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Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...

BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...


@GabeU wrote:

@BirdDog

 

I think one of the main differences between Speedtest and Testmy is that Speedtest gives a result of what your speed was at the end of the test, whereas TMN gives a result as an average of the whole test.  So, when taking this difference into consideration, they both appear to be accurate when compared to Networx, or at least with how they're giving the results.    


I guess I'm an old stupid geezer because I get back to the throughput meter. One shows a much higher actual throughput (speed) while the other shows much lower, forget the actual result reported. I'm out of the discussion because it seems I don't know what the heck I'm talking about. Smiley Tongue

 

PS: Don't look at the speed on the bottom of throughput meter, it drops as soon as the speed does after the test. Look at the peak of the graph.

 

PPS: I can also verify by downloading a file from a fast server. It is the higher Speedtest result, not the TMN result.

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...

@BirdDog

 

Nah, I wouldn't say that.  

 

If you look at TMN result and the average of the Networx result, they pretty much match.  If the Networx graph could be stretched out further to show the result over a wider area, you'd probably see that the speed it showed right at the end of the Speedtest test matches the result Speedtest itself gave. 

 

And, isn't this funny?  And no, I didn't edit them to give the exact same result.  LOL. 

At least it looks like TMN is working properly again, so that's good.  Smiley Happy 

 

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maratsade
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...

I noticed the latency thing too.  Now it makes more sense.

 


@MarkJFine wrote:

@GabeU@Amanda

Noticed on Tuesday that TestMy was more reliable wrt speed consistency as well as latency. Turns out they had been reporting latency in the 200s for quite some time.

Now it's much closer to the 600s, which is probably where it should be.

 

Edit: Sorry. Wednesday... easy to lose track. Anyway, just checked everything against hnsspeedtest and the Terminal/Gateway Connectivity Test. TestMy and Hughes very similar wrt Down/Up/Ping now.


 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...

I'd rather have the average, myself. 

 

Also, I have noticed that speedtest (I use the app -- the site doesn't work for me) is more accurate the higher the speeds.  When my system is going at 47 Mbps, speedtest matches that. When my system is going at 4 Mbps, speedtest gives me ridiculously high speeds.

 

 


@GabeU wrote:

@BirdDog

 

I think one of the main differences between Speedtest and Testmy is that Speedtest gives a result of what your speed was at the end of the test, whereas TMN gives a result as an average of the whole test.  So, when taking this difference into consideration, they both appear to be accurate when compared to Networx, or at least with how they're giving the results.    


 

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...


@maratsade wrote:

 

Also, I have noticed that speedtest (I use the app -- the site doesn't work for me) is more accurate the higher the speeds.  When my system is going at 47 Mbps, speedtest matches that. When my system is going at 4 Mbps, speedtest gives me ridiculously high speeds. 



I had to dump that app.  No matter the time of day it would give me really screwed up results, like nearly 20Mbps upload speeds.  Most of the time I can use the site, but the upload speeds are still wrong, though too low, in this instance.  

 

For uploads I've still been using testmy, as it is still giving me accurate results with that.  

 

With that said, testmy seems to be working correctly over the last few days even with the download tests.  


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monicakm
Senior

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...

Yeah, I was wondering about that.  I  think I'll stick with testmy.  It's been reliable for years.  However, I did do a test on speedtest last night and then did one on testmy and they were the same.  But if speedtest uses 3x the data, I'm staying with testmy.  Also, speedtest doesn't always connect and when it does, it still takes longer.

monicakm
Senior

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...

Sunday afternoon @ 3:45...download 43.4Mbps Smiley Happy  Oh all is right with my world again!  Lets pray it stays that way Smiley Happy  Between HN opening up more (whatevers) and Google Play Services fixing the packet flooding issue, my six Google Homes and all my smart devices are doing the happy dance with me (g)

BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...


@monicakm wrote:

@Sunday afternoon @ 3:45...download 43.4Mbps Smiley Happy  Oh all is right with my world again!  Lets pray it stays that way Smiley Happy  Between HN opening up more (whatevers) and Google Play Services fixing the packet flooding issue, my six Google Homes and all my smart devices are doing the happy dance with me (g)


Glad to hear. Good luck though long term with that many devices connected at once on satellite even with peak speed available. Maybe the majority of devices are not accessing the Internet very much.

 

Only point I'm trying to make is satellite isn't equipped very well for numerous devices all trying to access the Internet at the same time. Personally, 2-3 devices max out my connection with 20-25 Mbps speed. During peak time slowdowns then 1 device is max if trying to stream video or download a large file.

 

Again, glad to see it is working for you now.

monicakm
Senior

Re: Speedtest.net - A Heads Up...

Hey BirdDog, no, these devices aren't all trying to access the internet all at once.  Well, let me rephrase that.  All the Google Homes (six plus two Echo Dots) are mostly idle unless I ask them a question, give a command or streaming music.  The five smart outlets, one smart bulb and wifi thermostat are using very little data unless there is a an update.  Eveything is working just peachy now Smiley Happy  Part, but not all, of the problem with the smart devices was a bug in Google Play Services, on Android, and casting devices (Chromecast and Google Home).  Something to do with sleeping and packet flooding when the device woke up.  It was choking some routers and causing everything from routers having to be rebooted several times a day to glitches a-plenty!  The fix is in beta but can be pushed if you're signed up for Google beta.  I did sign up and could notice a difference immediately!  I think those with Chromecast devices were affected worse.  But being a satellite user, Chromecast is off limits since it uses 10-12MB/HOUR if it's being used or not...tv on or off!