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I'm having some trouble with my connection. Now, I'm really new to most of this so I probably won't understand what a lot of you say.

Anyways, I recently switched from ADSL to Cable, and I'm pretty sure that the cable's speed was advertised as much more than ADSL.

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

Connection is:: 2528 Kbps about 2.5 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Download Speed is:: 309 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Dec 16 18:51:26 PST 2005

Bottom Line:: 45X faster than 56K 1MB download in 3.31 sec

Diagnosis: 90% + Okay : running at 94.4 % of your hosts average (shawcable.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-KI2TX9HFS

I think the Cable was advertised at 5 Mbps or 7Mbps.

and, I think the ADSL was advertised at 1.5 Mbps.

Anyways, I really cannot see any difference. My download speeds (using IE) are usually even slower on Cable than when I had ADSL. When I had ADSL, I would download a file using IE and it would be about 110~200 kb/s. Now, for the same file, it rarely goes up above 100.

Thanks. Any help is appreciated =)

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Thanks for the fast reply,

Whats a traceroute? =P, I'm a complete noobie.

Who your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is: Shaw (shaw.ca)

I haven't installed any tweaking utilities yet.


A traceroute is a utility of TCP/IP which maps the path that data takes from your PC through the networks to the destiniation.  It is a good tool because it bypasses any software you have, and shows if there are any problems with your ISP.

-click start, click run

-type cmd and click ok

-type tracert testmy.net and hit enter

If you copy and paste your results here, we will help you makes heads or tails of them.

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Welcome to the forum, Carter.

If you haven't stopped here already, this is your bible: http://www.testmy.net/forum/index.php?topic=2097.0

Otherwise, make sure you are running the speedtest with your firewall and browser toolbars disabled.

Can you provide a traceroute?


The URL you posted, I'm going to answer each number =)

1. What OS are you running? Windows XP. That p2p fix for SP2, do I really need to d/l it? I'm really trying to increase my d/l speed using the internet, I'm not interested with p2p d/l speeds right now.

2. ISP = Shaw, I think it advertised 5mbps or was it 7?

3. Haven't installed/used any tweaking utilities. Heres the DSLreports website report:


4. I told you my speed already =)

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

Connection is:: 2734 Kbps about 2.7 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 334 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Dec 16 20:50:56 PST 2005

Bottom Line:: 49X faster than 56K 1MB download in 3.07 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 2.05 % faster than the average for host (shawcable.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-W3C0YL76M


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

Connection is:: 5230 Kbps about 5.2 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 638 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Dec 16 21:10:14 PST 2005

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

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 95.22 % faster than the average for host (shawcable.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-EMA2QS3X1

O.O Thank you (to both of you!) so very much =)

I just tried downloading a few files from download.com, and they were averaging at about 1mb/s.

But on a different website, it started at 200kB/s, but then VERY quickly dropped to 40kb/s. Actually, at download.com, it started at about 1.3mb/s but also dropped very quickly to about 1mb/s and in the 800/900's as the download progressed. Do you know why this is? And why some servers have slower speeds? Thanks.

Also, you said:

'With cablenut upen, run the .ccs file which is closest to your advertised speeds (I'd suggest starting with "Cable & DSL 6000 384.ccs").  '

So, should I change it again, or just continue with that speed?

Thanks =)

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That's the fun of it, you can try any number of different .ccs files to see which is best.  Just remember to reboot your PC after saving each, as it is a registry setting.  Also, keep in mind that these are all preset, and you can always tweak them a bit yourself.

As far as why some servers are faster than others, it depends on several factors: traffic, distance, upstream of the server, path through network/backbone.  I wouldn't sweat it too much, though.  Testmy.net has the most accurate speedtests on the net.

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