Travis...you're too kind. Agreed...geezy peezy, the latency, too, is awful in these tests. If I test against my office (peer'd with RR) I get nearly 7Mbps... but this stupid thing shows barely 1.
My Akamai downloads of various updates show 5-6Mbps. Somebody isn't doing their homework and they certainly should be writing neither columns nor software. . . . j o n a t h a n -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Travis Johnson Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 8:26 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Find the Fastest ISP This is one of the worst speed test programs I have ever seen. It basically downloads the front web page from several different sites (apple.com, msn.com, microsoft.com, yahoo.com, etc.) and times each download, and then averages them. My PC at work is a P4/2.8ghz with 1GB of RAM. I am connected to our backbone switch with a 100Mbps ethernet connection. Our backbone router has two full DS3's running full BGP routes. Even when I have over 50Mbps of bandwidth available, the SurfSpeed test shows my average speed at 35Kbps. You can download the SurfSpeed program from PC Magazine's website and test it yourself. Travis Microserv Sam Tetherow wrote: > I found this article catching up on Cranky Geeks (www.crankygeeks.com) > it is a bit old (from early August), but I don't remember anyone > posting it. > > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1994566,00.asp > > Those of you in Qwest territory might find it especially useful > information. > > "...On the other end of the scale, Qwest was, by far, the slowest ISP; > its DSL service averaged only 109 Kbps on the SurfSpeed test..." > > Sam Tetherow > Sandhills Wireless -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/