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adsl vs. cable

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by cgram7, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. cgram7

    cgram7 Member

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    I currently have 512/128 dsl through GTcom (the only broadband provider in my town. Comcast is advertising that they will have cable available beginning next month,(assuming hurricane Ivan does not sink the whole damn state) supposedly 3&4mb lines depending on your subscription.How will a 4 mb shared cable connection compare to my 512kb dedicated line? the price difference will be about $12.00 a month more for cable which is nothing for a better connection, not to mention that when i test my bandwith (dsl reports.com) i averge only 352kb any input appreciated

     
  2. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    I ran two test from http://www.toast.net/performance/
    [bold]First test: Image & Text (754k), ran twice[/bold]
    All-In-One Test Results

    Loaded 754,928 bytes in 2.312 seconds from TOAST.net CA server.

    [bold]Your Results: 2612 Kb [/bold] Second test: Your Results: 2578 Kb
    Direcpc: 866 Kb
    Sympatico: 1731 Kb
    Avg. Results: 2030 Kb
    Comcast: 2563 Kb
    Adelphia: 2737 Kb
    Rogers: 2802 Kb



    Return to Test Your Performance | Review your Performance History

    [bold]Second test: Large Image (1000k photo), ran twice[/bold]
    Large Image Test Results

    Loaded 1,059,273 bytes in 4.422 seconds from TOAST.net CA server.

    [bold]Your Results: 1916 Kb[/bold] Second test: Your Results: 1755 Kb
    Sympatico: 1664 Kb
    Avg. Results: 1849 Kb
    Adelphia: 2054 Kb
    Comcast: 2205 Kb
    Cox: 2438 Kb
    Rogers: 2492 Kb



    Return to Test Your Performance | Review your Performance History



    I use Comcast. Most of the time things are fast, every now and then it slows, but not for long. Hope that helps.
     
  3. cgram7

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    in case anyone is intrested here is my results on the same test
    Loaded 754,928 bytes in 6.234 seconds from TOAST.net CA server.

    Your Results: 969 Kb
    Direcpc: 866 Kb
    Sympatico: 1731 Kb
    Avg. Results: 2030 Kb
    Comcast: 2563 Kb
    Adelphia: 2737 Kb
    Rogers: 2802 Kb



    Loaded 1,059,273 bytes in 10.39 seconds from TOAST.net CA server.

    Your Results: 816 Kb
    Sympatico: 1664 Kb
    Avg. Results: 1849 Kb
    Adelphia: 2054 Kb
    Comcast: 2205 Kb
    Cox: 2438 Kb
    Rogers: 2492 Kb


    thanks flip, I will definatly give comcast a try
     
  4. Jeanc1

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    A much more accurate method of testing your connection to the Web is available at this URL:-

    http://www.dslreports.com/stest

    Scroll to where it shows 220 locations to test from -- select a location near you and let it send and retrieve data to your PC to get your Download and Upload speed.

    You can also use the Test Tools to verify the settings on your PC and tweak if you feel like it. !

    Downloading an image to your PC does not give much of a test as it reside in your Temporary folder once you've done it .

    Edited for Typo !
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Do It Right , and you will be a Happy Camper ![/small]
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    This is the locations I chose:
    WA, Seattle up/down java found by
    gillesk
    http://www.new.rr.com/techtips/spee..

    The speakeasy test didn't work for me :-(
    Ran 3 times ... cleared cache, cookies and history before each test.

    First:
    Loaded 1858812 bytes in 0.75 seconds.
    Your throughput is:
    19827 Kb/s (kiloBITS per second)
    2478 KB/s (kiloBYTES per second)


    Second:
    Loaded 1858812 bytes in 0.781 seconds.
    Your throughput is:
    19040 Kb/s (kiloBITS per second)
    2380 KB/s (kiloBYTES per second)


    Third:
    Loaded 1858812 bytes in 0.812 seconds.
    Your throughput is:
    18313 Kb/s (kiloBITS per second)
    2289 KB/s (kiloBYTES per second)



    Also did download test
    11.4 mb in 44 sec
    266KB/sec

    11.4mb in 48 sec
    244KB/sec
     
  6. Jeanc1

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    ~~Flip !!

    Did you try another location to do your test ? That list is user submitted and i have found that some of those URL are troublesome !

    Your Java has to be enabled in order for the test to connect to the dslreports center.If you are on the West Coast try this server :-

    http://www.dslreports.com/stest?loc=97
     
  7. Jeanc1

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    Just done a Test for my connection here's the results:-

    2004-09-10 20:48:49 EST: 4162 / 837
    Your download speed : 4261902 bps, or 4162 kbps.
    A 520.2 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 857204 bps, or 837 kbps.

    Test was done from NYC to Denver CO.
     
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    Yes ... Java enabled.

    lol ... went there and it said
    "Sorry! your IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xx, has now requested 16 applet loads, which is over the limit for today."
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's what I got:
    2004-09-10 21:18:23 EST: 2365 / 248
    Your download speed : 2422069 bps, or 2365 kbps.
    A 295.6 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 254695 bps, or 248 kbps.


    Geesh ... I feel slow now. Jeanc1, What ISP do you use?
     
  11. Jeanc1

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    Am on a T4 dedicated line ! Ermmmm , sort of privilege for my working from home !It's paid for by my employer ! But your test is OK . That is good speed from an ISp.
     
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    Jeanc1,

    You LUCKY dog!!! you :)
     

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