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Is my upload speed very slow?


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#1 Noctua

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:42 PM

hi

apologies if I am posting incorrectly in anyway I'm a bit new to the forum (today!)

I have now and then merely on a whim done a speed test on my internet connection, you know what i mean I am sure.

ping test always seems fast-ish, and download is never anywhere close to the max speed I am paying for but its cheap and OK for what I need. However my recorded upload speed is a fraction or the download mark. It is always hovering between 0.68 and 0.81Mbs.

I am asking if I have some kind of issue or is that speed the norm?

thanks for any help you can give me

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:11 PM

Go Here.

 

My download is 23.57 Mbps and upload is 2.35 Mbps.  This is normal for my, cable connection.

 

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

Go Here.

 

My download is 23.57 Mbps and upload is 2.35 Mbps.  This is normal for my, cable connection.

 

Louis

 

interesting,

 

never bothered to test mine before but just did......

 

download 39.64 upload 6.28


Edited by mikey11, 08 May 2018 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

hi

apologies if I am posting incorrectly in anyway I'm a bit new to the forum (today!)

I have now and then merely on a whim done a speed test on my internet connection, you know what i mean I am sure.

ping test always seems fast-ish, and download is never anywhere close to the max speed I am paying for but its cheap and OK for what I need. However my recorded upload speed is a fraction or the download mark. It is always hovering between 0.68 and 0.81Mbs.

I am asking if I have some kind of issue or is that speed the norm?

thanks for any help you can give me

Noctua

 

remember there is no such thing as a stupid question it is just the stupid person asking it.

 

What speed profile are you paying for? I know most places are asymmetric with their profiles, meaning that the download and upload speeds are not the same. Also, did they hide a "up to" in the fine print in regard to your speeds?



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:39 PM

hi

thanks for the responses

Louis I used the test you linked to and made 4 runs 30 minutes apart and the scores on the doors were ping 34ms - d/l 9.41Mbps - u/l 0.84Mbps which is roughly close to the 10% you are getting.

Yet mickey11 shows it IS slow by comparison with his reading!

null__ that is a question we all ask! What speed profile am I paying for? Well with my provider Talktalk (and most ISP's) they are fairly slippery with their alleged speeds.

Nominally I am on the basic non-fibre UP TO 17mbps Broadband so I am reasonably happy with a d/l pushing into 9Mbps

I have had a look for upload speeds in my tiny print and I can't find anything

I asked the initial question because I didn't know if what I am getting is what I should be expecting

I think it would also be relevant to ask what does it matter what the u/l speed is?

again thanks for taking an interest



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:42 AM

hi

thanks for the responses

Louis I used the test you linked to and made 4 runs 30 minutes apart and the scores on the doors were ping 34ms - d/l 9.41Mbps - u/l 0.84Mbps which is roughly close to the 10% you are getting.

Yet mickey11 shows it IS slow by comparison with his reading!

null__ that is a question we all ask! What speed profile am I paying for? Well with my provider Talktalk (and most ISP's) they are fairly slippery with their alleged speeds.

Nominally I am on the basic non-fibre UP TO 17mbps Broadband so I am reasonably happy with a d/l pushing into 9Mbps

I have had a look for upload speeds in my tiny print and I can't find anything

I asked the initial question because I didn't know if what I am getting is what I should be expecting

I think it would also be relevant to ask what does it matter what the u/l speed is?

again thanks for taking an interest

 

 

are you doing the test with your computer PLUGGED INTO your router with an ethernet cable?

 

or are you doing the test with a computer that is connected wireless?

 

the test should be done PLUGGED IN....ISP's will NEVER guarantee the speed of a wireless signal, only plugged in


Edited by mikey11, 09 May 2018 - 06:42 AM.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:00 PM

Individual readings by members...are not intended to be interpreted as comparable.

 

Speeds provided will vary by connection, location, and other factors and are not intended to be taken as literal items at any time of any given day.

 

Depending on the type of connection...upload and download speeds should reflect the approximate same ratio for your system...on a moementary basis.

 

Louis


Edited by hamluis, 22 May 2018 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:16 PM

Individual readings my members...are not intended to be interpreted as comparable.

 

Speeds provided will vary by connection, location, and other factors and are not intended to be taken as literal items at any time of any given day.

 

Depending on the type of connection...upload and download speeds should reflect the approximate same ratio for your system...on a moementary basis.

 

Louis

 

 

you sound like a good salesman.....can't guarantee anything



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:38 PM

In the world of computing...I find nothing to be capable of a guarantee...there are tons of variables surrounding just about every situation that can be imagined :).

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:41 AM

My ISP is Cox Cable.  I use NordVPN for VPN service.  My typical internet speed WITHOUT VPN is 90 mbps download.  With VPN active it drops to 30 mbps.  The closest NordVPN server to me is 89 miles away.  The NordVPN server that I am hitting is only at capacity of 8% - 10% when I am hitting that server.

 

My belief is that with the Nord server that close, my internet speed should only be reduced about 10% -- Nord's technical support agrees with this.

 

Does anyone know if Cox intentionally throttles down speed when its systems recognize a customer is using a VPN service?  Cox technical support claims they do not throttle any speed to anyone whether they are using a VPN or not.

 

Are there any former Cox internet technical people on this forum that can answer this?

 

Thanks,



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:11 PM

If there are not...Cox has a support organization/function that should be able to properly addresses any questions you have about your service.

 

https://www.cox.com/residential/support/internet.html

 

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:00 AM

Your upload and download speeds will almost never match the maximum advertised speed of your connection. It's normal to only get 80-90% of the advertised maximum, and in the small print of your service provider's advertising you'll find that they only promise "up to" the advertised speed, not that you will always get that speed.






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