metallarissa added a topic in HELP! With TestsWhy Do The Speeds Posted Here Differ With Other Websites? And Why Am I Not Getting Anywhere Near The Advertised Speed?Why do the results from this site consistently differ from those of other Speedtests?
My results are as follows:
:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::
Download Connection is:: 1286 Kbps about 1.29 Mbps (tested with 1536 kB)
Download Speed is:: 157 kB/s
Upload Connection is:: 208 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)
Upload Speed is:: 25 kB/s
Tested From:: http://testmy.net (Main)
Test Time:: 2010-08-18 18:37:48 GMT
D-Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/stats/id-BQECZ0GAS
U-Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/stats/id-6BIJ2R9KA
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) [!]
Yet with Speedtest.net, I get 1.28mbps download speed and .32mbps upload speed
and at http://www.bandwidthplace.com/ I clock in at 1.29mbps dl and 320kbps upload
Why the variance?
My biggest concern is that when I'm downloading files, the testmy.net speed is the more accurate one, because if I try downloading more than one file at once, the speeds drop dramatically with a max speed of all files put together being about 150KB per second, which is the testmy.net statistic.
I've tested both my computer AND my brand new laptop using wireless connections at various distances from the router (with no changes in the results). My SBC DSL plan reports that I should be getting about 1.5mbps downstream and 380kbps upstream, and I realize that I won't get that exact speed, but I should be able to download multiple files without them all bogging down the others so extremely.
Anyone have any suggestions? I have no landline, by the way. It's DSL without a phone line.
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