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#1 9 years ago

Hiya folks.

Quick question, I wanna see how good my I.S.P is how can I go about find it out? Also I'm on Bell Sympatico.

so I figured out how to now I'm wondering if it's good...http://www.speedtest.net/result/486290319.png


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#2 9 years ago

To test out your internet speed go to Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test. You can test it for free and gives you rankings on how fast your internet is and your ISP's ranking in the whole world.




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#3 9 years ago
Babeman;4904340To test out your internet speed go to Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test. You can test it for free and gives you rankings on how fast your internet is and your ISP's ranking in the whole world.

Is there anyway to make my internet faster? other then getting a new IPS?


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#4 9 years ago

There are several programs that supposedly make your internet faster, usually they only specialize in one or a couple things like download speed, faster web browsing, faster youtube loading. I've tried a couple myself but haven't noticed any improvement on any of those categories. Do you want something that helps with faster web page browsing or increased download speed?




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#5 9 years ago
Babeman;4904347There are several programs that supposedly make your internet faster, usually they only specialize in one or a couple things like download speed, faster web browsing, faster youtube loading. I've tried a couple myself but haven't noticed any improvement on any of those categories. Do you want something that helps with faster web page browsing or increased download speed?

Download speed would be nice...I've use the programs too but havn't noticed any different expect for on program but I can't recall the name.


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#6 9 years ago

I haven't used this program but it supposedly increases download speed by '600%', which I don't think is true, but it's freeware so you have nothing to loose.

Free Download Manager - Increase download speed up to 600%




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#7 9 years ago

FDM and other such download managers are lots more useful with wireless connections since they strengthen the connection by allowing more threads to download from, that's how they speed the download up. Now I'm on wired internet I routinely get 1MB/s just from downloading stuff normally, so it's not so useful. But it does help with download resuming and stuff.

As for increasing your internet speed, if you are already on a wired connection there are two options. 1) Pay more 2) Go with another ISP

And I don't know American ISPs, but even in New Zealand it's routine to get download speeds of 4-5Mbps, we get (theoretically) 12Mbps, but usually it averages around 8Mbps. Check with your ISP what your theoretical maximum should be.




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#8 9 years ago
Uwsar-Hat-Anupuw;4904331...so I figured out how to now I'm wondering if it's good...http://www.speedtest.net/result/486290319.png

If your advertised speed is 5Mb, that's a pretty good percentage of that. If it's 7MB, not so good. You really won't know how fast it is unless you use a speed test site that has several servers throughout the nation though, like Speakeasy.

As for boosting speed, I have had better results using Auslogic's Boostspeed than using download managers. When I had 1.5MB speed I tested it as high as 1.9MB after installing Boostspeed.

The problem is a lot of servers will vary due to capped bandwidth and/or amount of traffic, so you can't expect consistent result no matter what method you use to increase speed.