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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2012, 01:31:50 AM »
i dont know how to make a screens shot on my phone but the details are - from razr Maxx - verizon

Ping: 88ms
Download: 19490 kbps
Upload: 15052 kbps

how come when i change the server location it has diff numbers. like it can be really low and sometimes really high?

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2012, 01:33:00 AM »
how come when i change the server location it has diff numbers. like it can be really low and sometimes really high?

The further the server the more hops/connections your data has to travel and conversely the higher propensity for bottlenecks.
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2012, 01:35:41 AM »
The further the server the more hops/connections your data has to travel and conversely the higher propensity for bottlenecks.
so when checking speedtest u would check with what it gives u automatically or change the server?

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2012, 03:07:32 PM »
so when checking speedtest u would check with what it gives u automatically or change the server?

Default, unless it's closest. Just bear in mind that speedtest.net will tell you what your connection is capable of, but isn't really a reflection of your actual usage speeds (since you're accessing servers that are all over).
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #64 on: November 01, 2012, 10:19:36 AM »
Sprint wimax is quite slow these days. That's why I was surprised that I got this speed test recently:

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2012, 02:11:03 PM »
Can we post desktop shots?

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2012, 02:14:42 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2012, 02:29:37 PM »

When we can get that in the office we'll be in really good shape.
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Re: Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #68 on: November 15, 2012, 09:12:31 AM »

did you move to Kansas City recently? ;D

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #69 on: November 15, 2012, 06:41:25 PM »
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #70 on: November 15, 2012, 09:39:20 PM »
All you people posting desktop shots, what ISP do you use and what speeds were you promised? Also where are you located, are you using wifi or cable, and what computer?

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #71 on: November 16, 2012, 09:20:00 AM »
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #72 on: November 17, 2012, 11:14:05 PM »
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #73 on: November 18, 2012, 12:03:30 AM »
Optimum WiFi in my basement, on my galaxy s3

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #74 on: November 18, 2012, 09:55:45 AM »
Nice. FIOS?
It's from my work computer, we do alot of work online, with lots of conferencing and stuff. This was taken in middle of the day, at night when no one is in the office I can get much better.

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #75 on: March 07, 2013, 10:37:04 PM »
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #76 on: March 08, 2013, 01:41:20 AM »
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #77 on: March 08, 2013, 06:57:45 AM »
I believe that the Speedtest results are manipulated by the ISP's. You will be lucky if in reality you get a quarter of what shows up in speedtest results, and definitely far lower for what any ISP advertises.

It would work something like this:
It is very simple for the ISP's to turn off all throttling and give priority to all speedtest.net traffic, while having any other traffic resort to their regular throttled speeds. That way all the speedtest results show up as high as possible, convincing you that are actually receiving in reality what you paid for.

For example, let's say I paid for, and received cable that is capable of 100mbps. Obviously it will be impossible to achieve those exact speeds with the many roadblocks that slow it down. So I'll guess that the realistic speed will be around 80mbps. The ISPs throttle your internet to a meager 25Mbps, though when you do a speedtest, they'll prioritize and de-throttle your connection to show you results close to 80mbps.

Even worse, even the regular throttled speeds you enjoy while web browsing are sometimes throttled even further while downloading torrents or streaming videos, or basically doing anything the ISP doesn't like.

Doesn't this sound very plausible?
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #78 on: March 08, 2013, 07:12:47 AM »
I believe that the Speedtest results are manipulated by the ISP's. You will be lucky if in reality you get a quarter of what shows up in speedtest results, and definitely far lower for what any ISP advertises.

It would work something like this:
It is very simple for the ISP's to turn off all throttling and give priority to all speedtest.net traffic, while having any other traffic resort to their regular throttled speeds. That way all the speedtest results show up as high as possible, convincing you that are actually receiving in reality what you paid for.

For example, let's say I paid for, and received cable that is capable of 100mbps. Obviously it will be impossible to achieve those exact speeds with the many roadblocks that slow it down. So I'll guess that the realistic speed will be around 80mbps. The ISPs throttle your internet to a meager 25Mbps, though when you do a speedtest, they'll prioritize and de-throttle your connection to show you results close to 80mbps.

Even worse, even the regular throttled speeds you enjoy while web browsing are sometimes throttled even further while downloading torrents or streaming videos, or basically doing anything the ISP doesn't like.

Doesn't this sound very plausible?

A little, as you can try other speedtests which they won't prioritize.

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #79 on: March 08, 2013, 07:32:02 AM »
A little, as you can try other speedtests which they won't prioritize.

I'm not at my comp right now, so anyone wanna post results from a few websites? It would be interesting to see the discrepancies.
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