So dipping back into a older thread and yet some of the same issue
I just got a new computer and it had a GIG Ethernet board. I have Xfinity Gig service and a Gig modem of theirs also. And as a audio person I have 4 different cables to test with.
Allow me to reflect for just a moment: The last PC had 100 meg internet, the ancient lap top has a 100 meg internet port. Over the years I have ran speed tests and received download speeds of 250 meg +/-
Is that possible?
I have ran speed tests via the wifi on cell phones and received download results in excess of 300 meg and the cell phone wasn't capable of said speed according to it's manufactures information.
So back to current speed tests. New state of the art Dell with 1 gig Ethernet and 2 Gig Wifi Built in and for this test turned off.
So first checking speed I can only get @ 125 meg using Xfinitys Speed Ookla Test after logging into my account.
What the heck I will use the good old www.speedtest.net
Ooakla no Xfinity portal and I am up to 350 almost 500 at times.
So I keep getting this pesky go to the app store thing and why not give that a try..... well I now get 750 to 800 meg ......... what's up with that
Xfinity has a guy come out, he says there is a bunch of noise on the line. Okay and their preferred method of testing is via their portal as mentioned above. Over the two hours he was here we never got above 220 meg so he ordered a new underground line installed on my 20 year old house.
Well that was last week. And after spending all Sunday on the phone with the help desk a technician will be here in the morning.
So anyway this morning Firefox was hanging up so I opened the task manager and there is the Ethernet card on my PC being reported in real time when you select the Performance Tab.
So I promptly ran the three tests again while monitoring my Ethernet card.
So I ran the three tests three times back to back. 1 via the App 980. 2 via www.speedtest.net
525. 3 via Xfinity portal 180. And those numbers were verified with the task manager.
So I am off to have a beer and see what the tech says in the morning. Aint retired fun...............