fortytwo Posted January 21, 2016 Report Share Posted January 21, 2016 Looking for recommendations for testing internet speeds. My service was upgraded from "5mb/sec" to "40mb/sec" this week. Before upgrade I used Speedtest.net and bandwidthplace.com to test and go over several iterations: Speedtest: 4.73-5.15 download; .64-.83 upload. Bandwidth: 4.63-4.72download; .72 upload After my upgrade I got: Speedtest: 40.68-41.14 download; 20.44-20.47 upload Bandwidth: 14.64-24.96 download; 17.15-18.86 upload Can't account for the big difference between the two test sites after the upgrade. They do grab different servers. Speedtest almost always gets a Miami server while Bandwidth varies from Atlanta to D. C. to Quebec. Speedtest pings are under 20ms; Bandwidth varies from 44 to 150. The "speedometer" for both always starts low, soon jumps to about 75% and slowly works up to top speed, which is very close to the final number they render. Provider is Century-Link in both cases. I have fiber to the outside wall of the house. Copper from there to the modem and wireless to my devices. To avoid resetting all my passwords I hardwired my PEPwave SOHO router to the CL modem/router. Is there a better site for testing speed? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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