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  1. Hi I only recently found testmy.net, and I'm actually blown away that this site isn't a subscription service or running ads. Can everybody stop for a minute and appreciate this? My account is only a couple hours old so I've only really just begun to use the app, but it is very clear to me the amazing value you are providing. I'm a software/web developer by trade and have enough familiarity (far from an expert but not a babe in the woods) with whats going on under the hood here to be impressed and grateful for a diagnostic tool of this scope. I have some questions though. I hope you don't mind. 1) I was reading through the FAQs about speed test inflation from other services to benefit the ISP providers. I noticed the posts are dated 2012 so I'm curious about the current state of these matters. For instance, flash is dead. Surely, people can't still be using flash for speed tests can they? This is a big broad question, but what is the current landscape for speed tests and do you still see the type of collusion between tests and ISPs describe in the FAQ? 2) In tandem with the above: Since the time of those posts, have any other speed test tools come around that are reliable, in-depth, and don't inflate stats? 3) How is this site funded? With so many servers offered, an active user base eating up bandwidth with tests, server space for the database and software code, and the investment in maintaining this app costs are bound to stack up. 4) This question is a bit tangential to the above and outside of the expertise displayed by the tools here, but I'm going to throw it out there anyway. Is it theoretically possible to create a testing tool for LTE equipment (4g/5g reliant devices) that diagnoses a device's connection to cell towers in an analogous manner to testmy.net's diagnosis of internet connectivity issues? I have been working with SIM card accepting routers, CAT 12 modems, Goldenob firmware, and parabolic antennas to connect to cell towers recently and I would kill the pope's brother for a comparable tool. Diagnosing connectivity between the hardware and the cell towers can be a face-shreddingly grueling process, sometimes lasting months. Even in the best cases its decently involved. Judging by the forums, people aren't always happy you're telling them their connection is slower than they thought. So, thanks again for doing this sometimes thankless work.
    3 points
  2. Pgoodwin1

    Incorrect speed test?

    Also, the latency times of roughly 10mSec (Rome), and 30 mSec (Milan), indicate that the route of those tests results of 80+ Mbps weren’t done over a very long distance or complex network like you’re typically getting when you test using TestMy. I’m some 700 miles from the NY server. Milan and Rome are about 300 miles apart. I get about 60 mSec latency to NY. It sounds from the 9mS delay that you’re close to Rome. Your 30 mSec lag is roughly 1/2 of what I typically get and you’re roughly 1/2 the distance from Milan than I am from New York. Your real internet performance will be worse than the 80+ Mbps as for most of your online time, you’ll be connected over much greater distances and much more complex data paths. The test methods you’re using are telling you what the maximum sustained performance you can ever expect over short simple data paths. TestMy is giving you a much more realistic measure of what your internet experience will be.
    3 points
  3. Sean

    Incorrect speed test?

    The first two tests (Ookla and nPerf) run their tests multi-threaded by default, i.e. they typically make around 8 simultaneous connections to the test server to try to saturate the connection. Ookla has a lot of test servers within the ISP networks, so there is a good chance your test traffic is not leaving their network unless you manually choose another server. To get a multithread test here on TestMy, click the "Multithread off" at the top-right to turn it on. Note that multithreaded tests don't realistically show what you would get streaming or downloading, which generally run over a single connection from the server. Google's built-in speed test is a single connection speed test (not multithreaded), but uses the new TCP BBR congestion protocol. The TCP BBR congestion protocol is excellent at handling packet loss up to about 5% before it suffers significant speed loss. As web servers don't have BBR enabled (or installed) by default, most websites use the legacy TCP CUBIC congestion protocol. For this reason, TestMy does not use TCP BBR, apart from the Colorado Springs server at this time. A few major web hosts such as Google and Microsoft and CDNs such as Cloudflare are TCP BBR enabled. As Google's speed test uses Measurement Lab's servers, you can see how your speed compares with the widely used TCP CUBIC congestion protocol that Measurement Lab uses on its own website test: https://speed.measurementlab.net/#/ If the "Retransmission" figure is not zero, there is a some packet loss on your connection. If the speed is close to the 80Mbps what you got on Google, then your ISP may have congestion on its peering with international links as TestMy does not have any test servers in Italy.
    3 points
  4. I've given them until 12/4 when they said they'd have speeds up to an acceptable level. Waiting !
    3 points
  5. Just a rando stopping in the forums to say thanks for the speed test. Looking through the forums here, I can tell this is a work of passion by CA3LE and whoever else is behind the scenes, and the results here make sense and are easy to follow. Somehow, I had never heard of this speedtest before (although I don't speedtest very much), and as someone who falls somewhere in the huge void that is the spectrum between complete novice and network admin, I feel as though this is the benchmark by which other speedtests can be measured. Thanks again, and keep up the good work
    2 points
  6. If they gave out medals for best speed test site you would get the gold medal . My favorite place too find out my real speed . Don't forget the biggest thing that may run one or 2 tests is Internet congestion . Take at lest 10 tests throw out 1 or 2 low ones and there is your average . Internet congestion will always be there to ruin your test, no matter where you go on the net . Especially when a site is having a sale . https://testmy.net/HZcrp3HH9.png
    2 points
  7. The golden Site Xfinity always tells you to use to test internet speed keeps saying Ooops something went wrong, More like oops our Lie we tried to feed you is so obvious we had to crash the test. They always show me as getting 950Mbps or above and I know that is Pure Pooo. I like to test here and then there just to document how much they try to BS people.
    2 points
  8. xs1

    Hopefully showing off??

    great 5G speeds! about what i average on tmobile, 350-450
    2 points
  9. Guvianii

    Hopefully showing off??

    Hey everyone Newb here. I joined up here because recently I upgraded my mobile account to T-Mobiles magenta max plan, and would like to see how everyone else is doing that has the same plan. So is this speed good for 5g given where it is now?
    2 points
  10. If your upload speed is very stable, such as a DSL connection, you should be able to go close to your upload speed limit without any issue. For example, 1.5Mbps should be fine, possibly 1.6Mbps. If it's a wireless or cellular based ISP, you may need to drop further back than this. I suggest doing a trial run with a continuous ping in the background, such as to Google's DNS 8.8.8.8. If there is barely any increase in the ping times compared to 1000Kbps, then that bitrate is fine. If however, you see the pings regularly spiking up such as over 100ms, then try dropping back the bitrate by 0.1Mbps.
    2 points
  11. Awesome wasn't expecting such a quick response and or planned implementation but I'm glad I could help and would love to help further via beta testing! Thanks again! You guys rock!!
    2 points
  12. T-Mobile 100GB for 50 dollars. Wireless. Inseego MiFi 2000 5G Hotspot device. TestTime's Speed Test Results
    2 points
  13. 2 points
  14. dmnmay

    would a repeater help me?

    hey thanks Sean, this info helps a lot. i figured the repeater wouldnt help but i figured i would ask? i also figured everything else was good cuz i even saw 30 mbps one time @ 3:am before testing. i aslo just learned that my wi-fi is as good as ethernet direct plug in. i ran a test on each and both had same results. both took 15 minutes to test. wi-fi had .233 & hardline had .217 i know how to verify when all wi-fi devices are disconnected. i am hoping hughes will fix my problem and currently trying to communicate with them? my only other option around here is Viasat. they wanted $50 bucks more a month but i would gladly pay that for some decent Mbps. i havent heard anything about them since i have not meet anybody yet that has them here? maybe they are new my area like me? have you heard anything bad or good about ViaSat or any difference between the two? any insight would sure be appreciated. thanks again. P.S. ya i leaned how to download netfix movies on my tablet a few years ago. then screen mirror to my roku stick on any TV i learned how to do this for when i was on cruise ships! down load at ports & watch at sea LOL !
    2 points
  15. That's much nicer thanks ! https://testmy.net/db/yU118QjUp
    2 points
  16. Why is it that you believe what Speedtest.net is telling you? Because it gives you a higher speed and makes you feel better?
    1 point
  17. Its hard to believe this site been a life this long the speed test are totally wrong. If you really want to know your speed go to speedtest.net
    1 point
  18. xs1

    Thanks for the test

    Now if we can only get a larger upload file... that's about a decade overdue.. 🙄😆😘
    1 point
  19. Rustcrew

    Thanks for the test

    I think your speed test is more accurate . But everyone should do at least 10 speed tests . to get an accurate reading I throw out the real low ones or high ones. You will get a flyer 1 or 2 in ten tests . I blame that on web congestion. That's why I give you a donation . Don't say thanks for the donation you earned it . https://testmy.net/WILUHR-Mh.png
    1 point
  20. cholla

    Remember when ....

    I looked through my old download installers I have saved. I have the 4.08 installer that shows 2007 as the date I downloaded it. I don't have CableNut installed on my computers any more. I bet it is still on my mothballed IBM with Windows 98 SE on it. It's probably been 3 or 4 years since I booted it. It booted fine but surfed very poorly. No web site likes even the latest version of a browser that Windows 98SE will run, Which is some old FireFox portable. I keep it so if I want to run some old program if I need to.
    1 point
  21. yes, iots working as expected now. thanks
    1 point
  22. tdawnaz

    Hi TMN folk

    Rest in Paradise ROCO Movin on to greener pastures. Your presence will be missed. So sad to see you go my friend from across the pond! 😢💕
    1 point
  23. I have been using this service for the last 15 months to track down and prove to my ISP that they are congested between 5-10pm every night (speeds tank from ~300mbps to ~20, often less). This has been VERY helpful in proving my case. However, IF I happen to be doing something that is bandwidth sensitive, and the automatic test runs, it REALLY screws me over. It would be really nice if I could just "pause" the test for X minutes/hours or even just indefinitely, without having to cancel the test and restart it later.
    1 point
  24. Planned

    Dallas server problems?

    I live in Sugar Land, TX, just outside of Houston. Is there something going on with the Dallas server? I normally test against that, and it's dropped in speed massively in my tests, from the high 300Mbps range to 1 or 2Mbps. I've tried all the other national and international servers, and they're all WAY faster for me than the Dallas server currently is. What's going on, please? This has been going on for days now.
    1 point
  25. I believe the ability to add notes to each completed test would be beneficial because some of my poorer test results have been due to firewall misconfiguration being able to note the configuration issue would allow me to confirm that I do not forget and make the same mistake again in the future as well as help me to remember why the configuration is such in the first place. The other advantage would be I recently upgraded my speed (and will most likely be doing so again very soon) being able to see this on my results would be beneficial in troubleshooting. Thanks in advance for your consideration! Also would like to note I absolutely love your service thanks and keep it up!
    1 point
  26. That's a great idea and should actually be really easy to implement. About to start another round of programming, I think I'll start with this feature. Thank you for the kind words by the way. I'll make sure you're in on the beta tester group. I have a unique new tool I think you'll be very interested to try.
    1 point
  27. nanobot

    Per test result notes?

    You know this would actually be really handy feature, especially for the configuration note you mentioned. You can add "identifiers" to your tests right now but I think it would be nicer to have a 200-500 char memo field we could add notes to and see on the tables with our own results.
    1 point
  28. This is mere a cosmetic issue. The flag show in results is not the right one, at least for Costa Rica; the flag shown belongs to Chile. TNX ...
    1 point
  29. sparky

    Starlink is kicking ass..

    I gave up waiting on Cable or Fiber in my area, had DSL for many years but Frontier never did any upgrades with a less than 6 Mbps speed. Now I am on the Starlink Beta program and this is certainly going to be an option for you!
    1 point
  30. AxesAtack

    Hello from NY

    Hello all, My name is Davis and I'm just new here I'm from NY and I'm 28 years old.I hope I'm pretty much welcome though.
    1 point
  31. DebbieBoo

    Hughes net

    I was told by a HughesNet tech that my internet here in Alabama is effected by the weather in Michigan!! How in the heck would I know what the weather is way in Michigan! I knew my weather was clear and sunny!! I don’t think there is a way to win with HughesNet!!!!
    1 point
  32. dmnmay

    would a repeater help me?

    wow thank you so much for the schooling. thats cool that you can look at previous stats! i am just outside of klamath falls in oregon (PMT) i missed spectrum with land cable internet by 2 miles. i had them in southern california with unlimited 200 mbps for $79 a month. it was excellent! i will definitely do homework on that mobile aircard. i had a verizon one at work that was cool but it wasnt unlimited. i checked with verizon here while getting some phone stuff done and they said there moble aircard would loose mbps after 10 minutes. so i forgot about it? my verizon phone gets 7-10 mbps all day long and seems to be better than hughes lol. coincidently today my wife had mentioned that t-moble was unlimited. that video was perfect info. i am gonna check into that! if its not available i may switch to viasat...... thanks again so much for the help. i dont do social media or play video games. all i watch is netflix from roku on my stupid tv. and a little online banking. thanks again so much for the help. 😃👍
    1 point
  33. Good speed from comcast .
    1 point
  34. ok i went ahead and did what you suggested. I moved one of the more popular torrents to the SSD. I made it the only torrent running. Results are exactly the same. Hits the same speed and stops dead. Interestingly enough, when I re-engaged the other torrents, that one died and its now spread the speed over all 12 torrents, at the same exact speed.. That sounds like throttling and shaping to me. I'm fairly certain that's the case now. It's literally almost holding solid at the same exact speed as it did on the other drive. @CA3LE
    1 point
  35. Who remembers when this was made?
    1 point
  36. CA3LE

    macOS Big Sur is a Fat Turd.

    Just got a 30 second lock up switching tabs in Chrome.
    1 point
  37. Sorry, but caveman here, so the screenshot is unavailable. It's at the top where the automatic speed test is shown. Right now (nearing 4:30 AM) above the bar that brings up " end test, force retest, wiggy's results" it is set to re-run every 1 hour, then a bit further on it displays "Retesting at 06:11:17 am."
    1 point
  38. Oh very cool! I love the current app but am very excited to see what improvements you have in store!
    1 point
  39. CA3LE

    New Old Member

    Already chatting in PM
    1 point
  40. CLEAR!!!! (blast from the past) I figured it was interesting that I finally got to Mount St. Helens and snapped this pic at 10pm at night in 2009. (I began the thread under different username) I must say, in person, it's massive and the blast zone is mind boggling. Even after all those years, the evidence, especially in the surrounding streams, is still noticeable.
    1 point
  41. These clouds are a relatively rare atmospheric phenomenon, extremely rarefied clouds, arising in the mesosphere under the mesopause (at an altitude of 76-85 km above the Earth's surface) and visible in deep twilight. Observed in the summer months at latitudes between 43 ° and 65 ° (north and south latitude). It was possible to prove that similar phenomena take place on other planets, in particular, on Mars.
    1 point
  42. aba140

    Newbee

    Hi Guys and Dolls, I`am a 70 yrs old user trying not to get lost in the woods called internet, might learn some here or ask you questions if in need. Admin thx for letting me in. Take care you all, thx
    1 point
  43. B13blues

    BT FTTC UK

    1 point
  44. Yes... and no. You still need to shoot me a PM, just say, "I'd like to change my username to ___________". I have a program on my end that queries the database and outputs manual SQL commands that I then run against the database server. I input two (before / after) usernames and it gives me all the commands to run to make the change... cut 'n paste from there. It's a much quicker process than before but I'd still like to make it automated. At most a few people a month request name changes, if I get more requests it will justify the time expense it will take me to make it fully automated. So shoot me a PM if you'd like your username changed.
    1 point
  45. I've been a Hughesnet customer for more than 11 years now and I can say with some authority that the service, while still substandard at times, is better than it was when I first connected and as far as reliability, the only real outages I've had have been weather-related. The thing just seems to stay on. It beat the hell out of the dial-up I was originally forced to use. Hughesnet severely overloaded their transponders time and time again. Every new service Hughesnet rolled out was quickly maxed out with subscribers and with the limited bandwidth there were soon many unhappy people. I opted for Gen4 as soon as it was offered in a package called Ultra. I don't recall the speeds promised but it seems like it was at least 20 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up which is what I did get for a matter of months and then the buffering started and the lost connections and lots of phone calls. The front line technicians have a script they work from which makes it possible for even brand new employees in the phone bank to try to work through some of the minor problems. I'll admit that I have had problems resolved by one of them asking to check how tight the coax connector was on the modem input. Eventually, I found ways to work around having to unplug and plug back in the modem so I could move on to the real possible causes of problems. I had buffering that lasted for over 3 months with a problem that was advanced to the top level techs while Hughesnet gave me credit for 6 months. I can't say they don't value every customer. I've been lucky to have had the service work nearly flawlessly for just about 90 days until buffering started again with streaming video forced into the lowest resolution just to launch, that's144p. I posted the problem on their bulletin board to see if I could roust a moderator which I have done before but after many posts, I have yet to hear from a Hughesnet employee. I have had responses from the laymen techs who have offered advice on testing and options to try. I should mention that while on the Ultra Gen4 package a Hughesnet tech advised me to upgrade to Gen5 to halt buffering. This was a new satellite in 2017 that spread the load of subs so there were fewer per transponder plus they offered up to 50 gigs of anytime data, a built-in router, and speeds up to 25 Mbps download. I don't recall the upload speed but this cost approximately $40 more per month. This would be a waste for me since I already had a router, 50 gigs of data and when the system is working properly I get 25 to 30 Mbps down and 2 to 3 Mbps up which is why Ultra is no longer offered. I'm waiting for them to tell me it's being discontinued causing me to pay for Gen5. That will be when I switch to a dsl that is within a mile of me now. Of course, the upload speeds are not going to work consistently for gamers and I think it's a little disingenuous to not mention that when someone signs up but if you live out in the sticks your choices are definitely limited. I wrote this after reading some of the complaints that I know are completely justified. Few things irritate me more than watching that white circle spinning in the center of the screen every time I try to load a new page but considering the signal starts at an earth station, is broadcast 22,500 miles up in space to be collected by a device residing in an incredibly harsh environment and sent back down to a small dish on my roof which allows me to view how the foundations of buildings are anchored in Venice, if that's my interest, I consider this to be damn close to magic. I'm sure I sound partial to Hughesnet but it's not them I'm singling out, all of them do the same to varying degrees and I used to work for what was then the 10th largest cable company in the U.S. so I've had the opportunity to see the process from both sides. I was the technical supervisor who was the end of the line for customer complaints so I know what happens when it doesn't work, over and over and over again. It's not the fault of the person who is reading from a script but they have to take the anger of a person who pays the bill on time every month for a service that is not performing as the advertisements promised. I actually wrote this in the hopes that I'll be rewarded with positive karma and my upload speeds of .20Mbps will miraculously heal themselves and I won't have to check myself when I call the front line technician complaining to them once again. I also wrote this and I hope someone knowledgeable of Testmy.net procedures will read this to the end to answer my question. I used Testmy.net to record the painfully slow upload speeds with a setting to run the test every hour five times. That should have been all but when I returned from the store and errands the test had run every hour for 11 hours sending combined up and download packets of data amounting to 25, 30, 35 Mbps eating up over 11 gigabytes of my Hughesnet data. Why does this run on its own? Do I have to sign out and close the page? I'd rather not since I'd like to read the results of the tests I've run but I don't have that data to spare. Actually, you can disregard my textual meanderings above and just answer the question, if you can. I'm simply venting here so I don't do it on the phone when I call Hughesnet to complain.
    1 point
  46. Sounds familiar. When I signed up there was no mention of data restrictions, tokens, bonus bs, or anything of that sort. I was told usage was unlimited with 25 mbps. Perhaps somewhere in fine small print it exist, but in either case its a sham. A few speed sites I used to use with Suddenlink now all show speeds at or below what I had with dial-up 15 years ago. I'm paying $86 a month which is higher than Suddenlink charged with 30 mbps unlimited. I told the tech on the phone I don't spend hardly any time on the net, so why after 20 days am I out of usable data. He tells me to insure I'm not connected and using data to turn my computer off anytime I'm AFC. Hell, I'd unplug the stupid modem its a lot quicker. Anyway, thanks you guys for your help. I'll stay in touch as the saga continues...lmao!!
    1 point
  47. Yeh i came here to say exactly this, ping is an important factor for me.
    1 point
  48. I'm just prayin' for the day someone drags a cable to my front door.
    1 point
  49. I was once a Hughesnet customer and had the same problems from time to time. It is shared bandwidth; therefore, the more devices added, the less bandwidth you receive. It's a normal practice for Hughesnet to "oversell" available bandwidth. I've also known quite a few people with the service and they all report the same problems. Once their 30 day trial period ends and their contracts are locked in, the service they receive after that point is poor to say the least. It's as if they give new customers "PRIORITY" access until the trial ends, and then, BAM, customers find out exactly what they're paying for. You are not alone! There are thousands upon thousands of complaints filed against Hughesnet for their business practices.
    1 point
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