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  2. Okay, so in your case you're not able to select an identifier. I'm wondering why all of these come up with the same CompID. If that's true, they should all have the same public IP. You can reverse query and get the CompID from the IP address using IP Tools. So do they all have the same IP or is it possible that you're only pulling stats on one of these connections?
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  5. I'm not doing a good job explaining my shenanigans. Some backstory. I manage PCs in different locations around the world. I'm interested in seeing what kind of speeds they are getting through their broadband connectors. To do this, I use your fabulous site, and run a silent command from the console (powershell script run as scheduled task through system), that starts up firefox against the site, and kicks off the test automatically with zero interaction or visibility from the end computer. It just logs the results to a text file that I look up later. The issue i'm facing is, when I tell 5 pcs at totally different sites to test right now, they all go do their thing, but they each get the same CompID (bc they're AT&T) and the results back up here are not granular enough for me to know which test pertained for which location.
  6. I will be getting Fibre when EE/BT can get space in the Street cabinet. I am interested what anyone is using that needs such high speed down/upload? Lots of devices all streaming at once? I am not a high bandwidth user, use BBC iplayer etc for catch up tv, but mainly email and general web surfing and I have for a long time been happy with 6Mb down and 0.8Mb up. EE are swapping me to fibre because they/BT cannot fix the packet loss on my service which has been a nightmare for 3 moths. If the service was still reliable I would not be moving. .
  7. You can use identifiers. Next time, give each of the machines a different identifier. You'll see this option on the homepage or on the download, upload or auto speed test pages. You'll then be able to determine which is which in the results at a glance. (notice the little icon next to the "Dallas" star - can be moused over for more details) If you wanted to group together results from a bunch of different CompID's you can create a group and have the participants join the group before they test.
  8. Anyway to setup a registration silently? From CLI? Perhaps an API of sorts that says, "Hey, i'm this guy" "i'm testing" "here are my results" without any interaction from the endpoint? For e.g. I ran a bunch of tests from various locations and the results are here: but my issue is, each of those results were from a different location and I have no idea where they came from. Is there an IP source field available? i.e. the rest ran from this public IP.
  9. Now that you have a username, since you signed up, your results will be saved under your username. Users on ISPs who share IP's, frequently change user IPs or connect users through proxies can benefit from a quick registration like you just did. Thank you for the kind words. I hope this helps and hope you tell your friends.
  10. Hi there, Great site. I'm running some remote tests on clients in the background. I.E. no one sees that i'm conducting the test. I'm able to get the test run in the background, pull the "CompID" and then query against and pull in results. My issue is that my remote clients often get the same CompID and i'm note sure which test belongs to which client. Is there a way to set the clientname before hand? remotely? through console? The goal is zero interaction with user. Great site again. Love your work. Thanks, Salman
  11. Is it possible to create custom CompID for my various testing points? Or is there a way to pull the "tid" from cookies or some other method?
  12. For the last 3 months I have been arguing with my ISP and the cable supplier (copper to the house) that I do not have a cable to the exchange issue, it is data corruption or packet loss further into the network. They have sent 6 engineers over this time ( have had new line to the local cabinet, moved to new port at the exchange but no change), planned to move me to a local fibre connection (but cabinet full), so I finally got a free 4G wifi out of them for this month so at least I now have a temporary reliable service. What the ISP looks at is the Signal Noise Ratio and Line db (up and down) and as I had a record of these from my router I could see the same as them, line was ok, same signal as in the past when good service. Speed tests showed 6Mb download and 0.2Mb upload (dropped from previous good service times of 0.8Mb). They say unless you are gaming or uploading lots of data 0.2 is a working service. So I had run other tests, Ping tests and Trace Route, which showed loss of data. Now refining this to the first IP addressable device in the network it showed data loss as well so to me it was going to be an issue between the exchange and this first IP device which in my case was my ISP gateway. Running other tests that ran ping tests and showed packet loss they all came back with 20%-50% packet loss and the only way to capture this was by capturing a screenshot. This still did not get them to agree with my diagnosis, send another engineer!! Every discussion with ISP and other users is always focussed on download speed which I do not always see as the issue, I am happy with my 5-7Mb as only usually stream on thing at a time, Email and web pages were quite quick as well. Capturing Ping tests and working out data corruption/packet loss has been vital to my argument and is a simple/quick test if it can be run and recorded reliably.This may answer other posts about poor speeds as if the upload packet gets lost you are into a timeout and recover on the applications and communications protocols, which will show up as speed issues. The other area is how to really work out what speed is suitable on a personal basis. How to know the speed requirements if you know what sites you visit, Its easy to do streaming tests, speedtests and youtube or TV catchup ( do any of these pause in the middle of programs (not when it switches to adverts) but general sites. I find nearly all sites I use are quick enough with a 5Mb connection. I did accuse my ISP of messing with my service so I would pay to switch to fibre. So would it be possible to select certain sites and time the download of the page, plus record these timings. If we could do this and store them locally we would have evidence when they argue the service is fine. Its a problem when you just do not know if the service/speed you are buying is suitable or not. Upgrade and find that 90% of what you use is the same and its a waste of time upgrading. It may be that the ping test to gateway and packet loss recording can build this sites reputation and we can use this to tackle bad service that is not the line from the house to the local Dside cabinet or exchange.
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  14. Whether they consider themselves a cable company or not is irrelevant. Tell that to them. What is relevant is that they aren't delivering the speeds you are paying for. And yes, they still need electronics and cable to get into your house.
  15. Hey pete424, Go to My Results and look for "___ Days" at the top. Put something like 90 days to only show the more recent. In the past this has defaulted this way... it may change back again in the next version. Hope this helps.
  16. Thank you, guess I'll have to beta test next time.
  17. I have been a member here since sometime in 2005. When I joined my speeds were much much lower then they are now. Is there a way to remove those first 10 years from my average?
  18. The revert seems to be working. I'm on Test #14 of 100 and forcing a re-test didn't open a new browser tab. Thank you.
  19. Hi I'm Ronald newbie.. from other forum. I need to learn more information about free internet. That's why I need to membership here TMN.. I KNOW ALOT INFORMATION IN THIS SITE. AND I KNOW ALOT FRIENDS HERE TO TEACH ME ABOUT INTERNET SETTINGS.. THANKS AND GOD BLESS.
  20. Okay. I followed your link and requested 100 re-tests. I'll be gone for a few hours but will report back here with my results. Thank you.
  21. The auto test was updated recently. I've reverted the changes for now. Please reload the auto speed test and let me know if it's working correctly for you again.
  22. I'm having this problem too. For the last several days, I set auto-test "Combined", "Express", "Every hour", "Repeat 100 times" (or even 50) and it stops testing after maybe 5 tests and sends me an email saying "Your automatic speed test is complete." I'm on Windows 8.1, using Firefox 53.0.2 (32 bit). Also, when I click "Force Re-Test", it opens a new browser tab and runs the test. But this results page does not have the info at the top of the page: "This test will automatically re-run every 1 Hour. Minimize this window and come back in about 99 Hours for complete results After 100 cycles your overall results will be shown, email reminder sent to when your test is complete. Test #1 of 100 → Remember, make sure your computer does not sleep or hibernate during this process. Retesting in (56m 56s) at 11:45:03 am GMT -4. End Test / Escape Force Re-Test wintroub's Results" This too just started a few days ago.
  23. I now have Telstra telling me that Velocity is not "cable". I always thought it was. We have a box in our garage that the connection runs into from the street.
  24. That would be great, post another suggestion under
  25. Must be challenging to get something that works for all countries. You have detected Andover which is only 70 miles from my actual location but that's 3 counties away and is the other side of London. I would say that in the UK besides the good way in which you are able to identify the ISP we would need to go by Cities and Counties to get more meaningful locations. So this would depend on either post codes or users identifying counties or as you say geo locations and a radius from your point if that would work. Happy to stay in the loop on this as I do have another suggestion on the speedtest regarding data/packet loss. Shall I start another suggestion thread on that.
  26. what do you mean about random character?
  27. I could do that for some countries but would have to ask users to enter that information. I think only a fraction of users would participate unless it were forced on them. But there still may be an option in the future to refine. If I were to do it on the detail of postal codes, I'd probably opt of GPS and map selection instead. Options I've already worked with in development. If postal codes were more standardized across the world it would be different. The 100 Miles I was talking about would just limit the user to selecting a more refined location within that area. So that someone outside of that area doesn't come in and skew the data. Because most likely, the IP location detection TMN uses now has placed you pretty close to the general area... just not pinpointed.
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