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Old 11-28-2005, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It appears that CNET's bandwidth speed calculator works if you make some changes in the browser options. While in the browser, change the following:

Emulation Mode: Microsoft IE
Checkmark Support Javascript

You can reach the test page here: http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html

Here are my results:
Signal Strength: -71dBm
Pass 1 - 93.5 Kbps
Pass 2 - 111.6 Kbps
Pass 3 - 29.5 Kbps

I was able to get 403 Kbps earlier and from the same spot, so I'm not sure why the speeds vary so much.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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472.4 kbps from midtown Manhattan, NYC
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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545.4 1st try
664.5 2nd try
646.7 3rd try

In Columbus, OH - BB 7250 though
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cnets test for speed is not worth the gas out of a dog's butt. I get speeds that varry TOO much to be meaningfull.
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cnets test for speed is not worth the gas out of a dog's butt. I get speeds that varry TOO much to be meaningfull.
LOL! That's some funny stuff. Haven't heard that expression before.
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cnets test for speed is not worth the gas out of a dog's butt. I get speeds that varry TOO much to be meaningfull.
If you have a better solution, please share
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How long should it take to run? I let it go for 10 minutes with no results.
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Be sure you have javascript enabled. It should only take 30 seconds or so.
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just tried it with the "new" Blackberry Internet Browser;

668.4 kbps

WOW!
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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567 Kbps
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've posted this a few times in other posts in other sections of this forum. Try this:

http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed?jisok=1
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I kept getting unable to fast for a reliable result pick a bigger file (I had picked the biggest).
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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same here
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I use Toast.net, it works very well for speed tests.

With my 8700 on EDGE I got:
157Kb/s
146Kb/s
162Kb/s
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I don't see any link to run a speed test on www.toast.net.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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http://performance.toast.net/
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:24 AM   #18 (permalink)
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172k
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:40 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Using CNet's-less-than-worth-of-dog's-gas bandwidth calculator I got the following (From Irvine, CA - 92602 at 7:33am PT):

1 - 225.8
2 - 507.7
3 - 699.9
4 - 449.3
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471.3 Kbps

cNet test
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