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    mudmanc4 reacted to ShakTib in Change the display name   
    @29930130 but what if the offense was given in a form of a cake?
     

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    mudmanc4 reacted to ShakTib in Post ur Mug & Come see all the friendly people at tmn...and post your mug...   
    Posting image on the interwebz is scary. 
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    mudmanc4 reacted to APC in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   
    ISP Comcast Xfinity at $64/mo before taxes. BTW I'm in Houston, Tx.
    I own my modem so I dont have to pay them for equipment rental which is $10/mo.

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    mudmanc4 reacted to CA3LE in 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.
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    mudmanc4 reacted to ShakTib in Happy Birthday!   
    Okay,
    so I was just going through forums topics and profiles,
    and just realized,..  
     
    It's @CA3LE's birthday today!

    Happy Birthday Damon!
    Hope you have a good one, I don't know if you celebrate or not but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday and show some gratitude!
     
    It's on a Friday, so this might be a fun weekend for you, if not ... MAKE IT ONE! Wohoo!  
     
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    mudmanc4 reacted to ShakTib in Happy Birthday!   
    The fact that I have realized the power of GIF here...
    I am going to be having fun. Trolololo
     
     
    Haha yea I read the PM first, habit of reading PMs before Posts on Forums
    Wait. I JUST realized YOU MADE MY LABEL "this guy's cool" LOL
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Intermittent Drop Out   
    @Hypopyon, If this were myself, I would run the auto test, example for a two hour movie scenario:
     
     

     
    This test will run for 125 minutes, once every five minutes, testing upload and download minimum 1MB per test run, 'nfw' is selected to reserve bandwidth as were simply getting as close to a connectivity test as we can. (This means the tests will not forward to a larger test size until the test takes seven seconds.  
     
    Although I'm not up on the TTL (how long the test server will wait for a response before giving up) therefore the two hour test every five minutes, if your getting eight droputs per movie, you should catch several, in theory.
     
    Though in your case, I might be running wireshark , (packet capture) to view the responses during the loss, which can be a bit overwhelming to learn.
     
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in Australian Servers?   
    @barney79, Welcome to testmy.net forum.
     
    If your testing to a specific server such as the testmy.net Australian server, and the test is originated from the same continent,  that is where the test is run. Full stop.
     
    The reporting server has no bearing on the test results. The test has already been completed before results are sent anywhere, the Australian test server simply reports findings to the main testmy.net server, records them into the database, and reports back to you, after the test has been taken.
     
    If you were to run the multi threaded test ( selecting more than one server, then yes there would obviously be more variables involved) but that is not your question or case it seems.
     
    Not sure where the provider is getting this information, but generally speaking, that theory would not be viable in any test environment. As you may well already be aware of.
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from Peter B in Speed test wrong?   
    Actually this is the exact reason for various testing sites, it is performing precisely as intended. Showing you where the issue is.
     
    There is a routing issue between your ISP, and the New York test server, likely due to the fact the ISP has changed their schema to IPV6 on your modem, and they are likely working out new routes for this block. Of course you could have gotten bumped to a different ISP level network for various other reasons as well.
     
    Therefore the tool is doing it's job, letting you know your connection is not proper from the ISP, to the New York area, yet proper to Florida.
     
    See, if a site has a CDN (Content Delivery Network) you will not notice pageload issues, considering you will pull from the available resource in line, on the other hand, if a site is not static (like a blog) and is in the New York area, you will load slowly, if at all. If the 'blog' is located in Florida, and not on any CDN, then you'll load quickly. Testmy.net is a tool not just to check for throughput, or what speeds you are paying for, but for geographical connectivity as well.
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in Australian Servers?   
    @barney79, Welcome to testmy.net forum.
     
    If your testing to a specific server such as the testmy.net Australian server, and the test is originated from the same continent,  that is where the test is run. Full stop.
     
    The reporting server has no bearing on the test results. The test has already been completed before results are sent anywhere, the Australian test server simply reports findings to the main testmy.net server, records them into the database, and reports back to you, after the test has been taken.
     
    If you were to run the multi threaded test ( selecting more than one server, then yes there would obviously be more variables involved) but that is not your question or case it seems.
     
    Not sure where the provider is getting this information, but generally speaking, that theory would not be viable in any test environment. As you may well already be aware of.
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    mudmanc4 reacted to daronmal in Speed test wrong?   
    No idea what any of that means. Are there other speed tests I can check that are more reliable? I use to use the Ookla speed test but I heard since it runs the test with Flash it's not reliable or accurate.
     
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Mr_B in Compare your Download Speeds!!!   
    http://testmy.net/db/IeHz4GqXn
     

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    mudmanc4 reacted to Peter B in Export CSV missing test server location   
    I had been having low speed test results and could not see why. I just identified that on 30th October at 9:40am the test server was switched from London to Dallas. I should have spotted this earlier. However it would be sensible if the exported CSV identified the server that you are testing to. That way sending results to ISP's you can show differences. Plus I can remove anomalies easier.
     
    Thanks
     
    Peter
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Archimedes in Knowledge is forever..   
    Fantasy is the Impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the Improbable made Possible..
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Bleakheathen in bleakheathen   
    It would make life easier if the date and time for each test record was separated. That is, when the csv file is loaded into a spreadsheet, the date and time loaded into separate columns. This would allow ready examination of connection performance by time. Otherwise, extremely valuable tool.
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in WPA2 fatal flaw   
    We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.
    The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations. Therefore, any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected. To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. During our initial research, we discovered ourselves that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others, are all affected by some variant of the attacks. For more information about specific products, consult the database of CERT/CC, or contact your vendor.
    The research behind the attack will be presented at the Computer and Communications Security (CCS) conference, and at the Black Hat Europe conference. Our detailed research paper can already be downloaded.


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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in differance to negative with hughes net   
    Welcome to testmy.net forum @mudman59 ,
     Looks as if the connections speeds are rather sporadic, chances are there are a lot of other customers in the area.
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    mudmanc4 reacted to abaroudi in Confused by three test results   
    Okay, after looking more closely at the results I think I've realized my problem here. 

    Speedtest and Testmy are measuring my speed in Mbps (Megabits per second). While Fast.com is measuring in MBps (MegaBytes per second).
     
    And so in fact the landlords are actually providing me with 1.5 Mega Byte download speed rather than 10 Mega Bytes as they told me. 
     
     
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from Gio Bacareza in guide to choosing servers   
    Hi @Gio Bacareza,
    There really in my opinion is not set guideline.
    The way I use testmy.net is to first test the closest server to my current location. Getting a baseline average of how the local or regional flow reacts.
     
    Then I'll branch further outward, testing the ISP peers to verify how well their infrastructure is connected, quality wise.
    With this, over time I can determine network loads, time of the load if any, and availability.
    At the same time I'll test the furthest locations of the mirrors, this accomplishes how well the top tier ISP peering is connected (backbones), or main arteries connecting global networks.
     
    It takes quite some time to get a rational image (as in records stored in your personal database here at testmy.net) as well as a mental image of network paths, usability as well as an availability baseline compared to others in your area, and worldwide. You can however shortcut to what is already in the public database, [http://testmy.net/country] which is compromised of all tests taken at testmy.net on a granular level of geography, country, ISP (and much more)  for informational purposes to use against your test results.
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in Why is TestMy.net not showing up in Google?   

    I would default to looking after an IPB metadata issue
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    mudmanc4 reacted to CA3LE in Test PING   
    Keep in mind, you must be registered and signed in.  This will most likely be open for all users in the next version.
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Ian3005 in Test PING   
    Are there any plans to test PING or Latency?
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from tdawnaz in Just stopping by to say howdy... :-)   
    Great to hear from you MamaT
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    mudmanc4 reacted to C0RR0SIVE in You know you have a borked up connection when .....   
    LOL, someone broke pfsense!
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Sean in 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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