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How Fast Is Your Internet?
skoolmunkee at 3:26AM, Feb. 1, 2009
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lothar


i guess thats good considering i'm testing this on a machine that's almost 10 years old with a USB modem and extension cord atached to a whiskey bottle pointed towards the neighbors house

What's amazing is you get a huge upload rate too. Upload's usually much smaller unless you're on some kind of direct network…
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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crocty at 4:32AM, Feb. 1, 2009
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…Now I feel insecure about my slow internet.

D: Don't look at it, guys!
THIS NEW SITE SUCKS I'M LEAVING FOREVER I PROMISE, GUYS.
NOT BLUFFING, I'M GONE IF YOU DON'T FIX IT.
Oh god I'm so alone someone pay attention to me
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Product Placement at 5:17AM, Feb. 1, 2009
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First I tried couple of neighbors.




Then I tried going for the other side of the world.


Those were my two cents.
If you have any other questions, please deposit a quarter.
This space for rent.
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Orange at 6:12PM, Feb. 1, 2009
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;-;




Woe is me.
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VinceLikesRooster at 7:19PM, Feb. 1, 2009
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Orange


;-;




Woe is me.

You must live in the middle of nowhere to get those speeds. That was my dial up some long time ago
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ozoneocean at 8:03PM, Feb. 1, 2009
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Dial-up doesn't go higher than 56kbps. Only for download. I don't think upload is anything near that on dialup.

All speeds here are broadband, but maybe different price plans as well as methods…? Like Wifi, Satelite, Cable, DSL… makes a big difference. As does your own computer, router, cables… even the programs you have running at the time you test it.
 
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Hakoshen at 9:31PM, Feb. 1, 2009
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with one city,

with the recommended one.
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I'm the enemy he requires to define him.
Soon or later, he'll bring me back to life again for another epic encounter of shouting about power levels and grimacing.
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Niccea at 9:25AM, Feb. 2, 2009
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Yowza that is fast.

Compared it to the school's Wi-Fi service.
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Walrus at 6:02PM, Feb. 2, 2009
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I'm not downloading a software that I'm going to use for two minutes.
 
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Orange at 6:26PM, Feb. 2, 2009
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Orange


;-;




Woe is me.

You must live in the middle of nowhere to get those speeds. That was my dial up some long time ago

But I live in LA… ;-;
maybe if I try again…
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 7:11PM, Feb. 2, 2009
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The numbers don't seem TOO bad.

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VinceLikesRooster at 7:57PM, Feb. 3, 2009
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I'm not downloading a software that I'm going to use for two minutes.

lolwalrus. You don't download anything. Jeez, all the people here that did it can vouch for me
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Niccea at 5:49AM, Feb. 4, 2009
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Walrus
I'm not downloading a software that I'm going to use for two minutes.

lolwalrus. You don't download anything. Jeez, all the people here that did it can vouch for me
Meh. There is probably a cookie or to, but those are easy cleaned.
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gullas at 2:09PM, Feb. 9, 2009
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at home

at school
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bryan at 6:37PM, Feb. 9, 2009
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I hate to say it, but I can't stand these tests. Not because of their rampant use, but because they're pretty inaccurate. I work for a data services company and regularly log into hubs and test circuits from the source. We regularly see circuits run as fast as possible up and down stream, but most lines are half duplex (that's why there is such a huge rush to push to full duplex-fiber and also away from copper lines), so you're cutting into you're bandwidth when you're uploading the same time you're downloading (that's why these tests will try to make each side run separately). Not to mention if you're on a router that runs through a firewall, accesses it's own DNS serv, or goes through multiple routing changes/overflowed hubs, then there are a number of issues that could go wrong.

All this is on top of new bandwidth caps some companies are placing lines that use over a certain amount of bandwidth/month. This is fairly rare, and most companies won't do this until about the 10gig mark, but comcast is being kinda jerky about it lately and even cutting it before that mark. I work for a company that supplies bandwidth to government facilities, so we don't cap the bandwidth… so when we see a T1 on a new fiber line, it'll hit 1.4megs easily.

Sorry to be so angsty about these tests… lol. That being said… if you're going to test them, do it at about 3-4am and you ought to get better speeds. And some of you seem to be on fairly decent lines (t1, fastE, 100meg, gigE-lines)… very nice indeed.

That having been said, I can get a true 1.1meg downstream, after about 5 hops outside of my own home network. :)

*EDIT* oh yeah… sorry if I was slightly incoherent… was watching ‘24’ while I typed it :P
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highspeedcomics at 5:16PM, Feb. 16, 2009
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My turn!



I'm in the “what does this mean?” boat.
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Scribe_Drizz at 3:59PM, March 5, 2009
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I thought it would be worse, but now I know: My internet's fine. It's my computer that's old and clunky.



Now I'm just curious. I want to do them all.
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HJEEBS at 10:18PM, March 9, 2009
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Usually faster than that,
I'm also downloading insane ammounts of porn.
jk.
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humorman at 8:56PM, March 10, 2009
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I love Internet!

Billy vs. Tree – The epic struggle of boy versus tree.
Sonic Colores – It looks like it's going to be a good game because I love how the way it makes me grow.
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Skullbie at 9:17PM, March 10, 2009
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rofl no wonder you're so friken' cranky all the time. ;)
 
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