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AE2500 vs DWA-525 vs WUA 1340

Three network card or USB adapter.

The oldest one is WUA1340, I got five years ago. DWA-525 just weeks ago. The LinksysAE2500 I got this week.

WUA1340 is G only. DWA-525 and AE2500 support 802.11n network. Based on the theory, DWA-525 is 3 times faster than WUA1340, AE2500 is 2 times faster than DWA525. But, the reality may be different. Let me show you the fact based on my personal test of the speed to copy a large file.

Linksys AE2500
AE2500,0

  • Wireless Dual-Band N (2.4 or 5 GHz)
  • High speed up to 300 Mbps
  • Optimized for streaming video & gaming

Dlink DWA-525
DWA 525 Front

  • Wireless N
  • 150 Mbps 2.4 GHz
  • PCI

Dlink WUA-1340

dlink-wua-1340-wifi

  • Wireless G
  • 54 Mbps
  • Hi-Speed USB

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CIK internet speed test

Shaw Cable technician came this morning, and just connected my Cable in the meter room. He said it is not necessary to come into my house.
I looked at the cable modem lights, it works. I confirmed it and said thank you to him.
It is 25Mbps download Maximum, and 2.5Mbps upload Maximum on my one year contract with CIK. $30 per month.

Now I tested the speed with Speedtest.net service. The result posted above.
5ms ping.
24.08Mbps download
2.15Mbps upload.
It is better than my expectation.

Switch from Shaw to Telus

From this month, I switch from Shaw to Telus. I am just using Internet and Basic TV. When I am with Shaw, I have to pay $89.49 a month including tax. Which is including Personal TV package and High-Speed Internet.
Now I am using Telus. Including Optik High Speed and Optik TV Essentials. The deal is $19.95 per month plus tax. Total is about $22.35.
It is one year contract.
Let me see the speed first. I am heavily user of Internet. There are 3 Desktops, 2 Laptops, and a lot of wifi devices.
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Essential TV package has about 30 English TV channels. Which also include Free HD channels.

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How to use Webpagetest Free tool to test your blog load time

To double the traffic, one of the optimization steps is to test the load time of page and find the way to speed up.
I recommend WebPagetest. It is a free tool to test your blog / web page. See how fast to load the whole page. It tests two time, one is fresh load, the other is repeat view.
I tested my home page of this blog. The result is pretty good. Page Speed Score: 97/100
Let us see how it is:
webpagetest-yinfor

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Download speed comparison Globally

There is a picture present the global download speed comparison, which is sourcing from Akamai.
First of all, I would like you to test your own Internet speed first. It is including Download speed, Upload speed, and Ping time.
I recommend the speed testing service of Speedtest.net.
Just a few minutes ago, I tested my Internet download speed in office. It is connected by Telus.
The result is following:
Download: 2.54Mb/s
Upload: 0.69Mb/s
Ping: 25ms
Testing between, Telus Internet user and Lynnwood, WA server.
Now I have my own current speed testing result. Let us see how about the rest of the world.

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Use MaxCDN to make your blog faster

If you come my Blog often, you may fell the site is loaded faster than before. Yes. You are right. I implement CDN to improve my blog performance.
A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data, placed at various points in a network so as to maximize bandwidth for access to the data from clients throughout the network. A client accesses a copy of the data near to the client, as opposed to all clients accessing the same central server, so as to avoid bottleneck near that server.
Put CSS, js files and images to CDN is a good choice to save bandwidth of blog hosting. The key is cost of CDN is cheaper than web hosting.
It did keep site visitors happy. Get better browser experience from any spot of the World.
I purchased MaxCDN. $10 for 1000GB. I can not find any other CDN provider can beat this price.

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Download and Upload Speed with Shaw

I have a Shaw Cable High Speed Internet at home.
It has following features.
# Up to 5 Mbps download speed
# Up to 512 Kbps upload speed
# 60 GB/month data transfer
# 10 Personal email accounts
# 7 No Cost Extras
# Up to two IP addresses**
# 24/7/365 technical assistance
I tested the speed with my D-Link WUA-1340 Wireless G USB 2.0 Adapter.
Download Speed 4.7Mbps,
Upload Speed 449kbps,
Ping 92ms.

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Sounds OK with Shaw’s commitment.
The test tools is provided by Shaw Cable.
To have a more fair speed test results, I tried the third party online tool.

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