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    paroxysmal got a reaction from j7n in Hello!   
    @CA3LE
    --Thanks for the great speed test site. I was genuinely surprised at the results I got here compared to speakeasy/ookla. My ISP does host an ookla site and does recommend using the java based speed tests. I was having trouble after upgrading my internet package. My old one was 10Mb/768k and I upgraded to 30Mb/3Mb. I had asked the sales/accounts lady if I needed a new cable modem and she said no and I believed her. Well after doing multiple tests on various sites i stumbled upon testmy.net and actually got an accurate result for what my connection really felt like compared to what my ISP said it should be. I contacted tech support and they said that I did need a new cable modem that the upgraded plan required a DOCSIS 3 cable modem and I had a DOCSIS 2 modem and that could/would account for variances in speed vs internet package. I went in and swapped out cable modems free of charge and tests were about the same on ookla/speakeasy but improved by a decent amount on testmy.net. Most importantly it felt quicker and more responsive as my family and I were using it for various things. 
     
    Thanks again and keep up the good work!
     
    Oh and for all you older techies in the crowd that might remember how we used to do speed tests before there were websites for it *grin*
    ftp blah.soandso.edu
    get 5mbfile.tar.gz
    send <1mbfile.tar.gz
     
    --paroxysmal
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    paroxysmal got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Hello!   
    @CA3LE
    --Thanks for the great speed test site. I was genuinely surprised at the results I got here compared to speakeasy/ookla. My ISP does host an ookla site and does recommend using the java based speed tests. I was having trouble after upgrading my internet package. My old one was 10Mb/768k and I upgraded to 30Mb/3Mb. I had asked the sales/accounts lady if I needed a new cable modem and she said no and I believed her. Well after doing multiple tests on various sites i stumbled upon testmy.net and actually got an accurate result for what my connection really felt like compared to what my ISP said it should be. I contacted tech support and they said that I did need a new cable modem that the upgraded plan required a DOCSIS 3 cable modem and I had a DOCSIS 2 modem and that could/would account for variances in speed vs internet package. I went in and swapped out cable modems free of charge and tests were about the same on ookla/speakeasy but improved by a decent amount on testmy.net. Most importantly it felt quicker and more responsive as my family and I were using it for various things. 
     
    Thanks again and keep up the good work!
     
    Oh and for all you older techies in the crowd that might remember how we used to do speed tests before there were websites for it *grin*
    ftp blah.soandso.edu
    get 5mbfile.tar.gz
    send <1mbfile.tar.gz
     
    --paroxysmal
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    paroxysmal got a reaction from CA3LE in Hello!   
    @CA3LE
    --Thanks for the great speed test site. I was genuinely surprised at the results I got here compared to speakeasy/ookla. My ISP does host an ookla site and does recommend using the java based speed tests. I was having trouble after upgrading my internet package. My old one was 10Mb/768k and I upgraded to 30Mb/3Mb. I had asked the sales/accounts lady if I needed a new cable modem and she said no and I believed her. Well after doing multiple tests on various sites i stumbled upon testmy.net and actually got an accurate result for what my connection really felt like compared to what my ISP said it should be. I contacted tech support and they said that I did need a new cable modem that the upgraded plan required a DOCSIS 3 cable modem and I had a DOCSIS 2 modem and that could/would account for variances in speed vs internet package. I went in and swapped out cable modems free of charge and tests were about the same on ookla/speakeasy but improved by a decent amount on testmy.net. Most importantly it felt quicker and more responsive as my family and I were using it for various things. 
     
    Thanks again and keep up the good work!
     
    Oh and for all you older techies in the crowd that might remember how we used to do speed tests before there were websites for it *grin*
    ftp blah.soandso.edu
    get 5mbfile.tar.gz
    send <1mbfile.tar.gz
     
    --paroxysmal
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    paroxysmal got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Hello!   
    @CA3LE
    --Thanks for the great speed test site. I was genuinely surprised at the results I got here compared to speakeasy/ookla. My ISP does host an ookla site and does recommend using the java based speed tests. I was having trouble after upgrading my internet package. My old one was 10Mb/768k and I upgraded to 30Mb/3Mb. I had asked the sales/accounts lady if I needed a new cable modem and she said no and I believed her. Well after doing multiple tests on various sites i stumbled upon testmy.net and actually got an accurate result for what my connection really felt like compared to what my ISP said it should be. I contacted tech support and they said that I did need a new cable modem that the upgraded plan required a DOCSIS 3 cable modem and I had a DOCSIS 2 modem and that could/would account for variances in speed vs internet package. I went in and swapped out cable modems free of charge and tests were about the same on ookla/speakeasy but improved by a decent amount on testmy.net. Most importantly it felt quicker and more responsive as my family and I were using it for various things. 
     
    Thanks again and keep up the good work!
     
    Oh and for all you older techies in the crowd that might remember how we used to do speed tests before there were websites for it *grin*
    ftp blah.soandso.edu
    get 5mbfile.tar.gz
    send <1mbfile.tar.gz
     
    --paroxysmal
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