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What's your internet speed?


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I'm getting 50mbs service on Rogers Ultimate (docsis 3.0). It varies though going as high as 89mbs or as low as 11mbs. The usual average is close to the advertised 50mbs.

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Here's one from earlier in the year from sunny Sydney ...
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Where can I get one of these cools apps so that I can tell you all how embarrassingly small my download speed is here in Blighty?

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I have a Modem and Wireless Router downstairs, bringing in VirginMedia's 50Mb fibre optic broadband.
At my Mac i'm getting a Ping of 17ms, download speeds of about 35Mbps and upload of about 4Mbps. That's all fine.
But my son has a Mac in his bedroom, and via the same WiFi, his connection has suddenly dropped to a Ping of 15ms, download speeds of about 3Mbps and upload of about 1Mbps.
His was much better a few days ago, and we haven't changed anything that should have made a difference to his connection speed. Can someone please suggest why this might have happened, and how to fix it?
(other than "turn it off and turn it back on again"!)

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I have a Modem and Wireless Router downstairs, bringing in VirginMedia's 50Mb fibre optic broadband.
At my Mac i'm getting a Ping of 17ms, download speeds of about 35Mbps and upload of about 4Mbps. That's all fine.
But my son has a Mac in his bedroom, and via the same WiFi, his connection has suddenly dropped to a Ping of 15ms, download speeds of about 3Mbps and upload of about 1Mbps.
His was much better a few days ago, and we haven't changed anything that should have made a difference to his connection speed. Can someone please suggest why this might have happened, and how to fix it?
(other than "turn it off and turn it back on again"!)

Thanks in advance
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Have any devices been introduced into the household recently that emit radio frequency? Cordless phones, baby monitors, wireless cameras, etc. all use the same 2.4GHz band that wifi operates on and can bite into the bandwidth of a client device. You may also want to try changing the channel your wireless router operates on.

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I don't know how you posted your screen picture. My speed was 82 ms ping, 2.24 Mbps download, and 0.13 Mbps upload. Is this too slow to stream video from say, Netflix?
I have a Clear wireless modem about fifty feet away connecting with a new 27" iMac with 1 TB and 16 GB RAM.
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I don't know how you posted your screen picture. My speed was 82 ms ping, 2.24 Mbps download, and 0.13 Mbps upload. Is this too slow to stream video from say, Netflix?
I have a Clear wireless modem about fifty feet away connecting with a new 27" iMac with 1 TB and 16 GB RAM.
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Your transfer rate isn't terrible - it's about the speed of a DSL connection. You could probably do better with a landline of some sort. You should be able to stream video standard definition video from Netflix, although I'd be concerned about the consistency of the connection, because wireless signals can be easily interrupted (even if only for a split second), and this could have the effect of fouling up the stream (although it should have some kind of buffer).

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Hindsight is 20/20. I got the Clear service because it was such a good deal in the bundled form (telephone, home internet and internet on the go). I have had issues with dropped signals. It is much less now than before, but still... The main issue here is that it is wireless; no land connection available. The contract will expire next September.... hummmm.
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Haven't posted mine in a while:

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Still pretty bad, but an improvement!
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It's funny, even a couple of years ago 7mb would have been considered quick. Now it's slower than 50% of the UK.

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What really sucks is that I have to pay over $50 a month for this (~6Mb/s cap). No competition up here in the mountains!
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So, we got a new letter in the mail from Cox Communications about a new upgrade to our internet service. They upgraded us with 6 more Mbps for free. Went to check it on speediest, and omg:

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