Not to mention those flash based speed tests are about as inaccurate as heck!!
:::.. Internet Speed Test Results ..::: Download Connection Speed:: 32727 Kbps or 32.7 Mbps Download Speed Test Size:: 25 MB or 25600 kB or 26214400 bytes Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 4091 kB/s or 4.1 MB/s Upload Connection Speed:: 3535 Kbps or 3.5 Mbps Upload Speed Test Size:: 1.8 MB or 1792 kB or 1835008 bytes Upload Binary File Transfer Speed:: 442 kB/s Tested At:: »TestMy.net Version 13 Test Time:: 2012-11-09 07:06:00 Local Time Validation:: »testmy.net/db/MehYRIW.xSZvyMG More Stats:: »testmy.net/compID/688974046967 User Agent:: Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.10 [!]
The only consistent result I get is by starting several large downloads simultaneously then adding the speeds or monitoring it in my firewall/router.
Totally agree that is the BEST way to test, but most people just want a quick check like any speed test site does.
That testmy.net site is about as inaccurate most of the time as any flash test also. Totally depends on time of day and what browser you're using there. -- The Firefox alternative. »www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/