Tagged: Network speed
02/22/2014 at 1:16 pm #60500
I just upgraded our Comcast modem and also our old router and now we are getting these results on speedtest.net
ping 16ms D/L 57.77 Mbps U/L 11.41 Mbps. I am happy now. We do pay for the Blast upgrade.
Anyone care to compare speed? I am curious what other folks are getting.
I have some friends here in Ballard on Century Link and I checked their connection:
Ping 94ms D/L 2.01 Mbps U/L 1.40 Mbps – Huge difference.02/22/2014 at 1:31 pm #60503
10ms 53.90Mbps 23.13 Mbps using Comcast02/22/2014 at 1:34 pm #60504
D/L 2.000 Mbps
U/L 0.5 Mbps02/22/2014 at 2:53 pm #60509
You younguns with your flashy fast internetz! My Earthlink (rebranded Comcast cable) is running at 9ms ping, 28Mbps down, 5.9Mbps up to the local CondoInternet speedtest server; I am using home WiFi-N (5G band) so I suppose the download speed might be affected by that.
Annoyingly (and this is totally Earthlink’s fault, not Comcast’s), Earthlink swaps in their own custom DNS servers halfway around the country in place of the perfectly good Comcast ones, so there are lookup delay issues, and recently I was actually getting a lot of DNS lookup timeouts! Earthlink does this so they can earn extra ad money by redirecting you to an ad page when you enter a common misspelling of a web address.02/22/2014 at 3:03 pm #60511
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huh?02/22/2014 at 3:06 pm #60513
My babe rewired the house and ran her own superwire up to a rocket panel in the rafter above her herbology den. Now we are plugged in all rooms at DL 36.72 and UL 12.402/22/2014 at 3:43 pm #60519
My speed with Blast was:
59.9 Mb/s DL
11.75 Mb/s UL
I downgraded back to reg and now get:
Ping 8 ms
28.73 Mb/s DL
6.10 Mb/s UL
27.98 Mb/s DL
5.68 Mb/s UL02/22/2014 at 4:16 pm #60520
Comcast basic cable02/22/2014 at 5:51 pm #60523
Comcast with blast on our wifi using a Surface:
Using an ipad:
Ping 9002/22/2014 at 6:54 pm #60533
Mine, with Centurylink
pathetic! ashamed to post the truth!02/22/2014 at 11:09 pm #60543
Comcast…I get 26 DL, 6 ul. I’m not paying for the high high speed, otherwise I expect I would be right around your speeds.02/23/2014 at 4:52 am #60547
download 6.12 mbps
Upload .72 mbps
and pay for 15mbps …
location location location … I’m right around NW 57th + 24th, just in that old dead zone, where it’s not good, between the new Ballard 5+ story condo with retail and then the older buildings.
Good enough to area to pay for it, just not worthy of actually bothering to update a line to your building, though the pole at the end of the driveway looks like 5 techno-squirrels built nests on it the past few years…02/23/2014 at 7:40 am #60551
Centurylink VDSL, I pay for 7 down, 5 up
I’m getting over 9 down and roughly 4.25 up
Cable may sometimes slow down when everyone comes home from work. DSL can do this too, depending on the equipment, but I have never experienced it. I don’t game online, so it has never been too slow for me.02/23/2014 at 7:45 am #60553
Comcast internet only, no blast
Ping 11 ms
I’ll have to try it out at my businesses too. One has CenturyLink and the other has Clearwire
Hey Mondoman, I’m not a tech expert at any stretch, but your DNS problem reminded me of an issue at one of my businesses with timeouts. When Andy was alive, he converted it over to use Google Public DNS and the problems went away. He liked to set each device to use it no matter what the ISP handed out. Here are the numbers he had in his notebook:
Google Public DNS 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
OpenDNS 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.16802/23/2014 at 5:25 pm #60573
plasticbags – have you changed your modem out since last fall? If not then you should and get an Arris 822 DOCS3 modem with telephony (if you have Xfinity phone). BTW we pay $10 for Blast and $7 for the phone.
If you have upgraded your modem and your are getting the speeds that you posted then something is wrong, you are just up the street from me and you should be getting 50 Mbps with Blast, that is what you are paying for.02/23/2014 at 6:12 pm #60576
Regardless of speed, I would like to find out why my bundled Comcast charges are so high. Because Comcast certainly can’t give me a good answer.02/23/2014 at 7:16 pm #60577
Modem is Technicolor TC8305C. I tested the number on my imac which is also on the wireless network and it’s: dl 53.20, ul 11.37, ping 10. I have no idea why the DL on the ipad would be so low, but it usually has a pretty choppy connection.
We got this modem/router combo last year because we were having choppy connections on all of our devices. Not two weeks later I kept getting voice mails from Comcast’s automated service that our modem was out of date and to upgrade it. I ignored it because I figured their signals got crossed somehow.
Sometimes I lay awake at night and wonder how many hours of my life have been lost to being on the phone with Comcast. But in this case I think the issue is my ipad and not them.02/24/2014 at 9:40 am #60593
Here’s my CLink (or should that be CLunk?) business numbers:
ping: 74 ms
Here’s my Clearwire business numbers:
ping: 90 ms
Those speeds are pathetic, especially the CLink speeds. Even uploading the weekly delta for business records is a go have a coffee type of thing.
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