• Internet speed


    My internet provider (Spectrum) upgraded me from 300MB/sec to 500MB/sec (the retention department:)).

    How do I check I am really getting those MB?

    If I check the download speed should I get about 500 down?

    Do the 500 get just to the box outside, and then they get degraded from the box outside to my House? I am in Charlotte NC.

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    • #2523875

      Hi Adrian:

      I use Ookla’s Speedtest site at https://www.speedtest.net/ to check my download and upload speeds.  If I’m not getting close to the speeds promised by my ISP then a re-boot of my modem (unplug modem from power, wait ~ 30 sec, plug modem back in and allow it to re-acquire a connection) usually fixes the problem.

    • #2523972

      My internet provider (Spectrum) upgraded me from 300MB/sec to 500MB/sec

      From 300Mbit ( ~40MB) to 500Mbit (~60MB).

      Stated Internet speed is only between you and your provider (Spectrum) and not between you and any other site, server, service…

      The download/upload speed are effected by how many servers (hopes) the data pass from the source to your PC.

      You can check that by running the command TraceRT (url/ip address)

      Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19045.2486]
      (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

      C:\WINDOWS\system32>tracert askwoody.com

      Tracing route to askwoody.com []
      over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1 <1 ms <1 ms 3 ms TECHNICOLOR []
      2 2 ms 1 ms 2 ms 176-230-252-86.orange.net.il []
      3 * * * Request timed out.
      4 * * * Request timed out.
      5 43 ms 40 ms 41 ms
      6 42 ms 40 ms 40 ms et-1-0-23-101.edge1.Marseille3.Level3.net []
      7 129 ms 129 ms 133 ms ae2.3610.edge1.Washington111.level3.net []
      8 135 ms 128 ms 129 ms hetzner-onl.edge1.washington111.level3.net []
      9 129 ms 128 ms 129 ms spine2.cloud1.ash.hetzner.com []
      10 * * * Request timed out.
      11 131 ms 130 ms 130 ms 18219.your-cloud.host []
      12 129 ms 128 ms 128 ms askwoody.olvycloud.com []

      Trace complete.

    • #2523973

      I use Ookla’s Speedtest site

      I use Netflix ‘Fast‘ site to check Internet speed.

    • #2523999

      I used https://www.speedtest.net/  before but now I prefer https://testmy.net/ and  https://speedof.me/


      Depends if you get 500MB. If Spectrum is cable, your internet speed is shared thru the neighborhood. If more people are using it, their usage might be impacting your speed.


      Another issue might be if your router is old. This will impact your speed.


    • #2524126

      Depends if you get 500MB

      He will never get 500MB/s = 4000Mb/s

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