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  1. 2 hours ago, JereSalo said:

    Hi! Thank you both for your help.

    I solved this issue 2 days ago, I had a problem in my Windows 10 desktop and I investigated it for a few days till I found this:




    I wrote this on my CMD: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
    And it worked!

    Now if I run the test on my desktop pc I have more than 30Mbps and before I had 3. I don't know why Windows was configured in that way.

    Have a nice day and thank you for your time!

    Glad you got it working. LOL. Not a fix for your average Joe computer user

  2. My wife’s 2015 MacBook Pro connects to our AirPort Extreme Bas Station at 877Mbps, and the TestMy download I just did was 230 Mbps - which is 15% above our Spectrum ISP plan 200 max.


    The laptop is located 12-15 ft from the wireless bridge/router through one interior wall. The wireless bridge/router is set to a fixed 5GHz channel 161.I get our plan max speeds on iPads too. Seems like your MacBook should be able to deliver if your wireless router settings were adjusted.


    since the 2.4GHz channel has better range, you might want to ensure that you’re auto switching between 2.4 and 5 GHz on the router - assuming you can’t get satisfactory results on a fixed 5GHz channel.

  3. 23 hours ago, bp3 said:

    Its a new 2019 macbook - so it has no ethernet port - probably some dongle I could get... I did manage to get it up over 200 Mbps by moving from 10ft away to right over my wifi router so definitely something going on there. Maybe my router is 'intelligently' limiting it or something. Anyways thanks for the suggestion!

    The box for the laptop may have the Thundebolt-to-Ethernet dongle in it. Apple put them in the box for a MacBook Pro a few years ago. Don’t know if they do for the MacBook or if they still do.

  4. 18 hours ago, Vitorio said:

    My plan  is 10Mbps. checked and corrected from previous number. I asked in other forum and told me that was the velocity between my Phone/Pad to the router (90.5Mbps). It was independent of my internet velocity (10Mbps). Sound logical to me. The purpose of SweetSpost app was to measure how strong is the WiFi velocity between locations.

    This makes sense. I couldn’t find any TestMy results for you since 2018.


    90.5 Mbps sounds like it’s on the low side, but I don’t know what your equipment setup and capabilities are.

  5. The issue may be outside their network. The do have control over who they partner with. Here’s a comment on that issue by @Cable (the TestMy site owner. Edit/tailor the comment below and send it to them. Tell them your problem may be with the ISPs they are using for their customers. Do some latency testing so you have those test results available to send them. Be polite and persistent.


    CA3LE comment on ISP Peering


    “You have no control over what happens once the data leaves your footprint but you do have control over who you're peering with.  This issue appears to be caused by edge connections leaving "your footprint".  Basically, some of YOUR internet providers aren't delivering.  This is trickling down to me, the customer.  You can see in my traceroutes where the massive spike in latency occurs!  This should help techs track down the weak links.  That should be where you investigate and if it ends up outside of your control... then it's within the control of one of your peering providers.  YOU choose your internet providers just like I choose mine.  You are responsible for your peers and if they aren't performing for your customers to the point it's affecting their connections... then you need to pick new peers and strengthen links to best accommodate your customers.”

  6. http://pingserverstatus.com/playstationnetwork.php

    the PlayStation servers are all over. Not sure exactly where they are but the link above  takes you to a ping test page of the Sony playstation network servers.


    I got results below. I ran it several times and got some results up to about 130.


    if you run that ping test on your laptop and get significantly different results using the PlayStation hardware, then it points to the PlayStation as being “different”. Not sure what is typical for your model PSx though


  7. I see your results from today 6/1/20. I see that your download tests are all multithreaded. Try doing some download tests without multithread on, and choose the test server closest to you. You can also do some latency tests to the server you choose and post that result. The sw download from black magic at 1.2 MB/sec (9.6 Mbps) may be limited by activity on blackmagic’s server. Your average is about 23 Mbps (2.9 MB/sec) on TestMy. Not sure what your ISP plan says you should be getting.




  8. On 4/17/2020 at 10:11 AM, xs1 said:



    The upload is consistent. usually between 750-880. The download on the other hand can be as bad as 98 down, usually around 250. That's the issue. Same thing happened when we switched to 500/500. They over provision/overload their nodes typically, and that's a problem.

    Maybe with enough phone calls you can get them to route you differently. 

  9. The short answer is that your ISP test Server site is <50 miles from you, and is not reporting the complete results to you.nearby test servers don’t give you a realistic internet performance speed because most of the time when you use the internet, the sites you connect to are much farther away than 50 miles and go through a complex web of nodes.


    You can see on the green and yellow graph above that your download speed is all over the place but the result they give you (109Mbps) is the value it was at the end of the test, The actual value of that data is far lower than 109 if they had averaged over the whole test period.

    Here’s a good write up of why the TestMy results are meaningful and the ISP tests have a limited usefulness. Read all the tabs on this page.  https://testmy.net/legit-speed-test.php


  10. @entrappedmind  too bad it’s your only option.


    @CA3LE  do you have any comment on entrappedmind’s comment:


    Not according to them.


    "We do guarantee your speeds to us.  Beyond our network we can not do anything about that."

    "...you are getting your correct speeds to us which is what we guarantee."

    "...we have no control over what happens with data once it is no longer in our footprint."

    "...we can guarantee are tests performed at speedtest.bex.net, as that traffic stays entirely on our network. We have no control over internet traffic once it leaves our network”


    If I remember correctly, you’ve made some comments in the past about how ISPs help customers for issues outside the ISP’s network by negotiating re-routes 

  11. On 4/4/2020 at 11:17 AM, entrappedmind said:


    No, they have no "ticket" system.



    They've refused to allow me to record calls on my end, and I insist on having a record of communications.

    I don’t see how they can prevent you from recording anything on your end (and how would they know). And since they have no ticket system, they aren’t behaving like a real service company. Sounds like you should end your service with them ASAP if you can’t get some action via phone calls. Don’t let them bully you with talk about your contract. They broke the contract with lack of service. 

  12. 9 hours ago, entrappedmind said:

    Yesterday's & today's test results, running a 50MB test every ten minutes (https://testmy.net/quickstats/entrappedmind).




    No idea whatsoever why it spent a little over a day spiking from one extreme to the other as opposed to the predictability I'd grown accustomed to, but now it appears to be back to struggling again, at least for the moment.




    Still hoping to hear back from anybody with some sort of suggestion, especially since I'm now on day three of the ISP's techs ignoring my emails.


    Can someone at least reassure me that my suspicions of throttling are just paranoia?

    It’s a pain to have to go thru this stuff I know. I suggest you call them instead of emailing. Be polite but persistent. If you don’t get satisfaction from talking to their first level support person, ask to speak to a supervisor. I assume you have some kind of problem ticket number that your emails are posting to. 

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