How can I find out the speed of my connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TantalizedMind, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

    TantalizedMind

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    Hey guys. I'd like to know what my connection speed is, so I can see if I'm getting what my ISP advertises I should get. My connection seems really slow. It stinks because everyone in my area has the same ISP, and I bet that slows it down being on the same network.

    I have RoadRunner from Time Warner Cable. Man I wish I could get Verizon FIOS!

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

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  3. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. But wait!...


    I've done both tests a bunch of times each, the average of all the times I've tried is about 1,700 kbps.

    Are those bad #'s for RR Cable?
     
  4. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    1.7Mb is a good connection. wish i had it :(. All i can get is 480, but its fast enough for what i do.
     
  6. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    Jeez.. I get 10242 kbps download and 1128 kbps upload and this test was donw while I am downloading torrents.

    This is with comcast basic cable internet.

    Zack

    sometimes I get 30,000kbps with speakeasy.net speedtests
     
  7. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    my internet connection speed i can find through my router setup through the IP address. if you have a router youy could try that
     
  8. gvg45 macrumors member

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    It depends what RR plan you have.

    Basic RR=1.5M down/384k Up
    Standard RR=6M Down/512k up
    Extreme RR=10M Down/1M up

    I know my brother was paying for RR Extreme but when I was over his house, I did a speedtest and he was only getting 4M download. He called Time Warner and they came out and had to get some cabling fixed. His downloads are almost always a little over 9M.
     

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