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Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Bright House

Lightning 60/5 Post Your Evening Speeds Please

My Average download speeds from different speed tests are 25mb-45mb In the evening from the hours of 6pm-9pm. I'm on the 60/5 Tier. I'm just wondering what everyone else gets on their download speed tests in the evenings from the hours of 6pm-9pm.
I'm going to post my morning speed test and my evening speed test, all speed tests done on a hard wired connection





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Taft CA Bright House Customer Since 2003 Lightning 60/5


BHNtechXpert
BHN Staff
Premium,VIP
join:2006-02-16
Saint Petersburg, FL
kudos:131

Is that our test server?



Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Bright House

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For Gary

tim tim tim

join:2010-08-14
Lutz, FL
kudos:2

I posted in the other thread about the speed tiers and was getting 70+ down and it was like 830 at night. I only get on in the evenings generally and test it often and never get below 69 down 5+ up



Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1

Ok Thanks



sambowomble
Are you sure? If not check again
Premium
join:2009-11-23
Lakeland, FL
Reviews:
·Verizon Wireless..
·Time Warner Cable
·Bright House
reply to Guide_Tim

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This is a no BS speed test. This is on a residential line with the new 60MB package. I ran it 5 more times and had a range of 61-67MB down and 5.8-5.9 Up. This is not on a business class or any other class of internet. I like very much!


Beachie
Stranded in paradise

join:2001-07-12
St. Pete, FL
kudos:2
reply to BHNtechXpert

I'm always directed to the Birmingham test site again



sambowomble
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Premium
join:2009-11-23
Lakeland, FL

I get bounced between Orlando and Birmingham.


tim tim tim

join:2010-08-14
Lutz, FL
kudos:2

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this was just done at 6:39 eastern time. Ill try again a little later if I remember and post that as well (8-9 pm range)

I was able to catch a screen shot mid test of it hitting 80+


Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1

Thank you so much for posting your evening speeds Tim
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Taft CA Bright House Customer Since 2003 Lightning 60/5


simba1994

join:2002-02-10
Largo, FL

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UPDATE: The test I posted had bad data. I found other applications using bandwidth during the tests.



Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Bright House

simba1994 Thank you for posting your speed test results I have 2 questions for you.
1.) Did you reboot your cable modem after they upgraded you?

2.) Around what time was it when you took that speed test ?
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Taft CA Bright House Customer Since 2003 Lightning 60/5


simba1994

join:2002-02-10
Largo, FL

said by Guide_Tim:

simba1994 Thank you for posting your speed test results I have 2 questions for you.
1.) Did you reboot your cable modem after they upgraded you?

2.) Around what time was it when you took that speed test ?

1. I have rebooted the modem. I actually had really good speeds after Gary upgraded me. I'm just now noticing inconsistent results over time. Some days it's good, others not so. I'll run the same test over and over again, and it'll start at 40~45 and then sweep up to 65, then drop down to 20.

2. About 8pm Eastern.


TURBO1112

join:2010-04-28
Dade City, FL
reply to Guide_Tim


simba1994

join:2002-02-10
Largo, FL
reply to simba1994

said by simba1994:

said by Guide_Tim:

simba1994 Thank you for posting your speed test results I have 2 questions for you.
1.) Did you reboot your cable modem after they upgraded you?

2.) Around what time was it when you took that speed test ?

1. I have rebooted the modem. I actually had really good speeds after Gary upgraded me. I'm just now noticing inconsistent results over time. Some days it's good, others not so. I'll run the same test over and over again, and it'll start at 40~45 and then sweep up to 65, then drop down to 20.

2. About 8pm Eastern.

OK -- Scratch those speed tests. I realized that my daughter was still signed in to this PC and apparently it was running some game in the background that was using bandwidth. As soon as I booted her off in Task Manager, my speeds shot up to ~65 consistently.

I'm going to delete my previous post to keep this thread running with valid data.

simba1994

join:2002-02-10
Largo, FL
reply to Guide_Tim

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8:45pm Eastern

LogBoot3

join:2012-11-22
reply to Guide_Tim

on the bakersfield BHN test server

65.89 download
5.76 upload

26ms ping

I would screenshot but I am pouring over the information about the newly announced The Witcher 3.



Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1
reply to Guide_Tim

Thank you Turbo & Logboot



Flashfox
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join:2003-10-01
Melbourne, FL

As requested:



Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1

Flashfox thanks



Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Bright House
reply to Guide_Tim

Here is a speed test i took just now at 7:45 PM
I think BHN Fixed the slow evening speeds I was seeing before. Speeds look great now


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Taft CA Bright House Customer Since 2003 Lightning 60/5 Motorola SB6141

rebus9

join:2002-03-26
Tampa Bay
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Bright House
reply to Guide_Tim

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9:50 p.m. from a business class line in the Tampa Bay area. Not sure why I got sent to the Detroit server this evening-- usually hit the Birmingham server.


Eve__

@bhn.net
reply to Guide_Tim

55.76 download, 5.73 upload. 34ms ping
Bakersfield server.

7:45PM



John97
Over The Hills And Far Away
Premium
join:2000-11-14
Spring Hill, FL
Reviews:
·Bright House
·ooma
reply to Guide_Tim

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Keiro

join:2005-10-25
Bakersfield, CA
kudos:1
reply to Guide_Tim

What's the BHN speed test servers? I keep forgetting them. I returned to BHN in January, so I'm happy to have Lightning again.

Also, I have Lightning, as well. I use my DIR-655 with the given modem... disabled wifi on it.

My laptop's hardwired to the router, so no issues there... but for now, I'll have to do the tests later in the evening, and morning after.

I am also located in Bakersfield.
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Wanderer of the Stars...

ShatteredTears NOC
Managing: ShatteredTears IRC
EidolonHost



Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
Taft, CA
kudos:1
reply to Guide_Tim

Hello Bakersfield Neighbor here is the link for the BHN speed test server
»speedtest.bhn.net/
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Taft CA Bright House Customer Since 2003 Lightning 60/5 Motorola SB6141


Keiro

join:2005-10-25
Bakersfield, CA
kudos:1

said by Guide_Tim:

Hello Bakersfield Neighbor here is the link for the BHN speed test server
»speedtest.bhn.net/

Hah, thanks!

Also, result is:

D: 33.60Mbps
U: 4.55Mbps

I'll check again at around 4-6PM.
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Wanderer of the Stars...

ShatteredTears NOC
Managing: ShatteredTears IRC
EidolonHost

ebenhe

join:2013-02-16
Orlando, FL
reply to Guide_Tim

could u get this speed on wireless test?


Keiro

join:2005-10-25
Bakersfield, CA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

said by ebenhe:

could u get this speed on wireless test?

... Wut, I had to retype up my answer. Bah!

Anyways...

That's a debatable question. I would say no.

Why?

Well, three reasons, really, it has to do with how wireless works in general.

1. The manufacturer tends to advertise the router's specs. And along with those specs, they assume you'll have equivalent hardware handy. You know, you generally get best results with wireless N routers and wireless N network cards in a given computer.

2. Then there's the spec of the standards that the routers comply with. You have only so much to work with and must ensure that the device is capable of working with or without interference.

3. Law of physics. The router might say it gets you 300Mbps wireless access. but that's only on the local area network! In actual, real-world use, you might be lucky to hit anywhere between 50 Mbps to 150Mbps. This is especially true if you have concrete or some other signal-interfering component in the walls.

Ever heard of the Faraday Cage? It's like that, with cement and stuff around your home.

And then there's the Internet outside of your home. The ISP sets up their hardware and provides only so much bandwidth in a given area. Something like 32 homes per... some metric, I don't quite remember what metric it was, but the network engineers have typically figured out the best optimized setup per given area so that everyone has more or less good bandwidth at any given time.

And then there's the condition of the wiring. If you have crap wiring, you'll get crap Internet. So it goes.

I hope I made it easy to understand why.
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Wanderer of the Stars...

Heimkoma Services and EidolonHost


BHNtechXpert
BHN Staff
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join:2006-02-16
Saint Petersburg, FL
kudos:131
reply to Guide_Tim

Very good answer and I want to add to it....

Other wireless devices you have in your home including microwave ovens, cordless phones, baby monitors, webcams, wireless speaker systems (my own personal example Vizio), alarm systems and many other devices will also impact wireless performance in either the 2.4 or 5 ghz ranges.