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« on: May 04, 2006, 04:22:01 AM »

I found a cool little speed test from a company called Speakeasy (presumably they want you to switch to their broadband but the test is free to use).

The test is located here: http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

It's free of charge, works fine with Firefox and requires Flash to run.

My results (from the "Last Result" section below the test) on my piddly DSL connection using the Chicago server are:

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Download Speed: 1181 kbps (147.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 257 kbps (32.1 KB/sec transfer rate)


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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006, 04:57:08 AM »

Comcast Cablemodem to San Francisco

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Download Speed: 9769 kbps (1221.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 355 kbps (44.4 KB/sec transfer rate)


God I hope my new condo has Comcast.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006, 05:39:27 AM »

My evil work connection to Seattle measured :

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Download Speed: 1406 kbps (175.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 666 kbps (83.3 KB/sec transfer rate)


My home speed is better using TimeWarner cable :

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Download Speed: 4827 kbps (603.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 360 kbps (45 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006, 06:58:04 AM »

To Washington DC, I have Comcast cable:

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Download Speed: 9526 kbps (1190.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 353 kbps (44.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006, 07:43:44 AM »

To Seattle, I have this shit service called AirSpeed:

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Download Speed: 912 kbps (114 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 673 kbps (84.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2006, 08:29:53 AM »

I am at work, and I do work for an ISP..but uh...

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Download Speed: 27160 kbps (3395 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4401 kbps (550.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2006, 08:51:13 AM »

The only form of broadband available to me: DSL

Download Speed: 645 kbps (80.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 426 kbps (53.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2006, 12:32:34 PM »

Quote from: "Washington, D.C."
Download Speed: 2180 kbps (272.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 294 kbps (36.8 KB/sec transfer rate)


Quote from: "Los Angeles, CA"
Download Speed: 6472 kbps (809 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 258 kbps (32.3 KB/sec transfer rate)


Pretty amazing how different the speeds can be between the different sites.  My hometown one was pulling less than 1000 kbps.  Made me wonder how accurate it was, but it appears to be pretty consistent with its analysis.  Even after a refresh.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2006, 01:09:31 PM »

Download Speed: 3114 kbps (389.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 240 kbps (30 KB/sec transfer rate)


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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006, 01:09:52 PM »

For my local dsl I get:
 Download Speed: 802 kbps (100.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 324 kbps (40.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2006, 01:19:14 PM »

DSL, pre-upgrade (supposed to happen tomorrow) to Dallas, TX (2 hours north of me)

Download Speed: 2508 kbps (313.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 414 kbps (51.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006, 01:42:33 PM »

Qwest DSL to Chicago--

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Download Speed: 6027 kbps (753.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 569 kbps (71.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2006, 02:18:01 PM »

bellsouth DSL from within Ga to

Atlanta:
Last Result:
Download Speed: 1230 kbps (153.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 207 kbps (25.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

San Fran:
Last Result:
Download Speed: 1231 kbps (153.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 210 kbps (26.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2006, 02:31:27 PM »

Last Result:
Download Speed: 1817 kbps (227.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 353 kbps (44.1 KB/sec transfer rate)  

this was for seattle.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 4514 kbps (564.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 357 kbps (44.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

that was for Chicago.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 2862 kbps (357.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 356 kbps (44.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

i use comcast cable, BTW, here in Detroit area.


that was to georgia.

pretty decent average, i thik.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2006, 03:04:17 PM »

Work (shared T1):
Last Result:
Download Speed: 1212 kbps (151.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1186 kbps (148.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

Home (Roadrunner):
something like 4811 down and 290 up
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2006, 03:39:11 PM »

Can someone tell me why upload speed is so much slower?

Seattle:

Download Speed: 4807 kbps (600.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 356 kbps (44.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

Washington:

Download Speed: 4805 kbps (600.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 360 kbps (45 KB/sec transfer rate)

Texas:

Download Speed: 4813 kbps (601.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 359 kbps (44.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Pretty consistent.
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2006, 03:41:45 PM »

From work to Atlanta:

Download Speed: 2849 kbps (356.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 482 kbps (60.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

From home (Comcast) was a bit faster on download, a bit slower on upload
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2006, 03:43:21 PM »

From the Chicago one I get:

Download Speed: 3522 kbps (440.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 532 kbps (66.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

That's way fast than I get around here.Something's flakey
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2006, 03:58:29 PM »

Internet 2 connection from work to Chicago:

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Last Result:
Download Speed: 11049 kbps (1381.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 11356 kbps (1419.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2006, 05:39:40 PM »

Can someone tell me why upload speed is so much slower?

Most likely you have ADSL.

The distinguishing characteristic of ADSL over xDSL is that the volume of data flow is greater in one direction than the other, i.e. it is asymmetric. Providers usually market ADSL as a service for people to connect to the Internet in a relatively passive mode: able to use the higher speed direction for the "download" from the Internet but not needing to run servers that would require bandwidth in the other direction.

There are both technical and marketing reasons why ADSL is in many places the most common type offered to home users. On the technical side, there is likely to be more crosstalk from other circuits at the DSLAM end (where the wires from many local loops are close together) than at the customer premises. Thus the upload signal is weakest at the noisiest part of the local loop, while the download signal is strongest at the noisiest part of the local loop. It therefore makes technical sense to have the DSLAM transmit at a higher bit rate than does the modem on the customer end. Since the typical home user in fact does prefer a higher download speed, the telephone companies chose to make a virtue out of necessity, hence ADSL.

For conventional ADSL, downstream rates start at 256 kbit/s and typically reach 8 Mbit/s within 1.5 km (5000 ft) of the DSLAM equipped central office or remote terminal. Upstream rates start at 64 kbit/s and typically reach 256 kbit/s but can go as high as 1024 kbit/s. The name ADSL Lite is sometimes used for the slower versions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adsl
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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2006, 06:46:44 PM »

Seattle, Qwest/MSN DSL:

Download Speed: 1274 kbps (159.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 713 kbps (89.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2006, 08:02:43 PM »

My at work speeds:

Last Result:
Download Speed: 25755 kbps (3219.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 3180 kbps (397.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2006, 10:00:52 PM »

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Can someone tell me why upload speed is so much slower?

Most likely you have ADSL.

The distinguishing characteristic of ADSL over xDSL is that the volume of data flow is greater in one direction than the other, i.e. it is asymmetric. Providers usually market ADSL as a service for people to connect to the Internet in a relatively passive mode: able to use the higher speed direction for the "download" from the Internet but not needing to run servers that would require bandwidth in the other direction.

There are both technical and marketing reasons why ADSL is in many places the most common type offered to home users. On the technical side, there is likely to be more crosstalk from other circuits at the DSLAM end (where the wires from many local loops are close together) than at the customer premises. Thus the upload signal is weakest at the noisiest part of the local loop, while the download signal is strongest at the noisiest part of the local loop. It therefore makes technical sense to have the DSLAM transmit at a higher bit rate than does the modem on the customer end. Since the typical home user in fact does prefer a higher download speed, the telephone companies chose to make a virtue out of necessity, hence ADSL.

For conventional ADSL, downstream rates start at 256 kbit/s and typically reach 8 Mbit/s within 1.5 km (5000 ft) of the DSLAM equipped central office or remote terminal. Upstream rates start at 64 kbit/s and typically reach 256 kbit/s but can go as high as 1024 kbit/s. The name ADSL Lite is sometimes used for the slower versions.
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2006, 10:18:45 PM »

Comcast

Atlanta suburbs to Atlanta:
Download Speed: 6097 kbps (762.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 359 kbps (44.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Atlanta to Seattle:
Download Speed: 4795 kbps (599.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 336 kbps (42 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2006, 10:21:08 PM »

Using Los Angeles connection:

702 kbs down
116 kbs up

Verizon dsl
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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2006, 02:17:32 AM »

Via Cox@Home (Cable) here in Phoenix, AZ:
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Download Speed: 3257 kbps (407.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 502 kbps (62.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

That's slow. I know I've exceeded 400KB/sec before. Maybe it's my wireless connection on my laptop...

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Download Speed: 6008 kbps (751 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 502 kbps (62.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

Weird. Definitely my laptop's wireless hookup. Still a poor cap on the upload speed though.
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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2006, 03:13:27 AM »

This is supposed to be cable.

Download Speed: 2872 kbps (359 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 473 kbps (59.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2006, 07:36:15 AM »

School network... at 2:30 in the morning on a friday <G>
1728 down, 2885 up.
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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2006, 02:27:13 PM »

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Download Speed: 8203 kbps (1025.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 357 kbps (44.6 KB/sec transfer rate)


Comcast in North Dallas. I was getting ~1500k then I found that I was connectign to my router at half-duplex, fiddled with settings then suddenly... zoom!!!
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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2006, 03:57:55 PM »

Wireless.  It's free with the apartment:

1159 down
1167 up
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« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2006, 10:35:55 AM »

to Seattle (i live very close to downtown):

Download Speed: 533 kbps (66.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 210 kbps (26.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

i have never ever gotten blazing DSL transfer speeds anywhere that i've lived.  : /
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« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2006, 07:15:58 PM »

Last Result:
Download Speed: 5350 kbps (668.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1533 kbps (191.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2006, 08:20:52 PM »

Download Speed: 2932 kbps (366.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 240 kbps (30 KB/sec transfer rate)

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« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2006, 03:15:36 AM »

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Last Result:
Download Speed: 6018 kbps (752.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 499 kbps (62.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2006, 03:40:27 AM »

Download: 6200kbps
Upload: 360kbps

Comcast cable in Grand Rapids, MI

i can only hope that i get similar service when i move to a different city in two months...i'm spoiled beyond belief right now...
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« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2006, 06:37:41 PM »

Comcast from Vancouver, WA to Seattle:
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Last Result:
Download Speed: 6490 kbps (811.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 350 kbps (43.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2007, 07:12:59 PM »

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Download Speed: 1181 kbps (147.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 257 kbps (32.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

So that's what it used to be on my old DSL connection.  Now that I've gone cable internet this is my current speed:

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Download Speed: 9746 kbps (1218.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 935 kbps (116.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Crazy!  Makes me want to go download something big.
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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2007, 07:23:11 PM »

Moi to DC

Download Speed: 12295 kbps (1536.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2188 kbps (273.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2007, 07:30:51 PM »

Download Speed: 26868 kbps (3358.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4005 kbps (500.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
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« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2007, 08:22:47 PM »

I don't do too shabby here at work. slywink

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