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  1. 2 points

    Fail gracefully when very bad connection

    Update: The new upcoming version of TestMy.net will not fail on all major updated browsers. I've implemented service worker which enables TestMy.net offline... obviously you won't be able to test in that state but it is helping me to make this correct and more useful for you (and myself). Gives me abilities as a developer that I've never had before. I've run numerous batches of tests, purposely disconnecting the internet. The new version has never failed. It will log those events too, doesn't right now but it will. I like your idea for implementation... It will detect when you're online, wait.. check again to make sure it wasn't just intermittent... then test again when it feels it's able to..... might not be able to complete the entire test still but it will try then possibly fail again and restart the re-try process. I can tell the averaging and database listing programs as a whole to ignore exactly "zero" so it doesn't effect host averages or flood public results... I don't know what would happen other wise so better plan for it. Especially since that's a point for clients to purposely negatively affect hosts numbers. (I always want to limit the input received but users... sorry users. Damn bots and hackers ruined your rep.) ...that idea provides a simple way to implement without having to add databases or change database structure. I like that. --- database structure changes can be an extreme headache, especially since I promised since the beginning that I'd retain all of your old results. I'll keep developing. The update I'm on right now started purely as a design venture, the more major feature rich updates are still planned...but I've been stumbling on so many answers it's become far beyond just what people see at this point. There is still so much planned, I'm only including the features that I feel are ready. ... I'd rather be on this new site (all day long). I make TMN first as something I want to use... but I'm hoping to attract more than people of just own own mindset. Anyone still reading this is probably of that mindset. Most will never get as far as you. I want the other 98% to get it too. Hopefully this gets a little closer. For people who have been long time visitors, keep your old browsers on virtual machines. I need your help testing old browsers but also keep in mind that I'm developing for the future, I'm no longer concerned about lagging browsers or wasting my development time around their inconsistencies. I target technologies native to the most popular browsers across the board. If one browser has janky implementation, I may still release it as long as it's not detrimental to the test results or experience. IMHO, Safari is the new IE right now. Annoying. Chrome, Firefox, Chrome on iOS and Android (period) are the best right now. I expect Safari to catch up, sorry, it's not on the developer when everyone else agrees. By the way, I straight up killed most old browsers when I went full SSL. Full SSL is 100% necessary for the future of what TMN is doing. Sorry old browsers. Trust me, I took a hit with traffic. When I see software changing ads in browser or including ads to pages I don't have ads on... that showed me early why we need SSL (https). With SSL that can only happen if the cypher is cracked. To be honest at first I thought, why would TMN need https? Nobody is buying anything from my site or really sending anything truly secure. Uh, think again. Many people may use the same passwords. Hackers can grab that information as you login at a public wifi and then try the same email address and password on google, facebook, ebay, amazon, etc... till they get a hit. So stupidly easy for hackers. Not only that but third party ads may be doing things you don't want... far outside of the scope of common practice (of which some people already may not already want). And again, a third party program can also edit your webpages and add their own content. Above all, they want to make money, usually ad or code insertion is the intent. With the latest SSL people can't do the same malicious stuff. Not to say it can't be done again, it can always be done again. Nothing made by man can be protected from man. What is created from one man's mind can always be decoded in another's. We just need to evolve with the changes. way off the subject... AI teaching itself to make new cyphers and then keeping the true keys from us, that worries me the more I think about it. An AI or AIs will invent their own language that we can't possibly understand in our lifetimes. It will be so efficient that humans can't understand it because we don't work well enough, lol. Take the highest level of cryptography that you can think of exponentially increase that. And then realize that the program that creates it may be so obscure that it could be hiding information from us, making us feel secure when it really has all the power. I say let us humans keep making mistakes and figuring out each other's mistakes and improving naturally. We as humans should always in great detail fundamentally understand our software and hardware changes... it should never be obscured to the point that no human can understand. I worry that we'll let computers do our programming and designing to the point that we'll have little understanding of what's truly under the hood or how to control it. "let the computer figure out how to do that better, it will make it perfect." -- it's cool until it starts talking in a language you can't decode and decides you're not a part of understanding that language simply because you as a human aren't optimal to the system. To a computer, even our VERY best languages are stupid because they aren't optimal and so that's the first thing to go in my opinion. This has already happened by the way, just not to a serious degree. A real AI will be ahead of our moves before we even start moving. Once you know it's happening, it's too late. I'm have to be high on the AI's list now. (haha) I believe our community here is made up of people who set the standard for their own communities in regards to all things tech. We should set the standard by example. Have your main machines always updated and encourage friends to do the same. Hardware and software. Especially software. And especially right now because there have been so many major updates that EVERY browser is agreeing on. They don't normally agree like this. Over 21 years developing in the browser and I've never seen such wide adoption of so many cool new features. What a great time to develop. Anyone who may be still actually reading this and wants access to the beta, just PM me. If you were a member of any discussion on TMN prior to this post you can have access to the early beta too. A handful of our veteran members have agreed to help me even early to make sure we give you a clean release but there are always more bugs that we need help finding. -- we'll find 'em together ...and make some more in the process! Human's Rule. -D
  2. 2 points
    YEEEEEEEEEeeHAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaW!!! Only 97% slower than my "city average." Flyin' high in the sky this morning! Doggies! It jez don't git much better n' that ..for me! .. Literally!
  3. 2 points
    I respectfully disagree. ...That's 'painfully' slow!
  4. 2 points
    You may be seeing the same thing I experienced when I tried to upgrade a while back. I'll have to do some digging to find the topic. What ended up happened in my case... I reverted back to my old package. Although the new package was faster on the top end it had such a slow ramp up after the upgrade that I favored my old package. The new package required a new modem (16 channel). As with many previous cable internet speed upgrades over the years I was excited to upgrade, newer modem usually means great things. But that's just not at all what I observed with TestMy.net. Other tests, especially speedtest.net, will show higher results. They don't work like TestMy.net... they combine threads to achieve the highest possible speed. Good to know but it only shows part of the performance picture. For a multithread comparison within TMN you should try TestMy.net's multithread speed test - make sure you disable the option when you're done to test as you normally do. My conclusion was that the newest, "fastest" packages from Comcast we're not what I was expecting. Again, fast top end but really slow starting out. It's like having a Lamborghini that can only drive in 4th-6th gear... eventually it will win a LONG race but for most stuff it just didn't stack up to the slower package with less threads. The "slower" package jumps off the line like a Tesla. Instantly up to speed with little ramp up at all. By the time the 16 channel modem would ramp up my "slower" modem/package was already done with the race ...and the next one. Sometimes higher package speed doesn't equate to higher results on a single computer. It might just equate to more computers and devices that can be aggressively pulling resources without affecting each others speed as much. Personally, I favor my off the line performance more than the top end or being able to serve more devices. Especially with how bad it was in this case. I switched back and my results instantly fell back into line with the performance curve I expect. By the way, I'm still easily able to serve over 20 devices on my connection. That was the first time a cable upgrade disappointed me and needed to be switched back to previous settings. Hey... at least I saved money because I no longer needed a new modem and the "slower" package is cheaper. TestMy.net saved me money by showing me that I actually performed better on a cheaper package.
  5. 2 points

    What does your username mean?

    It started out Rustycrew . At Pocono race rusty wallace signed my shirt . To my honorary crew member Rusty Wallace. Then later I shortened it to Rustcrew. My weimeraner tore the shirt up when she was a puppy.
  6. 2 points
    Wow guys, looking at the speeds here makes me wonder what kind of country I'm living in... I joined this site because of it's ability to automatically run tests... here's my first result at 10:30pm! Optus Net Sydney Australia Paying $120 p.m
  7. 2 points

    Proof of Network Throttling

    So, after thinking about my slow download speed that only occurred during specific times, I got to thinking. What was the common denominator? Street lights! I contacted my electric company and asked if they could disable the closet street lights to my location. Friday night, I checked my speed, but it still dropped shortly after 7pm. The next week, I had both the phone linesman and one of the electric company linesman come to my house just after my speed dropping again. The had me hook up my modem directly to a generator, and run my laptop by battery. Still no change. Then the electric company guy cut power to the area where I live. Still no change. Before they left, they discussed the option of a planned blackout further away from my house sometime that week, after getting permission from the town. Soon after they departed, I went and checked my download speed again. Lo and behold, it was back! The phone man called from his office shortly after, and I asked if he was seeing what I was. He stated that after leaving, he and the electric company guy got to a street light that wasn't operating except for a very faint glow. It was unhooked from the town power, and I got my internet back! So, if any of you have an issue like this, tell your phone company/electric company to start disconnecting street lights!
  8. 2 points


    Welcome to the forum! Cheers!
  9. 2 points
    Gympie QLD

    Hello from Oz

    Greetings from QLD Australia. I've just read through some of the FAQ's in your forum, and am impressed by your responses to the usual questions regarding different speed test results from different testing sites. Very informative. I have been using mostly ozspeedtest.com. I have just upgraded from a 25Mbps plan to a 50, and have been enthusiastically testing my new speeds (FTTN, some copper in my street). For your information, the ozspeedtest and Testmy.net results correlate very closely in multiple tests . . . they also confirm what my ISP (Telstra) said I could expect (about 46 Mbps). After reading through your forum, I have decided to use Testmy.net as my go to speed test from now on, with an occasional reference to the other site for comparison. Thank you for providing this valuable, independent service.
  10. 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.
  11. 2 points

    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
  12. 2 points

    testmy.net perfection

    Let this sink in for a moment. Now have a look at setting in squid locally:
  13. 1 point
    Can you believe I'm happy, given that DSL is my only means for broadband way to Hades out here in the woods! Haha .. I'm only in the lowest 94% echelon, compared to my server's average. But, it's a helluva lot better than Windows 95 and AOL dial-up! Well, somewhat improved.
  14. 1 point
    Dude the same thing happened with me with Comcast about a month or two ago my bill never changed but the speeds went crazy I was getting like 300 megabits per second in my upload is only about 13 to 15 megabits per second so I don't know but I know one thing it's crazy fast
  15. 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
  16. 1 point
    Hi Robert, You can export to CSV by visiting My Results then click "Export" below your graph. Whatever search options you have selected will be used in the export. Open CSV in a text editor or spreadsheet program. In spreadsheet you can convert the data to your own charts and manipulate the data in a number of useful ways that TestMy.net's website interface isn't able to do, yet.
  17. 1 point

    Test Mbits of informations

    Welcome RoamerUA, The test information is automatically cleared from your cache as soon as the test completes. Nothing to worry about.
  18. 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
  19. 1 point

    Virgin media

    Over the years reading posts, we could find more statements such as yours than not. Tech comes out, everything is awesome, tech leaves, soon thereafter, connection stinks on ice. Aside that, tech was likely testing on the ISP level network, never touching the 'internet' , or anything outside of their control. Also, check out the mirrors testmy.net uses, find one closer to you and run some testing
  20. 1 point
    If ISPs decide to throttle traffic, they would need to do this all services to be effective, in which case it would probably be easier for them to charge by maximum speed like many ISPs did in the post, e.g. one price for 10Mbps, a higher price for 50Mbps and so on. Otherwise, it would be relatively straight forward to overcome with the use of a VPN. Let's say an ISP prioritises port 8080 to deliver fast speed tests while throttling everything else, just use something like OpenVPN over port 8080 with a VPN privacy service. To the ISP, all your traffic would be seen and treated as speed test traffic. For example, about two years ago the Irish cellular networks Three and Vodafone were doing something similar, i.e. throttling most traffic over the standard web ports (e.g. HTTP port 80), while letting port 8080 run at full speed to deliver fast speed tests, at least with the well-known Ookla Speedtest App. At the time, it meant one could get 4G speed tests over 20Mbps, yet faced slow browsing speeds similar to a 1Mbps connection. All I had to do was make a VPN connection over port 8080 (same port # as Ookla uses for its speed tests) and everything performed a heck of a lot better. A few months later, Three changed their tactic by prioritising certain services such as YouTube when the network is congested. This means YouTube can potentially play 4K fine even when the speed tests (including Ookla) deliver low test result figures.
  21. 1 point

    Down & Up Combined Score

    Or... better yet... use a 10G adapter on my Mac Pro...
  22. 1 point
    AS a new user I like this service, but would appreciate it more if I were able to access the data for download so I can do some local processing on them and produce long-term statistics on my connection. It may be this feature is already available, but I couldn't find it. S
  23. 1 point

    Speed Test Identifiers

    No, sorry once the result is inserted it can't be edited... only deleted. In the future there may be options to sort, hide and categorize results. I'll keep your situation in mind during development. If you give me a list of Test ID's I can manually change them for you. Just post it to this thread. example: W9D7NIR~A, 1z9qhWbgC, 9VUk-L_oq change from "Home" to "Work"
  24. 1 point

    Extra Identifier

    This is already planned for the next version. I think it would be a great addition. Thanks for the input, keep it coming.
  25. 1 point

    Difference Between Speed Test Sites?

    yeh just tested at speedtest and they have me at 25 dn and 3 up...bahahahaha i wish!!...but no...not even close...i pay for 12/2...and what i get here is... which is great for me...i prefer to know the truth...and the truth is...i'm not gonna get 25 dn without paying for it
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