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whenever i go to bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/ and do a speed test my download speed is 5mbps and above. usually like 5.1 or 5.2. but everytime i do a test on testmy.net its like 2.4 or 2.5 mbps. why is that? i have an emachines 633mhz computer with 192mb of ram and windows ME. forgot to mention its intel celeron processor.

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Well I dont know why that happens,but testmy.net is the most accurate testing site in the world,so what you get here is most likely your true speed,and if thats the case there is something wrong.I have Earthlink too and I get what I pay for,maybe frequent disconnections lately but speed is always up to par :)

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:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4790 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 585 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Tue Jun 7 17:35:36 CDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 86X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.75 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 28.14 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-8NWCFUEKZ

Mine seems to be okay too.  :icon_thumright:

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Could be your distance from testmy.  I'm located in Maine, so my speed tests are usually slower than the Adelphia test sites are.  Also, it depends on the size of the test file downloaded as well.  Smaller files give faster results, from what I've seen. 

Still:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 3330 Kbps about 3.3 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 406 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Tue Jun 07 2005 20:25:39 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Bottom Line:: 59X faster than 56K 1MB download in 2.52 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 7.94 % faster than the average for host (adelphia.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-Y69AK37QX

Not bad for a 4 Mb connection........

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damn cappy if only u told me earlier. thanx guys. yea i used the new york city servers and yea my earthlink is perfect. i knew there was nothing wrong with my cable modem cuz i have no spyware viruses or ne thing and it runs very fast so it was kinda strange for testmy.net to say my speed is 2mbps. i live in new york city so i used the nyc servers. thanx again.

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I live in NYC too,and this is what I get on my slow days:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4626 Kbps about 4.6 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 565 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Wed Jun 8 20:05:49 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 83X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.81 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 23.99 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LYEPMDFH0

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Subscription None Standard Enhanced

Billing period n/a                 Yearly

Price

(US dollars) Free $11.88/year $59.88/year

Personal tests

per month 3         100                   1,000

Hosted tests

per month none none

Hmmm...... may or may not be best, but more costly to the old wallet!

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Elink is good , but falling way behind in the times.

Cable is soon going to be obsolite :-P

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5436 Kbps about 5.4 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 664 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Sat Jun 11 2005 05:56:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 97X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.54 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 46.33 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-35IH4OWKT

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 381 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 46 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Sat Jun 11 2005 02:57:19 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 22.26 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 58.75 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-FWD0LN5US

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yea earthlink is the best. it probably is the best ISP in customer satisfaction. everything is perfect. wat did u mean by its falling in the times? wat do u suggest ppl with earthlink cable modem do? get verizon fios? thats wat im planning to do :-

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yea Earthlink is the best. it probably is the best ISP in customer satisfaction. everything is perfect. wat did u mean by its falling in the times? wat do u suggest ppl with Earthlink cable modem do? get verizon fios? thats wat im planning to do :-

Exactly. Cox has already begun upgrading to 9/1 , verizon is leading in speeds, comcast is even faster then us now a days...Once FIOS is avaliable in my area, the day i find out im ordering.

I mean, i love earthlink... have for years now. But 40 kbs upload is not worth my money when folks are paying less then me down the road a few miles and are getting 15/2 's .

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yea Earthlink is the best. it probably is the best ISP in customer satisfaction. everything is perfect. wat did u mean by its falling in the times? wat do u suggest ppl with Earthlink cable modem do? get verizon fios? thats wat im planning to do :-

in a PC World subscriber poll of American ISPs, Earthlink cable scored the highest.  I'd link to the article but I can't find it online, I got the mag.

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yea s1 i know what u mean lol. were paying im guessing around 45 dollars for 5/384 and ppl who have verizon fios pay 49.95 and they get 15/2. no offense to ne one but damn why cant new york city get verizon fios first. and especially me i live in astoria, queens, new york and i see the damn verizon building if i look out my window its only 4 blocks away.

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yea s1 i know what u mean lol. were paying im guessing around 45 dollars for 5/384 and ppl who have verizon fios pay 49.95 and they get 15/2. no offense to ne one but damn why cant new york city get verizon fios first. and especially me i live in astoria, queens, new york and i see the damn verizon building if i look out my window its only 4 blocks away.

LOL :haha:

I know what u mean because I live in Astoria too,used to be 3 blocks away from the Co. but now am 10,000 feet which is still close,and always wonder the same thing,why are they so damn slow.

But I do love my Earthlink service and it would be hard for me to switch,thats why I hope that either TWC upgrade,and I mean upgrade ;)

or Earthlink gets to provide my internet through FIOS,which i hear is in the works.

BTW: a 384 Kbps upload is really annoying in the year 2005 :lol:

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This is the first time (I think) that I have DL'd faster than 600 kB/s:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4927 Kbps about 4.9 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 601 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Tue Jun 14 18:59:01 CDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 88X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.7 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 32.98 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-XBACT8PD3

But, yeah. What is up with the uploads? My best was something like 360K.  :evil3:

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:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4979 Kbps about 5 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 608 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Tue Jun 14 23:49:48 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 89X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.68 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 34.46 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-PHIL43N6C

Over 600 kB/s :D

But then this :angry2:

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 368 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 45 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Wed Jun 15 16:17:52 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 22.76 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 53.33 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-3HERLJ58F

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Im running realy slowly this morning :s

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5219 Kbps about 5.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 637 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Wed Jun 15 2005 08:54:21 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 93X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.61 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 40.9 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-GBU12Y5LC

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 377 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 46 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Wed Jun 15 2005 08:55:12 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 22.26 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 57.08 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-EQAOID9VB

edit for upload

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Im running realy slowly this morning :s

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5219 Kbps about 5.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 637 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Wed Jun 15 2005 08:54:21 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 93X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.61 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 40.9 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-GBU12Y5LC

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 377 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 46 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Wed Jun 15 2005 08:55:12 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 22.26 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 57.08 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-EQAOID9VB

edit for upload

*cough* bite me *cough*  :haha:

Your downloads are great, but even you have slow uploads. Mine's the same as when I had the 3000/384 package. Earthlink really needs to improve that.  :evil:

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just out of curiosity do ne of u ever have problems with ur earthlink cable modem? i never ever had a problem with it. its been running the same as when i got it. i was checkin out dsl and cable modem packages online and i found this state that has dsl or cable modem available to them with no limit. the guy was like u can download as fast as ur modem. is that true???? why cant time warner do that?

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