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Is there an available tool that can be used to measure my cable internet upload/download speeds? www.dslreports.com reports my speeds as that of a standard 56K modem which is obviously incorrect. I'm trying to determine if I'm getting what I'm paying for. -- -=[cwa]=- chris at cwaiken dot net...

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    Is there an available tool that can be used to measure my cable internet
    upload/download speeds? www.dslreports.com reports my speeds as that of a
    standard 56K modem which is obviously incorrect. I'm trying to determine if
    I'm getting what I'm paying for.

    --
    -=[cwa]=-
    chris at cwaiken dot net

    Christopher Guest

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    Christopher W Aiken <net> writes:
     

    Or may not be incorrect. :-P
    Tim Guest

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    Christopher W Aiken wrote: 

    Give them another try. They might be correct - some cable connexions
    are absolutely awful, and one is not getting what one is paying for.
    Double-check with Menumeters.
    George Guest

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    In article <de>, Christopher W Aiken
    <net> wrote:
     


    Menumeters which can be found on versiontracker. It will also track
    memory usage and it's free.

    --
    "All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song."

    - Louis Armstrong
    Mark Guest

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    Entity George Williams spoke thus:
     
    >
    > Give them another try. They might be correct - some cable connexions
    > are absolutely awful, and one is not getting what one is paying for.
    > Double-check with Menumeters.[/ref]

    MenuMeter only reports "Traffic Total", at least on my setup.
    I have never heard of dslreports being wrong.

    Crosscheck here:

    http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/
    http://broadbandreports.com/tools
    <http://us.mcafee.com/root/genericURL_genericLeftNav.asp?genericURL=/root/sp
    eedometer/test_0150.asp>

    Keep in mind that typical cable uploads are only 56 -128k while downloads
    are 1200k. if you want a faster upload go for DSL.

    -- Gnarlie

    Gnarlodious Guest

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    In article <BCF0700C.4CF44%invalid.>,
    Gnarlodious <invalid.> wrote:
     

    Sometimes there can be congestion on the path between the ISP and test
    server. There are three or four test servers linked from dslreports. I
    suggest that the OP try all of them. The highest speed would be the
    most correct.

    --
    Charles
    Charles Guest

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    On 2004-06-12, Gnarlodious <invalid.> wrote: 

    My very typical cable connection is 300K up, 3000K down (real speeds,
    regularly observed). This is the standary, ordinary consumer cable
    package from a very large provider -- it's available to literally
    millions of people.

    I've never heard of any consumer dsl package that does as well, much
    less better. The local dsl consumer package (same price as the cable
    package, above) is 128K up and either 1500K or 750K down, depending
    how far you are from the switch. This is, again, very typical, and
    from a very large provider.


    noman Guest

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    In article <de>,
    Christopher W Aiken <net> wrote:
     


    When doing speed tests dslreports, if you get a speed that you think
    isnt correct then use another server to do your tests. If you two or
    three of there speed test servers giving you the same info then it's
    likely ur connection stinks. Also select your isp and then do a search
    for your zip code. Look the results other ppl in your area have been
    getting.

    M. Prindle
    M. Guest

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    On 2004-06-11 22:05:56 -0400, Christopher W Aiken <net> said:
     

    nyc.speakeasy.net. wait a few seconds for the java to load up and
    start the test.

    --
    -justin

    Justin Guest

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    noman <net> wrote:
     

    BellSouth has recently introduced their "DSL Xtreme" package, which
    provides up to 3000K down and 384K down, as compared to their normal up
    to 1500K down and 256K up. With that package, I'm regularly getting
    2500K and higher downloads.

    --
    Mike Rosenberg
    <http://www.macconsult.com> Macintosh consulting services for NE Florida
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    Mike Guest

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