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wtfomgbbq

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[Scam] 2wire speedtest is a scammer's tool supported by bundler

Got a phone call today from a DSL seller claiming to represent verizon. he sent me over to 2wire to do a speed test which showed my speed to be a whopping 2.8 MB down. However since I just ran a speed test last week I know this to be false so I pulled up speakeasy's test and told him that no, I'm actually getting 10-12mb down and take your crappy ADSL and f*** off.

This got me interested in why 2wire is misreporting, seems they were purchased by Pace Americas, an equipment wholesaler and service bundler for ISPs. So be it known that 2wire is not a viable speed test, it is simply a gimpy tool for DSL merchants to scam you out of your good cable service. stick with speakeasy or DSLReports speed tests if anyone tries to tell you your speed is not good.



PoloDude
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Re: [Scam] 2wire speedtest is a scammer's tool supported by bund

Worst test site ever!
Only gives the Download. My testing varied from 0 to 176Mbps
I'm on 65/35 (I think). Here is a valid test on wifi.
»www.speedtest.net/result/2439091260.png 22/19



NormanS
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reply to wtfomgbbq

said by wtfomgbbq :

Got a phone call today from a DSL seller claiming to represent verizon. he sent me over to 2wire to do a speed test which showed my speed to be a whopping 2.8 MB down. However since I just ran a speed test last week I know this to be false so I pulled up speakeasy's test and told him that no, I'm actually getting 10-12mb down and take your crappy ADSL and f*** off.

I see what you mean! Pace/2Wire claims my current download speed is a mere 8.5 Mbps; roughly half of what my "crappy ADSL" actually delivers:



And this while actually using Pace 4111N-030 RG!
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum


Micha3615

join:2004-08-21
Mississauga, ON

LOL wow yep, I'm on a 2.9Mbps when it's clearly not:



DC DSL
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reply to NormanS

Yeah, 2wire is bogus. Says my dl is 1.9mbps. Hogwash.



garys_2k
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reply to wtfomgbbq

Click for full size
My ISP
 
Yeah, it's bogus...


2wire


DrStrange
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West Hartford, CT
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reply to wtfomgbbq

Either they're throttling bandwidth from outside certain domains or they're in a pretty congested area on the Internet.

Their speed test: 2.6 down.
Actually: 5.2-5.3 down [per Speakeasy, speedtest.net, etc.]

I'd like to see someone with FiOS try it, so we can figure out whether it's throttled or congested.



SNT
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join:2002-07-17
Satellite Beach, FL

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said by DrStrange:

I'd like to see someone with FiOS try it, so we can figure out whether it's throttled or congested.

Here you go:
At my office's FiOS 35/35 2wire reports 2.3Mbps

I will run it from my home FiOS of 75/35 later when I get there.

EDIT: On my home 75/35 connection 2wire reports 2.8Mbps


PoloDude
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reply to DrStrange

I'm on Fios . I just ran the test and got 136Mbps