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  1. 2 points
    CA3LE

    Speed differences

    OOOHHH, you're not just using DNS, you're using Cloudflare's premium offering WARP+ -- which uses a feature called Argo Smart Routing. Sorry I didn't realize that at first. In that case... yeah, you're speed is genuinely affected. You're going to get better speed because Cloudflare is making your connection take a better, less congested and more direct route to the hosts you connect to. Please point out which result you're talking about. I didn't see any of your recent results with a variance that high. note: There's a setting in advanced settings to switch that number from variance to standard deviation. Might be the default soon, I like it better.
  2. 2 points
    If they continue to bill you for service that is not provided, it can get their attention if you file a complaint with the FCC: https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us Some states have consumer protection bureaus that you can use as well, but mine refers broadband issues to the FCC. In the past filing complaints seems to have attracted some attention.
  3. 2 points
    Vasim

    Fast Very Very Fast

    I am getting as fast as 31 Mbps uploading speed is feels great!
  4. 2 points
    B13blues

    Fast Very Very Fast

    great upload that is
  5. 2 points
    CA3LE

    Change / Update Display Name (2020)

    Yes... and no. You still need to shoot me a PM, just say, "I'd like to change my username to ___________". I have a program on my end that queries the database and outputs manual SQL commands that I then run against the database server. I input two (before / after) usernames and it gives me all the commands to run to make the change... cut 'n paste from there. It's a much quicker process than before but I'd still like to make it automated. At most a few people a month request name changes, if I get more requests it will justify the time expense it will take me to make it fully automated. So shoot me a PM if you'd like your username changed.
  6. 1 point
    CA3LE

    Fast Very Very Fast

    Here's what I imagined when I read that just now... (as he raises the X-Wing from the swamp)
  7. 1 point
    krb

    Incorrect time stamp for speed tests

    Gone, Thanks
  8. 1 point
    krb

    Incorrect time stamp for speed tests

    Why my test time showing incorrect since 2 days. I am at India and when test is done at 10 AM test timing on portal shows 11 AM. Always all test times stams are added with one hour. please suggest remedy.
  9. 1 point
    PWNichols

    Change / Update Display Name (2020)

    Thank you for confirming the process. Much appreciated. 👍
  10. 1 point
    PWNichols

    Change / Update Display Name (2020)

    Is the process* to change one's DISPLAY NAME the same as when it was discussed in the below 2017 posting? * Process = you message the Admin to request your Display Name be updated.
  11. 1 point
    rebrecs

    bits to Bytes bite me

    Hi, thanks for the links! I will definitely have a look. Also, I understand your unspoken guidance. (like, get out of the weeds dude :-)) All I really have to do is reveal that I thought about it and took a cursory look. I won't let it become a lifestyle. I promise.
  12. 1 point
    krb

    Incorrect time stamp for speed tests

    Mine do not..... Next test time is showing 60 minutes leg. see fresh screen shot next test is due by 6.21 PM but it shows 5.21 PM. Check previous test time & my system time in tray..
  13. 1 point
    krb

    Incorrect time stamp for speed tests

    Yes, it is corrected. Many Thanks
  14. 1 point
    mudmanc4

    bits to Bytes bite me

    Packet size effects throughput as well, due to the number of packets required. As well as payload size. Is n truly equatable outside of a proofing environment?
  15. 1 point
    CA3LE

    bits to Bytes bite me

    To convert 200 MB to kilobytes and then bytes you times by 1024, not 1000. Bits scale is normal metric. So 200 * 1024 * 1024 = 209,715,200 times 8 to convert to bits = 1677721600 divided by 1000 3X to arrive back at Gigabits = 1.68 Gbps So if you have 1.68 Gbps, you can transfer 200 MB in 1 second. But yes, there is overhead. To calculate overhead in windows you can do this. make sure network activity is quiet during this test from the command prompt type netstat -e take note of the current the number of "Bytes Received" and "Bytes Sent" type the following using the IP of one of TestMy.net's servers ttcp -t -h0 -D -l1 -n10 -p9 xxx.xx.xx.xx -- this will send 10 bytes to the target. example to get the IP, type ping dallas.testmy.net -- the IP for that server right now is 45.32.203.96 so the command would be ttcp -t -h0 -D -l1 -n10 -p9 45.32.203.96 netstat -e again and subtract "Bytes Received" and "Bytes Sent" from the previous numbers then add them together to get the total bytes transferred, also subtract the 10 bytes you sent... the remaining number is your overhead. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/winsock/calculating-overhead-with-netstat-2 Been a while since I've tried this, just tried in Windows 10 and it says ttcp command not found... guess I need to read up on that again. But really, as a consumer... I feel you really don't need to be concerned about network overhead. Here's an article from 2013 on network overhead but it's still relevant today https://packetpushers.net/tcp-over-ip-bandwidth-overhead/ Reality is that overhead really depends on the size of the transfer. It's probably in the neighborhood of 3-7%... more likely on the lower end. Meaning that 1.73 - 1.8 Gbps would be needed instead of 1.68 Gbps in the scenario above. So you might lose 50 to 120 Mbps in overhead on such a fast connection but I feel that's pretty minimal in the grand scheme. If you're pushing nearly 2 Gbps... do you really care about losing 0.05 to 0.12 Gbps of it? ... I think I could manage.
  16. 1 point
    I feel like people often mention their ISP by name. But you have to admit... you just made your first post here and haven't told us who you're with. 😝 We can see you're on Comcast with a little research... https://testmy.net/compID/160108503386 I'm with Comcast too. But we have vastly different results. Please name them by name. I encourage everyone to speak freely. If you don't like what your ISP is doing, we want to hear about it so that it might help others in the future. We also want to hear about positive stories as well, those help consumers make informed decisions just as much. "Earning Trust" is for members who haven't made enough posts to rank up yet. There is also post moderation for the first few posts you make. After that you're more free here. You can thank the spam robot plague for that one. That moderation is really only for that reason. Humans tend to follow the rules here. So anyone here with over 2 posts (since about 2012) has gone through the human approval process. Forums that don't take these precautions are flooded with junk. Your ISP might monitor these forums. They're freely available to everyone. They especially might read it if it contains their name. I hope they're listening like that. That would show that they really care. But this is the only speed test I can guarantee you is not in the pocket of any ISP. I'm just a consumer, not a conspiracy. I started the predecessor to what would become TestMy.net when I was 15 in 1996 as a tool just for myself. It was actually an accident that it ever got out in the wild. I was afraid to open it to the public because of the cost of bandwidth... and then it became too popular too early and I had to shut down. Later to re-open as TestMy.net. They definitely have a monopoly. 🤣 I also think that they are in agreement with their "competition". The monopoly is more because of the technology used. Cable is better. Hughes performed worse for you because --- it's worse. Your connecting out to a satellite and the roundtrip distance is much further than you're getting with Comcast. Even if the two connections were performing at the same exact download and upload speed it would feel much snappier on the land based connection. You'll rarely see two cable companies in the same territory but you'll often find DSL. Cable companies gobble up other cable companies because they want the infrastructure and they don't want to eventually be gobbled up by the other company. I believe they allow DSL providers to exist so they aren't technically viewed as a monopoly. Coaxial cable is capable of amazing bandwidth, we actually don't know the real limit because we keep improving the technology on the end of the cables. But unless the DSL provider is connecting you with direct fiber to the home (FTTH) like Fios... they can't truly compete with cable. In my experience trying to get FTTH, it's never available wherever I'm looking to move. The screename FI3ER would confuse people even more than CA3LE so I guess it's for the best. SpaceX is developing Starlink, a low Earth orbit satellite network that I think is going to change the entire game and redefine how we view satellite connections. Because light travels faster in a vacuum than it does through fiber and Starlink can make much shorter routes to get to the same location... I imagine it will be (one of) Elon's real money makers in the end. Please make it affordable -- for everyone! The only thing I'd improve on is to have you spell my domain name correctly. Let's see if we can improve your situation. If we can't then I will advise you to call and demand credit until the situation is remedied. And you will get a credit. In fact, I'm still getting monthly donations from someone who told me proof provided by TestMy.net got them $420 credit (credited to them over a 12 month period). I've had to do it myself numerous times. If you're only getting 500 Kbps, that's patently absurd and you're definitely due credit for the broadband service you didn't receive. I've received credit in the past for way less disparity. But you need to prove (first to yourself) that it's not your own fault in any way. We can guide you through that process. Tell us a little more about your setup. Let's start with ... how many computers/devices do you have and are you testing on wifi? Tell me more details about your computers, do you have ethernet?
  17. 1 point
    I have the same issue with HughesNet. I have been with them since October of 2018. I've lost over 20 hours of my life in the last 14 months talking on the phone with someone who has no power to make a Command Decision. As you said, they just want us to pay more money to upgrade my system with more gigs! I'm already not getting what I'm paying for ! I still have Frontier Wi-Fi , Thank goodness I kept it. 9 months into my 2 year contract HughesNet talked me into another 2 years for 10 more gigs, like a dumb butt I did it.... I think they deliberately did that one to me. Soooo , today I told them I want to cancel because they're not providing the service that I'm paying for. The cancellation fee is $390. WTF
  18. 1 point
    I don't have Hughes but we get a lot of complaints about their speed and latency here. Do you have any other ISP options where you live?
  19. 1 point
    rebrecs

    checkout this amazing result

    Wow... look at this test result. I pay for 400 Down and my Avg Down is around 448. I snuck one by their speed throttle mechanism. At least now I know my neighborhood and facility wiring etc. can handle 1 gig. How this happened I don't know, but here is my theory. Based on the last thing I did, which was manipulating my so called router to grab it's Ip address from the host's DHCP but ignore everything else that comes from the Host's DHCP -- my router finally picked up DNS from 1.1.1.1 I proved my so called router was using the new DNS server via the cool tool on this site (DNS lookup or something similar, under Misc --> tools). So, the very first time I ran the test without the extra DHCP baggage - my Down test hit 1 gig+, but their clever infrastructure caught on real fast. At first it over-corrected, then settled down in at the speed I usually get in my test results. So, no, benchmarking is not my hobby. I just want to be well prepared for my inevitable conversation with my dear old ISP.
  20. 1 point
    So is it your suggestion to avoid those things in order to "improve WiFi connectivity even with internet basic plans", or are you asking for help to improve your "WiFi connectivity"? *3rd party devices/routers Keep in mind that, if one does not have a proprietary WiFi router from their plan provider they must connect a 3rd party router in order to utilize WiFi. *movie apps that require 3 to 6 Mbps internet speed If one's provider doesn't supply adequate speed they won't be able to stream movies, regardless of a WiFi or LAN connection. *simultaneous use of wifi from 6 or more devices Wholeheartedly agree, as the speed will be divided between devices, and not necessarily evenly. And if using the 2.4Ghz band, the WiFi itself could be a choke point, depending on the plan's speed. * unmindful of radio frequencies (i.e. 2.4ghz/5ghz) or lack of info as its reach among others With the 5Ghz band this is normally not an issue, though its range is considerably less than the 2.4Ghz band.
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