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  1. isawjess

    isawjess Thread Starter

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    Is there a way to test your connection speed? I just got a cable modem and so far have only been able to download files at about 40 kbps. I was getting 47-50 from my modem... needless to say I am a bit bummed. I know there are alot of variables such as server, time of day, #of other users etc.. I was hoping to find a site that might help me out.

    Thanks in advance for the knowledge.

    Stan
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  2. brianF

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    go to www.speedguide.net and use the patch for registry tweaks

    Then go to www.dslreports.com under the tools menu they have a couple of test servers that will test up and down. If your not a member you can only run one test every 24 hours. Pays to be a member.

    generally with mine I get 250K+up and 1.4mps down.
     
  3. frenat

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    Also, where are you seeing the 40 at. In windows, when connecting with a dial up modem, it shows the initial connect speed in kbps or kilobits per second, but when you download a file it shows the speed in kBps or kilobytes per second. So if you are seeing the speed of 40 kBps when downloading a file, then that is actually closer to 320 kbps for a connect speed.
     
  4. isawjess

    isawjess Thread Starter

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    Brian, thanks for those sites! DSLreports.com was a GREAT help. I used one of their tools and my connection is now 1700 kbps down and 600 kbps up.

    Thanks again!

    Stan
    :) :D :cool:
     
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