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7 hours ago, Bunnie said:

Why does the upload speed result on speedtest.net differ so much from testmy.net's result?

I also notice the flash test was taking a reading less than 50 miles from your location. Which is like testing your ISP itself, or within or close to your house as possible.

The tests from ookla are many times living on high level nodes running on ports which harbor very little to no traffic, the antithesis of real world downloads.

 

When testing at this proximity, we exclude most real world results. This type of testing as ookla less than 50 miles from your location , also fails to show the peering of the ISP, which is the strength and availability of connected networks.

 

You might do well finding more information , such as running a traceroute to the testmy.net server your testing to/ from, and comparing this to the distance of the flash based test.

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@Bunnie

 

There is more to this story isn't there. We can see from Singapore which is the geographical test point location, or origin. When the tests are taken to a testmy.net Singapore server, the tests show very consistent results.

http://testmy.net/quickstats/Bunnie

 

When testing oversea, and not using a flash based test,  here at testmy.net shows functional yet depressed results. This is a great example of having a real world test to show peering and or network issues.

 

Running a traceroute from the origin to the test server will show the points in which the bottleneck in, whether it be specific DPI QOS engineering,  or network congestion.

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@mudmanc4

 

Thanks for all the info, really interesting :)

 

On a side note, the connection I am testing from is my own home fibre connection. I have no idea why some Internet Speedtest sites show as "MyHosting", while others show as "MyRepublic", which is an ISP in my country.

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On 6/28/2016 at 6:42 AM, Bunnie said:

@mudmanc4

 

Thanks for all the info, really interesting :)

 

On a side note, the connection I am testing from is my own home fibre connection. I have no idea why some Internet Speedtest sites show as "MyHosting", while others show as "MyRepublic", which is an ISP in my country.

I see, my thoughts are maxmind is still working to geographical locations of IP blocks, between assigned, ownership, organization and final allocation.

 

None the less, keep testing, check all the servers frequently, the data you acquire can then begin to focus in on where the issues are, and when.

 

Nice connection by the way.

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I am new to this Forum. I have Centurylink FIBER-OPTIC Internet, recently installed directly to my home (7/29/16), along with Prism TV Basic. It is still cheaper than Comcast was. 

Here are my stats from the test:  http://testmy.net/db/e9g4IjPhQ

Are these good results?

 

Is the testmy.net website good for measuring fiber-optic Internet speeds? Or, is the site designed to measure cable or DSL--not fiber-optic?

 

Thanks for helping out a newbee. 

 

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@Storyteller2008 , testmy.net has the ability at the least, to test many 1000Mbps connections simultaneously (could be much more by now of this I am not certain)

 

Can you let us know what the speeds are that you are paying for through Centurylink ?

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At the moment I'm unaware of how to do tests from the Linux command line using "testmy.net", but using the speedtest-cli (which I saw suggested on another thread here) I get the following results:

 

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Hosted by Microsoft Azure, incredibly happy with the speeds, although the upload seems a tad slow.

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My area got the CMTS upgraded from CISCO to ARRIS.

Went from 8 channels to 16 channels in the downstream.

The speed is the same, but reaches peak speed quicker.

I pay for 100Mb plan and I get 120Mb. 

Of course, my ISP over provisions to 120Mb to make sure that customers get full speed in congestion/peak times.
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On 27/09/2016 at 8:54 PM, Rustcrew said:

I pay for 50 Mps I'm Getting 150 Mps Can't beat that?   5666490140.png Comcast powerblast


Your ISP must over provision so as in congestion/peak time, customers will still get advertised speed.

My ISP does the same.

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Comcast Blast package, after recent download speed increases were launched for that package in the Northeast US on Oct 18th.

 

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This is the result I get 24/7 using UK servers. I subscribe to to Virgin Media.  My up speed is usually just over 20Mb. I pay for 300/20Mb.

 

Typically Virgin gets results over the advertised speed, because they configure your modem to allow for overheads.

 

 

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My modem just received a new config file from Virgin Media and the downstream config has been increased. My down speed has therefore increased.

 

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On 21/10/2016 at 5:55 AM, ITALIAN_GUY_22 said:


Your ISP must over provision so as in congestion/peak time, customers will still get advertised speed.

My ISP does the same.

 

 

Mine too. (Virgin Media UK)  I get significantly over the advertised speed even in congested times.  My headline speed is 300Mb, but I now get 331Mb consistently.

 

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Im so frustrated. I have been researching router setups and everything for days now. This is Cincinnati Bells Fioptic 30 Mbps package. Everyone is sleeping and Wi-Fi on ALL devices is turned off. The only wifi connection to the router is this dell laptop. There are 3 ethernet connections which are set top/cable boxes.

Supplied router is ZyXel VMG4381-B10A. Checked ZyXl website for firmware upgrade and I cant even find this model. there is a VMG4380 but not 4381. Current Firmware Version: 1.00(AAPU.4)C0

 

Some advice would be gratly appreciated before I call them and get the run around.

 

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