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Internet => General Internet => Topic started by: renluop on April 14, 2015, 08:49:44 PM

Title: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: renluop on April 14, 2015, 08:49:44 PM
Doing a test I noticed that my results screen is other than most I've seen. I doesn't give things like quality, as you'll see from attachment. As of habit I may have gone to the wrong linl, but do not think so.
If the one I have is valid. it isn't progress IMO.
Title: Re: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: GigabitEthernet on April 14, 2015, 09:14:35 PM
Sorry, I didn't understand your question?
Title: Re: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: kitz on April 14, 2015, 09:37:49 PM
Im not quite sure what you meant either, but if it helps I'll attach a copy of mine below. {see screen capture as attachment}

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Then when you've done the test, you can click the "Share this Result" button just underneath the download speed.
This will give you a url that you can paste into forums and will come up like this:-


(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4289651565.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4289651565)

You can also create an account and log a list of your results.
Title: Re: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: renluop on April 14, 2015, 10:46:43 PM
Im not quite sure what you meant either, but if it helps I'll attach a copy of mine below. {see screen capture as attachment}

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Then when you've done the test, you can click the "Share this Result" button just underneath the download speed.
This will give you a url that you can paste into forums and will come up like this:-


(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4289651565.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4289651565)

You can also create an account and log a list of your results.
Hi Kitz! As it happens you have illustrated why I posted. Why did the test I made get the rubbish version I attached, whilst your test produced the sensible and useful version?
Title: Re: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: Dray on April 14, 2015, 10:50:35 PM
Which server did you use?
Title: Re: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: kitz on April 14, 2015, 11:11:03 PM
Hi Kitz! As it happens you have illustrated why I posted. Why did the test I made get the rubbish version I attached, whilst your test produced the sensible and useful version?

Just checking that after you hit the "Share My Result" Button, that you select the forum option?
Title: Re: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: renluop on April 15, 2015, 08:02:29 AM
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4290604890.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4290604890)

I have sussed it. Thanks all from a ......... I let server be chosen by Ookla system. I prsume grade relates to spped ranking, not quality.
Title: Re: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: UncleUB on April 21, 2015, 07:01:35 PM
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4290604890.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4290604890)

I have sussed it. Thanks all from a ......... I let server be chosen by Ookla system. I prsume grade relates to spped ranking, not quality.

I see your connection is slower than 73% of GB,well mine is slower than...............Next doors Tortoise (sorry Henry)  ;D
Title: Re: Speed Tests ---Ookla
Post by: renluop on April 21, 2015, 07:32:07 PM
I can imagine the frustrations of those of UncleUB's ilk, and consider myself fortunate. TBH I really wonder if comments such as ' your connection is slower than xx% of the UK', though factual, is morally justified. Firstly it compares results from different technologies, of which one is totally dependent on a  crumbling infrastructure. Should one lump apples and turnips together? ::)

The other matter is how much actual real time is saved (I mean total minutes in ones 'computer day) by having a connection that is 5X faster than ADSL. Take out all related tasks such as reading what is downloaded, preparing what is uploaded and so on. Is one actually achieving a 5X larger output, as the marketeers and camp followers would have everyone believe?

I do like technology even so, and we do need improved communications to compete. However for Joe Bloggs some is over-hyped against his needs.