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  1. What is "excessive BLOAT"

    This may help https://www.bufferbloat.net/projects/bloat/wiki/Introduction/
  2. Unknown ISP? hmm

    It's probably cloudflare... not related to you or in your control. I'm looking into it. They may have some new server addresses I need to add to my nginx configuration to get it to resolve your address properly.
  3. Unknown ISP? hmm

    The IP you have right now is a reserved address... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserved_IP_addresses I've seen one other member before who was assigned a similar address but I don't know how or why you have that address. You should ask your ISP and let us know what they say. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6890 I don't think they should be assigning you that address. Maybe those addresses are in use now (hence "future use")... but I can't find any evidence anywhere that says that they are.
  4. Try now and let me know how it works for you.
  5. Change the display name

    I'm sorry @29930130 I'm really backed up with requests and yours was a little more work to take care of. I need to write a program to change usernames in the database. I can easily grant people permission to change their own display names right now. The issue is that your old display name is all over multiple databases across TestMy.net. We want all of that data to follow you. Currently I have to manually from the command line search your username, query what databases you're associated with (what hosts have you tested under), then run commands on each associated database to change oldUserName to newUserName. You have 9 providers plus your host and country... the master DB and other lesser databases also have to be reflected. When I noticed your request I was like, "Dude. For the amount of usernames I've changed I could have written the DB username change program like 20 times now! This person has a complicated database history... great scenario to build it around." -- you just happened to catch me right in the middle of building and racking some new hardware. When I have a spare 20 minutes I'll whip up the program and take care of the few other name change requests I have right now. Sorry to those who are waiting.
  6. Sorting Posts

    The top posts in many forums may be "sticky" which forces them to the top even if they're old. Look for the little pin next to the topic. After you're used to that you'll glance at those and automatically move your eyes down a few topics to see the new content for the forum you're looking at. see the green pins Some of the topics that are sticky (pinned) right now don't need to be. When I get a moment I'll go through, revisit the topics and see what's relevant right now. With less of them pinned will be less confusing.
  7. Satillite

    Maxmind, who I get my IP database from, also shows digital ocean. Could be that the IP address you're on now used to belong to digital ocean. The information will eventually update but your ISP can fill out a data correction request with maxmind to speed this along. Many other websites use their databases.
  8. Happy Birthday!

    Werd.
  9. Hi Peter, sorry for not responding sooner. You can do that by modifying your query. Whatever you see, is what is exported. So modify your search to the date range you want, and use the drop down below the graph to show only results from the mirror you want to export... click export and it will only export the results it's showing you. Let me know if this helps.
  10. No .csv Results

    It was working for me because it was pulling up old results. I may have my search field expanded to earlier dates on top of that.
  11. No .csv Results

    I see now, it was linking to a backup database that isn't updated. Try now, it will work for you. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
  12. No .csv Results

    @Pgoodwin1 I just logged into your account and tried it and it downloaded for me. ?? Are you clicking export on http://testmy.net/quickstats/Pgoodwin1? What error do you get?
  13. The most common question that people ask us is why their results here differ from speedtest.net. I want to explain something that may help you understand why this is. According to the Ookla Wiki the following is true about your tests taken at speedtest.net... The fastest 10% and slowest 30% of your results are DISCARDED The remaining data is averaged together to determine the final result Throwing away the fastest 10% and slowest 30% of the results in my opinion does not make for an accurate test. Isn't THAT the data that you're here to see? Also note this isn't only true for speedtest.net. Ookla is huge, most of the speed tests online run their software. Source: http://wiki.ookla.com/ Multithreading makes your connection look better Ookla speed tests are also multithreaded. Meaning that they open more than one connection to the host and combine the speeds. This often can mask congestion issues. For instance, imagine that you have a pipe along your route that's limiting you to 10 Mbps. If you open more than one connection through that pipe you'll be able to achieve a faster speed... but testing that way will not clue you in that there is actually a problem along the route. Remember, you shouldn't have to multithread your connection to pull your full speed. Multithreaded speed tests, like the majority out there, are designed to benefit the Internet provider not the consumer. They often display your maximum throughput not your throughput over the course of an entire upload or download. Omitting the worst portion of your test resulting in inflated scores that may make you feel warm and fuzzy but aren't going to help you see and resolve connection issues. Multithreading can show that you're able to max out your connection by combining the speed of concurrent connections but a great connection can max out without having to multithread. So, if you have to multithread your connection to get your full speed, you should be asking why that is. With TestMy.net it's instantly apparent if there is a congested route. Your speed here reflects the actual loading time of data within your browser... not the combined efforts of multiple threads being altered (dropping the top 10% and bottom 30% of the results) and added together, all through a plugin that isn't suited for the task. :: EDIT :: If you'd like to multithread with TMN, I offer that as well. Try the multithread speed test. TMN's multithread test gives you the option to select from an array of servers. Allowing you to test across multiple routes, to more than one server at a time. TestMy.net is the only Internet speed test with this ability. So THAT'S why your results differ. -- TestMy.net is a harder test to ace and a lot less forgiving than other speed tests. But isn't that what a benchmark should be? :: EDIT :: Another thing to consider is if you're running windows, particularly if it's older than Windows 7 you may need to tune your TCP stack to see your full speeds. Windows doesn't always come out of the box optimized for fast connections. Flash based speed tests fail to detect this problem. To make this change for free I recommend TCP Optimizer. This makes changing those settings very easy and nearly fool proof. Just open it, slide the bar over to your speed that you're supposed to have, check "modify all adapters" ...apply the settings and reboot. You should have faster speeds after your re-test if that was the problem. Here's an outside source talking about exactly this issue, I'll hunt down more examples. >> Download Speed Test - Something fishy? A few related topics :: Accuracy.. Slow upload, drastically different from other speed tests Resuts Vs. Actual Download speeds? TestMy.net shows different results than other speed tests TestMy v Ookla Difference Between Speed Test Sites? Satellite Service Testing Locking at around 14Mbps Questioning speedtest.net resolved with TestMy.net Outside Sources :: Internet providers caught inflating speed test results [myce.com] Use Testmy.net or else!! NO MORE speedtest.net posts will be allowed!!! by the Admin on [xplornetsucks.com] Accurate Speeds Or Speed Test Error? on [wildblueworld.com]
  14. Happy Birthday!

    Thank you ShakTib! by the way, the PM I just sent you... where I literally said "you're cool" ---that was before I noticed this message. See, trust you're gut... "This guy's cool." ...tyg 2018
  15. Change the display name

    to PM me hover over my name and click "Message"
  16. Change the display name

    Just send me a PM with the name you'd like to use. I'll change it for you. Heads up: The reason it's not enabled where you can do that yourself is because I need to manually run a program to globally edit the results database entries to reflect the change. In the future those will be tied together so you can change your username yourself. It's definitely become a more frequent question so that (among many other things) will be definitely built into the site.
  17. Drivers affected when installing TestMy

    TestMy.net is not a program you install, it runs in your browser. Look closely at what you've installed, let us know what it is and we'll help you get rid of it.
  18. NY server problem

    Try ny.testmy.net again, moved to another data center for the 2nd time. I'm pulling MUCH better bandwidth from my home to the New York server now.
  19. SSL no longer supported?

    Thank you for the heads up. HTTPS needed some extra attention. This should be working correctly for you. I also made changes to the iframe code so it's working correctly with https and outputting the share URLs in https as well when you're viewing from https. Please let me know if you see anything odd, I'm still working on the master server and running apache on the slave... but everything should be in order now.
  20. NY server problem

    There may be routing issues. I swapped the New York server over to a different data center... it improved on my end but I'm still only able to pull 1.6 Mbps from my own home connection. Testing against another TMN server in Dallas it was able to do 200 Mbps. Test against Dallas TX and see what you get. Best bandwidth is always out of Dallas.
  21. Usually results like your show that there's room for improvement. When I work on a computer that has results like that, by the time I'm finished both numbers (multithread and the classic single thread linear speed test) represent the same, higher number. When you multithread you're opening multiple concurrent connections, the speed is aggregated into your final result. Speedtest.net multithreads and also discard portions of your result. TestMy.net is single thread by default because of instances like yours. If you were to just test multithread, you'd see that things look fast. As you can see, you're not fast when you stream single threads. I see you're running Windows 7. TCP Optimizer from speedguide.net may help. We've also seen cable modem replacement resolve your type of issue, especially if you don't have DOCSIS 3. So if all else fails, go to a local store that is really good with returns... buy a new modem, call and have it added to your account and activated then re-test. --- but it looks like you're on DSL. Let us know the model of modem you have. Do you have another computer you can test from on the same connection? Let us know more about how you're wired. What kind of router are you using, is it wired or wifi, how far away is the router from the computer? A good, healthy connection will give you about the same result in both tests.
  22. Australian Servers?

    TestMy.net is based in the USA but has servers across the globe. You've been automatically testing against an array of servers closer to you in Sidney, AU. See the little flag in your result details. You can also hover over that for more details. The number of hops to display the results in irrelevant. By the time that's happening... the test is already completed and the result is only waiting for final calculations. Results are only sent back to TestMy.net's home for processing and logging to databases. Switch to a US speed test mirror and you'll see the difference. Bottomline, your ISP is either blowing smoke or they're just ignorant. In our experience here... most ISPs would love for you to dismiss TMN results. For 100 Mbps, you're not doing bad at all.
  23. Very good point. When I was having issues a little while back I had commented out a few lines and never reverted. Can you please confirm that it's working properly for you now? ... that would definitely explain some other emails I've recently received.
  24. Here we go again. No detected provider.

    I'll implement IPv6 GeoIP, it's in beta now. Thank you Sean! Sorry for taking so long to respond, we just had a baby.
  25. results

    Go to My Results .Then click 'Export' below the graph. let me know if this helps
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