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Old 02-18-2007, 07:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Speed test (my cable is SO SLOW!)

The speed has a lot to do with the server's speed. Try a few different tests, and see if it fluctuates:

Also, at certain times of day, when more people are using the internet in your area, it will go slower because more people will be using the lines. Quoted from the wikipedia article on cable modems:
Users in a neighborhood share the available bandwidth provided by a single coaxial cable line. Therefore, connection speed varies depending on how many people are using the service at the same time. In most areas this has been eliminated due to redundant and fiber networks. From a technical point of view, all networks, including DSL services, are sharing a fixed amount of bandwidth between a multitude of users but because cable networks tend to be spread over larger areas than DSL services, more care must be taken to ensure good network performance.
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