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  1. #1
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    DSL Speed

    I had an interesting experience today.

    Our DSL was acting up very badly this morning. Wife was going sorta nuts because nothing would load.

    I still had the support phone number for AT&T DSL from a mass outage last week.

    So I called. I got one of those people who can only read a script.

    But he did finally decide we needed a tech to come out.

    The phone guy had me check my speed using www.speakeasy.net/speedtest

    It measured 3184. So I thought I should upgrade to the 6 mb speed. Finally got connected online to my account and I was already paying for 6mb speeds.

    So I was only getting half.

    The At&T guy came out. I was getting 7mb on the box outside my house and 3mb in my home office. Bad wiring.

    I had some old lines that were not being used. He used one of those pair with the filter on the box on the side of the house.

    Now I have twice the speed at my desk !!!!

    Yea.....

    Are you getting what you pay for ?

    Here is where you can check...

    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest

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    well I got 4636 using my lap top with a wirless connection to the router. I'll run a test later with a direct connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    well I got 4636 using my lap top with a wirless connection to the router. I'll run a test later with a direct connection.
    I'm curious to see if it improves. I have my desk only a few feet from the wireless so it would be easy to run a direct connection if it was worth it.
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    I got 5754 on my wireless connection with 2 other computers also on the same wireless running at the same time. I guess thats alright since I also have the 6mb speed from at&t u-verse.

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    I was curious to. 5864 not much of an increase but the upload speed droped from 7 somthing to 5 something..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    I'm curious to see if it improves. I have my desk only a few feet from the wireless so it would be easy to run a direct connection if it was worth it.
    Yes, you will see a difference, but typically you'll only notice the difference when downloading large files or watching streaming media (such as NetFlix).
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    2119/667 for me... and I was feeling inadequate compared to everyone here.

    So I checked my account online and confirmed that I was indeed signed up for a plan with 2 Mbps down and 800 Kbps up.

    And really, we're pretty satisfied with this. Haven't really noticed any big speed or capacity issues. Now to be sure, I don't download movies at home!

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    I've got cable, here's what I got

    16846 kbps download 8671 kbps upload

    I guess that's 16.8 meg down and 8.6 meg upload?

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    I pay $14.99 for AT&T DSL. I am supposed to get 700Kbps downstream but I only get 320Kbps. I haven't complained beacuse for normal browsing it is not bad. When I need to download files I use my work's Internet connection.

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    The Speakesy test was close enough to my NDT server at work to be called the same. That's good enough for me plus, my speeds test as expected. AT&T U-verse just shy of 1 meg out and just shy of 6 meg in; $35 per month. To be honest, my user experience is not that much different that when I ran 768k out, 2 meg in for $25 per month.
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