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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Someone tell me about the little black box that replaces my tower...   
    Alex Trebek, "Little black boxes maybe 4-5 in square and an inch thick."
     
    Me, "What is, apple tv?!"
     

     
    Damn.
     
    For reals though, it's exactly what your title says, "little black box that replaces my tower" --- it IS the tower, just smaller.
     
    I'd only refer to this as a node if the computer itself isn't doing the processing.  Then it would basically be just a medium for i/o (input/output... keyboard, mouse, monitor, usb).  
     
    Your company may be doing it like that but more likely your computer is still running the software physically.
     
    A notable example of this type of computer is the Intel Nuc

     
    They can be spec'd as low as $250 (with a Celeron J4005 - 2 threads) and go all the way up to north of $1600 with (a Xeon E-2286M - 16 threads!) -- you can also get kits that have no memory and drive for like $135. -- can make for some pretty dense computing.
     
    There are all kinds of mini PCs like this.  Search Amazon for "mini PC" and watch some youtube reviews to find a good one at a good price.  It's ever changing.
     
    In 2015 I may have said that this could replace your tower with something like this for lighter workloads like general browsing.  Today... you can get a lot done in a much smaller package.  Having said that, if you spec'd a full tower at the same price you'd have WAY more power.  ...can't really fit an RTX in one of these.   -- also I feel it's a huge waste of a processor if you aren't going to take advantage it's extra PCIe lanes.  But there's something to be said for such a nice form factor.  There are many use cases where this is a much better solution.
     
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    CA3LE reacted to spudler_t in ping plotter program ??   
    Ok thanks,  
    It is nice to have someone like you to help with stuff like this 
    Thank you  so much  for all you do with the site and the amount of great information you share  
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Sean in Someone tell me about the little black box that replaces my tower...   
    Alex Trebek, "Little black boxes maybe 4-5 in square and an inch thick."
     
    Me, "What is, apple tv?!"
     

     
    Damn.
     
    For reals though, it's exactly what your title says, "little black box that replaces my tower" --- it IS the tower, just smaller.
     
    I'd only refer to this as a node if the computer itself isn't doing the processing.  Then it would basically be just a medium for i/o (input/output... keyboard, mouse, monitor, usb).  
     
    Your company may be doing it like that but more likely your computer is still running the software physically.
     
    A notable example of this type of computer is the Intel Nuc

     
    They can be spec'd as low as $250 (with a Celeron J4005 - 2 threads) and go all the way up to north of $1600 with (a Xeon E-2286M - 16 threads!) -- you can also get kits that have no memory and drive for like $135. -- can make for some pretty dense computing.
     
    There are all kinds of mini PCs like this.  Search Amazon for "mini PC" and watch some youtube reviews to find a good one at a good price.  It's ever changing.
     
    In 2015 I may have said that this could replace your tower with something like this for lighter workloads like general browsing.  Today... you can get a lot done in a much smaller package.  Having said that, if you spec'd a full tower at the same price you'd have WAY more power.  ...can't really fit an RTX in one of these.   -- also I feel it's a huge waste of a processor if you aren't going to take advantage it's extra PCIe lanes.  But there's something to be said for such a nice form factor.  There are many use cases where this is a much better solution.
     
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    CA3LE reacted to Sean in Legit Test/Site   
    It's quite possible the connection is intermittently dropping during the show.  This will not show up in a speed test unless you happen to test the moment this happens.  However, you can test for this with a continuous ping test while watching a show.
     
    If you have a laptop, bring up a command prompt (right-click the Start menu and select either "Command Prompt" or "Windows PowerShell").  Type the following command and press enter: ping -t 8.8.8.8
     
    Ideally this should run on the same Wi-Fi network as what your Netflix is streaming on, unless you are streaming on a wired network connection (e.g. network cable plugged into the TV). 
     
    When the show starts buffering, have look at the ping responses on the laptop.  If it shows multiple "Request timed out" messages, this indicates a dropped connection.  If it's still showing replies, but the "time=" value spikes, this indicates network congestion at the time, such as either something hogging the network, Wi-Fi interference or a link issue between your modem and your Internet provider.
     
    The next test you can try is check whether the issue is with the Wi-Fi or your ISP by pinging the gateway IP.  To find this out, type in the following command: ipconfig
     
    Look for the line "Default Gateway" and then type in ping -t followed by the gateway IP address.  E.g. if it's 192.168.1.1, type in ping -t 192.168.1.1
     
    Continue watching until you see it buffering again.  If the ping replies gave the same symptom as above, e.g. timeout or "time=" value spikes, the issue is with the Wi-Fi connection, such as interference.  Otherwise the issue is likely with your Internet provider's link.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from tdawnaz in TestMy Latency... to anywhere.   
    I opened up TestMy Latency for public testing about 2 weeks ago.  Thousands of tests have been performed daily, thank you for the data and insight.  It's really helped to button down the program.  It wouldn't be able to test the way it does today without you just simply running those early tests and logging that information to my database.
     
    Today I was in the shower and thought, "Why not make it able to test anywhere..." --- cut myself shaving because I wanted to get to my computer so fast.
     
    So I added an ability that's hidden right now and I would love for you to test it.
     
    https://testmy.net/latency?internal=1&fa=1&addr=google.com
    https://testmy.net/latency?internal=1&fa=1&addr=facebook.com
    https://testmy.net/latency?internal=1&fa=1&addr=msn.com
     
    ... any address you want.
     
    It's going to show as "My Network" right now because it's barely built in there.  If you query TML like this and it returns a result then you're testing against the host at addr=.  From what I've seen it doesn't matter if the host is behind a CDN like cloudflare, it will punch right through that and get the real time to the host.
     
    For instance, a website I know is hosted in Australia, who's users have linked to TMN for decades >> forums.whirlpool.net.au
     
    I ping that using ICMP ping and I get 
     
    Damons-5K-iMac:~ CA3LE$ ping forums.whirlpool.net.au PING forums.whirlpool.net.au (104.20.14.233): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=0 ttl=57 time=9.928 ms 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=9.410 ms 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=9.819 ms 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=9.808 ms 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=4 ttl=57 time=11.445 ms 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=5 ttl=57 time=9.191 ms 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=6 ttl=57 time=9.319 ms 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=7 ttl=57 time=9.396 ms 64 bytes from 104.20.14.233: icmp_seq=8 ttl=57 time=9.357 ms ^C --- forums.whirlpool.net.au ping statistics --- 9 packets transmitted, 9 packets received, 0.0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 9.191/9.741/11.445/0.650 ms Damons-5K-iMac:~ CA3LE$ (I can tell by the 104. address, don't even have to look it up, most likely cloudflare)
     
    That's the ping to the cloudflare proxy... not the actual forums.whirlpool.net.au server.
     
    but then I run that address with TML and get about 1 second delay.
     
    (sorry, can't share this like normal because it's not logging it to the database... again, this is a hidden function and I have to develop it further.  There are blocks in the program preventing certain actions when it's outside of the scope it expects to see.  Screenshots will have to do.)
     
    https://testmy.net/latency?internal=1&fa=1&https=1&addr=forums.whirlpool.net.au

     
    I do the same test to domains known to resolve in the US...
     



     
    Oops, I realize now that you need to add the &https=1 if the website is https.  However, most will resolve both.
     
    https://testmy.net/latency?internal=1&fa=1&https=1&addr=google.com
    https://testmy.net/latency?internal=1&fa=1&https=1&addr=facebook.com
    https://testmy.net/latency?internal=1&fa=1&https=1&addr=msn.com
     
    by the way, facebook started responding slower on http also, wasn't just https.  It's like it switched me to a different location.
     



     
    Actually, sharing does work as long as the address has less than 3 parts to it.  "forums.whirlpool.net.au" won't save just because it has 4 parts to the address... I'll fix that.
     
    example embedded share
    https://testmy.net/latency?q=CA3LE&n=100&internal=1&fa=1&addr=testmy.net&stats=1
     
    Help me understand what this can do, I'm figuring it out with you.  Please run more tests and let me know what you find.
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    CA3LE reacted to REMEKTEK in Testmy.net security - please enlighten me   
    Thank you for your explanation. I personally have no reason to wish to hide my speed test results, but I can't speak for others. My question was pure so that I can get a better understanding of what was happening. I guessed that it was IP driven. So what happens for people on dynamic IP service? (Again, not that it matters ).
     
    Have a great day,
    Paul
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    CA3LE got a reaction from REMEKTEK in What am I testing? / I am a brand new member here.   
    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?
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Sean in What am I testing? / I am a brand new member here.   
    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?
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    CA3LE reacted to 239549_1443015317 in Dead Link   
    Link to
    "Note: Read into the newer 4 Layer Internet Model which puts ICMP on layer 2 and TCP on layer 3." 
    at
    https://medium.com/@james_aka_yale/the-4-layer-internet-model-network-engineers-need-to-know-e78432614a4f4
    on this page:
    https://testmy.net/latency
    is dead
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    CA3LE reacted to Beavis4ever in Possible typo?   
    I think there is a typo on this page.  The tab says, "Top 20 Member Rank" but results for 50 members are shown.  I really like your site, so I consider this message to be a contribution (however tiny) for what it's worth.  By no means is this meant to be a dig (those are always much wordier).
     
       I wouldn't expect to see the rankings of every last member, but I was hoping that the "Search" tab would give my results with its ranking.  If this isn't already a feature that I'm simply overlooking, could you consider this as a feature request?
     
    Thanks, and my compliments to your site.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Speed limits   
    Welcome Mobycore,
     
    I think in the end you'll find that TestMy.net more closely represents your real world performance.
     
     
    I see that you've been testing with single thread, there's also a multithread speed test.  Other speed tests usually default to multithread. 
     
    In single thread mode (default) the page itself becomes the file you're downloading.  In multithread a bunch of image elements are loaded.  In either case the data is random, generated by the program.  The transfer is timed and calculated Time/Size to arrive at the throughput.
     
     
    Depends on the server and the connections between your computer and the host.  If your passing through a 1000 Mbps router/switch or if you're testing on one of my 1000 Mbps servers then that will limit you to 1000 Mbps.  I hope to have all servers upgraded to 10Gbps in the near future.
     
    Upload has a limitation, due to the small test sizes.  But a multithread upload test is in development that no longer has those limitations.  If your upload speed is over 300 Mbps right now, you'll peg the current upload speed test.
     
     
    Different connections handle the different sizes differently.  Sometimes larger sizes allow the connection to warm up and average out higher.  I've seen others perform better on small bursts then get throttled.  TestMy.net can help you discover odd things like this because of the odd options it has.
     
     
    Let me know what browser you're using and the specs of your computer.  I need to look closer at both sets of results too.
     
     
    What did you get on LTE?  Set and identifier on each device.  It will help us keep better track of each one.  Go to https://testmy.net/mysettings and change the identifier.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in I getting a problem with 500 errors   
    Think I found the problem.  Can you please try again for me?
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in I getting a problem with 500 errors   
    Awesome, thank you for confirming it's fixed.
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    CA3LE reacted to melissa.maddox in I getting a problem with 500 errors   
    I just to try out right now, and just working right now! Thank you so much too.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Comparables view   
    Have you already seen the city results?  eg: New York, NY
     

     
    In NY I'd be looking at Verizon, RCN or Spectrum.  Keep in mind that the program automatically does all of the ranking and some smaller, less known companies who aren't ISPs may be listed.  These lists aren't human curated.  If you hover over the 2nd spectrum listing you'll also find that's for spectrum business, name is being truncated.
     
    I'll start logging postal codes and latitude longitude (as detected from the IP and MaxmindDB) and see if we get more interesting details.  First a database structure change would need to happen and taking into account the size of my databases it will have to be planned.  I have other proposed DB structure changes that I'd like to take care of that will really speed up certain queries.  I'll look at adding this and as well as other fields at the same time.
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    CA3LE reacted to workiswah in Comparables view   
    First of all, thanks for all your work. Your site's awesome and useful and I've been lurking for a while.
     
    Would it be possible to get comparables? A couple ways I could see this work is:
     
    - View comparables in the same ISP network block. Using say the network blocks for each ISP in Maxmind's DB, see what their avg, min, max speeds as well as a distribution chart (so it would be visible that subscribers are at 10Mbps and 50Mpbs). This could help people see if the problem is with their home or their provider.
     
    - View comparables in the same postal code. What are the ISPs operating in the same area and what are their avg, min, max speeds with distributions? What percent of your tests in the same area with one ISP vs another? As a consumer I could find who might provide me with better service and how real the advertised speeds might be.
     
    I know data tying IPs to postal codes or even network block + ISP databases can be noisy, but I think overall there'd still be a lot of value. Happy to help out if possible. I have experience with most of this stuff but lack your pool of data.
     
    Cheers!
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    CA3LE reacted to Lorena in Unable to Stream ANYTHING   
    I have now been able to cacel Hughesnet at no charge, just have to send them back their stuff. Will be hot spotting it for now...
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    CA3LE reacted to spenceteeth in Upload worsens, download stays the same- why?   
    Possible your ISP and test server for Dallas are one in the same.
     
    I run speed tests out of boredom I have seen all kinds of weird things across national and international tests. I wouldn't be concerned 
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    CA3LE reacted to spenceteeth in My Results not working?   
    working now. good job Cable
     
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    CA3LE got a reaction from spenceteeth in My Results not working?   
    This is so weird!
     
    Here's the rules I'm testing.
     
    RewriteRule ^statstest/tekwav$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] RewriteRule ^statstest/tekwav.$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] RewriteRule ^statstest/.tekwav$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] RewriteRule ^statstest/.tekwav.$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA]  
    So they are all pointing the the same destination.
     
    https://testmy.net/statstest/tekwav -- 404 not found https://testmy.net/statstest/tekwav. -- 200 works https://testmy.net/statstest/.tekwav -- 404 not found https://testmy.net/statstest/.tekwav. -- 200 works  
    They should all work.
     
    I went directly to the server IP and had the same result, so it's definitely not cloudflare.
     
    lol... I think it's because your username ends in wav ... like a wav file.  This probably boils down to a poorly written expression in nginx additional directives.
     
    Here's why I have this theory.
     
    RewriteRule ^statstest/.ekwav$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] -- 404 not found RewriteRule ^statstest/t.kwav$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] -- 404 not found RewriteRule ^statstest/te.wav$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] -- 404 not found RewriteRule ^statstest/tek.av$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] -- 200 works RewriteRule ^statstest/tekw.v$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] -- 200 works RewriteRule ^statstest/tekwa.$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] -- 200 works  
    results in
     
    https://testmy.net/statstest/.ekwav -- 404 not found https://testmy.net/statstest/t.kwav -- 404 not found https://testmy.net/statstest/te.wav -- 404 not found https://testmy.net/statstest/tek.av -- 200 works https://testmy.net/statstest/tekw.v -- 200 works https://testmy.net/statstest/tekwa. -- 200 works  
    As I iterate through, as soon as the URL it no longer ends in "wav" it works.
     
    Now the rule is supposed to be looking for .wav not wav
     
    Here's the culprit.  In nginx additional directives.
     
    location ~* .(js|jpg|jpeg|gif|css|tgz|gz|rar|bz2|doc|pdf|ppt|tar|wav|bmp|rtf|swf|ico|flv|txt|woff|woff2|svg|json)$ { etag on; if_modified_since exact; add_header Pragma "public"; add_header Cache-Control "max-age=31536000, public"; }  
    To further test the theory that this is the culprit I add additional test rules to my .htaccess (mod_rewrite)
     
    We'll pretend a new member has a name ending in doc and tgz -- then test with one character blocking the pattern I suspect is being detected.
    RewriteRule ^statstest/tekdoc$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] RewriteRule ^statstest/tekdo.$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] RewriteRule ^statstest/tektgz$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA] RewriteRule ^statstest/tektg.$ /tools/database/db_search.php?type=user_name&q=tekwav [L,QSA]  
    https://testmy.net/statstest/tekdoc -- 404 not found https://testmy.net/statstest/tekdo. -- 200 works https://testmy.net/statstest/tektgz -- 404 not found https://testmy.net/statstest/tektg. -- 200 works  
    Still, I don't see a mistake in how that nginx directive is written.  That should only capture if it has a preceding period.  I'll have to think about this.  Obviously I can just remove that rule and it will work but I have it there for a reason. 
     
    Maybe I simply need to remove the leading period and then add it to each.  Like this... (update: nevermind, same result)
     
    Yup, without that nginx directive it works.  I'll try to understand why it's not working as expected and rewrite that directive and post it here for other webmasters.
     
     
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Fuckyouiway in Will A Better Router Help?   
    A better router may help you with range and internal network speed but your wifi right now probably isn't the bottleneck... it's the connection.
     
    To see if you might benefit from a faster router connect your modem directly to your best computer.  Then run TestMy.net.  Connect it back up to wifi and test the same computer again.  You'll probably need to unplug the power from modem each time when you switch back and fourth, they usually need to boot up and get the MAC address of the device it's connected to.
     
    If you do that test and find your speed is much faster wired... then you might want to think about getting a newer router.  If the speeds are about the same... you can probably hold off unless you're having other issues with wifi.
     
    I personally use Netgear.  A used Nighthawk R7000 for ~$70 would blow away whatever they gave you.  I also would never use a router or modem from my ISP and prefer to have them as two separate units.  Better for future upgradability, cheaper if something fails too.  I need to upgrade routers far more often than modems so having them separate is better.  Also better for interference. 
     
    When I've tested even the supposed best ISP routers... they always under perform vs retail counterparts.
     
    When it comes to wifi, testing right on top of the router isn't optimal.  You want to be a little away from it.  Maybe like 10 ft.
     
    Here's an article about wireless best practices -- may help you get the most out of what you're working with. - wireless feng shui
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    CA3LE reacted to spenceteeth in Unable to Stream ANYTHING   
    Deathstar employee here.
     
    Have you asked for Att to validate address?
     
    also try this:
     
    https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/#/
     
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    CA3LE reacted to Bay9823 in No internet? — hughesnet   
    Update; 
    my modem took a dump and they had to replace it. 
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    CA3LE reacted to Sean in No internet? — hughesnet   
    The leads are unaffected by frost.  The temperature does not affect the dish either, as long as there is no snow on the dish or the front part of the LNB facing the dish.  If you haven't already done so, check that the leads from the dish are tight behind the modem and turn the modem off and on. 
     
    The next time you speak to the agent, mention that there is no snow on the dish.  Snow on the ground doesn't affect the signal at all, however, they likely assume that a snow covering on the ground means there is snow on the dish.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in My test results   
    I called HughesNet to test that and it didn't sound like they would be helpful in that situation. 
     
    I was saying that my relative was moving to Canada and was wondering if they'd let her out of her contract.  But if it were my own real account I was dealing with I think I'd be able to escalate the call up the ladder and get it resolved without paying any termination fee.  Especially if you've had service for a while.  ... or if you're within 30 days you definitely won't pay anything.
     
    Keep in mind I also connected through to a sales person, not billing or retention.  Might work better talking to the real department that handles that.
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