I switched to cable internet a few days ago and the sales person said that there was going to be a speed increase in the future. My Apple g Airport express won't work now but when I go directly in with the ethernet cable Speedtest.net shows my DL speed at 26 mbps. I wonder if the problem is that my Apple g airport router is incompatible with the faster speeds. It was working fine with my T1 connection at 14 mbps but that was a fiber connection. Maybe I need the faster n router.
hummmm. I'm not especially technoid when computer stuff gets beyond just knowing how to use some programs, so I don't understand everything about your set up. But it is sure sounding slow, even at the new spec you posted. I just checked, and I'm running at 54 mbps. That's pretty standard for a network connection I think? My direct connection from this laptop to my studio computer is 100 mbps.
By n I meant WI-FI 802.11n. This is the latest wireless router protocol.
I'm talking cable modem internet download speed. Comcast went from 8mbps download speed max to....lets see. I just tested it at close to 30mbps download speed. The minimum seems to be 20mbps now. The speed shock probably fried a chip in my old Apple WI-FI router.
HEy, thanks, Jon! - I've been on a wireless connection for only a few weeks. VEry cool that our home computer is always available to Kate while I have the network on my new laptop. It's through a Linksys router.
I looked around and couldn't see anywhere that would display my speeds, SO the Speakeasy link you posted was very helpful. Thanks!
Results of tests at Speakeasy:
Through Seattle, the closest city to me listed - Down speed was 20.593. Up was 3248 K.
I notice the meter doesn't go past 20--so I guess that's the top speed that's happening nowadays?
Through San Francisco, Down speed was 19, Up was 2569 K.
Farthest city listed, New York - Down was 13, Up was 1800 K.
I noticed in parenthesis there were faster speeds listed as actual speeds or something?
Anyway--That was interesting. Hummm. Guess I'm doing OK? No complaints as a user--ESPecially now that as per Tony, I've switched to Firefox. OMigosh it's so much faster than IE. It's like having a new computer.
YEeeah, Phil, I get it - 54 is the theoretical max. I ran the test again for Seattle, and it was slightly slower than the earlier test. But here are the parenthetical numbers in bytes, as you explained, Jon:
2404.1 KB/sec transfer rate
479.1 KB/sec transfer rate
That download speed maxed out Speakeasy's meter, so guess that's as good as it gets hmm?