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Internet Speed Comparisons

 Some of the information in the chart below was found on the Internet, but most is from my personal experience or from message threads where people from around the world (not just RVers) were reporting their speeds with the program www.Speedtest.net.  

An interesting note to traveling RVers... the highest speed I've seen is the wi-fi connection at the Lazy L RV Park in North Texas.  I'm hoping other RVers will test their speeds and contribute to this informal "study".

To test your own speed, click the link below.   

http://www.speedtest.net/

A map of the world will appear. 

Click your country or state, then click the golden pyramid that represents the test location nearest you.  Then just wait for the test to run.

Note:
The Speedtest software will attempt to determine the "test site server" nearest you.  If Speedtest doesn't have a test site near you, or the nearest one is down, it may suggest a site hundreds of miles away, but you don't have to use that one.  You can choose one of the other pyramids (black instead of golden) and perhaps get better results.

Your Speed Test Result

When the test is completed, your speed will be displayed in a digital style readout under the title "Your Speed Test Result".  (If the result seems too low, run the test two or three times, to make sure your test isn't altered by a temporary glitz.)

Share Your Results

Under the title "Share Your Results", is a box with the html code for three different options.

The first line of code is "Forum Link". Next is "Hyperlink", and the third is "Direct Link". 

Click the "Copy" button at the end of any line (Forum Link, Hyperlink, or Direct Link) to "copy" the code (this does the same thing as Ctrl-C to copy the code to your clipboard), then do a Ctrl-V to paste the code into Notepad or an email message.

To have your results included in the next revision of  the table, copy the code for "Hyperlink", paste it into an email message, include your equipment, your location*, and a "nickname" to identify youself, and send it to the email address below:

 charlies_web@campingandrving.com

Your Internet Access Location

Note*
Your "Location" for purposes of the results to be included in the table below, is the physical location of your computer at the time of the test.  If you are at home, just give the town, but if you are on the road, a more definite location will be useful to your fellow travelers, especially if you have found a location with particularly good Internet access.

Speed Comparisons  with the following connections

Cable One wi-fi at Lazy L RV Park, Sherman, Texas
Sprint Aircard EVDO Rev A estimate from Sprint website
Sprint Aircard EVDO Rev O estimate from Sprint website
Sprint Aircard Pantec PX-500 actual use
Hughes Satellite Systems (Kansas City)
Verizon Wireless (Sherman Texas)
Sprint PAM (phone as modem) Hutto, Texas
Verizon XITT Dallas, Texas
AT&T Dial-Up 26k and 54k Dallas, Texas

 Internet Speed Reports from RV users

 

Mobile

Date

Reported by:

Userís Location

OS

Equipment Brand

Equipment at Computer

ISP

Connection type

Download

Upload

Notes

 

Y

071213

CJ

Lazy L RV Park Sherman, Tx

 

Intel 3A Mini PCI Adapter

Internal Card

Cable One

WiFi

5525

739

CJ*

 

Y

080210

Mallard Landing

Lazy Days, Seffner, Fl

 

 

USB Modem

 

Verizon Wireless

1100

327

 

 

Y

080211

Tom

Casa Grand, AZ

 

Hughes

Satellite

 

Satellite

988

230

 

 

Y

070310

CJ

Dallas

PC

Pantech PX-500 PC

Wireless Broadband Card

Sprint

Aircard

969

125

CJ**

 

Y

070226

RotarySteve

Kansas City

 

Hughes

Satellite

Hughes Network Systems

Satellite

899

344

 

 

Y

070310

Sprint

Website

 

Sprint

Aircard EVDO RevA

 

EVDO Rev A

625

350

CJ***

 

Y

070310

Gerald

Hutto, Tx

 

Sprint

PAM (Phone as Modem)

 

PAM (Phone as Modem)

579

108

 

 

Y

070310

Sprint

Website

 

Sprint

Aircard EVDO Rev0

 

EVDO Rev 0

550

55

CJ***

 

Y

070310

CJ

Dallas

 

 

Cellphone Motorola V265

Verizon

Verizon National Access (XITT)

135

86

 

 

Y

080207

Pete

San Francisco Bay Area

 

 

AirCard EVDO RevA

 

Verizon National Access**

79

95

Pete**

 

Y

070226

CJ

Dallas

 

AT&T

56k modem

 

Dial-up

45

213

CJ****

 

Y

080208

Carol

Portland Or

 

Sierra Wireless

Aircard Sierra Wireless750

T-Mobile

Aircard

42

14

Carol*

 

Y

070226

Sharron

Dallas

 

AT&T

28k modem

 

Dial-up

21

316

CJ****

 

N

080207

Susan

 

MAC

 

RCA Digital Cable Modem

 

Comcast

26427

2554

 

 

N

080211

rvjim

Crystal Lake RV Resort, Naples, FL

 

Motorola

Cable Modem SB5100

Cable Modem SB5100

Comcast Cable

14050

2464

 

 

N

080208

Carol

Portland, Or

 

 

Terayon Cable Modem

 

Comcast Cable

6806

1513

 

 

N

080207

Pete

San Francisco Bay Area

MAC

 

 

 

Comcast

5272

351

 

 

N

080208

Don

Campo, CA

 

 

Netgear 10x router

 

SBC Internet Services

2576

430

Don*

 

N

080207

John

Southern California

 

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless

 

Verizon Internet Services

1534

127

 

 

N

080208

John

Los Angeles

 

 

wireless router

 

 

578

232

John*

 

N

080211

Pecosjim

Carlsbad, NM

 

 

Windstream Phone Company

 

ISP One Connection

451

178

 

 

CJ* This figure seems very high compared to others; however I've tested it many times and it is correct.

CJ **This is a card I tested, but returned because it kept going into ROAM even in the Dallas area.  The test speed is higher than the estimates on the Sprint website.

CJ*** These figures are the average of the projected estimates on the Sprint website

CJ **** Dial-up is included under Mobile because RVers can usually borrow a dial-up phone wherever we travel.

Don*
Netgear 10X router three trailers (100') away ,  connected to a SBC DSL line. He is a work-camper so has a permanent connection.  The two trailers between us are in the line of sight, interfering with signal propagation. 

John*
Over my home DSL line, with my laptop connected to DSL via a wireless router.

Pete*
The above was from my home computer with a Comcast cable connection. I'm located in the SF Bay Area. Result: 5272 kb/s download; 351 kb/s upload.
Using my EVDO RevA/Verizon modem (From the same location and using the SF server ( for some reason an LA server was recommended)) I got this result: 290 kb/s download; upload -- crashed. (Note: Cell service is sometimes 'spotty' in my home.)
Next try:
Oddly, this time, a server in Las Vegas was recommended... while the test was running, the connection fell back from "Broadband Access" to (slower) "National Access." 79 kb/s download; 95 kb/s upload.
I must say that this is not typical of the results I _usually_ get ... In this area, I'm generally able to get a true "Broadband Access" connection. It may be time of day (about 5:00 PM locally) and or some other effect that's not typical.
I'll give this test a try tomorrow at a different time of day, and see what happens.
None-the-less, very interesting.
Note: Since I have cable modem access -- which appears to be pretty decent compared to other results in your charg -- I don't normally use the Verizon EVDO while at home.
FWIW -- all tests performed using Mac computers. 

Carol*
It kept insisting I was in Scottsdale, AZ not Portland Oregon, so was testing with a Phoenix server.

Original table, with users around the world, sorted highest to lowest download speeds

Who

Where

What

Download

Upload

LazyL RV wifi

Sherman, Tx

Cable One

5525

739

DonecWeb

Dallas, Tx

SBC Internet

4315

640

GeordieJoe

London

Eclipse Internet

3523

382

Kevin3824

NYC   

PenTeleData

2865

246

Christina

Toronto

3 Men

2573

672

JWJ

London

Broadband

1796

988

Roger

Dallas

Verizon Wireless

1550

370

Brisguy w

Sydney

Optus

1500

256

RotarySteve

Cincinnati

Cable

1424

699

Kelly w

London

izR Soutions

1397

290

Sharron

Dallas

Wildblue

1051

126

Pantec PX-500

Dallas 

Sprint Air Card

969

125

RotarySteve

Kansas City

Hughes Satellite

899

344

Howard

San Jose. CA

SBC Internet

656

229

Sprint Aircard

Website

EVDO Rev A

625

350

Gearld 

Hutto, Tx

Sprint PAM

579

108

Sprint Aircard

Website

EVDO Rev 0

550

55

CJ

Dallas 

Verizon XITT

135

86

CJ

Dallas 

Dial-up 56k

45

213

Sharron

Dallas   

Dial-up 28k

21

316

 

 

 

 

 

 

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