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Re: [HSI] Will charter upgrade 30 meg service these speed tests take less than 10 seconds, which isn't long enough to give a "true" reading. Some people say "speedboost" doesn't exist any more, but the longer the download, the actual true sustained download speed is displayed.
Speedtest.net took 7 seconds. Too short to truly test.
Charter took about 10 seconds to complete.
So, you can see tests that take longer actual have a more true and accurate depection of your actual speed.
Also, FLASH BASED speed tests are notorious inaccurate (but people LOVE to see those outlandish speeds---which are not true).
THEN, I went to digitalriver and download a ISO of windows 7......Averaged about 23mbps......My plan is 30mbps, so pretty close!!!!
TESTMY.NET was close, downloading a 40MB file
DaSneaky1Done wall to block them allPremium,MVMReviews:
To go along with your testing suggestions, if one has a Linux box (or similar) box available, you can run this:
wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/200mb.test -O /dev/null
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|184.108.40.206|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 209715200 (200M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'
100%[======================================>] 209,715,200 10.5M/s in 20s
2013-03-15 19:10:08 (10.2 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [209715200/209715200]