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my GF and I live in the same area, and

have the same isp modem router pc.

 

me: 8:4 modem twc 20/2 turbo now (100/10) maxx speed

gf: 8:4 modem twc 15/1 standard now (50/10) maxx speed.

 

here are our testmy.net results NYC to "East" server;

me: 72/9.5 or ~70% of my regional ookla speedtest

gf: 51/4.5 or ~100% of her regional ookla speedtest

 

so before i call twcable and downgrade to 15/1(50/5),

i thought i'd ask here - why did i lose 30% down?

was it because the internet backbone between

my region and yours is the bottleneck at 80mbps,

or does testmy hosting have problems dealing with

residential coax isp tests over 80mbps  :huh:

 

I can post a pingtest that shows how many hops

I am from your "east" test host if i knew what the

actual address or public pingable IP was...

 

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FYI - I'm only 5 hops away from ookla, so it's

no surprise I'm seeing my full advertised speed.

 

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TestMy itself has plenty of bandwidth. Not sure if your speed tests were taken on the same day and time. I've seen speeds be 30% lower here during peak usage hours, at times on weekends. Get an average of multiple tests on both machines over a period of days, and take the readings at the same time of day on both. See if there's a common trend for time of day. If you're using wireless between your device and the cable modem, make sure you are at the same distance from the wireless point each time. The gf speeds are the same as mine on that 50/5 plan. I assume from your description that the two PCs are the same.

Also select fixed test sizes by doing the Download test (like 50 MB down, and 5 MB up.) each time rather than the express test for this data taking.

I see speeds at 30% lower than my 50Mbps typical that I get during off hours. I'm roughly in the middle between the Dallas and Washington servers. Sometimes it's slower on one, sometimes the other. Many times when I get a slow reading, I'll get a faster one only minutes later which makes me think that whoever TWC uses as a supplier of the backbone, somewhere along the path there's congestion. You can set up an auto test.

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nice post P, but you are only repeating what I already know, and you have no at home experience testing this fast.  it's a wired 1gig router average speed and my prime time to overnight speeds only differ by ± 2mbps or 2%.  all auto tests are 90/9 locked on the nearest to NYC server as per the following link;

 

testmy.net/auto?extraID=A&schType=&st=1&r_time=1&xtimes=12&minDFS=90&minUFS=9&testServer=east

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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.

 

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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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Love it!  Glad you got it all hashed out.  Other tests don't see that stuff for some reason.

 

This is pretty much the most common issue and people always feel like it's TMN's fault.  "What the eff, I get better speed everywhere except TestMy.net!?!"  --- the tests here are unique.

 

Don't worry about TMN being limited.  I have 1000 Mbps to the DC server you're testing on.  Dallas has 2000 Mbps right now.  I'm currently moving the home server to a massive 10 Gbps server.  I'll have it configured and live in 7-14 days.  Trust me bro, I can keep up with you.   ;)  --- now and always in the future.  I work hard to make sure that my pipelines are ready for your testing... to give you the best chance possible and eliminate my end as a variable.

 

When you use TestMy.net you're almost always guarenteed dedicated system resources during your test, even under heady load you're most likely to get your own CPU for your test.  I have so much resources behind TestMy.net it's like each speed tester gets their own dedicated server during each test.  Backed by IBM Softlayer's network.  On top of its connection I estimate that the new server has twice the processing power of the current server.  Way overkill.  I like overkill.

 

mudmanc4's been pulling 400+ all day long.

 

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... at distance too.  Theoretically any speed below the maximum confirmed speed can accurately be tested.  Best results I've seen, confirmed, were 990 Mbps (with the classic single thread linear download test... the one that's best at catching issues like yours).  Dallas to Florida.  The new server will push that limit up... and will allow for many simultaneous gigabit tests.  It's rare right now but that will change and TMN will be ready when it does.

 

Happy Testing!

 

Also, thank you for marking your own topic solved.  I'm positive that it will help people.

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I just wanted to stress how important 1gig LAN throughput is at home.

 

If any one of your wired links is still running at 100 instead of 1000

you will only see 80mbps maxx no matter how optimal your PC is set.

so anyone getting speed bumped on comcast/twcable should evaluate

his LAN port connections from the PC through to the modem and make

sure everything is truly running at the full 1gig capable spec.

 

I've been on many forums where posters complain they don't get speeds,

while still being stuck using an older 10/100 limited wifi/router or switch.

 

here is a checklist of things to look for;

1.  is the wan and lan port on my router model actually rated for 1000

2.  is the lan port on my modem rated for 1000 (most 8:4 or 16:4 are)

3.  exactly what RJ45 port led light colors will indicate 1000 is in use

(make sure you check for your make&model mobo as colors can vary)

4.  are you using 3 meter (or less) 5e rated or 6 rated patch cords

5.  are patch cords touching magnetic fields such as AC/DC adapters

 

after spending time confirming my pc:cable:router:modem were all running at 1gig

 

CA3LE - I'm glad you are keeping pace with recent speed upgrades.

I've read a lot of FUD on other forums that you're capped at 100mbps.

 

Pgood - Before you increase, consider that I may be decreasing soon.

I'm running a lot of tests and using heavy up/down apps simultaneously

(100 player nearby mmorpg fps battles, two 1080 streams, fast surfing)

and notice I'm using on average 3mb/s with very brief spikes to 6mb/s,

I've concluded for one person 50/5 service may be more than enough,

so I would consider 100/10 if I had 2 or more active users at home.

 

even though your TG862G is 4:4, if you got a newer model at the same

50/5 speed, the increased Latency benefit of more channels is negligible,

or may depend on how over subscribed your local ISP is being provisioned.

here in Queens NY my Latency from 4/4 bumped to 8/4 on the same

modem hardly changed, which tells me local channels are not crowded,

even after the 20/2 to 100/10 bump went into effect, Latency was fine.  

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CA3LE - I'm glad you are keeping pace with recent speed upgrades.

I've read a lot of FUD on other forums that you're capped at 100mbps.

I've read that too. Truth is, TMN has been on a minimum of 1000 Mbps since late 2007. Dual 1000 Mbps since 2012. People always blame the test, I think because other speed tests tell them different. ... but let me ask you this, now which test do you believe? Which test led you to faster Internet? ....... stop wasting your time with the others. Results are only slow here when there's good reason. You've been here since Feb 2012 dude, I thought you'd only use testmy.net by now. :-P

The new 10 Gbps server is online and I'm in the process of setting everything up. The specs, Dual Processor Octo Core Xeon 2690 with 32GB RAM, SSD RAID 10. 32 processing threads vs 24 at 2.9 GHz vs 2.0 GHz. Only 8 more threads but I bet that it's twice the processing power. Replacing dual Hex Core Xeon 2620 16GB SSD RAID 10. This upgrade is way ahead of schedule and the current setup is optimal even at multiples of current traffic volume. But I saw that they started offering 10G and I'm always first in line for networking upgrades. A speed test is only as good as it's bandwidth.

I just wanted to stress how important 1gig LAN throughput is at home.

If any one of your wired links is still running at 100 instead of 1000

you will only see 80mbps maxx no matter how optimal your PC is set.

so anyone getting speed bumped on comcast/twcable should evaluate

his LAN port connections from the PC through to the modem and make

sure everything is truly running at the full 1gig capable spec.

 

I've been on many forums where posters complain they don't get speeds,

while still being stuck using an older 10/100 limited wifi/router or switch.

 

here is a checklist of things to look for;

1.  is the wan and lan port on my router model actually rated for 1000

2.  is the lan port on my modem rated for 1000 (most 8:4 or 16:4 are)

3.  exactly what RJ45 port led light colors will indicate 1000 is in use

(make sure you check for your make&model mobo as colors can vary)

4.  are you using 3 meter (or less) 5e rated or 6 rated patch cords

5.  are patch cords touching magnetic fields such as AC/DC adapters

...

 

even though your TG862G is 4:4, if you got a newer model at the same

50/5 speed, the increased Latency benefit of more channels is negligible,

or may depend on how over subscribed your local ISP is being provisioned.

here in Queens NY my Latency from 4/4 bumped to 8/4 on the same

modem hardly changed, which tells me local channels are not crowded,

even after the 20/2 to 100/10 bump went into effect, Latency was fine.  

Very true about the latency, good indicator.

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