Test your internet bandwidth!

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Test your internet bandwidth!

Post by Lawndart » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:34 pm

Great site for checking out that hotel connection speed:
http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

I always use the Dallas, TX speed test, since it's located near all our dedicated servers. Of course this doesn't tell you if it's spiking, but you see if any or both of the download/upload speed tests fall below 128 kbps. Lock-On flying will suffer especially while using voice comms when that happens!

Via Speakeasy's server and from home I average 11,520 kbps download and 960 kbps upload speed. Between most hotels seems like sub-1,000 kbps download and roughly 256 kbps upload speeds are usual. The Wi-Fi @ Orlando Intl has ballpark speed of 5,000 kbps download & upload. It rocks, especially upload!


Other sites to test your bandwidth:
http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/default.asp
http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest
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Post by Funky » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:16 am

Here's another one that I know of:

Infospeed.verizon.net

It doesnt ask you for your location so I'm assuming that it uses the closes Verizon server to you.

Also, why do these test sites give you such different results? For example speakeasy's test indicated 4400 download on both test I ran when pcpitstop and verizon indicated 2300 once and 3600 the second attempt...

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Post by Lawndart » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:51 am

Just ran a random speedtest on my connection in Orlando, FL to the Dallas, TX server during off-peak hours and these are the results. (BTW, this is during our normal practice time around midnight eastern). You can finally start to call "High-Speed"... well, High Speed!!!

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Post by Funky » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:54 am

You've got to be kid'n me !! :shock:
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Post by Redeye » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:20 am

This is mine updated Nov 6 2009.

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Post by Thumper » Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:13 pm

I got 4798 down and 346 kbps up on my laptop wireless connection...4803 down and 352 kbps up on my flight rig with wired connection...havent checked the server yet...but im guessing its about the same. Those numbers are using the Dallas server, which is the closest to my location.

Suffice it to say, I envy LD's connection speeds bigtime.

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Post by Lawndart » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:03 pm

Road Runner recently upgraded their "Turbo" package with faster downloads, but more importantly upload speeds doubled.

@Burner, I know you posted yours elsewhere a few days back and I just now got around to testing my own. . . :shock: WOW! You weren't kidding. :D
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Post by Panther » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:02 pm

I'm jealous!!
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Post by Burner » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:29 pm

Heck ya, Capitalism FTW!

Considering when we signed up for Road Runner it was 9 down / 1 up

20 Down / 2 Up, for free, is quite a bump :D
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Post by Velo » Thu May 01, 2008 4:54 pm

Very nice speeds Lawndart. I'm just in the middle!
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Post by Rhino » Fri May 09, 2008 10:04 am

I win! Comcast has really boosted our pipes here.

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Post by Rhino » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:35 am

I "see" your test and raise you 4 more MB of download from my last test!

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I'm really going to miss this line in 4 months when I have to move back home. :cry: :(
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Post by Convertible » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:25 am

Sorry guys. I had to up the anti: :lol:

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Now if I only had a better rig!!!! :?
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Post by Lawndart » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:08 pm

Is this your home connection Con? That's blazing fast :!:

With those speeds, I think you're guilty of commiting "puter abuse" if you say your rig is the bottleneck. :wink:
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Post by STRIKER » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:55 pm

Hey Con... I didnt know your Commodore 64's rotory phone dialup could go so fast. :wink:
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