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.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Give Reporting Include and Exclude Functions
I'll keep this in mind when I start on the database searching improvements. Development on that will start shortly after the new beta is released.
What I was planning on doing is having it aggregate the user agent information. So it will search through your result details, group the user agents and allow you to do more detailed searches. You'll also be able to select multiple identifiers. So you can select "Android & iOS" for instance or select the inverse to see only desktop and laptop results.
If you want to be part of the beta group, vote "Yes" on this topic >>
It's an old topic from the last beta of the version you're using today... a fresh beta is coming soon.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Wrong result ID given
Looks like there was already a result in the database with the same testID. It won't allow an overwrite of the same ID. It's supposed to check for that, I'll look and see why it didn't. Maybe I turned that off at some point and didn't realize... Even with that check disabled it's extremely rare to conflict with other testID's.
It's like 36^9 combinations, but I have seen it before and you just confirmed it again. I'll make sure that's not an issue for you in the future.
1.0155996e+14 that's a lot of combinations. 1.3537087e+16 combinations if I switched to cAsE sEnSiTiVe
Better go buy a lottery ticket.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to OldHippieDude in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly
Can you believe I'm happy, given that DSL is my only means for broadband way to Hades out here in the woods! Haha .. I'm only in the lowest 94% echelon, compared to my server's average. But, it's a helluva lot better than Windows 95 and AOL dial-up! Well, somewhat improved.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in After upgrade from 330 to 500, testmy.net results way slower
You may be seeing the same thing I experienced when I tried to upgrade a while back. I'll have to do some digging to find the topic.
What ended up happened in my case... I reverted back to my old package. Although the new package was faster on the top end it had such a slow ramp up after the upgrade that I favored my old package.
The new package required a new modem (16 channel). As with many previous cable internet speed upgrades over the years I was excited to upgrade, newer modem usually means great things. But that's just not at all what I observed with TestMy.net. Other tests, especially speedtest.net, will show higher results. They don't work like TestMy.net... they combine threads to achieve the highest possible speed. Good to know but it only shows part of the performance picture. For a multithread comparison within TMN you should try TestMy.net's multithread speed test - make sure you disable the option when you're done to test as you normally do.
My conclusion was that the newest, "fastest" packages from Comcast we're not what I was expecting. Again, fast top end but really slow starting out. It's like having a Lamborghini that can only drive in 4th-6th gear... eventually it will win a LONG race but for most stuff it just didn't stack up to the slower package with less threads. The "slower" package jumps off the line like a Tesla. Instantly up to speed with little ramp up at all. By the time the 16 channel modem would ramp up my "slower" modem/package was already done with the race ...and the next one.
Sometimes higher package speed doesn't equate to higher results on a single computer. It might just equate to more computers and devices that can be aggressively pulling resources without affecting each others speed as much. Personally, I favor my off the line performance more than the top end or being able to serve more devices. Especially with how bad it was in this case. I switched back and my results instantly fell back into line with the performance curve I expect. By the way, I'm still easily able to serve over 20 devices on my connection.
That was the first time a cable upgrade disappointed me and needed to be switched back to previous settings. Hey... at least I saved money because I no longer needed a new modem and the "slower" package is cheaper. TestMy.net saved me money by showing me that I actually performed better on a cheaper package.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to silverlocke in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly
i live in a rural area and not much choice as to isp and i upload a lot of photos and videos, so i bit the bullet and paid for the top tier plan from a local phone cooperative which, when i joined about 4 years ago was about $170 for 30mb/s down and 8mb/s upload. they gradually improved this over the years without charging more and the uptime is astoundingly great at what has to be 99.9x percent. but a few months back i got a bill for only $110 and i thought they had degraded my service and i checked and it was about 70mb/s down and an amazing 30mb/s upload! and your test show even better. bb /s~
Pgoodwin1 reacted to Moonwolf222 in Proof of Network Throttling
So, after thinking about my slow download speed that only occurred during specific times, I got to thinking. What was the common denominator? Street lights! I contacted my electric company and asked if they could disable the closet street lights to my location. Friday night, I checked my speed, but it still dropped shortly after 7pm. The next week, I had both the phone linesman and one of the electric company linesman come to my house just after my speed dropping again. The had me hook up my modem directly to a generator, and run my laptop by battery. Still no change. Then the electric company guy cut power to the area where I live. Still no change. Before they left, they discussed the option of a planned blackout further away from my house sometime that week, after getting permission from the town. Soon after they departed, I went and checked my download speed again. Lo and behold, it was back! The phone man called from his office shortly after, and I asked if he was seeing what I was. He stated that after leaving, he and the electric company guy got to a street light that wasn't operating except for a very faint glow. It was unhooked from the town power, and I got my internet back! So, if any of you have an issue like this, tell your phone company/electric company to start disconnecting street lights!
Pgoodwin1 got a reaction from eastav in The "My Results" graphs are misleading, they need to be fixed
Useless is a little strong. The results plots are very useful as is. You can select it and get dates and times. The fact that the x axis doesn't use fixed intervals isn't a big negative. It's a record, for as many days as you choose. I'm rarely interested in what happens every x minutes. Certainly an option to scale the x-axis to some user defined interval might be helpful. You do have the option to select individual TIP plots where the x-axis is scaled.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to Gympie QLD in Hello from Oz
Greetings from QLD Australia. I've just read through some of the FAQ's in your forum, and am impressed by your responses to the usual questions regarding different speed test results from different testing sites. Very informative. I have been using mostly ozspeedtest.com. I have just upgraded from a 25Mbps plan to a 50, and have been enthusiastically testing my new speeds (FTTN, some copper in my street). For your information, the ozspeedtest and Testmy.net results correlate very closely in multiple tests . . . they also confirm what my ISP (Telstra) said I could expect (about 46 Mbps). After reading through your forum, I have decided to use Testmy.net as my go to speed test from now on, with an occasional reference to the other site for comparison. Thank you for providing this valuable, independent service.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in How to download results for past 2 months?
You can export to CSV by visiting My Results then click "Export" below your graph. Whatever search options you have selected will be used in the export.
Open CSV in a text editor or spreadsheet program. In spreadsheet you can convert the data to your own charts and manipulate the data in a number of useful ways that TestMy.net's website interface isn't able to do, yet.