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  1. Obeahman

    Hello from Jamaica

    Hey all. Just wanted to say a big thank you to the creators and maintainers of testmy.net. I live in Jamaica and we don't have fast or quality internet service here unless you live in the more populated areas. Where I live there are no physical internet connections available so I've had to use fixed wireless options for years. I've been through every single one that's been available and your speed test has helped keep my sanity. Basically all of them have tried to send me to the sites that make them shine and make me look like the crazy unreasonable customer. My current provider just upgraded my package after almost 15 years and wanted me to do daily speed tests to make sure everything was fine. They told me to use openspeedtest.com and I told them I would use testmy.net instead (been using you for years and loving it, THANK YOU again) but they said they wanted to measure jitter as well so I relented. Well, after a while I noticed the connection was acting up and while testmy.net gave me the real world, openspeedtest.com was giving results saying I had full speed and nothing was wrong. To cut a long story short, after 2 months of telling them something was wrong and trying to convince them to use testmy.net instead, they have finally relented and admitted there's a problem on their network. So thank you again to each and every one of you who has and anything to do with this site. Please continue to do what you do and fight for the little guy. Much appreciated.
    4 points
  2. 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
  3. 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?
    3 points
  4. Sent by TestMy.net member m1g m1g's Speed Test Results 200 MB is a lot of data. It's taking you over 20 seconds to run those tests. If your tests are completing in a couple of seconds, then an increase in size may help. When running the tests using default options (e.g. go to https://testmy.net/download and select "Test My Download Speed") it's possible to exceed 200 MB of data in a test. As it runs through to determine the proper size, it's ramping your connection up for the final test... of 200 MB if needed. When I ran mine just now it starts at 96 kB, then 3.1 MB, then 75.5 MB and finally 200 MB. So in reality that was a 279 MB test. A faster connection might end up running over 300 MB. But it's logged as 200 MB because that was the final test size. It does help to get the connection going before the test. But with your current speed you will probably end up with a smaller test size because the program knows how much it needs to see to make a determination. The amount of time the test runs is more important than the amount of data. TestMy.net will serve you more data if it feels like it needs more time. But it's not going to use time or bandwidth that isn't necessary, unless you tell it to. Your distance from Venezuela to Florida (3000 km) may play a role, depending on the connections between your ISP and the US. Here's my result nearby TestMy.net Test ID : CjBU5ycOa And here's my connection testing against Singapore (over 14,000 km) TestMy.net Test ID : u3QVZnr-z A similar distance for me is actually testing on the same server in Florida. (3000 km) -- you and I have very similar ping to that server ~50ms. TestMy.net Test ID : 0ypc_y5nf My speed to Florida was actually a little faster it just wasn't as clean so it ended up slower. That was testing with only 85 MB but again remember there were tests preceding that one. When I select 200 MB I get a lower result because it takes time to ramp up the connection. Time that's calculated in the final result. Where before that was done before the final test loads. TestMy.net Test ID : OnAU3G9PT I still hit 333 Mbps but all things considered it was slower. And if I enable multithread to Florida and run the same SmarTest (we haven't called it that in a long time but that's its name) I get a much higher result. And the way it ran through the test sizes my connection used over 300 MB of data to produce the 200 MB final test. TestMy.net Test ID : Qj0D50paR In other words, I think the 200 MB max is sufficient for your connection and most out there. The program can scale the test sizes to any size it's just being restricted. In the future I plan to open that up. Thank you, I'm happy you found us here. Unfortunately most don't. Please spread the word.
    2 points
  5. CA3LE

    CAT5e o CAT6

    I almost always use Cat5e. I run 10 Gbps on Cat5e, all day every day โ€” just short distances. And even for longer distances it will surprise you. In my testing using my existing Cat5e house wiring I was getting 5 Gbps on probably about 100 ft. Far from ideal but actually worked awesome. If you were told that 5 Gbps was all that was possible you'd never tell the difference. Not jittery or anything, just simply half the speed of ideal conditions... but still 5 Gbps. In my experience Cat5e is also easier to work with if you're fitting your own connections. In short, you probably don't actually need the extra shielding of Cat6. You're better off spending the extra money on better networking gear.
    2 points
  6. cholla

    Verizon 5g

    You should be in a Beatles cover band. ๐Ÿ˜
    2 points
  7. xs1

    Verizon 5g

    1: I actually lol'd on this. XD This was the general consensus of many....MANY people and Verizon pretty much said F.U. to all its unhappy customers; @ one point even trying to disgustingly blame Samsung for " Not implementing multi-bands of 5G from the factory". The thing that really put the nail in the coffin for me was i just bought a Samsung Note 8 not even a year prior, ($899) and just brought it in for an issue i was having with media loading... than they were like " We've got a deal for you!!" ๐Ÿ™„ 2: NGL, never imagined you having anything less than the newest of new mobile tech.... Glad to see you can still surprise us after all these moons, D
    2 points
  8. Sean

    Verizon 5g

    Having heard the US 3G shutdown news from over here, I'm surprised they did not bother to create a workaround for unsupported smartphones. It would just have been a matter of Verizon creating a simple App to handle voice calls and text messages via 4G data to replace the default dialler App, which even the oldest smartphones would be capable of (I remember using VoIP apps back in 2012). Sure it would take a little getting used to using an App to dial out or for SMS, but better than losing voice/text services entirely until the user upgrades. It's not like the App would need to be anything special either like WhatsApp to handle multimedia, video calling, etc. With the budget network I'm with (48 Ireland), they only support 3G roaming at present, so I can imagine this will be an issue if I visit the USA after the 3G switch-off. European law will soon require mobile operators to offer like-home connectivity when roaming throughout the EU, so it's likely they will offer 4G roaming even outside the EU when that happens. While the 48 network only offers 4G in Ireland with its partner network Three, it occasionally switches to 5G:
    2 points
  9. CA3LE

    Verizon 5g

    Ooooh man, I'd be pissed too. I would have left them too and ever since I'd be looking for the class action suit that I'm sure is in the works. If it isn't, maybe it should be. Verizon carried that phone with 5G branding, if they ended up not using the tech in favor of something else --- well, then that's okay too (technology changes) but they need to reimburse the customers who thought they were future proofing themselves. You can't sell it branded as 5G then later say, "oh, it's 5G but not the kind we use." -- "WTF! I bought it from YOU!" "I think they might use those bands in Malaysia or Cambodia, maybe think of moving." I had something similar but different recently happen with Verizon. I have a pixel 2, which I still love. Came out October 2017. So a little over 4 years old now. Google stopped updates for it last year. But still, overall it's a great device. Fast, responsive, does what you tell it to do... and Verizon will have 4G for a long time, so this device should remain compatible, right? WRONG! As they retire the 3G CDMA network they're also killing all 4G non-VoLTE (Voice over LTE) devices December 31st 2022. They gave a warning but nothing else. Even $300 off would have made me happy, come on - SOMETHING! Basically, I got "you'll be kicked off the network unless you upgrade." In my case, I needed to upgrade. Was planning one soon anyway (really shouldn't have gone this long in the business I'm in but it's such an awesome device!). But for most people, my Pixel 2 is still a perfectly good device - great even. They could allow it to continue to use data... but no. I ended up with the S22 Ultra but am still walking around my house with my Pixel 2... haha. All of the best devices are always FORCED to die eventually. More planned, forced obsolescence is all we can expect in the future.
    2 points
  10. CA3LE

    It's been a while.

    DANG! If that's what you get in "an area that's horribly overprovisioned." -- sign me up! Sorry I'm slow to respond dude, been consumed with building a couple of ZFS servers on the backend. It's a process, that's just about complete.
    2 points
  11. CA3LE

    Hello from Jamaica

    Thank you Obeahman! This is one of the best testimonials we've received in a long time. Feedback like this drives my development. It's really nice to hear stories of TMN working for people. It's pretty crazy how under served so many people are and how most tests don't seem to notice. It's hard to convey to the majority of people why TMN is different so first hand testimonials are really helpful. There are major differences here that in my opinion render other tests useless when most needed. You witnessed it yourself. I'm happy to hear that you found TestMy.net and that it's done what I originally set out to do, help you get what you're paying for. Hopefully in the future more people find us here. Much appreciated on this end as well.
    2 points
  12. quid

    1 hour upload test

    Thanks! btw, the reason for this is that I'd like to see what throughput I am actually getting from Cox Communications. I recently installed some Arlo Pro 4 cameras and found that they dropped offline a lot. In fact I have two cameras that cycle offline and online every couple minutes (even with nothing on the network but one camera, a smartphone (running the Arlo app) and a Netgear WAC120 access point, and router the camera goes offline). So, I tried using my cell phone as a mobile hotspot (which delivered about 80 Mbps down and 50 Mbps up -- and that worked. Arlo then, (unsurprisingly) said that my 150 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up plan from Cox was not enough. Honestly, a 10 Mbps upload should be fine. So, I upgraded to 1 Gbps down and 35 Mbps up Cox plan. The Arlo camera performance is much better, but, even running one camera, it drops offline occasionally. And the network speed seems to drop a bit too sometimes. The speed tests you offer, as well as the automatic ones, are really pretty nice. Still, since it is not continuous, it would miss occasional communications slow downs (which would derail my Arlo camera). And cable plans don't guarantee a minimum throughput unfortunately. So, I would like run a continuous test to document the actual throughput that a real-time devices (like security cameras) have to work with. My application is not critical I suppose. I need the camera to see when our cats show up at our back door to let them in (the occasional snowfalls are hard on them) -- so this is important to us. It is surprising though how many folks complain about WiFi security cameras going offline. It may be just that the ISP is not providing enough upload bandwidth. And I can't get DSL around here which would provide a guaranteed bandwidth.
    2 points
  13. I have a new program I'd like to start beta testing very soon. I've been running it myself nonstop for well over a year now. It's reliably been keeping track of my home connection's uptime / downtime. It's also helped me make TMN's services more reliable and redundant in the process because the server-side needs to be highly available for the program to make sense. Can't be sending false alarms because of server-side hiccups. I really just want to open it up to people in its current state, there are minor bugs I need to address but none of them have to do with the functionality, usefulness or stability of the program. More aesthetics. I feel like it's a new concept so it will need to find it's design along the way as I get feedback. The core functionality is pretty sweet already. I'm just unsure if people will get what it's all about at first glance. In your case, it does exactly what you're looking for. It passively monitors your connection every second then notifies you when your connection goes down and when it's back online. It has an interesting, unique and reliable method of operation. Designed specifically to be able to run indefinitely on unstable connections and always recover itself back into a ready state, using minimal resources. Give me a few days to button this new program up, I'll send you a message and update this thread.
    2 points
  14. CA3LE

    Hey! Y'all still here, eh?

    Definitely need to work on SEO. Best thing people can do is spread the word. And you're right, to the casual user -- they have no idea what makes TMN unique. Unfortunately the majority just follows where the rest of the crowd goes. A vicious cycle, feeding into itself. -- implications far deeper than just speed tests. lol One of these days I hope to get my message across better, where more people want to engage. Until then, all I can do is keep developing. At the end of the day, I'm happy just serving those who already understand the difference. Forums everywhere in general, died. The Internet changes and you have to change with it. I may eventually push the forums off into an archive in favor of a more modern method of communication.
    2 points
  15. CA3LE

    Hey! Y'all still here, eh?

    I'm lurkin' too. Reconfiguring my server cluster for high availability. Some pretty killer backend upgrades. Pretty sweet, all coming together nicely. You may be able to notice when the site has migrated to the new setup. Some really heavy database queries in testing are returning at least twice as fast as they currently do. In the latest configuration I'm running directly off 100% Optane memory. I swear, it's alien technology. It's not about how fast it is, there's faster (on paper, if only scratching the surface -- totally different story in the real-world) -- but it's at what queue depth that matters. And there are NAND drives out there that perform amazing. But what none of them have compared to Optane... Optane can write directly to memory without the need for DRAM cache, it's THAT fast Optane doesn't need to first erase the cell before writing Optane has nearly unlimited write endurance Optane loses no performance as the drive fills up Optane does not require trim (goes on and on really) -- it's in between RAM and NAND For my workload it feels the same as going from HDD to solid state. Or from solid state to raid-10 solid state. It's that big of a difference, mind blowing really. Over just a few days of testing I thrashed it with about 60 TB of data and it never broke a sweat -- literally, the drive didn't fluctuate in temp. SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02) Critical Warning: 0x00 Temperature: 40 Celsius Available Spare: 100% Available Spare Threshold: 0% Percentage Used: 0% Data Units Read: 48,816,551 [24.9 TB] Data Units Written: 105,693,840 [54.1 TB] Host Read Commands: 937,508,694 Host Write Commands: 1,177,333,140 It just sits there at 40ยฐC like, "Is that really all you've got? Do you realize who I am? HIT ME! I DARE YOU! This is my idle temp FOO!" -- in other words, it's bad ass. It's a different kind of memory entirely. Old but relevant video describing 3D XPoint (cross point)
    2 points
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. xs1

    Hopefully showing off??

    great 5G speeds! about what i average on tmobile, 350-450
    2 points
  20. @japlah I'm sorry I didn't see this when you posted it. I may have been programming. @charles leclair thank you for finding this topic. I think a random interval is a great idea for an automatic speed test option. I'll get that implemented and hit you back on this topic. I'll try to get to it sometime today or tomorrow. I'm going to think about it a little bit first. - D
    1 point
  21. Both were run directly on my phone, however, I'd say it's more likely the browser's SSL overhead that's limiting the speed with browser based tests. For example, I don't think the Ookla App uses SSL for its tests, never mind using a non-standard TCP port. Indeed there's no way I could get Ookla's speed realistically with actual file downloads on my phone as they would face the same SSL bottleneck. For example, any streaming service that offers downloads will obviously use SSL or other encryption overhead for their DRM. Basically I need a faster phone. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I'll probably upgrade to the Samsung S21 FE when there's a good sale on one. Not just for speed tests, but for even offloading video files from my phone and additional 5G bands in use that my current phone lacks. I don't get why manufacturers still put USB2 ports on phones just to save a few cents on manufacturing.
    1 point
  22. Sean

    CAT5e o CAT6

    My preference would be Cat 5e for general cable runs and Cat 6a for long cable runs where PoE or 10Gbps is required. Both officially handle 1Gbps over a 100m run (328ft), but can usually handle up to 10Gbps over shorter runs. Cat 6a cable has thicker conductors than Cat 6 (without the 'a') and is rated to handle 10Gbps over a 100m run. I did the mistake of buying Cat 6a cable for our home wiring, only to spend a few hours troubleshooting and recrimping RJ45 plugs wondering why I could not get all 8 conductors to link. It turned out that the pack of "Cat 6 plugs" I bought where actually Cat 5 plugs falsely described as Cat 6 in the Amazon listing. This turned out to be the case with many listings I looked at based on the user reviews (sort by Newest first). Even when I got hold of proper Cat 6 plugs from a local trade supplier, getting the 8 colour coded wires aligned up is a lot more awkward than with Cat 5e as the thicker conductors are stiff. Basically, unless you need 2.5Gbps or faster over very long cable runs, I would choose Cat 5e for the ease of installation and termination and the high risk of buying Cat 5 plugs / wall plates falsely described as Cat 6 capable. In any case, Cat 5e will provide vastly improved throughput, latency and stability over any Wi-Fi or Homeplug based connection, particularly over longer indoor ranges.
    1 point
  23. When our Internet goes down, this program stops & doesn't restart? We need to see how often our internet is down.
    1 point
  24. CA3LE

    1 hour upload test

    btw, the reason this website exists was to test my Cox cable internet back when it was first released in 1996 (I was 15) ... to see what throughput I was actually getting from Cox Communications. (TMN got its name later) Really though, I think the automatic test you've been running is already telling us a lot. ?t=u&d=01-16-2022+%2F+01-17-2022&y=u&l=25&q=quid's Speed Test Results A couple things I would check, Router placement: How far away is the router and what obstructions are present? Are there any mechanical devices near the router that may be interfering with the signal. Is the router confined in an enclosed space? Other devices: What are the other devices doing? Can you run a test for a period with all other devices disabled? (1 pm to 1am your time should be a good period given what I see above) Is your arlo power wired or battery? If it's a battery only unit I can give you instructions for how to give it hardwired D/C power, this not only will save you money on those expensive a123 batteries but it will make it more reliable in cold temperatures. You might even have a suitable power adapter that you can repurpose for free. If you can, take a laptop outside near the arlo camera and run some tests. Go to https://testmy.net/mysettings and change the first (e.g. laptop, 1, 2, 3) so that we can tell the results apart. It could be that double pane windows, metallic window tint and/or materials your house is made out of are making it difficult to communicate. Your laptop may have more powerful wifi than the arlo but it may still provide some clues. Test first inside the door (maybe use identifier 1), then outside (identifier 2), then back inside (back to identifier 1). So first, I'd make sure the placement of the router is optimal. Then I'd make sure there aren't computers or devices mucking it up. Could be a torrent in the other room you forgot about (maybe a family member or roommate), could be your phone uploading a bunch of stuff to the cloud when you get home after a long day taking photos. There are many scenarios that can consume upload and make it an issue for everything network-wide. If your upload is it all taken up, you're internet's going to suffer across the board. If you disable all devices and the issue clears up but you don't know where to start, then maybe reconnect them one by one until you see the problem. Pinpoint and target the machine that seems to be slowing things down. No matter what, I'm going to make sure you get early access to my new tool because it seems like it's right up your alley. It tests your home connection every second of every day while also respecting your network bandwidth. I've been running it myself since 2020 and have never noticed it running, unless I have connection issues. Then it makes its presence known. It's designed to run indefinitely and use minimal resources, all around. Like everything at TestMy.net it only requires a modern web browser. This is actually different from the code in development I was previously talking about. And then in thinking about what you were saying,"test my upload throughput for an extended period" got me thinking since yesterday about a totally different upload test method, a hack to the current method that would provide deeper insight. Seriously, thank you! I don't know if it will work but it will be fun to experiment with. If it does work I can see a huge benefit.
    1 point
  25. CA3LE

    How do you reset

    You should want to keep your old results to compare against. Some of the averaging tools here like My Average work best with a history. (e.g. CA3LE's My Average) You can narrow your My Results search to a certain date to get the same effect as deleting results. If you'd really like to delete your old results you can also do this under My Results. In the results details under the graph, check the boxes next to the results you'd like to delete then hit the trashcan at the top of the table. You can toggle all with the checkbox next to the trashcan. If you have a huge number of results, alter the results/page setting to display more results per page to make the process quicker. Originally when I started database logging there was no client-side delete functionality. The reason it was added was to delete possible erroneous results. Wasn't ever intended on being used to totally reset results --but it can be. side note: In an upcoming release you'll have the ability to reset all of your logs without actually deleting anything.
    1 point
  26. https://help.keenetic.com/hc/en-us/articles/213965929-How-to-change-the-network-adapter-settings-in-Windows-to-automatically-obtain-an-IP-address-from-the-router
    1 point
  27. I started an Auto Test this morning at 11:44. The test was set to repeat at 15 minute intervals, 5 times. At 12:22 I noticed 'Retesting at 01:28:20pm' and at 12:29 it showed 'Retesting at 01:43:21'. There is an issue when calculating the time of the next test, perhaps caused by spanning 12-noon?
    1 point
  28. CA3LE

    Toronto test server OFFLine

    It was down for maintenance and is back online now. The server list is at https://testmy.net/mirror. Most locations have multiple servers to fall back on but Toronto has much lower traffic so it currently only has one. Sorry for the inconvenience.
    1 point
  29. Hi, Microsoft Windows 10 on a fairly vanilla Desktop PC with all the usual suspects present. Mouse, keyboard, screen, several game controllers, huge speakers and that sort of thing. I would like to know how to work around the issue I described, BUT the problem sort of took care of itself, so my interest evaporated. Soon after I posted, I added a second display to the system. I put the automatic test over there where it can remain open, focused, and happy. And so can I. (using the other display) Although I am no longer concerned about it, I would like to sincerely thank you for trying to assist. Have a good'n. --John
    1 point
  30. rebrecs

    Hey! Y'all still here, eh?

    Hi CA3LE, Got my attention. More modern methods of communication I would not ask this of just anybody --but I believe it is in your interest to maintain hyper-awareness of web evolution. So, I will ask you. Where is it going CA3LE? What is the new "modern?" Without revealing any trade secrets, what sort of ideas and directions are you considering? Forums died They did? Again, you are in the web business. I am not. Thus, your opinion on that is interesting to me. Since I don't know that forums died, in fact, I consider them very useful, I suspect we are looking at it from opposite ends. Myself, as a consumer, and you, as a forum provider. Forums are still prolific. Can I assume your message, as a provider, is the return on your investment has faded ? Or you are getting the band back together and no longer have time for this stuff? These are positively motivated serious questions. I genuinely would like to know how you see business evolving/. --John
    1 point
  31. CA3LE

    Really?

    I'm not sure either because I haven't been able to ever get it to do that. My guess is something on the provider end is messing with TestMy.net's output. It may be trying to accelerate previously loaded content. I do a lot on my end to try to bust host caching and clear your cache programatically. But you may get an occasional outlier. Seems to really only affect the multithread download test. You can delete that outlying result by checking the box next to that result and click the trash can at the top of the result details table. When I'm not programming or building server infrastructure on the backend I often scan the results for outliers. After so many years of doing this and adjusting the program they're pretty few and far between but I would like to develop a solution for any remaining. When I've rotated back into programming mode I'll make sure to make the necessary adjustments to prevent this. I think before the result is logged your average will be taken into account, it's already being queried at that stage. If the result is much higher than your average and the result is over 1 Gbps a re-test occurs with further cache busting measures. After re-test, if the second result is within a range of the first result it will allow logging. And if not, the test will die with an error so we don't create a loop. When I find these in the results I usually see the client re-test soon after, the re-test always returns to the median. It would really help if I could reliably make the issue happen but it's an intermittent issue I've never personally seen. Unless I witness it I can only try to fix it blind. But I think we have a roundabout solution, just need to program it in there. Thank you for the constructive feedback, it's always very helpful. You are building TestMy.net.
    1 point
  32. That's awesome
    1 point
  33. Zebulon_Draker

    Just saying Hi

    Checking in as requested.... 89.4 Mbs Download via a wireless bridge.... 11.5 Mbs Upload..... Spectrum 100 Mbs advertised speed..
    1 point
  34. Guvianii

    T-Mobile holding it down!

    I agree whole-heartedly with everything you said. 89% of the time is work 110% if the time lol
    1 point
  35. Hi Roger! Glad to see you still around after all these years. You're one of TMN's original members. Your title reflects this now. You definitely have something preventing uploads from transferring correctly. When you tried to upload your screenshot to this forum it was an extra confirmation of the problem. First things I'd do to track down the issue: Try testing on the same computer but in a different browser Test on a different computer on the same network If the test completes in a different browser on the same computer then you can be sure that the browser itself is at fault. disabling extensions / add-ons systematically (with testing between) can help track down which extension is at fault. If you find one that is definitely the culprit please let me know so I can make note of it. As a last resort resetting the browser to default may help. If you have similar results in a different browser on the same computer then try a different computer on the same network. If you still see the issue something beyond your machines is at fault. If the other computer runs normally then you know for a fact that the issue is isolated to the one machine. You can use your phone for comparison testing. After you've done this please let us know what you find.
    1 point
  36. xs1

    Thanks for the test

    Now if we can only get a larger upload file... that's about a decade overdue.. ???
    1 point
  37. Some wording across the site could use some updating. I run every aspect of TMN alone. I rotate through different tasks and have to shift mindset to do each. I should be getting to the text site-wide after my next programming phase which I'm just about to start. Not sure. I tend to focus on what I'm building here. I'm far from finished. Yeah, it definitely isn't free for me to run TestMy.net. I currently fund myself with ads. You can also donate. I may be exploring other options in future releases. Sure, of course... I believe anything is possible. One method I might try to get immediate results would be to find an app for mapping cell towers. Maybe there's one out there that logs each occurrence when you switch towers. Then run TMN normally as you would and combine the data to provide the picture you're after. If you can detect the information (like which cell tower you're using) then you can log it. I'm working to create APIs that developers can use to extend the functionality of TMN through their own applications. One of them may be to enable tagging where you could send a simple command to TMN to log additional parameters. You could then query your results using those tagged parameters to do all sorts of useful things. Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one that notices that. I don't blame people, other sites often paint a very different picture than mine. No other site works like TestMy.net and I'm very proud of that. Discrepancies between TMN and other test results always have a logical explanation. TMN, is correct. Sometimes people listen, identify and fix their issue, get back up to speed and thank me. People usually only like the truth when it favors them. I could be like my competition, there are a lot of things I can do to make results more favorable without necessarily lying to you. People might like their results more and my site may get shared (ISPs especially would share TMN more) more but I wouldn't be able to sleep knowing that it's BS. TestMy.net is far from perfect, but it's the only speed test I know of that has been 100% developed by a consumer, with no special interests. I have no bias. Score high, score low -- what matters to me is that the result reflects your real-world experience so you can improve. You're very welcome. I hope you stick around. Sorry it took me time to respond, you hit me up as I was driving cross country. I like to sit at my proper console to respond to messages like yours.
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  38. my connection is downing around 40 Mbps on every test platform that i trust. on test my with a single thread, using LA SF and CA test servers i can get around 24 Mbps. if i multi thread those, i get about 40 Mbps. the question here is with the colorado springs server which returns a download of 100 Mbps in single thread. it is multiples too hogh. anyone notice this? anyone know why?
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  39. yes, iots working as expected now. thanks
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  40. 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.
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  41. Agree. I have been looking for something I can setup on my NAS, possibly in a Docker Container, so I can turn off my desktop and still run the tests.
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  42. TestTime

    T-Mobile 100 for 50!

    T-Mobile 100GB for 50 dollars. Wireless. Inseego MiFi 2000 5G Hotspot device. TestTime's Speed Test Results
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  43. I wonder if there are new power management settings and Edge may be putting the tab to sleep or something. I'll put it on the bench and see if I can reproduce and get back with you. For now, try scheduling the same test using Chrome or Firefox and see if this resolves the issue. If there are new settings I may be able to work around them. Sorry for the extremely delayed response. I got your message right away and 10 minutes after you sent it I started scheduling some tests and investigating but wasn't able to reproduce the issue (but wasn't using Edge). I had it scheduled out for a while and then by the time it finished forgot to update this thread. My bad. -- Again, I'll give it a try using Edge, may provide more info. Pretty certain it's not an issue effecting large numbers of users.
    1 point
  44. 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!
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  45. Thank you for your time. That helps me a lot.
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  46. Thatโ€™s pretty bad. Stay on them. Be polite but persistent.
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  47. I've given them until 12/4 when they said they'd have speeds up to an acceptable level. Waiting !
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  48. That just 'aint happen'n here in my area of the boonies. I was using AWI networks and if it wasn't beyond slow, it was off line. Just dumped AWI and I'm at least hoping for the system to be online. My daughter has COX in Las Vegas and is getting nearly 200 down...Oh how I wish...
    1 point
  49. I'm just prayin' for the day someone drags a cable to my front door.
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