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TSI Marc
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reply to ell

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

We certainly will.. it's just a matter of time. Start is a great company though. You're already in good hands.
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Gone
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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
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Think it's time for us to apply and get one too then!


Gone
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Yes, yes it is.


TSI Marc
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hum, that's odd. I only see the two..
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ell

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Kingston, ON
reply to rocca
ya I looked for a speed test at start.ca

ell

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


TSI Marc
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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...
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ell

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


TSI Marc
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haha ok. tx


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said by TSI Marc:

hum, that's odd. I only see the two..

Very weird. This is the three that I see.


Gone
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said by TSI Marc:

haha ok. tx

Now that I'm home I can do it.

Nexicom:







Teksavvy:







They are all nearly identical right now, but I'd bet that if I do the same thing at 10PM tonight the Teksavvy results will be 26-28ish while Nexicom and Beanfield (which I omitted) will be identical to above.


TSI Marc
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I guess we'll have to see what you post at 10pm tonight.
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ell

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Reviews:
·Future Nine Corp..
·Start Communicat..
Teksavvy






Nexicom






jasmo34

join:2008-03-20
London, ON
reply to Gone

Re: Switched to Start from cogeco

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Gonzo... I see only 2 choices tonight; Beanfield seems to come and go. In the settings drop-down box for preferred server, for Toronto, Beanfield IS there, along with Radiant Communications, and Tek and Nexicom. I THINK I have seen Radiant in the main server choices for Toronto, but certainly not very often.

Your screen is different than mine; I think yours is what I used to see. Might this be dependant on the flash version? Speedtest version? And, I DO have a preferred site saved in my settings; do you?

I get this same screen whether I go in via www.speedtest.net, or toronto.speedtest.net.

BTW, if I click on BEGIN TEST, RECOMMENDED SERVER, and it does some quick ping tests, it sometimes doesn't even pick a Toronto server; it picks up Kitchener/Netflash instead.

Entering via speedtest.teksavvy.test gets their mini test first (about to expire?), and then usually gives a choice of Kitchener, Clifford, or Oakville. Oh, so that's why people have been posting tests from Clifford (Wightman Comm.)! I was wondering about that.

From Speedtest.net FAQ...
Why did my host location disappear from the map? Speedtest.net has an automated health-check which makes sure hosts are online and responding normally. If the health-check cannot reach the server or finds an error in the configuration, it will take the host offline.


Gone
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I always see Beanfield, but I've *never* seen Radiant Communications. Weird.

If I select Recommended Server, I usually get Beanfield. Sometimes I'll get Tek, Nexicom or NRBN (which is the one that's highlighted with a triangle on my map)


jasmo34

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London, ON

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I thought maybe a company might only provide this testing off-hours, or weekends only, but if you see Beanfield all the time, that theory is out! I doubt speedtest.net would really want that type of server, but they might accept it. This test hosting no doubt does cost some money, and require certain resources.
.
.

Ell... FYI... Start also has their own "junior forum" here on DSLR...
»Start Communications


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

said by Gone:

They are all nearly identical right now, but I'd bet that if I do the same thing at 10PM tonight the Teksavvy results will be 26-28ish while Nexicom and Beanfield (which I omitted) will be identical to above.

It's after 10... Survey says??
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Gone
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said by TSI Marc:

It's after 10... Survey says??

I'm at work again

(wife is in Ottawa for 2 weeks, may as well get shit some shit I've had on the back burner done, haha)


TSI Marc
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hehe cool.

I already know the answer though... it will be the same.

Our speed test server is sitting on a massive amount of bandwidth...
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Qsig

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Kanata, ON
MORE POWER CAPTAIN

Teksavvy:



Comcast in Chicago:



I'm in Ottawa on Fibe 175/175


TSI Marc
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LOL that's awesome! very cool.

yeah, your bandwidth all goes to Chicago then back to Toronto.. any speed test in Canada will be slower for you as a result.
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TSI Marc
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run ours a few times in a row just for fun.
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Qsig

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Kanata, ON
Excellent routing I see here, good ol' Bell.

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.10.1
2 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms bas2-kanata16_lo0_SYMP.net.bell.ca [64.230.200.135]
3 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms dis32-ottawa23_4-1-0_100.net.bell.ca [64.230.57.40]
4 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms bx6-newyork83_xe2-0-0.net.bell.ca [64.230.187.162]
5 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms ge4-3.br01.nyc01.pccwbtn.net [63.218.9.45]
6 89 ms 89 ms 89 ms netriver.ge2-16.br01.sea01.pccwbtn.net [63.216.14.162]
7 89 ms 89 ms 89 ms static-74-209-160-12.lynnwood.netriver.net [74.209.160.12]

Back to NY and back.

Here's a few as requested:










Qsig

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Kanata, ON
A few months ago, I tried a Teksavvy login, brought me to Bell's walled garden I believe. I'd get Teksavvy over FTTH if I could.


TSI Marc
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yeah you'll always go to the states then back again..

really odd that you're not getting higher then that. Try the nexicom one for fun (lol sorry if you dont think it's fun)
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TSI Marc
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said by Qsig:

A few months ago, I tried a Teksavvy login, brought me to Bell's walled garden I believe. I'd get Teksavvy over FTTH if I could.

haha I was just thinking if that was possible.

yeah i'm sure that will be another CRTC battle before too long.
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Qsig

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reply to TSI Marc
Pfft, I'm a nerd, I think this is awesome. Hahaha.





Odd.


TSI Marc
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yeah. that is odd. thinking they tweaked the windowing to accommodate smaller links better..
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TSI Marc
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odd also since ms response is 11 but max is so low..
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