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Old 02-05-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I'm curious. Why would the test be faster when I select New York City as opposed to Clifton NJ? They are both about the same distance from home (less than 50 miles)!
The answer lies in the route. New York is city right on the backbone, so the throughput to their is going to be higher than clifton NJ, and I bet that the way the routes are run, that your signal travels to NYC and THEN to NJ.

For instance:


Thats Bozeman, MT <50 miles away

and a 2nd run:



Spokane, WA ~400miles away


Seattle, WA ~550 miles away

Spokane had the lowest ping, and highest download, but Seattle won on upload. And Seattle was farthest away.

For me, Upload is a better indicator, because I live on campus, and thus download shifts fairly erratically. The upload shifts a lot less.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Uploads suck, but downloads are good. Decent ping time too.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Bordeaux, France
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here is mine
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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here is mine
OMFG!!!

Where do you live?!
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Bordeaux, France
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French city Bordeaux: its the wine capital of the world and a nominee to be europe's cuture capital
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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It doesn't feel like my connection is that slow.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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I don't know if it's good or bad , but I get 12607 kb/s upload and 1900 kb/s download! My service provider has a speed test as well. I get 12.87 Mbps upload and 1.88 Mbps download. All I know is that when I click on something it usually opens up right away, so I guess it's good.
It appears that you have your numbers reversed. Your downstream speed is 12.87 Mbps and your upstream speed is 1.88 Mbps, a very fast connection. You're probably on a T-line, Cable or FIOS (Fiber optic), much too fast for DSL. Your downstream speed is always equal to or greater than your upstream speed. Your upstream speed is "choked" to prevent you from using your PC as a server, unless you are paying server rates to your ISP. The speed test is quite accurate compared to the speed test provided by your ISP. Speeds will always vary according to network and ISP line conditions, especially with DSL which is my ISP and really sucks.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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Ok maybe someone can riddle me this. I have sub-standard DSL like 500-700kbs max I have ever seen and I frequently do speeds tests. My DSL provider (Hooterville telephone company) has assured me that I will never get more speed than I currently have.

So I am running the speedtest over the weekend and today and I am getting crazy results like 7000 kbs to bursts of 20000. And the kicker is my connection experience is the same. Downloading larges files - no difference - as a test tried to download a 700 meg file and the DL time was 18 hours or something - canceled that! So what is going on?

Thanks!
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Mexico City
1035/227
ping 178ms
distance 1100 miles

El Paso
1903/317
ping 101ms
Distance 350 miles

Hamilton, Bermuda
1154/273
ping 318ms
2150 miles

I think it makes a difference if you reboot and go straight to the test.
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