03-13-2014 8:12 PM
My speed tests are indicating that connections to Chicago are very slow, even though I am located in a northern suburb of that city. Speeds to any other city are near my maximum of 12 MB per sec. I am seeing this on two PC's connected to my UVERSE modem. No other devices are plugged into the modem. What is causing this?
03-14-2014 12:29 AM
I am going to answer my own posting.
After two days of constant speed checking with the AT&T speedtest and SpeakEasy speed test finding
the Chicago connection way down in speed, it finally came back up this evening. Strangely, I did nothing
to either of my two PC's that should have made a difference. Most likely, the server people in Chicago did something to fix this, or less likely, AT&T fixed it. I will never know, for sure. I will just keep monitoring the speed through the Chicago server to see if it drops again. If anyone has a better explanation, I would certainly like to hear it.
03-14-2014 5:49 PM
I spoke too soon. Here it is 7:47 PM local time and the speed through the Chicago Servers is back again
to it's crawling pace (about 1 MB/sec). What is going on here?
03-15-2014 12:34 AM
This problem is still there.
I think it shows up at peak usage times during the day. I think there is too many users and activity on
my line either from the UVERSE portion or the general Chicago portion. Is anyone else experiencing
these slow downs?
I see many of these postings on this board never get viewed and some are never answered. Maybe
I need to go elsewhere for help.
03-18-2014 8:10 AM
Are you actually experiencing any connection or speed issues with your service? It can simply be that the speed test server in Chicago is slower. I see a similar thing using speedtest.net near Pittsburgh, if I select NJ or even Florida I see double the speeds vs. Pittsburgh and I'm in Pittsburgh. Not sure why that it, but if you don't actually have any specific issues with your connection, I wouldn't worry about it as all speed tests are estimated and fluctuate from city to city.
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03-21-2014 9:21 AM
This is a problem with congestion on my feed. The speeds vary with the peak times of usage. AT&T is just burying their heads and refusing to address this issue.