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How good are my speed test results???

by vt53040 / February 19, 2007 1:16 AM PST

I am running a DSL service from AT&T/SBC Yahoo DSL. It's the cheap DSL ($17.99/month). My results from my test on were 1.7 Mbps/downloading and 438 Kbps/uploading. My CPU is an Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 at 1.8Ghz and I'm running Vista w/2MB RAM.

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What. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 19, 2007 6:53 AM PST

are they advertising?

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by vt53040 / February 20, 2007 12:21 AM PST
In reply to: What. . .

What do you mean?

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What do they advertise. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 20, 2007 9:11 AM PST
In reply to: advertising????

as your download/upload speeds. What are they telling you you're supposed to get? Just a quick look at what you're getting seems normal. If they tell you you are paying for 5 Meg down and you're only getting one Meg down, there's a problem.

Make sense?

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DSL speed
by vt53040 / February 27, 2007 6:00 AM PST

I had my DSL speed problem fixed. I hooked up at another website, and talked to a tech and after posting my stats for my modem, figured out I was capped at a certain speed (1934/512). This occured during ramp up on initial installation. After some tweaking by the techs, got my download speed up to 2.6 Mbps after testing. The DSL I've been paying for advertised 3.0 Mbps down. So I'm VERY happy now!

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Slower than you...
by BkOps / March 1, 2007 6:14 AM PST
In reply to: DSL speed

I pay $12.99 for the old Sprint 1.5 DSL...I just tested it 1541/436...
I should probably upgrade to 3.0...and see how much better this AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core 2.2Ghz processor can do...

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Download speed
by bbarrett6 / March 2, 2007 10:24 AM PST
In reply to: Slower than you...

A more accurate way to test your download speed is to find a trusted site from which to download a file. You won't actually complete the download, so don't worry about that. During the download, note the transfer rate, usually in kbps. After a few seconds, cancel the download. The download rate will vary a little, but pick a fair, average rate for that transfer. Since the transfer rate is in kilo 'BITS' per sec, multiply that rate by 8. That will be your actual download rate in bytes.

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Might try 10. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 3, 2007 5:59 AM PST
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good one....
by mhere100 / July 29, 2012 8:36 PM PDT

It is really great speed you have. I have 2 Mbps connection and I checked my I have got 1.4 Mbps uploading and 0.798 downloading.

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