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UncleUB

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Speedtesters
« on: August 22, 2016, 06:39:14 PM »

Just noticed on the main site pages that under the list of speedsters bbmax is no longer in use.It says on the site that the licence has expired. :)

http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk
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GigabitEthernet

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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 08:46:40 PM »

Been like that for some months I think.

I find dslreports the most accurate. I find (and have always found) speedtest.net to give impossible numbers.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 09:20:19 PM »

I find speedtest.net to be the best.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 09:56:13 PM »

Thanks - removed.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 12:06:53 AM »

I find speedtest.net to be the best.

I find it awful. It always says my speed is at least 2Mb faster than it should be.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 07:38:32 AM »

I use it every day, on perhaps 4/5 different EU's and different BB products. I have been doing so for many years now.

I don't work to decimal points, haven't really got the time  ;), but I will show the EU the connection speed of their router via our WHOOSH system, and explain that on a wired connection they should be getting a percentage of this (roughly 94%), but always explain that being anal about it will drive them to an early grave.

I genuinely can't recall anyone questioning the speedtest.net result ............ they're more than happy to have gone from poor speeds to very fast speeds, and the results are always there or thereabouts the 90%+ area.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 07:53:18 AM »

The speedof.me one seems to be rather higher than the others for me. I'm quite a fan of the thinkbroadband one. It would be better if the various speedtesters made it easier to choose between IPv6 and IPv4.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 08:00:56 AM »

Speedof.me always returns results which exceed the maximum possible for me. :) The truth is of course that none of them are accurately representative of real life, and should only be taken as approximate indicators, in the way that BS uses them.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 08:35:17 AM »

I mainly use speedtest.net but it does occasionally give an impossible result, i.e higher than my current sync
I do have to manually select a server myself though, as it always determines Carlisle to be the best and for whatever reason it's always a good 5-10Mbps slower than others
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 12:35:41 PM »

DSLReports I find to be really good. Especially the bufferbloat test.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2016, 01:20:14 PM »

The thinkbroadband one is my favourite because of the single thread and 6 thread comparison. That often reveals congestion when others tests don't.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2016, 09:54:42 PM »

I find some of them dubious, possibly because of my distance from London? and have to pick servers carefully for the ookla one for example. The dslreports one has only "London" as a relevant choice amongst a lot of remote international ones iirc? The dslreports one is a minefield
 of info though, and I like the fact that a couple offer IPv6 testing.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2016, 11:45:21 PM »

One that I tend to use is one provided by a server host I use. proof.ovh.net
I think it is pretty good, not really had any issues with it over reporting, and OVH have a very efficient network between the UK and their datacentres in France.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2016, 11:06:47 AM »

I find some of them dubious, possibly because of my distance from London? and have to pick servers carefully for the ookla one for example. The dslreports one has only "London" as a relevant choice amongst a lot of remote international ones iirc? The dslreports one is a minefield
 of info though, and I like the fact that a couple offer IPv6 testing.

I would still choose a London server if I were you.  AAISP's gateways are in London (Docklands?) so choosing anywhere else will just add on additional time, latency and possible points of congestion outside the ISP control.
Some people assume they should select the server nearest their home location, which isn't true.  If possible choose a speedtest location near to your ISP's gateway, otherwise your traffic could go all the way down the country and then backup again before reaching the speedtest server.

See tracerts below to show the difference between the different server locations....  and how using the Lancashire server increases latency as traffic has to come halfway back up the country again for no good or useful reason.

Speedtest.net @ Lancashire server

Code: [Select]
Tracing route to ookla.bt.lancashire.co.uk [72.52.4.91]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
  2    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  lo0.10.central10.pcl-bng01.plus.net [195.166.130.138]
  3    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  irb.10.PCL-CR02.plus.net [84.93.249.82]
  4    13 ms    13 ms    12 ms  ae2.pcl-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.6]
  5    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  ae1.ptw-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.0]
  6    14 ms    14 ms    14 ms  blackhole.prolexic.com [195.66.224.31]
  7    17 ms    16 ms    17 ms  unknown.prolexic.com [72.52.60.192]
  8    15 ms    15 ms    15 ms  unknown.prolexic.com [72.52.60.199]
  9    16 ms    17 ms    16 ms  unknown.prolexic.com [72.52.4.91]

Trace complete.


Speedtest.net @ Maidenhead server

Code: [Select]
Tracing route to speedtest-net-1.mh.speedtest.uk.net [213.229.119.169]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
  2    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  lo0.10.central10.pcl-bng01.plus.net [195.166.130.138]
  3    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  irb.10.PCL-CR01.plus.net [84.93.249.81]
  4    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  ae1.ptw-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.0]
  5    13 ms    12 ms    12 ms  the-linx.as29550.net [195.66.224.223]
  6    14 ms    13 ms    13 ms  ae1-cr0.rdg.as29550.net [91.186.5.250]
  7    14 ms    14 ms    14 ms  b.3.magic-hex.as29550.net [92.48.95.62]
  8    14 ms    14 ms    13 ms  mirror.as29550.net [213.229.119.169]

Trace complete.
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Re: Speedtesters
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2016, 11:43:37 AM »

Hi

I hope you don't mind, but plus.net have used our speedtest server recently

Here's the link to the test if your interested

Many thanks

John

http://www.speedguide.net/speedtest/results_img.php?test=4573622
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