Internet Speeds and Speed tests

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Internet Speeds and Speed tests

Ironically the earlier version of this post got lost due to net dropout LOL

 

So I just got hooked up for Elite (6MB)

 

Most speed tests coming in at 3.5-4MB

 

So does anyone know a really reliable speed test site to use ?

 

Also, what about speed picking up over time ? I was told it might take a few days to get to full speed

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http://www.speedtest.net/ seems to be a pretty good one... A cool app, and in my experience it is pretty accurate.

 

ATT has one on their DSL support site that seems reasonably accurate too... Not as cool a GUI.  Given that this test is (I assume) on the AT&T network, you might find more consistent results from it since there might not be many or any routes outside AT&T's network - if you can pick a local site.

 

http://helpme.att.net/dsl/speedtest/

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Interestingly the speed test see, to vary a lot more than the old DSL did based on geography.

 

I am in NorCal and if I connect to a West Coast server for the test its right at 6MB like advertised

 

East Coast can go as low as 3.

 

Odd. 

 

I mean I do know it varies some by distance but thats an awful lot

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I am subscribed to 10 MBPS ( Max ). Unfortunately I get only 2.5 MBPS. two dispathces no show. had to wait for an hour to get somebody for reschedule. What to say vey bad experience.

 

You may have already tried this.

 

http://helpme.att.net/dsl/speedtest/

 

http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest

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rajeshgk wrote:

I am subscribed to 10 MBPS ( Max ). Unfortunately I get only 2.5 MBPS. two dispathces no show. had to wait for an hour to get somebody for reschedule. What to say vey bad experience.

 

You may have already tried this.

 

http://helpme.att.net/dsl/speedtest/

 

http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest


Login to your account online and make sure it shows that you are subscribed to the MAX 10/1.5 Mbps tier. Also check your billing. The orders sometimes get messed up. If the orders messed up, call them up and have them fix the subscription.

 

If you are in fact subscribed to MAX 10/1.5 Mbps, take a computer and hardwire - connect ethernet cable directly between your computer and the gateway - and speed tests to speedtest.net and to AT&T's speed text. You should see something 9.5+ Mbpsdown and 1.2+ Mbps up. You might also disable your wireless to make sure that wireless is not the problem. If you're not getting the speed on the hardwired connection call up AT&T and have them come out and fix it. U-verse is not like DSL where the speed can vary by 50% of your subscribed speed. With U-verse you should see within 10 or 20% of your subscribed speed.

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Depending on the type of network connection you have, you might be able to tweak your connection so that the speed of your Internet, as well as your local area network, will be faster. By changing the System Registry and optimizing the TCP/IP parameters, SpeedConnect can fine-tune the values to take advantage of more reliable, faster Internet connections.And you can check your internet speed connections from http://www.ip-details.com/
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One thing I did not see in this thread is if the OP is going wireless or wired.

 

I thought I was having throughput problems (2.5 vs the 6 I was paying for), and the problem turned out to be interference with the wireless signal.  My wired connection was just fine. 

 

To solve the problem, I went into the RG settings and changed the wireless channel to something other than the default and have had no problems since.  I consistantly get better than 5Mb/s now.

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Desertnate wrote:

One thing I did not see in this thread is if the OP is going wireless or wired.

 

I thought I was having throughput problems (2.5 vs the 6 I was paying for), and the problem turned out to be interference with the wireless signal.  My wired connection was just fine. 

 

To solve the problem, I went into the RG settings and changed the wireless channel to something other than the default and have had no problems since.  I consistantly get better than 5Mb/s now.


 
Just remember to re-check when you have loss of power or re-boot it has been reported it defaults back to its original channel setting. 

 

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