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    CA3LE got a reaction from ShakTib in My Average Tool   
    The Hourly Average tool has been converted to also average Date/Day, Day of Week, Month and Year and has been renamed My Average.
     
     
    Averaging speed test results by hour, day, day of week, month and year can help you pinpoint slow times.  Members with long TestMy.net history can aggregate all the way back to their original results.  So you can see how your speed has improved (or not) over the years.
     
    myaverage?hostQ=&dateFull=&q=CA3LE&var=Year
     
    Hope you like it.
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    CA3LE reacted to Pahoo Katawah in Selecting "My" results via Identifiers and dates   
    That “...strange...weird...” bug thing you captured on video. I had the identical thing last summer! Never saw anything like it so I tried to get a couple of pictures. It was through a window cause I got a thing about insects. They weren’t so good but if you don’t mind, I know a specialist who helped me identify something I was going to kill to be a predator of ground nesting hornets 🐝 (it actually goes into the nest and eats them, I don’t know how it survives) and I would like to point her to your excellent video. I haven’t seen one yet this year. 
     
    I apologize for going off track on this website and it won’t happen again. On another note I’m testing a variety of different devices with built in web access, like a couple of very different TVs, doorbell/camera and remote chimes, vacuum cleaner, blu-ray players and iPads. I also just learned that the ISP is using 11.n and doesn’t support 11.ac. So now I have their modem going to their free router that is locked tighter than Fort Knox and my router (D-Link 895) connected to one of the Gb ports on their router. So I now have a total of 5 SSIDs (or 6) spread across the 2.5 and 5.0 bands. I’m thinking of reversing the the two routers.
     
    Congrats on this website! I’m going to be a very busy guy here❗️  😉
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    CA3LE got a reaction from ShakTib in how can I check the data transfer capabilities of my Laptop   
    Edison won many battles against Tesla but Tesla and Westinghouse won the AC/DC war.  Came down to distribution.  AC can travel much further distance.
     
     
    Tesla wasn't really understood during his own time.  Can't really blame people for thinking he was out of his mind.  He did after all have a pigeon as a girlfriend.
     
    Edison was an invention thief... he found geniuses like Tesla, patented their inventions and called them his own. "Hey, you were getting a paycheck from me while you came up with that invention... patent filed -- now it's MINE!"  --- he ripped off and ruined lot of real inventors  --- Tesla > Edison.  He was so advanced that it's taken over 100 years for us to finally appreciate some of his inventions.  It may take us even longer to understand some of his other ideas.
     
     
    ... I can see DC playing a larger role in the future.  Tesla vs Edison: the AC/DC current wars make a comeback -- We waste a lot of energy (in the form of heat) converting AC to DC right now (think about all of your power bricks), a DC powered home would be more efficient -- but it was AC that made it available for the masses in the first place.
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    CA3LE reacted to Pahoo Katawah in Selecting "My" results via Identifiers and dates   
    What!?! I had no idea you were on YouTube. Excellent video! OK, you've made me speechless! THANK YOU!!!
     
    And I finally AM seeing a difference in my speed & bandwidth. This is from last night:

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    CA3LE reacted to kbjshop in New version of speed test - Flashing Graphics are a downside   
    Hi Folks,
      I am a big fan of your service.  I have to use it regularly due to a very tricky set  of internet connections to maintain.
    While the old version of the interface was admittedly a little plain, the new version with a giant flashing graphic is a no-go for me.
    I need to run it while I am working on other things, and all that flashing is just a big distraction, and I won't use it.
     
    Thank you kindly for keeping the link to use the old version.  I would suggest toning down in your next redesign.  
    The bigger and flashier, the "cheaper" your service looks.   Maybe I'm not your target audience.  But I don't know many professionals who 
    want a big cartoon flashing status bar, and flashing text when a simple progress bar will convey the information without creating distractions.
     
    If I didn't think this mattered to the viability of your business, and I didn't value your service, I wouldn't bother to write, So please understand this as meant with respect.
    Keith
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pahoo Katawah in Selecting "My" results via Identifiers and dates   
    The location information is for general reference, you won't be detected perfectly 100% of the time.  IP location data I use is about 86% accurate at detecting cities in the US within a 30 mile radius.
     
     
    As you're scrolling through your results you'll see icons next to the date indicating any identifiers logged with the result. 
     
    You can then select identifiers from the drop down on the right, above the result details.
     
    Here's a video, let me know if this helps.
     
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    CA3LE got a reaction from DESAND in TMN helps me convince my isp their provided equipment was faulty   
    Was re-reading this...
    Don't you love how they fish for the result that plays into their narrative.
     
    It's not the tech's fault, they're just doing what they're trained to do.  Use the company's speed test ...and others that play into the same narrative.
     
    It didn't used to be this way.  😞
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Sean in how can I check the data transfer capabilities of my Laptop   
    ... I can always use that speed. 
     
    You're right though, only edge cases will need that kind of speed.  But really, everyone can use and benefit from it.
     
    I've always believed that our upload and download speed should ALWAYS be synchronous (the same).  If you have 1 Gbps download, you should have 1 Gbps upload.  These async connections are BS.
     
    ... I say that but all of the fastest overall consumer connections I've ever had were async, it's just how most of the best players run right now.  The denial of true freedom makes them have more available bandwidth.  I don't think that's how it has to be..  .... they'd be out of this world if the upload matched the download.  Those kinds of connections in everyone's homes.... will change our planet more than the evolution of the internet has up-to this point right now.
     
    That's the real reason I build TMN.  I want those connections in every home because the potential is so great.  The majority of the world is still WAY under served, we the people of the United States of America often don't put ourselves in the shoes of the rest of the world.  We are in reality extremely far from a high speed Internet World.  At least by my definition.
     
    10 years I imagine many packages with speed similar to today, just that more people will have access to the higher tiers of service.  But overall you'll find much lower and more consistent latency, as if you were on LAN all the time.  Improved internet routing and other underlying tech will make everything overall smoother.  When you're in heavily populated areas you may find yourself on faster, higher frequency wireless but I feel that 4G will continue for some time, they will just combine more and more bands to get more speed.  5G isn't something that is capable of long distances, the infrastructure... it takes time to build out.  I think something using a longer wavelength will reign supreme over the world.  Isn't it stupid to build towers every 200 ft (over exaggeration)?  We can use existing, well trialed, wider bands that travel longer distances coupled with smarter systems and algorithms.  --- 5G can help some areas but I think in the broad scheme, we WILL have a better solution for the majority. 
     
    But then again, with everyone over paying for internet... shouldn't be too long before the ISPs have 5G built out across all the major cities in the world.  That's why they overcharge you... so YOU can build their future networks!  They really win because eventually, every car will be forced to be on the network... the providers always win.  But don't worry, lower income populations won't have to pay... because it will be subsidized by the government, and guess who pays for that?  Watch.
     
    Someone has to pay for that "new" infrastructure and I promise you... it's not your ISP.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from ShakTib in how can I check the data transfer capabilities of my Laptop   
    ... I can always use that speed. 
     
    You're right though, only edge cases will need that kind of speed.  But really, everyone can use and benefit from it.
     
    I've always believed that our upload and download speed should ALWAYS be synchronous (the same).  If you have 1 Gbps download, you should have 1 Gbps upload.  These async connections are BS.
     
    ... I say that but all of the fastest overall consumer connections I've ever had were async, it's just how most of the best players run right now.  The denial of true freedom makes them have more available bandwidth.  I don't think that's how it has to be..  .... they'd be out of this world if the upload matched the download.  Those kinds of connections in everyone's homes.... will change our planet more than the evolution of the internet has up-to this point right now.
     
    That's the real reason I build TMN.  I want those connections in every home because the potential is so great.  The majority of the world is still WAY under served, we the people of the United States of America often don't put ourselves in the shoes of the rest of the world.  We are in reality extremely far from a high speed Internet World.  At least by my definition.
     
    10 years I imagine many packages with speed similar to today, just that more people will have access to the higher tiers of service.  But overall you'll find much lower and more consistent latency, as if you were on LAN all the time.  Improved internet routing and other underlying tech will make everything overall smoother.  When you're in heavily populated areas you may find yourself on faster, higher frequency wireless but I feel that 4G will continue for some time, they will just combine more and more bands to get more speed.  5G isn't something that is capable of long distances, the infrastructure... it takes time to build out.  I think something using a longer wavelength will reign supreme over the world.  Isn't it stupid to build towers every 200 ft (over exaggeration)?  We can use existing, well trialed, wider bands that travel longer distances coupled with smarter systems and algorithms.  --- 5G can help some areas but I think in the broad scheme, we WILL have a better solution for the majority. 
     
    But then again, with everyone over paying for internet... shouldn't be too long before the ISPs have 5G built out across all the major cities in the world.  That's why they overcharge you... so YOU can build their future networks!  They really win because eventually, every car will be forced to be on the network... the providers always win.  But don't worry, lower income populations won't have to pay... because it will be subsidized by the government, and guess who pays for that?  Watch.
     
    Someone has to pay for that "new" infrastructure and I promise you... it's not your ISP.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Hourly speed averages graph question   
    By default it's showing you everything logged under your username, aggregated into hourly averages.  If you select 'Date Range' you can query specific days or a range of days.
     
     
    Let me know if this helps.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in TMN on the News   
    Awesome!  Thank you Ken Colburn from Data Doctors.
     

    https://www.abc15.com/news/let-joe-know/paying-for-fast-speeds-why-is-your-computer-so-slow
     
    Another great article at KTAR - http://ktar.com/story/2530346/why-is-my-internet-slow-even-though-the-speed-test-says-it-is-fast/
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    CA3LE got a reaction from mudmanc4 in how can I check the data transfer capabilities of my Laptop   
    reading that over again, reminds me of Tesla vs. Edison ... Edison wanted DC which would have put power plants on every corner.  Tesla was all about AC... we all know what happened there.   Edison killed a bunch of elephants using AC power and still lost because nobody wants power stations on every corner.  Just like nobody wants wifi units on every corner.  ...just like AC vs DC... I don't think we need them on every corner.  Wasted resources, as humans, we can do it smarter.   
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    CA3LE got a reaction from mudmanc4 in how can I check the data transfer capabilities of my Laptop   
    ... I can always use that speed. 
     
    You're right though, only edge cases will need that kind of speed.  But really, everyone can use and benefit from it.
     
    I've always believed that our upload and download speed should ALWAYS be synchronous (the same).  If you have 1 Gbps download, you should have 1 Gbps upload.  These async connections are BS.
     
    ... I say that but all of the fastest overall consumer connections I've ever had were async, it's just how most of the best players run right now.  The denial of true freedom makes them have more available bandwidth.  I don't think that's how it has to be..  .... they'd be out of this world if the upload matched the download.  Those kinds of connections in everyone's homes.... will change our planet more than the evolution of the internet has up-to this point right now.
     
    That's the real reason I build TMN.  I want those connections in every home because the potential is so great.  The majority of the world is still WAY under served, we the people of the United States of America often don't put ourselves in the shoes of the rest of the world.  We are in reality extremely far from a high speed Internet World.  At least by my definition.
     
    10 years I imagine many packages with speed similar to today, just that more people will have access to the higher tiers of service.  But overall you'll find much lower and more consistent latency, as if you were on LAN all the time.  Improved internet routing and other underlying tech will make everything overall smoother.  When you're in heavily populated areas you may find yourself on faster, higher frequency wireless but I feel that 4G will continue for some time, they will just combine more and more bands to get more speed.  5G isn't something that is capable of long distances, the infrastructure... it takes time to build out.  I think something using a longer wavelength will reign supreme over the world.  Isn't it stupid to build towers every 200 ft (over exaggeration)?  We can use existing, well trialed, wider bands that travel longer distances coupled with smarter systems and algorithms.  --- 5G can help some areas but I think in the broad scheme, we WILL have a better solution for the majority. 
     
    But then again, with everyone over paying for internet... shouldn't be too long before the ISPs have 5G built out across all the major cities in the world.  That's why they overcharge you... so YOU can build their future networks!  They really win because eventually, every car will be forced to be on the network... the providers always win.  But don't worry, lower income populations won't have to pay... because it will be subsidized by the government, and guess who pays for that?  Watch.
     
    Someone has to pay for that "new" infrastructure and I promise you... it's not your ISP.
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    CA3LE reacted to ShakTib in how can I check the data transfer capabilities of my Laptop   
    @DESAND, Oh you're kindly welcome. Since you are getting 92-96mbps. The 100mbps makes more sense to be honest.
     
    On a random note: Is this a laptop or a desktop PC? Network cards are pretty cheap (relatively under $40 for gigabit usually labelled "10/100/1000" or something if I remember correctly).
    You will never need 10 gigabit network card for any consumer use, not until 10 years from now, maybe. Don't get upsold lol
    Good luck!
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    CA3LE reacted to ShakTib in how can I check the data transfer capabilities of my Laptop   
    Hello @DESAND
    I am going to try to make this as less of a work as possible for you. (I think?)
     
    I assume you are running windows 7 or above...
    Open any folder anyway you like... or just directly file explorer...
    1. On the address bar copy and paste this:
    Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center
    Hit enter, and when you are the page I hope you are at. You should see what you are connected with.
    2. Beside connection. you would see Ethernet or Wireless in blue. Click on it.
    3. The window that pops up shows your hardware capabilities. This is the maximum your network card can go up to theoretically. (No way you'll hit this, even PC to PC direct transfer. As your other components w/ bottleneck the transfer of file transfers)
     
    Screenshot below for an example:
    As you can see my network card is 1000Mbps/Gbps capable. I don't get these speeds, but here we are :P
     

     
    Hope this is what you are asking for?
    Please clarify if it isn't.
    Cheers!
     
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    CA3LE reacted to DESAND in how can I check the data transfer capabilities of my Laptop   
    Thanks
    ShakTib
    It's exactly what  was looking for.  It shows am capable of 100.0 Mbps of data transfer. I might as well cancel the 250 Mbps plan until I have equipment that can utilize it. You're awesome. :)
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    CA3LE got a reaction from ShakTib in TMN on the News   
    Awesome!  Thank you Ken Colburn from Data Doctors.
     

    https://www.abc15.com/news/let-joe-know/paying-for-fast-speeds-why-is-your-computer-so-slow
     
    Another great article at KTAR - http://ktar.com/story/2530346/why-is-my-internet-slow-even-though-the-speed-test-says-it-is-fast/
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pahoo Katawah in What am I testing?   
    Remember, they are your Internet Service Provider... not local area network provider.  Measuring your speed to their servers doesn't tell you much about how they're delivering your Internet.
     
    TestMy.net is the only test results you need to present them with.
     
    Also, because you're a member TMN has been tracking your response time (ping) in the background.
     
    Pahoo Katawah Response Time
     
    That looks really good actually.  Ping isn't always an indicator.
     
     
    TestMy.net is testing between the client and server.  The client being your machine.  The route the connection must take to do that has it running right through your providers connections.  Not just testing between the server and your ISP.  Between you and the server and everything between. 
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    CA3LE reacted to Dave Taht in Bufferbloat! (latency under load)   
    Both the dslreports folk and fast.com reached out the the bloat email list (see lists.bufferbloat.net) as to how to go about measuring this problem properly in their codebases. You will find a lot of good info in the archives there, and we're always looking for sites to be actively testing for bufferbloat. Of the two, dslreports has thus far been doing a great job, so great that their dataset is thoroughly polluted by people that used the site to fix their bufferbloat!!, so we no longer have a real picture of what the internet is really looking like. (so I really, really, really applaud the idea of a new site, such as yours, attempting to tackle the problem also) 
     
    I have a few nits on the dslreports stuff I've always wanted them to address, also. A few are:
     
    0) huge threads on the bloat lists that I won't summarize... a noted one is the insistence on doing some level of statistical ledgerdemain on the data (throwing out the worst 5% of the data, or picking an arbitrary threshold of X latency for bufferbloat, etc. )When it comes to this sort of science, the *really* interesting data is in the outliers, not the averages. 
     
    This is a detailed look at that sort of statistical rigor problem from a talk I gave at sigcomm 2014: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2014/doc/slides/137.pdf
    (they've never invited me back)
     
    1) Since the adoption of fq_codel in OSX, openwrt, thousands of commercial routers (notably now in Wifi - see google's implementation here: http://flent-newark.bufferbloat.net/~d/Airtime based queue limit for FQ_CoDel in wireless interface.pdf ) and the universal enablement of ECN in that OS, we are starting to see ECN negotation and CE markings show up in multiple data sets. It would be good to track that somewhere. 
     
    2) both dslreports and fast.com throw out too much data. The really core and scary bufferbloat problem is when a network is too congested to operate worth a dang in the first place. I keep hoping that someday dslreports, at least, will create a plot that just shows the data they currently throw out - an analogy of what we might discover is here: https://www.space.com/25945-cosmic-microwave-background-discovery-50th-anniversary.html
     
    3) I really like the http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest/results/bufferbloat?up=1 plot - my kvetch is that it is only a 10 day most recent summary and I've had to rely on screen shots to be able to compare stuff over time. I'd long hoped for a deal where they could sell or share that dataset to researchers. The bufferbloat problem IS getting better - assuming the dslreports dataset isn't totally polluted but there is a long, long way to go.
     
    4) Nobody's tests run long enough to saturate higher speed links, due to how slow TCP ramps up. A variable length test, or one that runs longer when it detects high bandwidth is in use. dslreports cuts off their data set and test with 4+ second delays - and we have seen delays as bad as hundreds of seconds in the field.
     
    5) A really simple test would be to measure syn and syn/ack times while under load for a string of very short tcp transactions. This would emulate web traffic better.
     
    6) Recently published (and under discussion on the bloat list) was a pretty good summary of the speedtest problems we have on the internet going forward. Discussion here; https://lists.bufferbloat.net/pipermail/bloat/2019-May/009211.html - the paper, here: 
    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1905.02334.pdf  
    Anyway, we're kind of old internet fogies that mostly use email, and not web forums like this, if you have further questions, want to gain testers, or have someone from the bufferbloat effort or academia help dissect the data, please drop us a line on bloat at lists.bufferbloat.net.
     
    Best of luck with it! Thx!
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    CA3LE got a reaction from mudmanc4 in TMN on the News   
    Awesome!  Thank you Ken Colburn from Data Doctors.
     

    https://www.abc15.com/news/let-joe-know/paying-for-fast-speeds-why-is-your-computer-so-slow
     
    Another great article at KTAR - http://ktar.com/story/2530346/why-is-my-internet-slow-even-though-the-speed-test-says-it-is-fast/
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    CA3LE reacted to desktop1 in Hourly speed averages graph question   
    Thanks!
     
     
     
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Sean in TMN on the News   
    Awesome!  Thank you Ken Colburn from Data Doctors.
     

    https://www.abc15.com/news/let-joe-know/paying-for-fast-speeds-why-is-your-computer-so-slow
     
    Another great article at KTAR - http://ktar.com/story/2530346/why-is-my-internet-slow-even-though-the-speed-test-says-it-is-fast/
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    CA3LE got a reaction from DESAND in New Version Feedback   
    By the way,  that progress bar is the oldest part of the entire TMN program.  Original code.
     
    I mean, just look at this comment.
     
    this.setBar = resetBar; //doing this inline causes unexpected bugs in early NS4  
    haha, NS4 is referring to Netscape Navigator 4!
     
    That old bit of code is EXTREMELY hard for me to wrap my head around today.  I struggle to make edits to it.  I attempted to obfuscate (and minify, before that was a thing) the code but then ended up just making it hard for myself to understand later.    But that base progress bar code is so slim (very little code) and does the job perfectly in my opinion... so I made sure to carry it over.
     
    There are two progress meters... but they're telling you different things.  And I feel it's more than just % and MB downloaded.  The original progress bar is so simple in its design that I think it gives a better feel for what's happening sometimes.
     
     
    I'm still trying to work the date range selection into the My Results on mobile devices.  Just need to make it look right.  Trust me, I want it there too.  For now, the only way to select date range on mobile is through the Connection Guide or Hourly Tool.
     
    I'll definitely change the way the date displays so that it shows the month as "Jan" vs "01"  --- I actually can make it display in your countries default format too I just need to connect some other logic that's already built into the site.  I can make an array of countries that use "MM-DD-YYYY" and another for "DD-MM-YYYY" --- then have it format appropriately.  I plan on making that part of the future My Settings page.  This will change the date format to your preferred setting across the site... but will also automatically default to your countries preference.
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    CA3LE reacted to DESAND in New Version Feedback   
    I love it. Many more options and easier to track results. I was able to use the graphed results to show my ISP there was a problem with either their service or equipment. A change out in the equipment resolved the ongoing problem and retain me as a customer.No other tests provide graphical results showing fluctuations speed.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from DESAND in New Version Feedback   
    After I fixed the last bug I had this song in my head ?
     
     
    Another bug bites the dust!
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