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Weaver

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Speedtesters without flash (again)
« on: April 04, 2017, 08:26:34 AM »

I'm sure I have asked this before, but it has perhaps been a while.

Does anyone know of any good (new) speed testers that do not require flash?

The ones I know of are
    Ookla - has another name too, I forget
    speedof.me
    thinkbroadband
    Dslreports
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 11:35:26 AM »

Found testmy.net the other day - looks interesting.


Haven't used it enough yet to draw any firm conclusions.
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 12:37:00 PM »

TestMy.Net and TBB are my goto speed test sites.

TestMy.Net gives the option for repeated automated testing and is a single thred test so tends to give it you warts and all.

I still think the TBB test is the one that provides the more useful information, although I prefer the damped flash version to the non-Flash version.

The other name you are thinking for Ookla is probably speedtest.net, although it is also used by quite a lot of ISPs.  I'm pretty certain that is a flash based test though.

Speedof.Me is conceptually a really good test, however it must overstate the results.  Just ran it on my 80/20 line and got the following:

Download Speed: 80.35 Mbps
Upload Speed: 20.17 Mbps

which is a little improbable.
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 12:37:21 PM »

I discovered testmy.net - I think it's US-only so a bit dubious over here.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 12:50:59 PM by Weaver »
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 12:38:34 PM »

TestMy.Net has London servers.
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 12:56:39 PM »

So it has, I stand corrected. I didn't see it in the list.
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 09:10:39 PM »

The other name you are thinking for Ookla is probably speedtest.net, although it is also used by quite a lot of ISPs.  I'm pretty certain that is a flash based test though.

They have a non-flash version as well (still in beta).

http://beta.speedtest.net/
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 09:25:30 PM »

I don't rely on any of them. I use iPerf3 direct from my router to one of my VPSes hosted in London.

Down

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Single-threaded

[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  89.0 MBytes  74.7 Mbits/sec    0             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  88.7 MBytes  74.4 Mbits/sec                  receiver

Multi-threaded

[SUM]   0.00-10.00  sec  89.9 MBytes  75.4 Mbits/sec  327             sender
[SUM]   0.00-10.00  sec  88.2 MBytes  74.0 Mbits/sec                  receiver

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[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  22.9 MBytes  19.2 Mbits/sec    6         sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  22.6 MBytes  18.9 Mbits/sec              receiver
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 09:06:35 AM »

I don't rely on any of them. I use iPerf3 direct from my router to one of my VPSes hosted in London.
I've only used Iperf on private WANs (typically for acceptance testing).  Do you happen to know if there are any UK public servers? 
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 09:12:46 AM »

ill set one up and pm you tonight

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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 03:44:36 PM »

Cheers.  Although having said that, it's only going to test upload speed isn't it?
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »

I've only used Iperf on private WANs (typically for acceptance testing).  Do you happen to know if there are any UK public servers?

Doesn't look like it sadly. You can use mine if you want :)
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 04:26:02 PM »

Cheers.  Although having said that, it's only going to test upload speed isn't it?

No, both directions. You use the option -R to reverse the connection.

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-R, --reverse             run in reverse mode (server sends, client receives)
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Re: Speedtesters without flash (again)
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 11:27:05 PM »

I sent the pm, sorry for the delay.
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