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  1. 2 points
    Hi swantesty, I'm using the correct conversions, please see https://testmy.net/understand-bandwidth. In your details you can see next to the result in Mbps is also the result in MB/s. You may not be getting the same results as other tests because TestMy.net is not the other speed tests. Other speed tests draw resources in multiple streams. Although TestMy.net can test that way (enable the multithread speed test and test again as you normally do, keep in mind it remembers the setting next time) it does not work this way by default. As a community we found right away that the multithread testing method that everyone uses often masks issues. You can achieve higher results in multithread even if you have an issue affecting your bandwidth. You should instead be tuning single thread performance, if that performs at it's full potential the multithread results will always fall in line. Multithread speed test results favor the ISP. They'd rather you had 10 pipes at 10 Mbps than to draw that all down one pipe. In that example you will appear to have 100 Mbps when you aggregate the result into one but in TMN's eyes... you have 10 Mbps. TMN isn't here to make it easy, it's here to help you improve. It will only call it how it sees it. I've seen it on my own connection and my own mother has seen it on hers. Both times (separate instances) we knew we had an issue at the time so we went out and used a bunch of other speed tests to compare what members had been telling us for years. speedtest.net and others reported 10X higher result when we had modem issues that were physically limiting the single thread performance. If we had only used the other tests we could have thought, "well it must just be the websites I'm visiting." --- The only test that gave indication to the issue was TestMy.net. Modems were swapped and both times and instantly performance returned on TMN results. Re-testing other speed tests had pretty much the same results as before so again, no indication. We had many other factors that were tested outside of speed tests to prove the performance was in line with what TMN was reporting. That was probably over 7 years ago, the same is true now. The methodology here is the same as it has been since TMN's inception in 2001.
  2. 1 point


    There was an error but what kind - I do not remember. Forgot to take a screenshot. But it did the same for firefox, chrome and IE 11. I cannot replicate the error now in any browser... go figure... Will run more single vs multi now that I can and post asap.
  3. 1 point

    I just signed up!

    The speed test probably isn't the best tool for testing that. I think you need to be monitoring ping instead. Running TestMy.net's speed test on all of your machines on a regular basis will use up a lot of your network bandwidth and may cause problems depending on the pipe you have. I wouldn't do it. When I use the automatic speed test I do so to test fluctuations, not uptime. One thing you can do is use TMN's automatic response time testing. Every time you load a page on TMN's frontend (any page outside of the forums) it will test that machine's response time. This action only uses bytes of data. It's possible to call the page up and have it test automatically on an interval, I'll just have to dig into the program a little to find the commands. Currently if it encounters a timeout it isn't logged but in the future this will be reported in your RT database results. If you want to differentiate the machines you can select a unique identifier for each machine. If you have it set to test on a regular interval you be able to see holes in the results when you click details. As long as you're signed in your RT will be tested each time a page load occurs. You can do this even without using TMN to reload the page. Make a simple HTML meta refresh script, make it refresh a minimal page on TestMy.net. https://testmy.net/blank.php is already there for this purpose. Before starting the script just open a browser window, log in to TMN and select an identifier so you can tell which machine it is. The frequency shouldn't be set lower than about 15 seconds... the time it takes for the RT test to run and send the request to log it's result to the database. I hope this helps.
  4. 1 point
    Going by that Downstream rate, your modem appears to be facing a lot of noise or attenuation on the line. Check the downstream attenuation and noise margin (or S/N) figrues. If the S/N value is higher than 6dB, try rebooting the modem and see if the Downstream figure increases. If the S/N figure remains quite high such as over 12dB, then the Internet service provider is likely restricting your maximum speed. For example, on my DSL line, the maximum I can get is 5120Kbps as that is what the ISP deems is the maximum my line can support. If the downstream attenuation figure is very high such as over 50dB (and you're not 2+ miles from the exchange), try another phone lead between your modem and the socket and check if the figure improves after the DSL syncs again. If the figure does not improve, then there is likely some other fault with the line such as degradation, water ingress, corroded contacts (including at the exchange end), etc. If you have a DSL filter/splitter, try removing it.
  5. 1 point


    On the Home page there’s an Identifier button just above the Test My Internet button. Set the Identifier to something different for each computer. Then later you can filter results on those Identifiers
  6. 1 point
    Because the problem is not in the parameters controlled by the TCP program. Your problem is almost certainly in your ADSL connection. It used to be good and your PC was using the same TCP settings. Login to ID admin PW admin, or search for the default IP address, ID & PW on the net, and look at your downstream S/N numbers AND at the actual downstream speed which is negotiated between your modem and the DSLAM. The MAX allowed is what you paid for (3MB/s) often written as kb/s within the DSL section of the modem's web interface. Multiply by .85 to account for overhead, depending on the modem. S/N changes, going down as the speed goes up for the same signal level with problems beginning to occur at ~ 6db. What I wrote above is approximate. There are good articles about ADSL on the net if you wish more exact info. Below is my connection, though it's in Spanish since I live in Mexico. I translated part of it. Line has been active 38 minutes. Windy days cause connection to drop. I live 3.1km from the DSLAM so though I pay for up to 10mb/s (Telmex min speed) I can only get 3.5-4 reliably. Velocidad de línea ascendente (kbit/s) 383 upstream speed (limited by contract, and programmed into DSLAM) Velocidad de línea descendente (kbit/s) 3646 downstream speed (programmed into DSLAM by agreement with Telmex) Máximo ancho de banda ascendente (kbit/s) 1139 MAX up speed line will support Máximo ancho de banda descendente (kbit/s) 10200 MAX down speed line will support Estándar de línea ADSL2+ as speed increases line standard changes GMT, ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ Tipo de canal Interleaved Relación señal ruido (ascendente dB) 29 S/N up Relación señal ruido (descendente dB) 12.9 S/N down Should be >6 @ 3646 kbits/s Atenuación de línea ascendente (dB) 27.9 Atenuación de línea descendente (dB) 44.9 Potencia de salida ascendente (dBmV) 12.2 Potencia de salida descendente (dBmV) 18.9 CRC ascendente 0 CRC descendente 8 Cyclic Redundancy Check of downstream connection FEC ascendente 0 FEC descendente 31869 Forward Error Correction of downstream connection Nombre de la Tarjeta Broadcom Brand of card in the DSLAM Retardo de Interleave(ascendente) 4 Retardo de Interleave(descendente) 8
  7. 1 point

    Zero Speed results

    I ran an automatic test and the provider service was so bad at times that the test timed out. But this is not reflected in the results. I copied the results into Excel and made my own graph with the results including zero speed when the test timed out. (See included image of results with zero results included) The graph with those zero results included shows a true picture of the service while the website graph show a better level of service. I think zero speed (timeout) results should be included... Noel
  8. 1 point

    My speed test...help!

    You get 25 Mbps with HughesNet right now. Your average of 17.6 is about 70% of what they quote. I don't think it's alarming, especially for satellite. Satellite has a slow response time, you can see this reflected in that part of your testing here. https://testmy.net/rt/Zanild ... about 800 milliseconds, we'll call it 1 second for the example. Might as well be 1 second at that point anyway. When your computer says, "Hey TestMy.net!" ... it takes 1 second for TestMy.net to get that response, it then takes 1 second for TestMy.net's response, "Hey Zanild!" to get back to your computer. This is what makes a 25 Mbps satellite connection lame compared to a 25 Mbps cable internet or dsl connection. The latency of the ground based connections crush satellite internet connections because satellite has to travel all the way into space and make a much longer round trip. I would love to order up some HughesNet for testing but they want to lock in a 2 year contract. I just want to get it and test with it so I can better help their customers so I don't want to commit to a contract. HughesNet, send me a dish without a commitment! 2 year price lock, sorry HughesNet... that's a joke. You better lock the price in when you put someone under a contract. I was curious what the speeds are after the data cap is hit. Been told before but I had forgotten. Did a quick google search and found https://community.hughesnet.com/t5/Tech-Support/GEN5-Speed-after-data-allowance/td-p/77249 So it looks like you'll see a max of 1 Mbps if/when you hit your data cap. At least they don't just start charging you. And side note, the TestMy.net score was the correct one, even the author of that post hinted that he felt that way by saying "we are actually at a whopping..." ... basically saying "in reality"
  9. 1 point

    Sticky thread outdated.

    I wanted to follow the steps provided on the Sticky, however It's from 2004 and has windows Vista? Get with the times Just looking for info on Win 10 x64
  10. 1 point

    Down & Up Combined Score

    Or... better yet... use a 10G adapter on my Mac Pro...
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