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  1. Now working fine Thanks for fixing this, it kept catching me out earlier.
  2. When I perform a multi-thread test on my mobile, it provides an Express button the next time, just like on the desktop website: When I touch this button, it performs a linear speed test with the Dallas server. This happens regardless of what servers I choose for the multi-thread test or had chosen for the last Linear test. When I return to TestMy on my desktop PC, I also get a rather strange configuration at the top right: For comparison, this is what it shows when I switch to Linear and back to Multi-thread: When I re-test with the Express button my phone, it tests again in Linear mode with the Dallas server and the top of the page changes back to the upper screenshot. As it is awkward switching between linear and multi-thread mode on a mobile (especially with the above issue), personally I would also much rather the "Multithread" button (in Linear mode) toggles back to multi-thread mode without taking me to the Multi-thread setup page, i.e. it retains the previously chosen test servers. At the moment, I carry out most of my multi-thread tests using Netflix's fast.com website as it's a lot quicker than switching between the Linear and multi-thread button, particularly when I'm in a vehicle (e.g. bus) and want to get a multi-thread test while I still have a strong signal.
  3. Intermittent Drop Out

    This is a command line batch file I created a while back that monitors uptime by sending a single ping request to Google every 30 seconds. If the ping fails 3 times in a row, it displays the time it went down. It then continuously pings Google until it gets a response, in which case it displays the time it went up and then reverts to pinging every 30 seconds. It also puts the down/up times in the log file "Outage log.txt" wherever the batch file is saved. To create the batch file, first copy & paste the following into Notepad: @echo off set Delay=30 echo Connection log script started: %date% %time:~0,5% echo Connection log script started: %date% %time:~0,5% >>"Outage log.txt" :repeat ping -n %Delay% localhost >nul ping -n 1 www.google.com >nul &&goto repeat set OutageTime=%time:~0,5% set OutageDate=%date% ping -n 1 www.google.com >nul &&goto repeat ping -n 1 www.google.com >nul &&goto repeat echo %date% %time:~0,5% - Internet or DNS connection is down :outagerep ping -n 1 www.google.com >nul &&goto backonline goto outagerep :backonline set UpDate= if not "%date%"=="%OutageDate%" set UpDate= %date% echo Link/DNS outage: %OutageDate% %OutageTime% to%UpDate% %time:~0,5% >>"Outage log.txt" echo %date% %time:~0,5% - Internet or DNS connection is up goto repeat Save it as "LinkTest.bat" somewhere handy such as on the desktop. Double-click it to run it and leave it minimised while you stream the movie. To check if the script is working, just disconnect the computer's Internet connection for 30 seconds, after which it should display the time it went down. The following shows an example with a simulated down time (disconnecting my PC's Wi-Fi briefly): If you need it more precise than every 30 seconds, change the 'Delay=30' line above to the number of seconds per interval.
  4. Congratulations! No worries - It's surprising how much time a newborn takes up, plus it never comes with an instruction manual.
  5. I have now tested this on an Eir 150Mbps FTTH connection which provides full IPv6 routing and get it looks like this issue is indeed IPv6 related:
  6. I am now able to replicate the issue at my end: The first two tests were over IPv6 (using the HE Tunnel Broker) and the second two tests were with IPv6 connectivity disabled. I'm not sure if the TestMy tests fully implement IPv6 support, however, the website itself has IPv6 connectivity. The second ping below is when I re-enabled IPv6 on my network adapter: I'm not sure if the Hughes Network provides IPv6 connectivity, but if they now do, this may explain the provider identification issue.
  7. Down & Up Combined Score

    I helped a work colleague reconfigure their network when Open Eir installed the fibre into the house. They went with the Eir 150/30 package. The highest speed package available is 1Gbps. The left is just before his DSL connection was cut off. The right image is the fibre link: Ping time to Irish hosts is 6-7ms.
  8. Show off your SLOWEST internet speedtest

    That reminds me of my previous wireless ISP, which has since been renamed to Bluebox Broadband. The right image was the slowest upload test that completed as I had many that couldn't even complete the 256KB block. The left image is from the cellular provider Three. Surprisingly, Speedtest.net could intermittently deliver 10Mbps test results, which made it practically impossible to get technical support from North West Electronics (Bluebox). On the one time they called out, they tried charging me for an "unnecessary callout" as they managed to get three ~10Mbps test results with Ookla (after multiple test attempts that failed on their laptop with a network communication error!) I'm currently on a combination of a 4Mbps DSL connection and a prepaid 4G (LTE) connection, which was barely usable up until recently. Gigabit Fibre (FTTH) stops 3 lanes from my house.
  9. I just noticed on the https version of the site that the homepage robots meta tag has a 'noindex': I'm not entirely sure how Google indexes a duplicate URL path if a https version has 'noindex' in the page's robots meta tag, but not the other. What I suspect is that when Googlebot sees the 'noindex' in the robots meta tag of the https page, it drops the corresponding http URL page. The canonical meta tag to the http version you added should be sufficient to index the http version in preference over the https version.
  10. One possibility is that Google sees too many versions of the index, e.g. uk.testmy.net, dallas.testmy.net, etc. and only lists a few variants. I remember this being a pain in the past in the Joomla 1.x days where it would show the same page under various URLs and Google usually ended indexing obscure URL variations of some pages. Both Bing and DuckDuckGo have the main test.my homepage URL indexed, so it doesn't seem to be something preventing crawlers from indexing it. One thing I suggest is adding a Canonical meta header tag to the home page to specify "http://testmy.net" as the preferred URL, as explained here.
  11. Test PING

    You can view a history of these latency tests as follows: Go to the speed test results page and click the 'MyRT' button below the graph: This will show a graph of the most recent latency tests automatically carried out each time you visited TestMy while logged in as shown below. You can click a country, ISP name or device type below the graph to filter the latency tests to that selection. The graph below is for my account. I regularly access TestMy over 3G/4G, hence the unusually high figures. If you click the Details button as highlighted above, this will show the actual actual latency figures, much like the speed test results page:
  12. On the Results page, there's an 'Export' button just below the graph. This will export your results history as a CSV file: The resulting CSV can open up as a spreadsheet such as with Excel:
  13. User 'Find Content' link is broken

    Thanks for the info. I only just noticed it for the first time earlier today, so thought this was a new issue. Something for IPB to fix then.
  14. When I hover my mouse over any user, it brings up a menu like the following: When I click 'Find Content' as highlighted above, it gives me the following page: I checked with a few other users, but get that same screen. It seems like this link is at fault. If I view their profile page and click 'See their activity' there, it loads up fine.
  15. cleaning a pc with air compressor

    As ridiculous as it sounds, most computer components such as the motherboard, PSU and certain expansion cards can survive a full dishwasher cycle. Obviously that's not how I recommend cleaning a PC. The following 8-year old video is an example. The internals were covered in cigarette smoke residue, so he decided to dismantle the components and put them through the dish washer, with the exception of the case, battery and the hard disk. I also enjoy watching videos on old hardware such as restoration videos. I have come ones where such hobbyists put components through a dishwasher cycle to clean extensive debris build-up from being left for 10+ years in storage such as a dusty shed. As long as no moisture remains when the PC is powered up, it should be fine. I generally clean my PC with an air duster, which is basically an aerosol can filled with propellant gas. Here in Ireland, humidity is usually on the high side, e.g. I run a dehumidifier to keep the indoor level below 60%. The only component I may wash is the keyboard. I have a Corsair Cherry Red Mechanical keyboard that I accidentally knocked a glass of cider on. I immediately unplugged it, tried wiping off what I could and let it dry. Once dry, many of the letters were sticking. When I started removing the keys to try cleaning below, I realised the mechanical switches were jamming. With what appeared to be a ruined keyboard that I only purchased a few months before the incident, I figured I'll try giving it a bath as we don't have a dishwasher. I partially filled a wide container with water from our dehumidifier (since it's effectively distilled), soaked the keyboard and pushed each key multiples times to force water through the switches. I left it to dry for about a week. It's fully functional again, all keys work and no sticking or other issue since.
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