Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in TMN on the News
Awesome! Thank you Ken Colburn from Data Doctors.
Another great article at KTAR - http://ktar.com/story/2530346/why-is-my-internet-slow-even-though-the-speed-test-says-it-is-fast/
Pgoodwin1 reacted to Big Beef in What am I testing?
EDIT: (When I posted this it appeared under the name Big Beef and not Pahoo. Big Beef was another old nickname I had so now I’m confused ??♂️ if I created 2 accounts⁉️ I’m supposed to be Pahoo Katawah.)
This site has allowed me to document the incredibly poor service I’ve been receiving and the ISP responded by confirming it and said they need to do pole work. They’ve called the police to arrange a day/time and I’m waiting to hear back about it.
I pay for 400 Mbps down but receive between 50 and 150 (see my testing results). If I pay for 100 Mbps I save $10/month! I’m just going to keep pushing them, which is why I spend my time running and sending test results instead of getting in here to the forum ☹️ ?‼️
Pgoodwin1 got a reaction from CA3LE in New Version Feedback
@CA3LE I like having the dark mode option. Thanks.
I noticed that on the Results page, the Light/Dark selector link at the bottom of the page isn’t there. It’s there on the Download and Upload pages.
The date range selector on the Results is pretty cool too. The downside is when you want to display say 6 months of results, you have to scroll the calendar when you used to be able to just enter a number of days. Not sure if you can come up with an easy way to allow the user to just enter the number of days.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Upload speed not showing results
Hi Ron525, thank you for being a long time member! And thank you for taking the time.
After looking closer at your results it appears that you're on an older version of firefox.
You're on 56.0 ... We're on like --- 67 now.
So update firefox. But that's not it. That's not how I roll.
...THANK YOU! I program for this. I'll adjust my rule for that function so that it works in your browser too... it's really easy but I'll have to do it tomorrow because I'm wrapping my night up. Basically, I'll tell it to use the old method in your instance because it's failsafe, we know it works. I literally just have to adjust the version number of firefox that it will accept for that function. Because I know that some of its methods are dependent on browser functionality released after a certain date. My research on those functions start dates must have been a little off OR your browser is literally on the EDGE of when that functionality that's needed to make that work properly was introduced.
At any rate, I'll make sure to make that work properly under all circumstances. This is why your input is so valuable to me. I'd need a million computers to test a fraction of the circumstances you guys can do in one week. I'm not kidding. I can't do this without you guys.
Again, thank you for taking your time, you're making TMN better.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to ron525 in Upload speed not showing results
I logged in yesterday to find a new format, I did an upload test first but no results it just went back to the test my upload speed page.
I have tried a few more times but still nothing, also none of the tests are showing in my logged results either.
The download tests work okay with the graph showing after the test and are showing in my logged results as well.
Edit; Have just used the old version and upload is working as it should be.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to Frank Kelm in Upload speed drops during 'evening' hours
Sean, Called Mediacom and got a tech in NY. Looked at my account and took less than a minute to see that it was a hardware issue on their side.
Cable guy came and tested the outdoor tap, checked my equipment and confirmed it was outside issue.
Now to see if they can locate and repair.
Pgoodwin1 got a reaction from CA3LE in Stuttering and cpu usage
I’ve got one work PC at home that uses gobs of CPU%. It’s a Win7 Machine. I believe a significant portion of the issue was caused by one (or more) of the Windows updates last October - December. In my particular case, I hadn’t used the PC in a few months, so when I fired it up, there were a dozen or so SW (Windows and Office) updates that were “waiting to install” and the windows update services we’re eating up over 50%. The machine was consistently running between 75% and 100%. When I’d move the mouse or drag a window, it would flatline at 100%. Out IT guy helped the installation process by “focusing my computer on the install process”. Not sure what he did, but I believe he ended some processes in Task Manager. Not sure which ones.
i went online and found quite a few discussions about high CPU usage people were having after the 4th quarter Windows and Office updates. Found another article that said a corrupted mouse driver was causing the high CPU usage. Seems there’s a lot of possibilities.
Im a Mac user so I can tell you the safe way to go about correcting things. On a Mac, if you boot up in Safe Mode, it clears out issues. Perhaps on a PC it does something similar.
my work IT guy said it was probably time to upgrade my 8 yr old Win7 pro laptop to a new one. It’s still running at 25% cpu usage just sitting there doing nothing. My 10 yr old work desktop PC running Win7 pro however sits at 5-10% CPU sitting there doing nothing. Seems like the laptop could be “fixed”.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Slow internet
... you should see my email. I have dozens, maybe hundreds of these. I usually just ignore them. When I do respond, they never respond back.
This is a quick search of my inbox for "internet slow" ... these are recent, within the last month. And this is only the ones caught by those specific keywords. lol
Gotta love this one...
"I want my internet fixed it's slow!" -- talk about shooting the messenger. Often they're far more rude than that.
... the last one caught my eye...
Awwww man! That was just a nice guy who wanted my help. His email got caught up with the others. I'm sorry Harsh! [emailed him just now and shared this topic]
I don't know why some people always think that I have some control over their speed. If I did, everyone would be at least as fast as I am!
I also get angry people wanting me to fix their bills. Again, if I had control over that, your bill would be $0.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Slow internet
I got your messages too...
I get messages like this almost daily.
Please keep in mind, TestMy.net is a third party speed test and is not affiliated with your ISP. We're here to help you.
Just like you I'm an average consumer. When I was 15 in 1996 I wanted to see how fast my internet speed was and I couldn't find a proper tool so I started to build what would become TestMy.net in 2002. I build TestMy.net so that people like us have a testing platform outside of ISP control.
I'm sorry you're having ongoing issues with Hughes, it's a common theme around here. I rarely meet any satellite user who's truly happy. I assume where you live you have little options, right? Can you get a 4G connection yet? Maybe with the right equipment a cell connection might help. How much data are you transferring monthly?
Pgoodwin1 reacted to Jsdennis in Show off your SLOWEST internet speedtest
97% slower than the national average. Now THAT is something to boast about, at least as it regards "SLOWEST." ?
Broadband just doesn't get much slower and still be properly called "broadband." 95% slower than the national average.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to dasho in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly
Internet only, no phone, TV, etc $91.00
They get a bad rap, but I've had them for 20 years and have only had 1 problem with "regular" service. That was 6-7 years ago they were doing line work in our neighborhood and my speed dropped for a few hours then went out for 30 minutes.
Even with storms they've been incredibly reliable. We live on the Southwest Gulf coast of Florida very close to the water. After Hurricane Charlie in 2004, Wilma 2005 and Irma 2017, internet was never down or was back on within a day.
With a 10 year old, 13 year old, myself and my wife using a 4K LED smart TV, 3 flat screen 1080p LCD TVs, 2 Kindles, 3 Android phones, 1 iPhone, Xbox 360, Xbox One, 2 gaming PCs and who knows what else, the 1 terabyte a month data allotment has been gone over a few times. In my opinion they need to bump that up a little since I believe my situation is becoming more common. I had never thought about it before I bought one, but a 4K 65" LED Smart TV eats quite a bit of bandwidth.
And remember, FIGHT TO REINSTATE NET NEUTRALITY!!!
Pgoodwin1 reacted to JasonP71 in Cox Communications San Diego, Ca
I have Cox Gigablast and this is what I am getting:
:::.. Internet Speed Test Result Details ..:::
Download Connection Speed:: 258071 kbps or 258.1 Mbps
Download Speed Test Size:: 200 MB or 204800 kB or 209715200 bytes
Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 32259 kB/s or 32.3 MB/s
Upload Connection Speed:: 14593 kbps or 14.6 Mbps
Upload Speed Test Size:: 12 MB or 12288 kB or 12582912 bytes
Upload Binary File Transfer Speed:: 1824 kB/s or 1.8 MB/s
Timed:: Download: 6.501 seconds | Upload: 6.898 seconds
Tested At:: https://TestMy.net
Test Time:: 2018-07-20 07:13:28 Local Time
Client Location:: Spring Valley, CA US https://testmy.net/city/spring_valley_ca
Target:: San Francisco, CA https://testmy.net/multithread
TiP Measurement Summary (Download):: Min 219.47 Mbps | Middle Avg 262.17 Mbps | Max 271.57 Mbps | 9% Variance
Client Stats:: https://testmy.net/quickstats/JasonP71 https://testmy.net/compID/1601687249
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.103 Safari/537.36 [!]
Pgoodwin1 reacted to Sirwriter in Wireless router - 50+ clients - devices
I had a similar experience a few years back. At the time I was using Charter internet and nothing else. It was Doc sis 3.0 And I used a Motorola modem and a Netgear router, both set up for Doc sis 3.0 . I was experimenting with several Insteon products, including a handheld remote whereby I could establish several "scenes" with my stereo set up. That included dimming lights, setting up a on the amp, choosing background (pop, rock, concert hall, outdoor stage, etc. At the time there were 4 channels download that could be linked together to give me a pretty powerful signal one the amp with built in equalizer, and two preamps throughout the house, which was a sprawling ranch style. At the time I had a test bed desktop which was where I loaded the software for all the Insteon products. I tried Wi-Fi extenders without much success. I was pretty much top of the line with my modem/router set up, and an engineer suggested a Net gear 5 port Gigabit Desktop powered switch. The idea was to lower the power consumption by better than half. I did that, changing the location of several control spots, including the Inspiron software control center. The difference was incredible. I was running 3 lines of 1 gig internet to TWO inexpensive test beds, and dropped my overall consumption to a point where I had more power that I actually needed. It took a little experimentation. The Wi-Fi on the motherboards was insufficient to carry a strong enough signal from one end of the house to the other. I threw together another test bed, and split the load. I bought two PCIe Wi-Fi transmitters and the entire set up was the best thing I ever built. With Docis mating together, I often had download speeds
in excess of 80 t0 90 Mbps. One thing: The house was 27 years old at the time and had had Dish, DirecTV, and just plain internet. The
cables from the box outside looked to be about the same age. I replaced all the cable from beginning to end. There were no less than 18 splitters and plugged in antenna amps throughout the attic. Not one of them had a terminator cap on it, and before I cleaned it out my noise to signal ratio was 59%.After replacing the cable it dropped to less than 25.
I wish you the best of luck.