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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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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #80 on: March 08, 2013, 07:41:08 AM »
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.

I have IPTools on my Android and got between 8.8Mbps to 9.10Mbps (plan of 10Mb). It downloads a file and sees according to that what the speed is, although I had to try a few times to get better speed.

Speedtest: 10.71Mbps

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #81 on: March 08, 2013, 08:50:30 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?

Not true for me. I get every bit of my 50mbps.
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #83 on: March 08, 2013, 12:32:05 PM »
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #84 on: March 08, 2013, 12:58:32 PM »

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2013, 08:12:02 PM »
Look who finally shows up!

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #86 on: June 25, 2013, 10:08:04 AM »
Insane. Im assuming your on VWZ LTE?

You might want to shut off your WiFi before running a test ;-)
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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2013, 11:41:20 AM »
The irony is that all of these screenshots with insane speeds still show high latency (ping). How do you guys fare when video-chatting?

82ms is exceleent latency for voice/video chat.

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #88 on: June 25, 2013, 05:42:39 PM »
A 50mbit connection being utilized  :D

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Re: Speedtest Snapshots
« Reply #89 on: June 25, 2013, 05:43:45 PM »
But what are you downloading? ;)
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