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ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON
Reviews:
·Future Nine Corp..
·Start Communicat..

1 edit

Switched to Start from cogeco

I ran a few speed tests with Cogeco before installing the Start cable modem






After that I installed the Start Modem and unplugged the power for the router and plugged it in and here is what i got






Cogeco

Tracing route to google.com [74.125.226.32]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 0.0.0.0
2 7 ms 9 ms 11 ms 0.0.0.0
3 13 ms 22 ms 17 ms d000-00-000.home.cgocable.net [0.0.0.0]
4 16 ms 10 ms 12 ms 74.125.49.133
5 11 ms 15 ms 11 ms 216.239.47.114
6 11 ms 11 ms 12 ms 64.233.175.132
7 11 ms 11 ms 11 ms yyz06s06-in-f0.1e100.net [74.125.226.32]

Trace complete.

Start

Tracing route to google.com [74.125.226.46]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 0.0.0.0
2 7 ms 9 ms 11 ms 0.0.0.0
3 23 ms 19 ms 20 ms asr-link1-burlington1.net.start.ca [0.0.0.0]
4 22 ms 19 ms 21 ms core1-toronto1-te3-3.net.start.ca [64.140.112.153]
5 21 ms 19 ms 24 ms gw-google.torontointernetxchange.net [206.108.34.6]
6 33 ms 29 ms 21 ms 216.239.47.114
7 20 ms 22 ms 22 ms 64.233.175.132
8 20 ms 19 ms 22 ms yyz06s06-in-f14.1e100.net [74.125.226.46]

Trace complete.

So is there something I can to do to speed up Start.ca or is it a slower service? The sales rep. at Start.ca told me what speed I get with cogeco will be the same with start?


Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

Re: Switched to Start from cogeco looks like a big speed drop




It's not slower.

graniterock

join:2003-03-14
London, ON
reply to ell

What kind of modem did you get? What package did you sign up for?



rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
reply to ell

Can you test with toronto.speedtest.net and let me know the speed? Thanks.



jasmo34

join:2008-03-20
London, ON

said by rocca:

Can you test with toronto.speedtest.net and let me know the speed? Thanks.

Rocca...

Did you want everyone to try to use Toronto/Nexicom, as a standard speed test, or will any Toronto server do? (there's also TSI, and sometimes Beanfield?)


Slow Go

@videotron.ca
reply to ell

Maybe it's something related to the speed problems detailed here:
»SLOW - 30/2 First few days, now constant 17/1 and below

Any other info on this?


ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON
Reviews:
·Future Nine Corp..
·Start Communicat..

1 edit
reply to ell




That Looks Better !
The modem is a dcm476. I like the real time usage meter!


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23

Excellent, thanks.



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4
reply to ell

Are you doing these speed tests over a wireless connection by chance?


ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON

no Cat6



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

What server are you using for your speed tests? Your latency seems way too high.


ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON

Oakeville,ont and Kingston,Ont



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

Use Nexicom or Beanfield out of Toronto. You'll get a much more realistic result as both of them peer with Torix along with Start.


ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON
Reviews:
·Future Nine Corp..
·Start Communicat..






Here are the servers I first used to test







I'm Very Happy!
Happy I switched to Start.ca.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
reply to jasmo34

The Nexicom one seems to be most consistent, ie »toronto.speedtest.net/



TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:27

I will have to interject and say that the TekSavvy one is as equally or more, most consistent.
--
Marc - CEO/TekSavvy



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by TSI Marc:

I will have to interject and say that the TekSavvy one is as equally or more, most consistent.

And I will interject and inform you that as a Start customer with prior experience what rocca says is the truth

ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON
Reviews:
·Future Nine Corp..
·Start Communicat..
reply to TSI Marc

TekSavvy is one of the company's I looked at but TekSavvy is not available on Cable in Kingston! and with DSL my phone line could only give me up to 2mb speed when bell tested my line. I will try the TekSavvy speed test when my son is done watching netflex.



TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:27

yeah. no worries. thanks for considering though..

I was just fooling around.. our speed test server is up there too in parallel with the Nexicom one.. not sure how the order gets selected.. maybe it's alphabetical.. if you click on the Toronto circle to select a server.. you have two options...
--
Marc - CEO/TekSavvy


ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON

Maybe in the future if I am looking for a new ISP TekSavvy will be in Kingston on Cable. But for now I seem to have pick a great ISP



TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:27

We certainly will.. it's just a matter of time. Start is a great company though. You're already in good hands.
--
Marc - CEO/TekSavvy



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4
reply to TSI Marc

said by TSI Marc:

I was just fooling around.. our speed test server is up there too in parallel with the Nexicom one.. not sure how the order gets selected.. maybe it's alphabetical.. if you click on the Toronto circle to select a server.. you have two options...

There's three now, and I find myself getting the third server - Beanfield - more than Nexicom or Teksavvy now.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23

Think it's time for us to apply and get one too then!



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

Yes, yes it is.



TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:27
reply to Gone

hum, that's odd. I only see the two..
--
Marc - CEO/TekSavvy


ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON
reply to rocca

ya I looked for a speed test at start.ca


ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON

I love the start usage meter with cogeco you needed to look the next day but with start its there!



TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:27
reply to rocca

it's a good idea to have your own for sure.. guarantees that there's nothing between your server and your customer that isn't under your own control.. that's why we initially set one up.

although, given the proximity of Nexicom and ours.. I'd be surprised if you'd see any difference.. I'd expect that they'd all be the same consistency wise...

ell, can you do a few tests between the Nexicom one and ours? just curious to see if there are differences.

I know that we used to have one from dslr but somehow it was always slightly different then others. That's why we moved o the speedtest.net one...
--
Marc - CEO/TekSavvy


ell

join:2006-12-30
Kingston, ON

I can but my son is using netflex so I will do it after he is done with his movie



TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:27

haha ok. tx