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sonicool

join:2002-07-02
North York, ON

IS THE SPEEDTEST RELIABLE?

THE RESULTS OF MY SPEEDTEST ALWAYS CHANGE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME ~~~ Sometimes I can even get 1600 up 220 down....
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DO U HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM?
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SPEED TEST #1
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»/speedtests/59···25988218
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SPEED TEST #2
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»/speedtests/43···25988851
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SPEED TEST #3
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»/speedtests/85···25988915
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SPEED TEST #4
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»/speedtests/40···25988959
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SPEED TEST #5
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»/speedtests/29···25989218
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@ 4: 30 to 5: 00 pm @(-_-)@
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PLEASE POST IF YOU HAVE STABLE
OR UNSTABLE
SPEEDTEST RESULT

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mau108
Mau
Premium
join:2001-10-07
Thornhill, ON
My speed result from speakeasy does not coordinate with my tests from Tucows lol

Tucows I get 340-350 kBYTES and on Speakeasy I get bout 250 kbytes(2000 kbits).
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OLDb34tBoX
Premium
join:2001-03-07
reply to sonicool
It's always best to test your actual download speed from a site such as »look.games.tucows.com/index.html
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sbrook
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join:2001-12-14
Ottawa
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And that's not reliable either.

The real question is "What are you trying to measure in using a speed test"?

If you're trying to measure your actual line speed, you really need to measure from somewhere on the rogers network that doesn't leave it either ... download a few meg file a few times with proxy enabled, clearing your browser cache between. This should be moderately constant after the first load and the best speed should be your actual line speed (measured against 1.5M/192K)

If your speed varies, then there is likely a problem with a) your line, b) your system, c) your node being overloaded, d) your CMTS being overloaded .... and so it goes on. Although your hub can be a problem, once onto the hub your results should be consistent with others in your area.

If the speed is consistent, then your results are related to your routing onto the net itself, and there's not a lot you can do about it.

Stuart


HiVolt
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join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
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reply to sonicool
I always found the speakeasy tests to be pretty darn reliable and accurate, and the tests reflect download/upload speeds I'd get from fast Web/FTP servers. I can't say about the other tests i've used, including those west coast ones featured on DSLR, LinkLine and Megapath.
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alex4life
Alex4life
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join:2001-06-22
Delta, BC
said by HiVolt:
I can't say about the other tests i've used, including those west coast ones featured on DSLR, LinkLine and Megapath.

It depends on where you are. I get fairly accurate results from LinkLine and Megapath because I'm on the west coast, but I get awful tests from servers on the east coast. Obviously, the further you have to go, the less accurate it is.
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HiVolt
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Toronto, ON
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said by alexthepsycho:

It depends on where you are. I get fairly accurate results from LinkLine and Megapath because I'm on the west coast, but I get awful tests from servers on the east coast. Obviously, the further you have to go, the less accurate it is.

Yep, thats why one should look for speed tests that are local to the area, to get most accurate results.
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mau108
Mau
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Thornhill, ON
Reviews:
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said by HiVolt:


Yep, thats why one should look for speed tests that are local to the area, to get most accurate results.

TUCOWS
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