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Professor

Re: Download speed

I didn't know about the stats for nerds on YT.  I just checked them, and they're very cool. 

 

As for HN's proprietary speed test, I can't find this now, but someone, @GabeU maybe, had posted once that this speed test measures the speed between the modem and the satellite, and not so much the speed out on the Web.  I think he had also mentioned that the fast.com test measures streaming speed and could give an idea of the speed of your system specifically for streaming (I'm going by memory here, so I may be totally getting this wrong).  It may be interesting for you to run a fast.com test and see what it shows. 

 

In my case, videos buffer due to congestion.  If congestion is low, I can easily watch videos when speed is not so good. YMMV.

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Download speed

@val_t 

 

1.  Fast.com mimics streaming, causing the Video Data Saver to kick in.  Unless you turn off, or snooze, the Video Data Saver, you'll never see a fast.com result much over 3Mbps.  Fast.com also uses copious amounts of data when a test is run with the VDS off or snoozed.    

2.  The HughesNet speed test is finicky, for lack of a better term.  It's not always accurate.  For this reason, and others, please use testmy.net and the aforementioned test sizes.  

3.  Whatever that app is that you're using, I can't really tell if anything's amiss.  It's only shows very basic information.  

4.  The same app, regarding the speed, is in MBps.  It shows what your network adapter is seeing.  It also appears to only be a monitor, not a test.  What is the app?  


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Re: Download speed

Networx is the app.   I knew someone would bring up the MB vs Mb and you see my response to that above.

 

Val

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Re: Download speed

I turned off the data saver and ran a test on Fast.com  here is the result.fast data saver off.JPG

 

Go figure Smiley Sad  

 

Val

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Download speed


@val_t wrote:

Networx is the app.   I knew someone would bring up the MB vs Mb and you see my response to that above.

Val


I saw it after I wrote what I did.  

 

As I figured, Networx is only monitoring software.  As well, the way tests measure speed isn't necessarily going to match the speed as shown in network monitoring software.  Additionally, as mentioned previously, Glasswire gives a ton of info.  No network speed monitoring, but monitoring every bit of data going into and out of your computer, , where it's coming from and going to, and what's using it.  If you have data usage issues, it's a much better tool.  


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Re: Download speed

The networx app also has a speed meter ....... I didn't show itall due to my IP and location info.  Just showed the results.  I am sure you will find something to say about that too.  Smiley Sad

 

Here is the top of what it looks like.

 

speed meter.JPG

 

 

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Download speed

@val_t 

 

Just out of curiosity, wouldn't at least some of this time being spent on testing all of these other things that aren't really going to help the reps/engineers be better spent on getting some testmy.net speed tests in?  Remember, they're going to need a batch of tests run at few different times of the day.  

 

Satisfying your own curiosity and doing your own troubleshooting is fine, but they are going to need some additional testmy.net tests in order to be able to help determine what might be going on.


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Download speed


@val_t wrote:

The networx app also has a speed meter


Yes, I'm aware of the speed meter in Networx.  I have it, but haven't used it in a while and forgot that it had that test.  With this said, the accuracy is questionable for our speed testing purposes.  

 

Also, for your info, to get decimal (Mbps) instead of binary (MBps), change the Multiplier to "kilo".  Also tick "Ignore local traffic within the LAN".  

 

Settings.JPG

 

As well, if you use the graph to monitor your network and it's in MBps, change the following if you want to see it in Mbps.  

 

Graph.JPG


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Re: Download speed

I did the 3 tests you asked for.  I posted them and they are on the link to my testmy.net.   Did you even look at what I posted? 

 

Val

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Re: Download speed

Val,

I have reviewed your speed tests, and they are showing within the threshold of what is promised. If you could, run some more speed tests at different times of the day. Typically we ask for 3 speed tests, at about 5 minutes apart, at 3 separate times of the day. 

Thanks,

Felicia