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I was paying for fast and getting slow
It should be Mbps
Hi Ed !
I don't know , My ISP Say's 100Mbps but here's my Speed test . Is it slow ?
That part confuses me
My Network and Sharing Center always say's 100Mbps ,using Windows 10 by the way so, I'm not sure how Isp speeds and speed tests equate.
I have been studying that , but little to find on the net
ISP test with in their network;
Internet speed tests are outside the ISP network. Also, you get so much bandwidth on your shared line. If you're the only one using it, you could get 100Mbps. There are many who share your line probably.
Post was last edited on April 19, 2017 3:15 PM PDT
I think I share with lots of places .
The cable company was testing my internet connection and they tested for at least 2/3 blocks away , ended up changing my piece of the pie from the pole to my house , around 50 feet .
Are your connected to your modem by cable or
wifi? Could make a difference on your speed test. I get full speed on my wired system and much slower on my wifi system that is not next to my modem.
I'm connecte by cable
I have Xfinity
It always seems fast to me , if I'm getting jipped by them , I wouldn't know
Some reading on shared internet.
Post was last edited on April 19, 2017 3:00 PM PDT
This explains it the best for
you can compare
you can always compare the test with the test from speedtest.net
I hve run multiple tests
probably 15 and they are all pretty close .
Like I said before, I don't know how the LAN speed from my ISP equates to speed tests because I have never had a 100Mbps reported from any speed test
not going to get it
very seldom do you get the speeds you paid for. it is either because of local traffic if cable or distance from the switching station if dsl. then you must consider the number of splices, the distance and the type of cable in the line between the outside box to your modem to your computer or device. and finally you have to consider the number of devices that connect to router and the type of traffic going through it at any given time.
There is so much that must be considered when the speedtest shows you are slower than expected, that it could drive you bonkers trying to figure it out. Personally, unless I start losing connections or streaming starts buffering, I just don't worry about my speed.
On a side note, I subscribe to 30Mbps and my speedtest just showed 50.12Mbps and I was streaming netflix
You just made my day All of that mixed bag you described is exactly the way it is . You could only guess the amount of wires going from house to house in a big city like Chicago,
Poles Everywhere !
Ok, I'm done venting now thanks , I feel much better now
Just to set the record straight
I said I had a 15Mbps package and speed test showed 18Mbps.
You have a 75Mbps package and speed test showed 30Mbps.
The testing we did showed the problem is the modem or out bound.
If it's not the modem or a physical connection then I suspect you are connected to an overloaded isp circuit or your isp is throttling you.
The 100Mbps is the link speed, in theory that's the speed between you and your isp, I also show 100Mbps.
Call your isp and explain that you are using the xfinity speed test and the best you can get is 30Mbps.
Tell them you have a 75Mbps package and you've tested multiple times at different times of the day.
Yes the speed test will vary as your local network or the internet get busy but it won't be constantly busy.
Early in the day you should see high speed, 8 at night when folks are cranking up their netflixs the speed will drop.
Sorry about the 50 /15 mistake
Xfinity insists that I am getting what I am supposed to.
You know something, both you and Xfinity may be correct.
I wonder if my Netgear Modem is a bottleneck.
Xfifnity say's that I am getting the speed promised and my equipment is working properly but that doesn't mean that my modem can handle the speed they provide as I own my modem .
Xfinity isn't going any farther with this and my Negear SB6121 modem is 8 years old now so maybe there is something more.
I ordered the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I5TJGSE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , so it should clear this question up once and for all.
Finally , I got this clarified
By someone that speaks English and here's the Real Deal.....( I Think ? )
When I first signed on with Comcast in 2005 , I signed up for high speed internet with Boost .
Back than their High Speed was 25 Mbps and the Boost brought it up to 50 Mbps (*in this area ).
Later on and up to now, Comcast Doubled our speed to 100 Mbps.
Comcast say's , In reality , those Speed test Are Correct as I am only really entitled to 25 Mbps with the Boost , " Up to 50Mbps " and that's what the other reps I talked to earlier couldn't explain.
Does this make more sense to us ? I think so
So what you have is a 25Mbps package.
The doubling of speed did not apply to your package.
If that's true then the 30Mbps speed your seeing is fine.
That's what I think too
Too bad I had to talk to so many folks that weren't privy or trained to tell this ,but I am getting the new modem as the old one isn't up to the task for 100Mbps and maybe after this I will reap the benefits of that doubling of speed .
I wonder if I will notice any difference , like I said before, It always seemed fast to me.
No buffering and surfing was always almost instantaneous .
Since my Network and Sharing shows 100Mbps, with the new router , the speed test's should reflect that or better than I have now , correct?
Your mixing up stuff
The 100Mbps is your link speed.....forget that.
If you have a 25Mbps package then a new modem won't help as your isp throttles the connection at 25Mbps.
If you want faster speed upgrade your package
But they doubled the speed
in my case quadrupled .
We'll see , the modem comes sometime today by 9 pm .
Either way I am happy with what I have , anything more would be a perk.
I don't think the speed double applied to your package.
Once you get the new modem installed post the results of the speed test.
We'll have to see once we get the new modem .
Remember , my contract is from 2005 and the doubled my speed 2010 , so my contract should trump the new deal . ( did you catch the Trump pun ? )
OORAH ! Thanks Bob--B
I just finished installing my new Netgear CM1000 modem
It was easy too, unlike the last time , I had to call Comcast and have them activate the modem, this time I just I activated it over the internet and bingo, activated.
You were right Bob, the old Netgear wasn't up to the task ,
check out the new speed test results
Are we happy now ? I think it's pretty good for a 25Mbps package or should we still be looking for more Mbps ? I'm not spending any more money though.
Between Cable TV and my internet I pay $62.00 a month ....
Thanks for catching that Bob.
Now that we did this, where am I going to see it faster ?
To be honest
I don't understand how you can get that kind of speed from a 25Mbps package.
However I've never dug into cable modems and this docsis stuff.
Where it will show is in large downloads.
For gp surfing around the web not so much.
Enjoy what you have.
that Boost speed that we were talking about
wow ! Talk about mood swings
Different speed test.
Different time of the day.
I've seen my speed cut in half during the evening.
Folks are streaming their video's I suppose.