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watts3000

join:2002-01-21

[HSI] actual 30meg download speeds

As you know from my other thread I just dropped my 100meg connection and went to 30. I would like to ask everyone that is on the 30 what is your actual download speeds? I always use download mangers such as free download manager myself.


compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
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Quick speedtests will always overinflate your results.

I have 30/4. A speedtest will show 60+.

I probably get about 23-26 speeds here.

I downloaded a 175MB driver update from the HP.COM website. A pretty speedy server on their end I think.

I got 3.11MB/Sec, which translates into 24.88mbps (megabits per second).

So, pretty close to advertised speeds.

Many factors can affect speeds though . . .

kbowman

join:2010-10-30
Pasadena, CA
reply to watts3000
I normally get a solid 30mbps myself. It will drop down during peak times though.

watts3000

join:2002-01-21
I have a friend that pulls 70 tO 80 megs. The only thing that's different about his area is they have 8 docsis channels.


compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
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8 downstream channels here too.... I doub't he's pulling 70/80mbps on a 30/4 plan.... is that speed tests results or true long download speeds?

said by watts3000:

I have a friend that pulls 70 tO 80 megs. The only thing that's different about his area is they have 8 docsis channels.



compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
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reply to watts3000
Click for full size
8 CHANNELS DOWN
8 channels here.

watts3000

join:2002-01-21
I have seen it a few times he also uses download mangers and it is true download speed. I think he is one of the few users in his area that has Charter everyone else is dsl.


cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26
I seriously doubt he is sustaining those speeds for the whole download also, especially if the file is of any kind of size.

Download managers do absolutely nothing for helping the speed either. In fact, if anything, they will slow it down a hair. They are designed for maintaining the download in case your browser crashes, is all.

This is a very typical result for me. I have my upload throttled using QoS for Vonage phone.

:::.. Internet Speed Test Result Details ..:::
Download Connection Speed:: 41727 Kbps or 41.7 Mbps
Download Speed Test Size:: 29.9 MB or 30592 kB or 31326208 bytes
Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 5216 kB/s or 5.2 MB/s
Upload Connection Speed:: 3090 Kbps or 3.1 Mbps
Upload Speed Test Size:: 1.5 MB or 1536 kB or 1572864 bytes
Upload Binary File Transfer Speed:: 386 kB/s
Timed:: Download: 6.006 seconds | Upload: 4.073 seconds
Tested At:: »TestMy.net Version 13
Test Time:: 2013-06-08 05:53:56 Local Time
Location:: Grand Haven, MI US >> Destination:: Dallas, TX US
Validation:: »testmy.net/db/N192ycK.NUzvk3j
TiP Measurement Summary (Download):: Min 26.13 Mbps | Middle Avg 41.54 Mbps | Max 72.77 Mbps | 54% Variance
TiP Data Points:: 72.77 Mbps, 43.12 Mbps, 36.16 Mbps, 42.96 Mbps, 41.57 Mbps, 35.77 Mbps, 35.27 Mbps, 32.31 Mbps, 34.02 Mbps, 38.32 Mbps, 39.17 Mbps, 42.96 Mbps, 43.77 Mbps, 43.12 Mbps, 72.77 Mbps, 43.12 Mbps, 38.9 Mbps, 42.88 Mbps, 26.13 Mbps
More Stats:: »testmy.net/compID/222255865963
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130515 Firefox/17.0 Iceweasel/17.0.6 [!]
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Jammers

join:2009-01-15
Tillamook, OR
reply to watts3000
So if i got the 30/4 package what speeds would i be looking at on average? I'm tired of not getting any faster speeds with what i have right now.

kherr
Premium
join:2000-09-04
Collinsville, IL
reply to cork1958
..... with my DLM I get twice the speed than otherwise .....


fredbisard

@charter.com
reply to Jammers
said by Jammers:

So if i got the 30/4 package what speeds would i be looking at on average? I'm tired of not getting any faster speeds with what i have right now.

one of the slowest test results i've ever gotten on my 30/4 connection, if that helps at all?


nunya
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join:2000-12-23
O Fallon, MO
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reply to watts3000



Usually right at 30/4. The UL is a little lower because I have QoS for VoIP.
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Dogg
Premium
join:2003-06-11
Belleville, IL
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to cork1958
said by cork1958:

I seriously doubt he is sustaining those speeds for the whole download also, especially if the file is of any kind of size.

Download managers do absolutely nothing for helping the speed either. In fact, if anything, they will slow it down a hair. They are designed for maintaining the download in case your browser crashes, is all.

This is a very typical result for me. I have my upload throttled using QoS for Vonage phone.

:::.. Internet Speed Test Result Details ..:::
Download Connection Speed:: 41727 Kbps or 41.7 Mbps
Download Speed Test Size:: 29.9 MB or 30592 kB or 31326208 bytes
Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 5216 kB/s or 5.2 MB/s
Upload Connection Speed:: 3090 Kbps or 3.1 Mbps
Upload Speed Test Size:: 1.5 MB or 1536 kB or 1572864 bytes
Upload Binary File Transfer Speed:: 386 kB/s
Timed:: Download: 6.006 seconds | Upload: 4.073 seconds
Tested At:: »TestMy.net Version 13
Test Time:: 2013-06-08 05:53:56 Local Time
Location:: Grand Haven, MI US >> Destination:: Dallas, TX US
Validation:: »testmy.net/db/N192ycK.NUzvk3j
TiP Measurement Summary (Download):: Min 26.13 Mbps | Middle Avg 41.54 Mbps | Max 72.77 Mbps | 54% Variance
TiP Data Points:: 72.77 Mbps, 43.12 Mbps, 36.16 Mbps, 42.96 Mbps, 41.57 Mbps, 35.77 Mbps, 35.27 Mbps, 32.31 Mbps, 34.02 Mbps, 38.32 Mbps, 39.17 Mbps, 42.96 Mbps, 43.77 Mbps, 43.12 Mbps, 72.77 Mbps, 43.12 Mbps, 38.9 Mbps, 42.88 Mbps, 26.13 Mbps
More Stats:: »testmy.net/compID/222255865963
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130515 Firefox/17.0 Iceweasel/17.0.6 [!]

Download managers can increase the speed as they can be configured to use multiple connections.
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Kline

join:2010-02-09
O Fallon, IL
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said by Dogg:

Download managers can increase the speed as they can be configured to use multiple connections.

That's irrelevant if a single connection can sustain your full throughput though. I typically max out with only a single connection to many places. On-topic though, with the 30/4 plan I have speedtests that report between 35-45/5 and I typically see around 36/4 from the websites I frequent most.

watts3000

join:2002-01-21
We are actually happy with the 30meg plan so far. I have not heard any family member complain about me down grading from the 100. However, I do need to configure QOS for the phones.


Dogg
Premium
join:2003-06-11
Belleville, IL
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reply to Kline
said by Kline:

said by Dogg:

Download managers can increase the speed as they can be configured to use multiple connections.

That's irrelevant if a single connection can sustain your full throughput though. I typically max out with only a single connection to many places. On-topic though, with the 30/4 plan I have speedtests that report between 35-45/5 and I typically see around 36/4 from the websites I frequent most.

I agree. That's why it was in reference to the comment that download managers can't/don't increase download speeds. It's not many sources that I use that can max out my DL speed with a single download. Most often you are speed limited by the source, not your plan speed.
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Meathax
Looking for better Pings

join:2010-10-24
Cherry Valley, MA
reply to watts3000
I'm on the 30/4 plan. Here's what I get


cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26
reply to Dogg
said by Dogg:

said by Kline:

said by Dogg:

Download managers can increase the speed as they can be configured to use multiple connections.

That's irrelevant if a single connection can sustain your full throughput though. I typically max out with only a single connection to many places. On-topic though, with the 30/4 plan I have speedtests that report between 35-45/5 and I typically see around 36/4 from the websites I frequent most.

I agree. That's why it was in reference to the comment that download managers can't/don't increase download speeds. It's not many sources that I use that can max out my DL speed with a single download. Most often you are speed limited by the source, not your plan speed.

I still disagree. Download managers suck and do not increase speed. Sure, you may connect to more servers and maintain your max speed, but they DO NOT increase the speed.

Then again, they're only good for using with torrent sites, or places you have the option to connect to multiple servers, but where does that happen in the real world?
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Dogg
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Belleville, IL
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said by cork1958:

I still disagree. Download managers suck and do not increase speed. Sure, you may connect to more servers and maintain your max speed, but they DO NOT increase the speed.

Then again, they're only good for using with torrent sites, or places you have the option to connect to multiple servers, but where does that happen in the real world?

I don't use torrents. My download manager is typically used for files from file hosts (ie: DepositFiles, Rapidgator, etc.). You can increase/decrease the connections while the download is taking place and watch the speed increase/decrease.

But feel free to disagree.
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JoelC707
Premium
join:2002-07-09
Lanett, AL
kudos:5
Servers can be configured to limit the speed available to any one given connection. If it's based on the connection and not IP then yeah using a download manager to open multiple connections can indeed increase speed, but only because one connection wasn't maxing out your available bandwidth (and the file host sites you mention are notorious for doing that to try and force you to buy their premium service).


crazyk4952
Premium
join:2002-02-04
united state
kudos:1
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reply to watts3000
I just downgraded from the 100Mb plan to the 30Mb plan a few days ago. Most of the time, I only see a slight speed decrease.

Since changing my plan, I have been able to download 1GB HD podcasts at close to 100Mbps for the entire download. I am just using iTunes as my podcatcher (so no download manager used). Also, I still seem to get the 5Mbps upload speed.

I usually download these podcasts in the morning, and I have noticed that I get closer to the 30Mbps speed for some evenings.

Below is a current speed test:



I don't think my neighborhood has a lot of households that use lots of bandwidth, so they may be only throttling my connection to the 30Mbps speed when there is other traffic on the node.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
I don't think they actually changed your plan. Try restarting your modem.

wingman99

join:2003-12-18
Opelika, AL
reply to watts3000
+1 I dont think they changed your plan.


crazyk4952
Premium
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united state
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reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

I don't think they actually changed your plan. Try restarting your modem.

I just confirmed with a Charter representative that my internet speed had been changed to the 30 Mb plan.

My cable modem was restarted remotely when they changed my plan.

I just did another speed test and am getting 66Mb down/5Mb up. And this is at almost 7:00pm....!

WarEagleUS

join:2013-06-28
Gurley, AL
I usually, well that was until the last couple weeks, around 42-47 down and around 5 to 6 up. However, recent speed tests from speedtest.net have me around 4-15Mbps. Now this will change once I am done downloading the preview of Windows 8.1 (Blue) lol but I am straight connecting from the modem to my pc as I was getting speed decreases on my Netgear WNDR 3700 v2.

I will post back in a bit.

WarEagleUS

join:2013-06-28
Gurley, AL
reply to crazyk4952
I usually, well that was until the last couple weeks, around 42-47 down and around 5 to 6 up. However, recent speed tests from speedtest.net have me around 4-15Mbps. Now this will change once I am done downloading the preview of Windows 8.1 (Blue) lol but I am straight connecting from the modem to my pc as I was getting speed decreases on my Netgear WNDR 3700 v2.

I will post back in a bit.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to crazyk4952
I have never gotten 5 Mbps upload on the 30 meg plan. Even plugged straight into the modem. 4.27 Mbps is the fastest I can recall ever seeing.

Chubbysumo

join:2009-12-01
Superior, WI
reply to cork1958
I got near the exact same results as you on this site, and it seems its server limited on their end, because I can easily maintain my full 12.5MB/s download speeds on both DDLs and torrents. I think you need to find a new site.

Chubbysumo

join:2009-12-01
Superior, WI
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to Dogg
said by Dogg:

You can increase/decrease the connections while the download is taking place and watch the speed increase/decrease.

But feel free to disagree.

As a free user, with an unregistered IP address, most DDL sites will limit you to single threaded download, regardless of what the manager says(in my case, they always stall on those "new" connections and it only works from the first one, saying "1 thread per download, 1 download per IP for non-registered users".