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Are you actually getting the Advertised Internet Connection Speeds?

I'm curious what the actual speed differences are between FIOS -vs- Cable? I don't have FIOS, but I'm thinking about it. How's the stability, support, and speed?

I'd also like to know, How Fast are the Internet Connections of the LockerGnome Community?

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My quickest connection to the Internet is via Comcast Cable Modem & Wi-Fi Router. My actual speeds are better than advertised.

GOOD LORD?! Full T1 for as low as $249 a month!

Full T1 | Speeds up to 1.5 Mbps

How is this a good deal?

asked Jul 06 '10 at 09:34

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edited Jul 09 '10 at 17:06


What ISP do you have? I'm getting 2mbps... =(

(Jul 06 '10 at 11:18) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

2MB/s down isn't bad for being around farms.

(Jul 06 '10 at 12:01) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

To all those wondering why their speeds may be slower than advertised: 1. It may just be peak time - Your local exchange can only handle so much traffic at one time. 2. The distance from your exchange makes a difference - the closer you are speeds should increase. 3. The type of your connection obviously matters, newer technologies such as fibre optics will obviously provide a better speed. 4. You may be using a firewall/other programs which restrict traffic flow. 5. Using wireless adapters to connect to your router will also slow down your speed somewhat. 6. Try resetting your router to it's default settings and plugging the router/microfilters straight into the (BT) phone socket, and not into anything else before that. 7. If all else fails, ring your ISP - don't pay for something you're not getting or your local exchange can't support, find a better deal! :)

(Jul 07 '10 at 09:20) daaaveeeee daaaveeeee's gravatar image

Good info for the newbies! They can also read up on MTU & other Network Settings.

(Jul 07 '10 at 13:21) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

FYI: Ookla is the same speed test engine that many use including Speakeasy & SpeedTest.net

(Jul 08 '10 at 07:45) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image
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My ISP says I'm supposed to have 6 mbps down, 768 kbps up. Close, but no cigar.

answered Jul 06 '10 at 09:53

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edited Jul 06 '10 at 21:15


Your speeds are within specs minus overhead =0p...

Try tweaking your connection > http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks

I'm on Windows Vista, so not tweaking for me.

(Jul 06 '10 at 10:08) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

They're within specs right now, but that can drop below 4mbps during peak hours.

Windows 7 here, shouldn't need any tweaks.

(Jul 06 '10 at 11:18) Leapo Leapo's gravatar image

Windows 7 here, shouldn't need any tweaks.

Hahahaha you're a comedian, Leapo. In your Network Connection Properties window, try disabling the QoS Packet Scheduler and see if your speedtest is any better.

Does anyone know why the QoS Packet Scheduler installs by default? All it seems to do is slow my internet down.

(Apr 11 '11 at 02:16) Duodave Duodave's gravatar image

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I "Supposably" have to have 100mb/s internet but... urgff.... uhhh well still fast downloads :D

Make also your pingtest here

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answered Jul 06 '10 at 17:17

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edited Jul 06 '10 at 17:49


Is that a Fiber Connection?

(Jul 06 '10 at 17:21) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

yes it is :) . .. .. .

(Jul 06 '10 at 17:24) Dark Avenger Dark%20Avenger's gravatar image

If you don't mind, how much does your service cost per month?

(Jul 06 '10 at 18:32) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

68.58 euros but it comes with hdtv and home telephone

(Jul 06 '10 at 18:36) Dark Avenger Dark%20Avenger's gravatar image

where do you live?

(Oct 16 '10 at 13:25) JohnK JohnK's gravatar image

Portugal :D

(Nov 06 '10 at 17:11) Dark Avenger Dark%20Avenger's gravatar image

I live in Portugal

(Jul 18 '11 at 02:13) Dark Avenger Dark%20Avenger's gravatar image
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This is the connection i am currently getting. I am subscribed to up to 10Mb Virgin Media broadband.

answered Jul 06 '10 at 09:39

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Nice. Upload seems low. > http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks

(Jul 06 '10 at 10:10) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

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I have comcast and i'm happy with my speed. That is the wired speed.

Somehow over wi-fi to the same modem i get this...

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Anyone have any ideas why the wireless is faster?

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answered Jul 06 '10 at 23:32

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edited Jul 07 '10 at 18:33


Comcast PowerBoost® is a patented-pending Comcast network technology that enables you to experience faster connection speeds while you are downloading and uploading large files to the Internet.


(Jul 07 '10 at 01:50) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

That could be it but the weird part is using the same server just one computer using a Wired connection through a 802.11g router and the other using the wi-fi of that router and the wi-fi one gets faster speeds. Another thing is that G routers only push 54mb/s not 64.44mp/s. But i dont know but i get very quite fast downloads.

(Jul 07 '10 at 14:21) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Dude the speed u see through wi-fi is the WAN speed u have.. not the internet speed :P

(Oct 16 '10 at 17:36) lopbox lopbox's gravatar image

it is a "G" router, so first of all I would be getting 54 mb/s max. Also I am downloading a file off the internet to my computer so the wired should be faster. It is in no way the WLAN speed that I have. It is my internet speed. It still is sending info from a server and then downloading it to test the speed it just takes the time that it takes and then converts that to Mb/s.

(Oct 16 '10 at 17:46) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

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I'm subscribed to Verizon DSL's 3Mbps plan. This is actually better than usual.

answered Jul 07 '10 at 01:09

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For anyone wondering I live in Hong Kong and if I am correct my internet connection speed should only be 100Mb/s... I have FTTB (fiber to the building) on a very long contract and it sucks becuase now the same company has 1000Mb/s contracts for a cheaper price!!

answered Jul 07 '10 at 02:09

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GOOD LORD! What do you need that much speed for?

(Jul 07 '10 at 02:12) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

My Internet speed is 2.51. My ipod touch's speed is 2.7!

(Jul 07 '10 at 02:31) Matthew B Matthew%20B's gravatar image

It was my dad who decided to buy this contract, and he said he would buy the new 1000Mb/s one if he wasn't tied in this current one. He uses it to download TV programs using torrent (legal in our country at the monent), I remember once the downloading was going so fast the computer screen froze and the HDD was making terrible noise as it couldn't keep up with the rapid reading and writing...

(Jul 07 '10 at 02:48) SacGor SacGor's gravatar image

I will trade you internet speeds

(Jul 08 '10 at 02:32) Craighton ♦♦ Craighton's gravatar image

Wow this is MUCH better then mine!

(Jul 08 '10 at 08:48) Madison Tries Madison%20Tries's gravatar image

The upload alone beats the shit out of mine.

(Oct 15 '10 at 17:53) Ben Grant Ben%20Grant's gravatar image
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I'm subscribed to an 8Mbps ADSL MAX service, but I live in a crap area with a crap exchange, as you can see from my results. I'm with Freedom2Surf/Pipex/Opel/Tiscali whatever they are now, via a BT phone line.

We have complained, they won't do anything.

answered Jul 06 '10 at 11:44

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That hurts to look at.

(Jul 06 '10 at 11:51) kyle_on_the_radio kyle_on_the_radio's gravatar image

Yeah, your ping hurts to look at... ^^

(Jul 18 '11 at 10:46) Chupweb Chupweb's gravatar image

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I'm subscribed to up to 8mbps Sky Broadband in the UK. Not too bad to say it's relatively cheap.

answered Jul 06 '10 at 20:56

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My speed is faster than my contract at this time of the day:

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answered Jul 07 '10 at 01:16

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7MB Down and 1MB up. This is the Fastest package I can get and only cable no DSL or fiber optic in my area DSL is right up the road but not where im at. and this is faster than the highest package with DSL in my area.

answered Jul 07 '10 at 01:18

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