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Speed test sites

Discussion in 'Networks' started by zxspectrum, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    How reliable are these

    Did a test on 2 which told me I had 18mb download speed and 18mb on one, and the other said 9mb and 18mb upload. Naturally I was surprised as I pay for a 75 mb connection.

    So I go to the talk talk provider and that test says 75mb download and 18mb upload?

    So are the test sites rubbish or is there something untowards going on

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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I use one that picks a server near to you and have always found it to be pretty spot on. People using devices at home can impact your speed so id hop onto your router and check which devices are attached. For a true reading just have the machine you're running the test on. Also tho check what's running on your machine too. Downloading updates in the background could lower your test result
     
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  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well it's going to depend on where you're test server is located and how many hops it has to take.

    I generally use speedtest.net as it's pretty much spot on.

    I just ran this test on Speedtest

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    Not bad considering it usually uses a server far closer to me.

    Just to make sure you're not suffering I would probably also run a test on pingtest.net, it does ping, jitter and packet loss.
     
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  4. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    I tend to run a combination of two, first the usual speedtest.net and if that throws an anomoly over two or more runs then a followup with speedtest.btwholesale.com to see if there is an actual issue. The second one is also handy as it's a very basic interface so doesn't screw up your remote sessions through heavy animations.
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I miss Virgin Media Broadband. I had it in my last house but now I'm in a pesky new build this is literally the maximum I can get. It's OK but the kids like watching Netflix on their ipads so can feel sluggish at times definitely.
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  6. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    As said if you want an accurate test reboot the router and only patch in your laptop to the router - then run a speed test. Also note that the speed of your connection can be fine but the router can be an issue and not give you a reliable connection.
     
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