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pmdepr

join:2004-02-02
Simsbury, CT

[Speed] Big difference between speed tests (dslreports Vs Xfinit

I have run the speed tests on the dslreports site and the xfinity site and I am seeing a huge discrepancy. The #s for the dslreports site are around 6 Mb download whereas the xfinity site gives me 22Mb, which is closer to my plan. I am wondering if the xfinity tests are slanted toward the speedboost feature to provide better results. I am wondering what my real bandwidth is.



Chris 313
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Re: [Speed] Big difference between speed tests (dslreports Vs Xf

Relying on speed tests such as those was your first mistake. Take nothing tests like those say as the truth. Go download a huge file (1GB or more works) from a known fast server. That will outlast the power boost feature and when it evens off, it'll show your true speed.

Depending on what you pay for, it sounds like you have Blast! Which is either 25/4 (27.5/4.4 sustained) or 50/10/15 (55/11/16.5 sustained) depending on your area.

See here as well for more info: »Comcast High Speed Internet FAQ »What are the actual Provisioned Speeds?



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reply to pmdepr

Try running this: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffpr···obe.html It will give you a much better idea.


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reply to pmdepr

The dslreports tests do not work very well on higher bandwidth connections.