Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by Al Puzzuol » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 09:27:11


Hi all,

I live in Michigan and am supposed to be on the Comcast gold 6MBpS down
plan. I'm getting the gold upstream, but all the speed tests I've done
over the past week are showing downloads anywhere from 1 to 4 MBPS.

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network that will give me the most
reliable results and that Comcast tech support will give credence to?

Thanks,

--Al
 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by David H. L » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:21:45

DSLReports tests download and upload -- Try it !

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

--
Dave






| Hi all,
|
| I live in Michigan and am supposed to be on the Comcast gold 6MBpS down
| plan. I'm getting the gold upstream, but all the speed tests I've done
| over the past week are showing downloads anywhere from 1 to 4 MBPS.
|
| Is there a speed test on Comcast's network that will give me the most
| reliable results and that Comcast tech support will give credence to?
|
| Thanks,
|
| --Al

 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by AG » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:50:56

Do you have a router? Try connecting your PC directly to cable modem and let
us know what speed you get. I just found last night that my router can't
handle 6MB speeds.
 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by Al Puzzuol » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:54:45

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,
DONOTREPLY@ATcomcastDOTnet says...


I do have a router, a Linksys WRT54G running Sveasoft. The thing is I
was getting the full 6MB-- same router, same modem. Things seem to have
started to slow down Just within the last week and nothing has changed
at my end.

--Al
 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by David H. L » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 11:13:25

You must have a real old model. They should be able to handle 8~10Mb/s

And that's Mb/s (megabit per second) not MB (MegaByte) there is a difference and I assure
you, you are NOT getting 6MB/s from Comcast !

BTW: What is the model and revision of your Router ?

--
Dave






| Do you have a router? Try connecting your PC directly to cable modem and let
| us know what speed you get. I just found last night that my router can't
| handle 6MB speeds.
 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by David H. L » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 11:14:21

That's 6Mb/s not 6MB !

--
Dave







| I do have a router, a Linksys WRT54G running Sveasoft. The thing is I
| was getting the full 6MB-- same router, same modem. Things seem to have
| started to slow down Just within the last week and nothing has changed
| at my end.
|
| --Al
 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by AG » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 12:14:35

Sorry, you right it should have been 6Mb (for bits). I'm running SMC7004VBR
and I can't get anything higher than 4Mb. When I disable firewall features
SPI and DoS detection, it goes up to 7Mb.
 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by riggor999 » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 21:10:09

What kind of Cable Modem do you have? There is a problem with the Gold
service and some models of Cable Modems. Check out
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
up - but are only get 4900 down - not the full 6000

As far as your original question....no Comcast specific test sites..but try
these

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by James Knot » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:34:50


I doubt you've ever had 6 MB/s (48 Mb/s), as that exceeds what DOCSIS is
capable of. Perhaps 6 Mb? Remember, B==bytes, b==bits.
 
 
 

Is there a speed test on Comcast's network?

Post by David H. L » Tue, 22 Feb 2005 02:38:05

The SMC Barricade family have 10/100Mb/s WAN ports and should have no problems with any
DOCSIS speeds. If you are, you may have a defective Router. If FireWall features are
limiting you then the unit could be defective. A hardware based FireWall should not degrade
connections as you have noted. The certainly would not have used a 10/100Mb/s chip-set on
the WAN side if it was not intended to be used with a 100Mb/s connection.

--
Dave






| Sorry, you right it should have been 6Mb (for bits). I'm running SMC7004VBR
| and I can't get anything higher than 4Mb. When I disable firewall features
| SPI and DoS detection, it goes up to 7Mb.