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  1. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Effect of non-static ip address on test records   
    @carref43 , I've added a graph of all tests taken from you connection ID logged in or not.
    I see you've just recently joined however. Make sure you are logged in while testing.
    Nice, steady test results by the way
    No does not require a static IP to log results, however members have their own database. Since you were likely not a member since running the tests you did, therefore not logged in, the tests are not saved in your database.
    There could possible be means to recover older results, @CA3LE would be the guy to discuss this with.
  2. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by ed_1960 in Introducing myself   
    Hi everyone!!
    I´m ed_1960 and I´m a newcomer. I wanted to join this community because in the past I´ve had quite a few problems with different ISPs. Many of them claim internet speed connections that are not true. By joining this community I hope to learn how internet connections are measured and how to track them, so I´ll have a tool I can use and trust next time I feel I´m not getting the INTERNET speed I´m paying for. Also, I´d like to get to know some other people who I can share information with in order to enrich my little knowledge of INTERNET connections as a whole.
  3. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by bongrat in glad i found this.   
    best speedtest site out hands down.
  4. hillycat liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in results explanation   
    @hillycat, Chances are the satellite beam is loaded with customers to the max, so each time someone or several customers are using the network for something other than email and browsing, the connection is saturated.
    Search around for a DSL provider in your area, then come back to before getting a plan, and search for results in your area.
 has a very large database to query results from.
  5. ShakTib liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in guide to choosing servers   
    Hi @Gio Bacareza,
    There really in my opinion is not set guideline.
    The way I use 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 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, [] which is compromised of all tests taken at on a granular level of geography, country, ISP (and much more)  for informational purposes to use against your test results.
  6. hillycat liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Hi, new user here. Confused about My Results..   
    The type of connection you have, will lease and expire connections based on end device connectivity, or usage.
    In other words, the IP address assigned to your device, is dynamic, meaning it is not specific to you. But will be used repeatedly on everyone connecting to the beam. 
    In order to better track your results here at, make sure you are logged in when testing. As you have yet to test, while being logged in. At that point, you have the ability to control what stays and what goes, within your database. As well as only your test results being shown, when you index through your results.
  7. Motandme liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in U.S. average Internet speed is 22.6 Mbps? (source wanted)   
    I'll make the hypothesis that there have recently been tests run which are above the average, where the results might be well above the average, and in a sense, skewing the averaged equation. But not really incorrect, considering the results would be one if not the most 'live' or up to the minute correct mean that can be found.
  8. IrishKing liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Compare your Download Speeds!!!   
    @IrishKing , Head over to and set the test to run from New_York
  9. CA3LE liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Which ISP to go for ADSL line in Bedfordview   
    Your spot on there boss, it would be tremendously useful for a better UX through UI to the database.

  10. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Connection with another country   
    Good question, have her access and run a few speed tests, making sure Dallas is the test server.
    Mirrors can be found here
  11. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Which ISP to go for ADSL line in Bedfordview   
    Note: you can also do this for states.
    Arizona download speed city rank with a minimum of 5000 recent results.
    California download speed city rank with a minimum of 5000 recent results.
    Colorado download speed city rank with a minimum of 5000 recent results.
  12. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Which ISP to go for ADSL line in Bedfordview   
    Actually @mudmanc4 that lists all the hosts with "za" anywhere in the name.
    I'm not sure if that functionality is even easy to find here.  I'll make sure that it's easier to find soon.
    For now, here's a URL shortcut to make your own queries.
    /countryrank   (base URL)
    /us  (change this to the two letter country code you'd like to query)
    /down (if you'd like to rank upload instead change this to /up)
    /20000 (this is the minimum recent test count... helps filter out the less popular results, which makes for better data.  Smaller cities can appear much higher or lower because of the smaller sample size.)
    In this way you can create the link above for ZA  
    You can also look directly at Bellfordview, ZA -- look at the ISP Rank tab

    Also look at the Speed Test Log using the button below the graph.

    Not very many results in Bellfordview so I would look also at the cities nearby.  Like Germiston, ZA  (I'm not sure of the area, you'd know probably know better [larger] cities to search for in your area.  You can search on but personally I just use google and search for "Germiston ZA" or any other city.)

    Repeat that for some other cities nearby.  If you keep seeing Telkom Internet [] on top it can be safe to say they're your best choice in the area, especially if there is as much difference as we've seen in the first two cities.  
    There may be less popular, faster choices so make sure you look at the Speed Test Log and tell TMN ranking to 'Show All' -- this setting will be remembered for subsequent queries.

    So actually, upon closer inspection... I'd check out Internet Solutions [] first, especially if you see them coming up high on the list allot on the other major cities in the area.
    Just because the sheep mostly flock to one pasture doesn't mean the grass is actually better.  They may not have found the other meadow yet, they may just want to stick with what they know or they may just tend to go where the other sheep go. Sometimes the less popular choice is really the better one.
  13. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by xs1 in Changed Ethernet, splitter and coaxial and my speed is slower now?!   
    Id put the old splitter back in and retest. I've had shit luck with splitters over the years and found that the original one that come with the setup works the best. 
  14. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by paladin in Manual download testing   
    Hello CA3LE:
    Long time since on forum. Still test on here Quite often. This is still the BEST site for me.
    I can't get on here much as I am sole caretaker for my Wife who has short term memory loss.
    Thanks for the great site and Happy New Year.
  15. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by CA3LE in Testing!!!   
  16. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by Roco in Hi TMN folk   
    don't post much these days  I have regressed back into historic cars , and letting computer tech past me by in the fast lane  , indeed going back to my roots inn my old age
    but logged in to say Happy Peaceful NEW YEAR in 2017 it's already arrived in the UK ,
  17. DDFXA liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Speed test providers variations   
    @Parado I can appreciate your frustrations, as I am sure so many of the rest of us can as well. Until we get a grasp as to how the ISP we are using is actually treating our connection, compared to what we expect, especially when it becomes difficult to brows, as many of us have had that issue.
    Summer months for myself can be taxing, and I'm not always as available here as I'd like to be. It seems many people ignore working machines, which act as 'dust filters' , collecting anything which the fans run through. Once the heat of the season hits, electronics explain the importance of regular cleanings when the system thermal settings are hit.
    Just left a small companies datacenter where no filtration system was utilized other than what went through the rest of the office, three racks of servers 3/4 filled was a daunting cleaning task. I would have pics but the HR gal was adamant about not letting it out. I literally filled three office waste bags from the shop vac out of the servers themselves, and a good bit more from under and around the racks. The duct had not been cleaned in a millennia, took me 10 minutes just to pull the packed filter out.
  18. Pgoodwin1 liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in Suddently TMN showes different results   
    Are you on your iPad again?
    The star is Dallas and the flag in his tests are Denmark Germany = I was incorrect, when I stated "when you test in your country" , when it was actually Frankfurt
  19. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by Sean in Down & Up Combined Score   
    Test run on the Irish Three 4G network in Donegal town, possibly LTE+ (OnePlus 2 phone):

    It's also my fastest TestMy download result to date, certainly did not expect to see my first >100Mbps result on a cellular network, let alone the Three network especially with the past experience of prioritising/throttling ports.  As far as I can tell, they treat port 80 and 8080 equally now and the above test was a normal linear HTTP test with the UK server.
  20. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by pete424 in You can't beat my score.   
    Check out these monster numbers. I am paying $114.00 a month for Cox Ultimate! I was having a serious issue which as since been rectified.
  21. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by Assassin5150 in What is speed test actually measuring   
    You are measuring the speed from your device (pc,tablet,phone) to the test server. The ip address you are seeing is the static IP given to you by your ISP. No you cannot connect directly to their server to test your speed unless they put up a test server. The point of doing a speed test it too see if you are getting the bandwidth you are paying for from your Isp or to help you figure out local network issues.
  22. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by psyber in Western Digital Announces 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs   
    speaking of HDD's  Argos uk have the seagate backup 4Tb for £99, comes with 200gb cloud for 2 years and 2 year warranty, im tempted to go for it seing as the going rate for 1Tb is around £40-60 AFAIK
  23. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by Assassin5150 in Gigabit support   
    Here is a pic of the results of the 1 hour auto test.

  24. mudmanc4 liked a post in a topic by Michael95621 in Comcast Speed Slow   
    Hi Mudmanc4,
    I had a comcast tech come out, and I don't know how much of what he said was right/wrong but his basic message was: "I should rent a modem/router combo from them because the owned ones don't get updated right so you have to buy a new one at $200 a pop every 2 years anyways so you're not saving money, but if you don't want to do that buy the Netgear AC1900 router/broadband modem combo "nighthawk", also Comcast and Linksys don't get along and we have problems with the Arris modems too".
    Since the Nighthawk was cheaper in total than the modem + router I recently bought, and I didn't want to argue about the fact I had a Zoom modem and Asus router before with the same problem, I decided to return the arris and linksys and get the nighthawk instead.
    I plugged it in and have it all fired up. Over wired connection this was my speed:

    Wireless 2.4 Ghz Laptop 1:

    Wireless 5 Ghz Galaxy S5:
    122.9 Mbps and 7.8 Mbps
    The second laptop gets similar results as my first laptop on 2.4 ghz and similar results as my phone on 5 ghz. This leads me to believe that the 2.4 Ghz band is the problem (which I don't doubt given I live in a suburb with at least 15 other wifi signals available to me and probably a bunch more 2.4 ghz noise interference) with that and that there must have been some connectivity issue between my router and modem that is now resolved with it being a combo unit. I can only assume that you were right and that the cat 5e cable was the issue, but stupid me I ordered those cables without prime shipping but ordered the combo unit with prime so the cables aren't here yet for me to test.
    Thanks again for all of your help and I really love this site to get accurate information about my issues. For now I think I am going to count my blessings that I can get close enough to my advertised speeds on everything but 2.4 ghz and worry about that at another time, since I suspect I can't fix it.
    - Michael
  25. psyber liked a post in a topic by mudmanc4 in my current speed with sky (uk) before i go fttc tomorrow   
    We've got you covered @psyber , sorry for the delay in approving your posts.