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## community group sub-forums => tech talk => Topic started by: Mylo on March 08, 2014, 12:42:25 pm

Post by: Mylo on March 08, 2014, 12:42:25 pm
http://www.speedtest.net/ (http://www.speedtest.net/)

Let's see how fast people can access Furtopia. :)  Post your internet speed here!
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Loc on March 08, 2014, 12:44:28 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3357252094.png)
Ta-da.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: McMajik on March 08, 2014, 01:24:15 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3357320783.png)

You guys suck :(
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Raverix on March 08, 2014, 06:20:18 pm
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3357758280
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Mu Rho Ni on March 08, 2014, 06:36:31 pm
Frozen malasas......... Is faster than my internet.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Sergalicious on March 09, 2014, 01:43:57 am
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3358207317.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3358207317)

WOO slower then 70% of the rest of the US
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Aloneness on March 09, 2014, 01:49:30 am
Connection Speed: 46.6kb/s

Ping...

Ping statistics for **.***.***.**:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 383ms, Maximum = 400ms, Average = 393ms
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: GrayWolf448 on March 09, 2014, 03:46:21 am
at my mom's
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3358273734.png)
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3362393388.png)
this is strange.... my dad said that AT&T is faster than comcast.... i think my dad is lying to me.... or it could be because there are.... 10+ computers hooked up to the same router...
Edit: i am starting to hate AT&T.... my internet keeps cutting out now...
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Jackie on March 09, 2014, 12:32:49 pm
96 Mylo! It's okay for you, you get the MIT server X3

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3358999936.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3358999936)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: HazardJackal on March 10, 2014, 03:17:10 am
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3360132270.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3360132270)

Yay for mediocrity!

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3487107004.png)

Tried it again.  Better result for some reason...
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Keitsu on March 10, 2014, 05:43:04 am
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3360334753.png)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Old Rabbit on March 11, 2014, 11:58:19 am
Here is mine.

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3363339538.png)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: HazardJackal on March 13, 2014, 03:16:05 am
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3360132270.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3360132270)

Yay for mediocrity!
I can't help but notice that compared to all the other scores, mine is unique in that my upload speed is faster than my download speed.  I wonder why?
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Keitsu on March 13, 2014, 04:02:08 am
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: xracecar on March 26, 2014, 07:51:08 pm
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3398271235.png

Charter Internet
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Avan on April 03, 2014, 10:03:57 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3373992201.png) (yeah, 0 ping..)

note that our results vary by server; the closest one is bottlenecked on its upload, giving us a maximum dl speed of about half this, but a higher upload speed from 16-20Mbit/s
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Ziel on April 03, 2014, 10:51:11 pm
6 down, 1 up is the advertised speed. So of course what I get in reality is a maximum of a bit less than that.

It's the best service offered in this apartment complex, sadly. If I were even just across the street I'd be able to get something better >.>
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Kastra Epsilon on April 04, 2014, 05:13:30 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3418317720.png)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Avan on April 04, 2014, 07:54:16 pm
Hm, actually it might be interesting to compare to what you're advertised to have

What we pay for is:

0.5 MB/s (4Mb/s) up
5 MB/s (40Mb/s) down

Interestingly we have gotten 12.8MB/s (102.4Mb/s) peak download rates from steam, (11 MB/s is more normal there) but for some reason no speedtest server ever manages to get that high
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Old Rabbit on April 24, 2014, 12:22:31 pm
Hm, actually it might be interesting to compare to what you're advertised to have

What we pay for is:

0.5 MB/s (4Mb/s) up
5 MB/s (40Mb/s) down

Interestingly we have gotten 12.8MB/s (102.4Mb/s) peak download rates from steam, (11 MB/s is more normal there) but for some reason no speedtest server ever manages to get that high

I am paying for 10mb/s down. .75mb/s up.
Last test was 9.9mb/s down. .74mb/s up.

Best download rate to date was a little more than 1.2 MB/s.
from.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: greenfox on May 07, 2014, 04:44:15 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3487064505.png)
I'm pretty happy with that.  At some point I'm going to try an ethernet cable here, because I hear the connection is gigabit if you find the correct jack.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: the lone shadow wolf on May 07, 2014, 11:20:24 pm
dont know how to check it
but i know its slllloooowwww...... :( :( :(
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: greenfox on May 09, 2014, 12:22:25 pm
dont know how to check it
but i know its slllloooowwww...... :( :( :(

To check your speed, go to the URL that Mylo mentioned at the top (http://www.speedtest.net/ (http://www.speedtest.net/)).  You need flash, I think, but otherwise its quite straitforward.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Purrrl on May 09, 2014, 01:06:18 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3490842568.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3490842568)

Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Sergalicious on May 10, 2014, 11:37:52 am
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3490842568.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3490842568)

its okay your better than me.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: CodeSquirrel on May 14, 2014, 01:10:53 am
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3499471547.png)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: greenfox on May 20, 2014, 12:01:13 am
I decided to try again now that I'm home from University:

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3511345143.png)

Thats about a third of the speed I get there, but it's still eight times faster than I expected, but then again, I did it at midnight.  During peak hours, my meter usually reads ~1Mbps (the connection is shared among five people, some of whom are severely addicted to Netflix)!
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Evilo on July 26, 2014, 05:04:19 pm
Well, acceptable  8)

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3649980471
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Aspex on July 29, 2014, 01:33:56 am
I have the fastest internet ever.

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3654390202.png)

EDIT: Well, I took the test on a faster computer, and my results improved:

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3655625180.png)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: CodeSquirrel on July 29, 2014, 09:01:26 pm
Quote
EDIT: Well, I took the test on a faster computer, and my results improved:

I would blame this on the Flash-based nature of the test…honestly, no true test of internet speed should depend on how quickly/smoothly one's CPU is capable of rendering their silly, overly-flashy Flash UI. >:(
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: greenfox on July 30, 2014, 02:40:07 pm
Quote
EDIT: Well, I took the test on a faster computer, and my results improved:

I would blame this on the Flash-based nature of the test…honestly, no true test of internet speed should depend on how quickly/smoothly one's CPU is capable of rendering their silly, overly-flashy Flash UI. >:(

If the flash interface bothers you, there is a CLI version of the speedtest.net service.  See https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli (https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli).  It appears it could eliminate any lag caused by the flashy interface (though that's probably negligible for most people).
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: greenfox on August 31, 2014, 06:19:16 pm
Hehehe:  :D
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3727283012.png)

I happen to live right next to a fiber-optic line now.
This is going to be really fun :P
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Keitsu on September 01, 2014, 03:16:45 am
O.o
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: xracecar on September 04, 2014, 08:45:57 pm
Hehehe:  :D
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3727283012.png)

I happen to live right next to a fiber-optic line now.
This is going to be really fun :P
Now that's ludicrous
#nowththatsludicrous
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Evilo on September 05, 2014, 04:58:21 am
Hehehe:  :D
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3727283012.png)

I happen to live right next to a fiber-optic line now.
This is going to be really fun :P

:o *dies*
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: CodeSquirrel on September 05, 2014, 04:43:04 pm
Quote from: xracecar
Now that's ludicrous

Indeed…compared to most of the rest of us, greenfox has gone to plaid! :o :P
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Kobuk on September 05, 2014, 06:44:05 pm
Quote from: xracecar
Now that's ludicrous

Indeed…compared to most of the rest of us, greenfox has gone to plaid! :o :P

(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/plaid2.jpg)

:D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: greenfox on September 07, 2014, 03:52:39 am
Quote from: xracecar
Now that's ludicrous

Indeed…compared to most of the rest of us, greenfox has gone to plaid! :o :P

(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/plaid2.jpg)

:D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Hehehe :D
The sad and ironic thing here is that, frequently the wifi here is far too slow to even be usable.  There's so many people transferring massive amounts of data that the routers are just a bottleneck.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Aloneness on October 10, 2014, 09:17:37 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3823475981.png)
From Dial-up to this :3
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Turgius on October 10, 2014, 11:46:54 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3823645027.png)

Not far beyond dial up...

Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Old Rabbit on October 11, 2014, 01:03:02 pm
Quote from: xracecar
Now that's ludicrous

Indeed…compared to most of the rest of us, greenfox has gone to plaid! :o :P

(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/plaid2.jpg)

:D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Hehehe :D
The sad and ironic thing here is that, frequently the wifi here is far too slow to even be usable.  There's so many people transferring massive amounts of data that the routers are just a bottleneck.
Sorry to hear that..

Like the turtle and the rabbit. so fast at times, but slow and steady wins the race.  :D

With all the internet movie, and video these days there will need to be major upgrades
to the system. Or it's just going to bog down at times.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Aloneness on October 11, 2014, 07:37:36 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3823645027.png)

Not far beyond dial up...

Yeahh..... ...... .....

You: 11.5Mbps
My Dial-up: ~41.1Kbps*

You: 11.7Mbps
My Dial-up: ~30Kbps*

1Mbps = 1000Kbps

* Note that while you have 52.6Kbps modems and all that fun stuff you'll never actually connect at that speed even if your right next door to your ISP, the highest connection I ever got was 50.00Kbps on one occasion.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Keitsu on October 11, 2014, 08:30:11 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3823645027.png)

Not far beyond dial up...

Yeahh..... ...... .....

You: 11.5Mbps
My Dial-up: ~41.1Kbps*

You: 11.7Mbps
My Dial-up: ~30Kbps*

1Mbps = 1000Kbps

* Note that while you have 52.6Kbps modems and all that fun stuff you'll never actually connect at that speed even if your right next door to your ISP, the highest connection I ever got was 50.00Kbps on one occasion.
Mb (megabit)= 125 or 128Kb
MB (megabyte) = 1000 or 1024kb (I really find the 1000/1024 thing annoying. I don't know why people use the 1000)

Fun fact! They use megabits per second for networking (I don't know why) which is actually 1/8 of a Megabyte.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Turgius on October 11, 2014, 11:34:04 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3823645027.png)

Not far beyond dial up...

Yeahh..... ...... .....

You: 11.5Mbps
My Dial-up: ~41.1Kbps*

You: 11.7Mbps
My Dial-up: ~30Kbps*

1Mbps = 1000Kbps

* Note that while you have 52.6Kbps modems and all that fun stuff you'll never actually connect at that speed even if your right next door to your ISP, the highest connection I ever got was 50.00Kbps on one occasion.
Mb (megabit)= 125 or 128Kb
MB (megabyte) = 1000 or 1024kb (I really find the 1000/1024 thing annoying. I don't know why people use the 1000)

Fun fact! They use megabits per second for networking (I don't know why) which is actually 1/8 of a Megabyte.

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3825746049.png)

Hmm tested it again and now it's a bit slower...maybe I somehow remember dial-up being faster in those ancient days of CIS....which I remember more fondly than AOL...of course I'm also using a crappy PC with WiFi that cuts out every few hours...so it seems slow to me. *shrug*
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: McMajik on October 11, 2014, 11:36:11 pm

Fun fact! They use megabits per second for networking (I don't know why)

I'm guessing because it means bigger numbers that look better?

Anyway, I was on this earlier on: (http://www.speedtest.net/result/3824439585.png)

That was attempt #3 at the test. #1 and #2 didnt finish, and were crawling along at 0.14 and 0.08mb/s respectively before stopping.

Now ~that~ is slower than dialup :p
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: cause the rat on October 12, 2014, 01:55:19 am
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Aloneness on October 12, 2014, 03:27:47 am
Mb (megabit)= 125 or 128Kb
MB (megabyte) = 1000 or 1024kb (I really find the 1000/1024 thing annoying. I don't know why people use the 1000)

Fun fact! They use megabits per second for networking (I don't know why) which is actually 1/8 of a Megabyte.

It's 1/8th because binary
1byte = 8bits

As for why people use 1000/1024 its basically marketing vs binary which is why your Hard drives never have quite as much as they're advertised to have.

Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: CodeSquirrel on October 12, 2014, 02:36:57 pm
Quote
As for why people use 1000/1024 its basically marketing vs binary which is why your Hard drives never have quite as much as they're advertised to have.

Firefox also uses powers of 10 instead of powers of 2 for downloads and such, and some *nix command-line utilities even provide a switch that displays "SI" units instead of binary ones.  Also, there's a way of distinguishing the two: kB vs. KiB, MB vs. MiB, GB vs. GiB, etc.  The former are the SI variants (i.e. power-of-ten), the latter the binary ones.  Technically, the binary terms are different, too, not just the symbolic notation: "kibibytes", "mebibytes", "gibibytes", etc., but personally I find those silly to write/speak aloud and just say/write the "SI" forms when I want to wrte the full unit names, and use binary prefixes otherwise.  The main exception is if I'm talking about HDD capacity (because yes, hard disks are measured with powers of 10 for duping^Wmarketing reasons).  Yes, I'm inconsistent like that, because I'd rather not cause confusion for people who aren't pedantic and/or aren't familiar with the "proper" terms for the binary units. <.<

Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Aloneness on October 12, 2014, 04:09:08 pm
Quote
As for why people use 1000/1024 its basically marketing vs binary which is why your Hard drives never have quite as much as they're advertised to have.

Firefox also uses powers of 10 instead of powers of 2 for downloads and such, and some *nix command-line utilities even provide a switch that displays "SI" units instead of binary ones.  Also, there's a way of distinguishing the two: kB vs. KiB, MB vs. MiB, GB vs. GiB, etc.  The former are the SI variants (i.e. power-of-ten), the latter the binary ones.  Technically, the binary terms are different, too, not just the symbolic notation: "kibibytes", "mebibytes", "gibibytes", etc., but personally I find those silly to write/speak aloud and just say/write the "SI" forms when I want to wrte the full unit names, and use binary prefixes otherwise.  The main exception is if I'm talking about HDD capacity (because yes, hard disks are measured with powers of 10 for duping^Wmarketing reasons).  Yes, I'm inconsistent like that, because I'd rather not cause confusion for people who aren't pedantic and/or aren't familiar with the "proper" terms for the binary units. <.<

Honestly I want to say it's in part do to the progression of technology, it's no the 80's anymore and relatively speaking everyone has an avg connection speed of 10Mbps. Programming something to display downloads in the power of 2 is pretty much a lost cause in this day in age. That aside computers are continuously shifting to be more "user-friendly" in hopes to sell that one idiot a computer because numbers like 1099511627776 are more scary than 1000000000000.

The only people now who are going to ever going to use powers of 2 with any relevancy are advanced users, such as low level programmers. Or that one guy serving as entertainment as he posts his flaming rant on newegg about his HDD not haveing exactly 350GB's etc.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: McMajik on November 15, 2014, 09:57:27 am
Aww yiss

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3911588896.png)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Kynao on November 15, 2014, 01:45:37 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/3912062883.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3912062883)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Oktek on March 19, 2015, 04:06:07 am
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4225214204.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4225214204)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Loc on March 19, 2015, 09:22:50 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4227233534.png)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Timberwuff on March 20, 2015, 12:45:35 am
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4227493104.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4227493104)

I'm certain this result is shoddy. I don't doubt the website, but I'm sure Comcast rigged their system to produce this result only for traffic from their speed servers. I have never actually had download speeds over 30 MB/s. I'm actually closer to 20 or so on a good day. Some times it only goes 516 KB/s.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Subzerus on December 23, 2015, 08:16:36 am
All of you saying you have crappy speed having 10 MB/S download and I don't even get close to 1, in fact last week I had 20kb/s wich had been my connection for about 3 months because my internet provider has the monopoly here so they didn't bother fixing it but now it's twice as fast as it was before wich means that now I have... *drumroll* 600KB/s... Yei
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Pix on January 03, 2016, 10:42:45 pm
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4966362884.png)

x_x
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: greenfox on April 21, 2016, 03:26:36 am
I've moved to a new apartment, so I decided to check out the internet speed:

(http://i.imgur.com/cng1Yox.png) (http://beta.speedtest.net/result/5212352045)

I did the test in the early morning about a month ago; my best guess is that I have a fiber-optic connection with whatever setup the University has, though it was not advertised when I moved in.  I hope they don't triple the rent or something once people figure that out...
Also, speedtest.net now has a cool new beta edition that doesn't rely on Flash  :)
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Old Rabbit on April 26, 2016, 11:25:19 am
The last I checked I was a bit over 1.2 megabytes a second. With that I can watch a hi def movie and play warcraft at the same time. Unless I need to download a few gigs I do fine with it.

Part of living in a rual area I guess.  :D
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: greenfox on April 30, 2016, 10:46:25 pm
The last I checked I was a bit over 1.2 megabytes a second. With that I can watch a hi def movie and play warcraft at the same time. Unless I need to download a few gigs I do fine with it.

Part of living in a rual area I guess.  :D

Sadly, I've always wanted to live in a more rural area, but I've grown dependant on having things like access to fast internet and other technologies.  Once I'm finished getting degrees and such, I'll have to find a place to live that reconciles those desires.  Probably I'll be seeking to live near universities, since they're my best bet at finding something that works.
Title: Re: What's your internet speed?
Post by: Varg the wanderer on May 17, 2016, 10:39:17 am
My connection swings wildly from several hundred Mbps to about 50 bps (not a typo). Gotta love campus internet.