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PostSubject: Internet Connection Speed   Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:07 pm

Got an email this morning, out of the blue, from Comcast notifying me they'd increased my internet speed from 150mbps to 200mbps.

So I rebooted my Comcast modem and ran an Ookla speed test:

  • 215.11 mbps download speed
  • 11.98 mbps upload speed
  • 30 ms ping


In previous tests I have measured:
3/17/2015:

  • 123.56 mbps download speed
  • 12.37 mbps upload speed
  • 10 ms ping

12/3/2013:

  • 57.75 mbps download speed
  • 11.48 mbps upload speed
  • 28 ms ping

4/6/2013:

  • 31.03 mbps download
  • 2.00 mbps upload speed
  • 22 ms ping

I'm certainly glad to have the faster download speed -- I have enjoyed having lightning fast music downloads -- but I'm not quite sure what it means to have my upload speeds getting slower, or my ping responses getting slower.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:22 pm

A single test can be misleading. You need to test the connection several times and average the readings.

In your case, the ping is meaningless. It's obvious from the fast speed that the slow ping cannot be correlated with latency as it can be in other cases. I just tested my connection and it showed 3.59mb download speed and 21ms ping.

NoCoPilot wrote:
I'm certainly glad to have the faster download speed...
Yeah, you must have gotten tired of waiting several seconds to download a file at 150 mbps. Poor baby.
I wonder what it would cost to run a cable from your house to mine.....
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:24 pm

Now that Comcast has finished fucking with my internet, I've been using it this morning and it seemed pretty frisky.  Decided to run an Ookla on it:

  • 225.57 mbps download speed
  • 12.17 mbps upload speed
  • 27 ms ping

Not bad.  Not bad at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:26 pm

What happened to "Fuck Comcast"? I don't see it.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:58 pm

Fuck Comcast. Very fastly.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:06 pm

My numbers have stayed fairly consistent at about 28-29 download, 5 upload. I don't usually do really intensive stuff, so that's been fine for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:40 pm

NoCoPilot wrote:
Fuck Comcast.  Very fastly.

"Fastly"? Is that anything like "bigly"?
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:47 pm

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"Fastly"? Is that anything like "bigly"?
Muchly.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:49 pm

richard09 wrote:
My numbers have stayed fairly consistent at about 28-29 download, 5 upload. I don't usually do really intensive stuff, so that's been fine for me.
i have people sending me music. I watch movies and videos online. I download albums from iTunes.

And I'm impatient as fuck.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:18 pm

NoCoPilot wrote:
_Howard wrote:
"Fastly"? Is that anything like "bigly"?
Muchly.

When I was a kid, we used the word "Fugly." Which, of course, meant "fucking ugly."
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:19 pm

Downloading a file this morning and noticed the connection was running at 560.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:35 pm

MBPS? That's AWESOME!
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:24 pm

Mea culpa. I forgot the units.

That was 560 Bytes per second.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:33 pm

That's not so awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:05 am

Today it's running nearly 1000 times that speed. Which is still miserably slow.

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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:30 pm

I think my first modem was a 6.3kbps and I was thrilled to have it! When the 15.2s came out I couldn't BELIEVE the luxury.
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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:56 pm

I don't remember a 6.3 or 15.2 kbps modem. Perhaps you mean 4800 or 9600 and 14.4 kbps.

Early on, I had 300, 1200, and 2400 baud modems. And long distance calls were really expensive.

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PostSubject: Re: Internet Connection Speed   Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:06 pm

Wired connection is a whole lot faster than wireless via Bluetooth:
  • 42.79 Mbps download
  • 12.10 Mbps upload
  • 12 ms ping
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