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    spypet got a reaction from mudmanc4 in PSA: enable QoS to lower Latency since 11/15/2016   
    in april 2016 and again november 2016, twcable maxx and charter customers may have noticed their isp server being over provisioned.  IMHO this is a marketing gimmick to allow you to "speedtest" 15-20% faster - but at an unstable high latency speed.    if your router's quality of service is disabled, and you are now seeing wired speedtests on your 50/5(60/6) service at 70/6 (or double this on double speed 100/10 tiers)  I would strongly recommend you enable QoS and set it closer to 60/6 (about 15-20% below peek speedtest).  this will lower the speedtest reads, but it will also lower your Latency back down to where it should be.  lower latency during peek bursts of speed will benefit twitch gamers and lower the error re-transmission rate needed by bulk down-loaders.  if you can't enable your QoS, but use a torrent or download client, you may want to at least cap the download rate within these clients 20% below your top speedtest.
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    spypet got a reaction from CA3LE in tmn is now giving results that are too fast   
    testServer=east and both tests were repeatedly run within a minute of each other.
    nothing has changed about my 50/5 8:4 ISP service or my PC - this is all on you.  
     

     
    BTW you really need to do something about your results wallpaper and results font color.
    the contrast between them is so bad that it's very hard to read your blue test results.
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    spypet got a reaction from CA3LE in delete selected - does not delete a test row   
    OK, it works for us lowly minions too...  I feel so special now  
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    spypet got a reaction from CA3LE in delete selected - does not delete a test row   
    I'm happy the UI developer finally made a better way to tag and delete "your results" rows of tests.  the problem now is the test records don't actually come off your list when you supposedly deleted them.  for example i ran 3 sets of up/down test rows this morning and tried to delete the lowest score pair.  I got the delete dialog box confirming my selection, but the rows are still there even after several attempts and chrome browser restarts.
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    spypet got a reaction from CA3LE in my posts title bar hyperlink missing   
    update:  my posts in the forum  and  my content
     
    links now goes to a post populated page.
     
    thanks for fixing this 
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    spypet got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Mirrors will all reboot today   
    I agree $120/yr is a bargain for double the speed - I'm positive I won't miss it.  
    I'd rather spend that $120/yr on another 4TB HDD to add to my home RAID.  
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    spypet got a reaction from CA3LE in Mirrors will all reboot today   
    ok cable, nvm - it sorted itself out and i just got two nice 50/5 tests as expected.  
    i had asked twc to downgrade my speed from 100/10 to 50/5 because i could not
    find any "killer app" worthy of the $120/yr additional expense.  after the downgrade,
    everything seemed to work fine - except your test sight - but now that too is normal.
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    spypet got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in is the internet slow ~or~ is testmy so limited ?   
    good news gang - i fixed my own problem.
     
    after spending time confirming my pc:cable:router:modem were all running at 1gig
    and my lan port drivers were up to date, it occurred to me to tweek win7/64 a bit;
    https://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
    i ran this utility, set it to Optimal settings, it changed two dozen registry entries.
    after a reboot i was testing within 5% of my 100/10 last mile speed.
     

     
    since a lot of people are getting >50m free speed upgrades at comcast and twc,
    hopefully others will find this thread and see the value of registry optimization.
    it's a shame that tool developer didn't keep updating it for win8 and beyond.
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    spypet got a reaction from CA3LE in is the internet slow ~or~ is testmy so limited ?   
    good news gang - i fixed my own problem.
     
    after spending time confirming my pc:cable:router:modem were all running at 1gig
    and my lan port drivers were up to date, it occurred to me to tweek win7/64 a bit;
    https://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
    i ran this utility, set it to Optimal settings, it changed two dozen registry entries.
    after a reboot i was testing within 5% of my 100/10 last mile speed.
     

     
    since a lot of people are getting >50m free speed upgrades at comcast and twc,
    hopefully others will find this thread and see the value of registry optimization.
    it's a shame that tool developer didn't keep updating it for win8 and beyond.
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    spypet got a reaction from CA3LE in how testmy.net may get some free press   
    CA3LE - take a look at this;  
     
    http://www.reddit.com/r/nyc/comments/2645tu/theyre_here_taken_in_ridgewood_queens_11385/
     
    Comcast assigning DHCP to NYC TWCable customers?  government officials and the media may grow interested in this new trend - well before the Comcast+TWCable merge is approved.
     
    testmy.net is in the unique position (particularly in NY and LA) of being able to accumulate solid data showing the growing number of Comcast IP managed TWCable last mile connections (in areas Comcast never was) and post it in a media presentable format.
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    spypet reacted to CA3LE in how can i build my Server Selection in a test hyperlink?   
    Alright, sorry it took me a while to check into this.
     
    So I have an easy solution... it's already built to handle this.  All you have to do is add &testServer=east to the end of that URL.  If you go to the speed test mirror page you can get the names for all of the servers from the 'set default' buttons. I didn't specifically design that to work with the auto test... but it does.  It's all one large program, so that command flows right over to the auto test.  Pretty cool, I didn't even have to do anything.  
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    spypet got a reaction from CA3LE in how can i build my Server Selection in a test hyperlink?   
    i run this test using the following link every week;
     
    testmy.net/auto?extraID=A&schType=&st=1&r_time=1&xtimes=12&minDFS=40&minUFS=2
     
    how can i force it to always test to the Washington DC server.
    even when i'm logged in and with your cookies intact, 
    testmy.net keeps reverting me back down to Dallas TX,
    which is annoying as all hell as my results go haywire.
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    spypet got a reaction from mudmanc4 in NY-TX routing speeds deteriorating to testmy.net   
    thanks everyone for lending your experience resources and insights

    changing to the East coast test address eventually got my results more
    inline with reality of the 15/1 i'm get on flash tests, and service i pay for.

    I say eventually because I suspect during the last few weeks of testing
    TWC/RR added capacity to my area, so maybe my complaints helped.

    keep up the good work providing a realistic speed testing alternative
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