Broad Band Test Means

Okay run the test but the thing is this is all means nothing to me.  I am not a tech.  Upgraded to 1.5-3 and was hoping the net would be faster but doesn't seem no better.  Example.  I have to let things on youtube site in order to play a 4 minute video.  If not it just keeps stopping.  So I want to get netflix but if conection is slow than it is worthless.  Please someone explain this to me.  What should I be looking for to see what connecton I am getting.  Thanks

Broadband Speed Test Analysis information: Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done SendBufferSize set to [8192] running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 133.87Kb/s running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 723.26kb/s ------ Client System Details ------ OS data: Name = Windows Vista, Architecture = x86, Version = 6.0 Java data: Vendor = Sun Microsystems Inc., Version = 1.6.0_24 ------ Web100 Detailed Analysis ------ Client Receive Window detected at 66792 bytes. Cable modem/DSL/T1 link found. Link set to Full Duplex mode Information: throughput is limited by other network traffic. Good network cable(s) found Normal duplex operation found. Web100 reports the Round trip time = 199.3 msec; the Packet size = 1448 Bytes; and There were 15 packets retransmitted, 144 duplicate acks received, and 155 SACK blocks received The connection was idle 0 seconds (0%) of the time This connection is sender limited 49.91% of the time. This connection is network limited 49.46% of the time. Web100 reports TCP negotiated the optional Performance Settings to: RFC 2018 Selective Acknowledgment: ON RFC 896 Nagle Algorithm: ON RFC 3168 Explicit Congestion Notification: OFF RFC 1323 Time Stamping: OFF RFC 1323 Window Scaling: ON Information: Network Middlebox is modifying MSS variable Server IP addresses are preserved End-to-End Information: Network Address Translation (NAT) box is modifying the Client's IP address Server says {edited for privacy} but Client says []

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Re: Broad Band Test Means
Specialist - Level 2

From your post

"throughput is limited by other network traffic.",

in other words in the test you ran, the performance was being limited by things other than you connection to the Internet.

A better question is what speed are you actually getting. The speed you get from DSL is the lesser of your provisioned speed (probably 3360/832kbps), or the highest speed your modem can negotiate with the Central Office Eqiupment. Depending upon the length, and quality of the copper pair, that can limit you to substantially less than the provisioned speed.

So please connect to your DSL modem and post the transceiver statistics, and lets see what speed Verizon is actually providing. That will tell us exactly what your line is capable of, and what it is currently delivering.

Re: Broad Band Test Means
Community Leader
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Agreed with the Transceiver Statistics being needed. Those speeds look like the 768kbps/128kbps provisioning. If you need help obtaining them, just tell us what modem and/or router you are using.