestMy.net but theirs will show it all day long. I've already spoken with their tech support multiple times but they say it's working fine. Okay, I've somewhat moved on from that. The issue today is the drastic difference in download speed. I've done a single connection point test through wifiman and then one here. There is a 100 mbps difference between the two... Any ideas?
  13. Just to see what it would detect I tested with my Opera browser set to VPN (Asia). Instead of Suddenlink the results show Oprea Mini. The test still does not show Optimum. I believe this is caused by Optimum not doing all the cleanup they should for the change from Suddenlink. I usually do not test with the VPN on because it is always slower.
  14. I remember having NetZero & EarthLink. We averaged 38k. >.< Still remember trying to P2P.. never once did we get 56k. simple anime downloads took aaaaggeesss.. 😆
  15. Cool on the FREE dial-up. Even more that it always gave you 56K. I was sometimes able to connect at 56K but most of the time less. I never used any dial-up modem that was not 56K. A good friend of mine was into the bulitin boards. He had a modem that he layed the old style telephone headset into. I believe it was 9600 baud but may have been even slower. I got started with the Internet which was later. I listened to 4 of the different dial up sounds on the wiki. I will give the rest a listen to later.
  16. Me too, hated that. Had AOL for a few months back in the dial-up days. Funny side story, related to TMN: A 15 year-old friend of mine was the master admin at a local dial-up ISP, he basically built and ran the whole thing for them and had been doing it for years before I met him. Gave me a lifetime free account, he moved on from there like a year later. But I ended up having dial-up until they stopped doing it like 10 years later. Helped me continue to real-world test dial-up here, for freeeee. The Sound of dial-up Internet.mp3 Came in handy on the road too. And they were always super fast! Always connecting at the max 56K! Ahhh, simpler times. Remember you'd have a 56K modem and AOL (USWest did this to me too.) would connect at 28.8K or 33.6K, "what the hell good is this modem if nobody let's me connect at 56K!?" -- 28.8K to 56K was a big deal, but AOL was big time overcrowded. Check out the 8 different types of dial-up sounds, some you may not have heard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial-up_Internet_access I think it was a 9600 baud modem that I used to connect to my first BBS. 9.6 Kbps or 1.2 kB/s. Now, the worst I ever see on my phone is 0.08 Mbps or 80 Kbps, 8X faster at it's slowest and that feels painful! Slower than that and it's not connecting reliably at all. At one time 80 Kbps was fast, it's all relative. One day we'll say the same about Gigabit. Kids will be like, "Great-Grandpa, what came before Exabyte internet? Mommy says you used to have Jibby-Byte internet!" "One point twenty-one JIGGA-WATTS!" 1.21 gigawatts?! - Dr. Brown & Marty - Back to the future.mp3
  17. @CA3LE Bruuuhh 😆 I would totally buy one, lol! Sadly, now a days, only a select few would know/appreciate what that beautiful noise even was, but it would still be dope. 🙃
  18. Hi Damon, I always kept the "You've got mail" sound turned off. I do miss the dial up sounds but I do not miss being connected to AT&T. I use cable now & have for many years. I just do not need cables fastest speed. I need to contact Optimum since the switch from suddenlink. I believe they would upgrade my speed to 300MB from 200Mb. I might even get a lower price. Sometimes it's just easier to keep the Status Quo.
  19. Thank you! You've helped me understand much better an area previously quite opaque to me! I'm sending you that internet policy article right now. I did it in 2018, so some of the technical info is outdated or under-inclusive; but the same basic policy issues still haunt us all.
  20. I don't mind giving it, just don't like typing it in plain txt... bots find it and spam. I sent you a PM, sorry I meant to send that after I hit submit on my last post. I removed your email address from your post because this is completely public. When they say 7.2 Gbps, they mean across the entire router. Multiple devices would need to connect to achieve that. 802.11ad Wi-Fi theoretically maxes out at 4.6 Gbps to a single device. So, if your provider was powerful enough you could maybe get up to 4.3 Gbps on wifi to a single computer. Your latency would be worse on wifi than on ethernet but you'd be cruisin'.
  21. I'd rather send the internet policy paper to your email, if you don't mind giving it. Rather not put it on this semi-public forum. Unless there's a way I can post something here that only you can see. Your comments about hard-wiring are very interesting and appreciated. That's not an option for some of my devices. Is there a 1Gbps limit on the wireless bandwidth from that Netgear Nighthawk X10 R9000? In other words, let's say, totally hypothetically, that I had a modem capable of 7 Gig and a magical ISP that provided me 7Gig. And the Nighthawk router connected to that modem. And assume no degradation of router signal due to walls, etc. Would a device connected to the internet via the wifi signal from the Nighthawk test at 7 Gig? You probably can tell, I'm asking because I don't understand the difference between the "Wifi Speed 7.2 Gbps" spec versus the 10/100/1000 ethernet port spec. In this subject area, you can tell I am way out on the fringe of my comprehension. Well, dumb me. I just realized if you give me your email on here, it will be public just like my paper would . You can email me at [private] if you like.
  22. Now I want to make a little device that plugs into USB and when it's powered on plays dial-up modem sounds. So that when you power on your modem every day it sounds like you're connecting in the 90's. Cherry on top, "you've got mail!" Please send it, I'd love to read it. That router will have no problem doing 1 Gbps. It has 7x1 Gbps ethernet ports, hardwired to those connections will get your best performance. The nighthawk won't even notice it, won't break a sweat. If your connection is over 1 Gbps it can still be beneficial. You may be limited to 1 Gbps per device on your internal network but if multiple devices are pulling lots of data it can help. Most people don't have real-world use cases (yet) where they really need that. 10 Gbps has been available forever... but not even 2.5 Gbps LAN has really taken hold yet. It's still mostly 1 Gbps on the majority of all consumer equipment. The majority of my own home network is still 1 Gbps. I have a 10 Gbps network but it's really just for communication from my main computer to my trueNAS server. There was a while when we went from 10 to 100 then to 1000 Mbps, felt like every few years... seemed like we'd just keep iterating the standard but then it got stuck at 1000 and we're pretty much still there today, decades later. The enterprise (datacenter) world kept iterating. 100 Gbps+. My connection comes from Comcast's modem, into a 1st gen Netgear Orbi router... then runs 100 feet via existing CAT-5 (non-shielded) into a GS724T (26 port Netgear switch) then through a Microtik 10 Gbps switch to finally get to my main console. After all of that, I still pull over 800 Mbps on Comcast regularly. TestMy.net Test ID : iYtVDPhfC My router is at least a year older than the first Netgear x10 R9000. Your router isn't just greater than mine because of age... it's a straight up performance machine. So...... yeah dude, your router will work great. Feed it more speed. Make sure you vote on this topic to be part of the upcoming TestMy.net beta release. I'll be giving you some new ways to test your new found internet speed. By the way, I tested 10 Gbps on the 100 ft run. Wasn't able to get 10 Gbps but got a super solid 5 Gbps using the same equipment. So for anyone thinking they need to change wiring to get 10 Gbps... not necessarily true. If that run were a little shorter I bet it would do 10 Gbps. You don't always need special shielded cables. The CAT-5 in my home is from 2005, basic CAT-5. But even a 10,000 Gbps network connection isn't going to help you much if all of your computers and connection out to the internet have a 1 Gbps bottleneck.
  23. I found a couple of other things that helps downloading the files I'm talking about: 1) Adjust the Firefox Config File. This is a little tricky and requires a certain level of knowledge and experience. Be Careful! 2) On Free Download Manager: a. After the download starts right-click on the file icon and change the Priority to HIGH. You can do this for every iten shown. b. Since most ISPs offer better download speed at night, you can use the schedualer feature. c. Configure the download settings of the FDM. phred
  24. Thanks CA3LE. I think you nailed it. "Filter" is Comcast-speak for Throttle. I can get a bump to speed well past the 1 Gig barrier for $10/mo. Considering it. It's not that I need that much. I just figure if I can increase speed at the router level, then speeds to connected devices around my home would, despite degradation from walls, etc., increase proportionately. Below are the specs for my WiFi router, a Nighthawk I bought a couple years ago Assuming I had a modem supporting more than 1 Gig, the router's throughput would carry more than 1 Gig, right? I'm a little confused by the description of the 7 ports limited to 1Mbps. I assume those relate to hard-wired LAN Ethernet. I just don't want to have to buy a new router to break the 1 Gig barrier assuming Comcast delivered that speed. I don't know if I ever mentioned this, but my law practice includes a lot of computer tech. During the fracas over the FCC adoption and then repeal of the so-called "Net Neutrality" (Open Internet) regulations, I got into the whole subject in depth and found it fascinating though infuriating. I was hoping that the Biden administration would embrace reinstatement of those regs as well as a more pervasive internet policy. There is a lot more in their arsenal than the FCC. The FTC could punish ISP misbehavior, and the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department could theoretically do all kinds of things to stop the abuse of quasi-monopoly power. As you probably noticed, the ISP's opposed the new FCC Chair nominee with such hostility that she withdrew her nomination and the regulatory situation remains in stalemate. My research easily uncovered all kinds of continued, pervasive misbehavior by the ISPs. I did a paper on internet regulation which I'd be glad to send you if you have any interest. I would want to email it rather than post on this open forum. Sorry to hear you've had to tolerate the Dark Side in order to avoid data limits! Anyway, I'd be most grateful for your insight on whether, assuming my ISP and modem broke the 1Gig barrier, the Nighthawk router would deliver the same without its own 1Gig limit. Always good to chat with you D.
  25. I have a SB6141 it is fast enough for my max speed. I own all my equipment. My router is a Netgear Nighthawk. I use a surge protection power strip & I shut the modem & router down every night. So I get a power cycle every day.
  26. Been a few minutes! Happy to see you. I think what they mean is that it's based on THEIR filter. The "filter" being 1000 Mbps compatibility, the SB8200 shows on Comcast as being juuuuust under @ 957 Mbps. I used an SB8200 for a long time, solid modem. I think it says 2 Gbps because it has 2x1 Gbps ports and has 2 downstream x 2 upstream DOCSIS channels. In theory you can pay for two connections with your cable provider but use only one modem. But it's still only suitable for up to 1 Gbps. I normally advocate for using your only own equipment and follow my own advice, but right now I have a Comcast modem. They only offer unlimited data if you use their modem. (maybe that's changed by now) I'm only using it for a connection. It then goes into a router which does everything. If you have to use their equipment, I'd only trust it to connect me to the internet. No routing, no wifi... personally, I don't want any ISP having any level of access beyond the gates. Hey ISP, I want you to give me a tunnel to the internet... nothing else. If I want more stuff, I'll get it myself. All we should ever ask is for one thing from them. An unaltered connection at the speed we pay for. "...but they can reset your password, power cycle your network... do it all on an app, make life easy. Come on man, trust them! You're paranoid!" --- having to hit the reset button manually or briefly unplug the modem is a small price to pay for privacy.
  27. Thanks so much. In general, what would they mean by the term "filter"? I've never heard of a "filter" function in a modem. The info on their web page that I'm asking about pertains to modems, not routers. I have a Netgear Nighthawk gaming router and love that.
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