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ISP advertised speed vs real world as charted by FCC


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#16 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

Further to my earlier post, and after a number of e-mails and telephone calls, Sky finally agreed that there was probably a line fault and they would get an engineer out to check the line.

 

He arrived the following morning and after a bit of too-ing and fro-ing around the house said there appeared to be a fault about 500m away, ie in the cabinet. It turns out the cabling from the house to the cabinet is copper, and from the cabinet to the exchange is aluminium - a hairline crack in the aluminium wire. I now have a silent - non-crackling - telephone and my download speed is just over the top end of the range i was quoted as likely when I took up their service.

 

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:42 AM

This is what I get from LAN with same ISP.
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And with Wifi.
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Too much different? Maybe because router is old.


It is possible that your WiFi is using 802.11b. If it is not, then your might be reaching the limits of the WiFi range (WiFi speeds will drop are you get a weaker signal).

If it is not either of those two, then it is something more "weird".
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:45 AM

I think this router use 802.11g and the router is just 5 or less meters from me.

Also, we have to replug it about 10 times per day just to make it work fro about 1 hour.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

I think this router use 802.11g and the router is just 5 or less meters from me.
Also, we have to replug it about 10 times per day just to make it work fro about 1 hour.


If it is an 802.11g router, then unless there is some 802.11b device forcing it to be slower, it could be a problem with the router or maybe some interference.

I am also assuming that the computer you are using is using an 802.11g or "newer" WiFi adapter.
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:31 AM

All devices that trying to connect have this problems, computer, phone, iPad, etc. And I don't think there are any 802.11b devices.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:42 AM

Uverse is atrocious. I'm promised 1.5mb/s down 2mb/s up (or is it the other way around) and I'm currently getting, while hard wired in Ethernet, 200kbp/s down 78kbp/s up.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:05 PM

@Zestypanda #21

 

That is a atrocious !  Are you getting any crackling or fuzzing on your phone line as well ?  This was the cause of my problems - a faulty connection at the local cabinet. The only problem is it can take a long time to convince your ISP there is a problem. And why should you accept it ?  If you went into your local service station for a gallon of gas you wouldn't be happy if they 'Sorry mate, here's a pint for the price of a gallon, and that's all you're getting.'.

 

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

Yeah, sometimes the line is crummy

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

HI,Here's a silly question for the day.

Would COMCAST INTERNET be considered a ISP,thanks



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

HI,Here's a silly question for the day.

Would COMCAST INTERNET be considered a ISP,thanks

Yes, Xfinity = Comcast is an ISP.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:51 PM

HI, FlannelBack that's what i thought i had sent post to COMCAST forum and asked about their ISP  and the person that answered did not know what ISP stood for.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:32 PM

HI,Here's a silly question for the day.
Would COMCAST INTERNET be considered a ISP,thanks


I know it's been answered. But here is a list that I'm sure is not complete as I know of a few Mom and Pop local ISP's that deal in dialup mostly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Internet_service_providers_of_the_United_States

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:53 PM

I have Verizon FIOS with 35/35 speed.  The last time I checked at Speedtest.net  the speeds were about the same as advertised. 

 

I think Verizon has a 50/50 service available in my area but I don't need that speed for the extra cost.

 

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Edited by Scoop8, 25 November 2013 - 06:58 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

Here is my Verizon FIOS Business 5 Statics for 144 85/45 plan.

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Verizon FIOS has 500Meg Down and 100Meg Up in my area. Business price is 384 a month.

Edited by cryptodan, 28 November 2013 - 08:45 PM.





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