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Is This As Good As It Gets?

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That looks like the turboboost kicked in.

You may have to do a longer test to see the real numbers.

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Is this a trick question?

What's the difference between the two? Office? Home? Friend's location? Explain.

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Differences

"What's the difference between the two? Office? Home? Friend's location? Explain.."

Both connections (home and office) are Comcast. Both connections are wired gigabit. The office connection is using an SMC modem (Comcast's) only, while the home connection is running through a Motorola SB6120 SURFboard eXtreme modem and a D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit router with the radio disabled (wired only). Note: The Comcast "modem" at the shop is actually a 4-port gigabit wired router, complete with user selectable security and connection features.

Home results are:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1015392553.png

This is about typical for the top end of what I see others getting...and that is good.

The shop's results are readily repeatable (69+Mb/s down & 6+Mb/s up) as are home's at 21+ and 3+ respectively. Also, in practical use, the shop "feels" 3x faster. I run both tests using the same server, so no difference there.

I originally posted only to see if anyone else was getting the 69+ or if this is a fortunate fluke.

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For the home users,

21 is generally what they subscribe to (they don't tell you but they probably have slower service at a lower price as well). For business, time is money, and my guess is that they subscribe to a faster package. Ask them how much they pay per month and compare how much you pay. I am with Time Warner, my speed is around 20mbps on a good day (and I pay about $40/month).

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I doubt they would offer that in my area, and...

I bet you I can't afford it even if they do (whatever it might be, hehe). If you get 1/3 of that consistently...smile.

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