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Pahoo Katawah

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  1. Thanks but I haven’t uploaded anything yet, although I do have a wide variety of playlist content for both the discerning and the non-discerning viewers 🤯
  2. I haven’t been back for a while but now look forward to using it. My wife had surgery and is just now beginning to recover. I noticed on my prior testing that my time zone is not Eastern but something more like Mountain?
  3. Thank you Sean! If you don’t mind, I’m going to copy that into a procedure for me to refer to and share with anyone I know who uses Firefox (let’s see, there’s me and me). I prefer doing that to using Chrome or Google or Safari but everyone else I know uses one of those.
  4. O gee, and I was expecting a big congrats on my timing! 😪
  5. It's a screen capture(hopefully) of an error message. 🤔 Any ideas? I have no idea what/who CloudFlare is!
  6. FYI: https://mailchi.mp/newsletters/double-commander?e=def8f545c8
  7. So interesting. Believe it or not, I really don’t have any ‘mobile’ devices, other than this iPad. All my computers (except 1) are running a version of Windows 7, either 32 or 64 bit, and either Ultra or Professional. The exception is a Windows 8 64 bit because of a touch screen platform. So there are plenty of programs, like CCleaner for example, that only takes a flip of the switch to clean caches, etc. I used to do a full wipe and system install every December but no need to now. So it’s only this iPad that drives me crazy 😜. But it’s a lightweight machine good for playing chess or checking the weather. I kinda miss Ma Bell, though.
  8. 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❗️ 😉
  9. Just read this and felt compelled to quote you here: ” The true worth of an ISP In our opinion the true value of an Internet service provider isn't always measured in megabits. Truly great providers maintain good peering relationships with other providers so their users sustain quality speeds throughout the Internet, not just near by. It's the INTERnet not INTRAnet. If you run a speed test elsewhere and get higher results than you get here, poor provider peering may be to blame. ” This is a whole new world and the deeper I go (just below the surface) the more perplexing it becomes❗️ Yesterday I did an IP search of my new “public” IP via the ISP, and it came up with New Haven, Connecticut. Today I did the same exact thing and it came up with Orange, Connecticut! What!?! It’s time for me to call a Time Out!
  10. Having been a Windows user for 30+ years those things were 2nd nature to me but now, having an iPad, I’m out to lunch with it❗️😲 How did you do it on your iPhone? And thanks for the laugh at the end❗️
  11. CA3LE: I actually "fixed" a part of the testing late last night by running and timing the Multithread tests here to synch with the ISP's OOKLA Speedtest, causing this to run interference with that, and I was pleasantly surprised at the results. I have to go back and revisit them but as I recall, the slowest download to occur was > 150 Mbps and only happened once. All others were +200 and even here, they were fast. /Pahoo Pete
  12. 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:
  13. Bingo! I DIDN'T know that, that you actually include the "Me to Thee" 1st server! Well, that says it all ... EXCEPT I spent an hour or more with the tech today and had everything from this site on hardcopy for 'us' to go over, except that he wasn't interested in anything other than the ISP OOKLA site, which, of course, showed wonderful bandwidth speeds contrary to here and a couple of others I had pulled to backup all of my data from here. Ultimately, he gave me a free-to-use company router which did produce the somewhat better speeds. He neglected to mention that it targeted an initial server different from the one that was hardcoded with my original service and I was too tired to go there even though I had a printed map of the location of the original. Well, it's dinner time so I'll finish the story later in the other topic of mine that you were good enough to reply to! :-) Pahoo aka Big Beef
  14. One says "New Haven Connecticut" yet another says "Woodbridge Connecticut" so I'm pretty confused. 🤪
  15. I've been doing a lot of testing over several months using different parameters and devices. Now I'm trying to pull them in collected batches but I don't know if I'm getting exclusively 'me' or intermixed with others due to the different values on the right side of the screen, like TID and I can't remember the others. Do I have a User unique identifier and if so, how can I find it and use it as a parameter? Much thanks! PK
  16. Hi! My ISP came and replaced the cable running from the telephone pole to my house. Today they verified everything from the pole to the modem looked ok from their remote diagnostics so they are sending someone tomorrow to check inside the house. I told them I'm running a CAT6 cable directly from the modem to the computer port and gave them the average speeds. But I have to ask you a different question that I hope I have not already asked. Do I need to do a ping or some other test to determine the speed up and down from my computer to the local ISP server and then add that into the speed test? Somehow I get the feeling that speed tests actually test the speed between two servers, the ISP server and a remote server, but not from my computer to the ISP server to the remote server and back to my computer. Can anyone clarify this for me before the service person arrives sometime tomorrow? Thanks! Oh, I ask this because I have been choosing two ISP servers to test, meaning an Optonline server in NY and another Optonline server in NY because NY is the home of my ISP, Optonline. I've definitely done it elsehwere wher I can pick the two servers but have also tried to do it here by picking the NY server under the Eastern Location category.
  17. Thanks! I’ve used several servers and combinations also with several devices/locations here and different times of day. I’m trying to do “grouping” using the option to set a ‘tag’ to identify them but as you can see, I’m not getting in here lately because of other demands on my time. I will try your suggestion next time and let you know. On another site my default is NYC, being the closest, but Washington, DC, turns out to be steadily twice as fast! My ISP is in NYC but I wish I could bypass theirs and use the DC server instead. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to do it yet and I’m not sure of the DC IP address. Sorry, I just realized you were talking to Hangfire and not me!
  18. Sorry, thought you had left. In the meantime I've developed problems of my own. My speed dropped from 85-110 Mbps to 400-1200 Kbps!!! I found someone tossed a bag on the wirelerouter (8 antenna) t I writer talk later; in middle of running tests which kill wha my 200 tests sequence JUST ended so will have to examine the results but did just notice that the measurements I saw were suddenly in Bytes instead of bits! Don't know why that changed but will have to get back to you about your issue. My router suffered a suitcase falling on it a year ago and now this bag and between the two I think I lost 2 antenna internal connections but you never told me if you talked with the support people. I am thinking of switching to ATT so any input you would be willing to share I am more than willing to read!!! Pahoo Network Map Unexpected.doc
  19. Hi, That DL spread is pretty wild. I’m seeing the similar results but primarily when I change a parameter, like earlier I changed my QoS status from High to Ignore and the DL for that machine went from the 85 range to the 3 range! Are you doing the same? Testing parameters when you get those wild spreads. If not, do they occur at particular times of the day? Just curious. I’ve dealt with consistently good or consistently bad service but have always been able to track down the cause like when they installed a server in town because it was so bad and it really improved but suddenly a couple of years later it stunk again and my research showed that the server had disappeared! Trying to get them to admit it was infuriating and they never did but then I found a little trick to pay for the lowest tier but get around 110 Mbps DL which is unheard of where I live these days as the company was bought out by a large foreign enterprise which is in the ??? business and sticks it to the technically clueless customers. What goes around comes around ? ?
  20. Hi, What did ATT Tech Support say, especially since you are paying top-tier price? On another note, my question about 1 or 2 pieces relates to a change I made to my system that I don't believe can be made to yours but I'll check it out. It made a HUGE difference to mine, huge meaning going from around 20 mbps max download to 108 mbps max download. I pay for the minimum tier because testing over the years only gave me minimum regardless of the tier; I did one month tests of each tier. I'm curious to hear what your Support people told you! P P.S. It just came to mind that fiber does have some constraints, like bends in the cables, etc. since it's light through glass. Also, used to be that it required an additional interface (a big stumbling block to students at the university I taught/worked at circa 2000) but I doubt that is the case today....
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