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  1. How to download results for past 2 months?

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. I made a promise that I didn't keep and just noticed. I'll try to right that by the end of this post. Every time I get deep into the future... I dig even deeper into the past (my own as well as others). It helps this website and myself grow. Case in point... Note: There was a press/news embargo on this film. Here are a couple of quotes with links of the video starting near the quotes. "human minds settle into the fixed ways of looking at the world." ... "...you know I've always that felt death is the greatest invention of life." "I think as long as (you know) humans don't solve this human nature trait of sort of settling in, to a world view after a while, there will always be opportunity for young companies as well as young people to innovate... As it should be." Reminds me that if I'm not innovating I'm stagnating. I'm laughing my ass off at some of my oldest shit... that I can actually find. I remember far worse in my history, wish I could find it. Anyway, it's pretty much all embarrassing but I posted it on the internet... so I knew when it was posted in theory it would be there forever. This is the archive of the domain that TestMy.net was born out of. https://web.archive.org/web/20000817052146/http://www.surftohere.com:80/ and then I find I guess I had a ping service I forgot about long ago. lol --- I look this up periodically and it seems like more holes get filled in each time. I think that much of it is because web archive has become better over the years. I can feel it's better for sure. At the very least faster so I can search around faster than before. Thanks web.archive.org I sometimes look at my past to get an eye on the future, it helps me get a scope on what I'm doing wrong or maybe what I may think about revisiting. By the way, I'm often wrong. The thing is though, so many people have visited TestMy.net and I listen when you tell me I'm wrong, I correct my programs when you tell me I'm wrong. This community has been correcting TestMy.net's imperfections with your input over time. Despite so much user input the core principals still haven't been challenged. Quite the opposite. Experts in the internet, technology and networking fields have embraced TestMy.net. Eventually, capturing the attention of the remaining 99% is my ultimate goal. Let's continue on our journey and keep our promise. hahaha... see I find something like and think, "maybe I should engage people like that again..." (obviously not with AOL buddies but you get the idea) --- AOL buddies, wow.. I forgot about those. Sorry to all of my AOL buddies. I forgot about the vast majority of these until I saw this page. Some links worked, many were broken or only partially loading... but it was enough to send me back in time. ...I found things I forgot happened... with one of my best friends who died last year, Terrence Nielsen. Then found embarrassing business ideas. Oh, so embarrassing. only partially loaded but you get the idea, lame. uhhhh. super lame. Back in the day I had to take the original internet testing program down because I couldn't afford to host the bandwidth out of pocket. That died and later TMN rose from those ashes... Fun to look back at and learn from. I really didn't care what people thought then (20-year-old punk kid after all) and I truthfully still don't today. At the heart of all of this I'm just trying to give people the tools I want and need myself. To be completely honest, the bandwidth test that would later become TestMy.net was originally supposed to be hidden in a directory away from the search engines. I made it originally only for myself, it was spidered by accident... or by chance. Whatever it was, I didn't originally share this... it just started getting massive amounts of traffic one day so I kept building on it. Having said that, I've always had a vision for what TestMy.net IS. I can tell you today that it's not even 10% there yet. Keep visiting and I promise, I will surprise you. So on to the people I forgot. The website clearly said... I can't say that and then have the "mark" removed from the internet. It's still on WebArchive but really that's outside of my control. So here are those comments, reposted minus email addresses. All 49 of them, especially the funny ones. Name: Tian Website: http://www.thedeer.com From: San Diego ReferedBy: Other Search Engine Comments Great site!! Name: Jared From: Jared ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments damnon u have a tiny one.. lol whats up im at school messin around see ya around Name: razier ReferedBy: Lycos Comments Tool is god Name: Brain Website: http://dspro.hypermart.net From: Loony Bin ReferedBy: Friend Comments Wow, you are so cool. I would not get on the web if it wasen't for your site. I don't know what I would do. If you get any cooler I don't think I will be able to take it. Lata, Sycosis Name: Erik Website: http://mindbreach.cjb.net From: CT ReferedBy: Other Search Engine Comments KOol site just searchin on Alltheweb and yours popped up, looks kool. Im a big tool fan, so are the people in my band-Mindbreach. Should get some stuff from their CD Opiate if you haven't already, its GOOD stuff. later Name: Mary Website: http://www.geocities.com/marileec From: Crackhead, USA ReferedBy: Friend Comments Damon, Damon, Damon ... you're grammar is driving me up the wall! :P Tsk, tsk, tsk. So, like ... I can fix it. I'm pretty good at editing. Writing like you speak just makes it look weird (not that you speak weird ... it's just that writing like anyone speaks would make it look weird, except me, OF COURSE!). K, dumbass, talk to you later. Name: kris douglas From: inverness scotland ReferedBy: Lycos Comments pretty cool site well impressive video downloads nice one son Name: neil w coffey Website: http://www.glassartdesigns.com ReferedBy: Lycos Comments I really liked your earlier work with rotating text in 3-D on fire and such, now that I am crus'n at a cool 986,000 miles a hour (according to your bandwidth test) I need to know where you have one of those magic pages stashed, so I can show my business associates, who want to see that flare. Name: kiri smyth From: kempsey (hole) NSW ReferedBy: Hotbot Comments tool are mad i have not heard much of there stuff but what i have heard is mad Name: Jim Leavy ReferedBy: Friend Comments The program work's fine. It is the only way I have found to see how fast things are running. Thank you and keep up the good work. Jim Name: Chad and KarrieAnn Website: http://www.geocities.com/kralph2000/ From: ND ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments Dude, Let us know when you get the pics of your car up!!!! We will come back and check on it. Nice design on the pages so far! Contact_FullName: Gerry Pearson Personal_Sex: Male ReferedBy: Friend What did you think?: Awesome! Q?C? Do U update your guestbook? I have signed it but didn't see anything there, also whats going to be on the agenda for Febuary? I love using your website to stop people pestering Me about buying a faster connection. Usually I blow them away and they bookmark your site! Contact_FullName: ANNIE/ANN Personal_Sex: Female How did you get here:: Other What did you think?: Awesome! Q?C? please type here...I talked to y on napster, you gave me tha site. I think that your extremty HOOOOTTTT!!!!! E-mail me if y want. But my E-mails a little F#cked! SORRY!! Name: Dave Louis From: IL ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments killer site, I like your ping tool. Very useful tool indeed. Name: Jay Corsoe From: UK ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments I love surftohere I use your web tools every day, I am very self conscience about how fast my connection is running. I have used many other tools in that category but have never found one quite like it. Very fast and easy to use. I bet surftohere get many many repeat visits for that kewl tool. Thank you for making it! ~ jay Name: PK From: Vancouver ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments Cool site, I love the design. That bandwidth tool comes in handy btw. I use it almost every day. Later, and thanks. Name: Monica Isa From: Salt Lake City ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments Cool site, damn you have alot of free links. Name: Frank From: California ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments Very nice site, love the clean design. I can't belive you are only 18! Name: Ava Saveabuck Website: http://discallowphonerates.bizland.com/ld.htm From: Ocean City, MD ReferedBy: Other Search Engine Comments nice site, enjoyed my visit. Ava Saveabuck Business Long Distance Services http://discallowphonerates.bizland.com/ld.htm Name: Wayne Website: http://www.geocities.com/soho/6993 ReferedBy: Meta Crawler HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows 98) Comments Very nice site. you have lots of free links! Name: Ryan White From: WA ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments Bad ass site, everything run so smooth and loads so fast. This is a HUGE jump from what this site used to be. Name: eric .s Website: i got no f#ckin' clue what that is From: Riverside Ca ReferedBy: Friend Comments whats up dude Name: adelina ReferedBy: Friend Comments its kewl but ya gotta email e back so i can learn to do my own. Name: Adelina V. ReferedBy: Lycos Comments hey ,ya gotta kewl web site....email me back so i can do mine Name: Knollidge From: In a galaxy far far away... ReferedBy: Other Search Engine Comments Just for next time you need ntfs..... run this command from a command prompt... convert <drive letter>: /fs:ntfs and reboot.... and whala NTFS Name: ADAM SCHMIDT From: Riverside, Ca ReferedBy: Lycos Comments HAHAHA NICE SITE YOU GOT HERE DAMON. WELL AS YOU KNOW I HAVE A COMPUTER NOW SO E-MAIL ME AND TELL ME HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE. ERIC AND TARENCE BROKE DOWN IN INDIO AND THEIR BACK IN SAN DIEGO NOW. 8/13/98. Name: Joe From: Canada ReferedBy: Meta Crawler Comments Liked the site, and loved the Free Stuff directory, you have alot of stuff in there! Name: Tucker From: Tucson, AZ ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments Your bandwidth tool came in very handy. Please keep it up because I need a tool like the to periodically check my line speed. I am running DSL. ~~~~thanks alot! ~~~~ Tucker Name: Jannet Pfiser From: Oregon ReferedBy: Hotbot Comments Very butiful site. Also, I loved the free stuff. Name: Dean ($loth) ReferedBy: Lycos Comments TOOL is by far the best band ever! The only other band that could come close to TOOL is NIRVANA but they still cant touch TOOL's music! Name:QGIRL ReferedBy: Friend Comments Love the pics...what a babe... great site I don't have to go anywhere else everything I need is right here. ...I'm watching your every move... so keep moving...I'll be back. Name: gamemaster From: bosnia ReferedBy: Other Search Engine Comments This is a kind of page I looking for a centuries,thank you for creating it Name: travis From: ky ReferedBy: Lycos Comments tool is the best m___er f#cking band in the world. Name: Rodrigo From: rodrigo ReferedBy: Lycos Comments hey, cool page on tool man.!! do u know if they are going to have a new cd out or what, hey yeah i also wanted a repot on regeneration of animals like the starfish and crabs!!! quick!!!! thanks................................................ Name: Jonathan Spencer From: Independence, Kansas ReferedBy: Lycos Comments I haven't been listening to Tool that long, but I am hooked. They have changed my life, and how I look at it. Thanks to Maynard and the rest of the guys.E-mail me back sometime and give me some info on the band or some stories you could tell me. Name: Jonathan Spencer From: Independence, Kansas ReferedBy: Lycos Comments I haven't been listening to Tool that long, but I am hooked. They have changed my life, and how I look at it.I'd like to thank Matt Holum for getting me hooked.To Holum, East Coast Mafia! Monster,Monster,Monster! Name: mike From: usa ReferedBy: Look Smart Comments good info, just wish i could believe your info, need Maynards e mail address to find real info on TOOL Name: dorothy ReferedBy: Friend Comments nothing to comment on yet Name: lucas From: texas ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments i,m new one on the block. i like what your doing. i,m sure it get,s better. Name: QGIRL ReferedBy: Friend Comments AWSOME SITE YOOU NEED PICS, I NEED PICS, WHERE ARE YOUR PICS? Name: Brian Website: http://i.am/collide From: Phoenix Az ReferedBy: Friend Comments Hay there Damon I like the page allot. Very clean and nice style's. I didn't find any bugs yet. (And you know I am looking) There is only one thing I think I am getting natious just watching all your pages circle around. Like the sign... It wasen't what I thought it would be like. (Much Better than what I thought) It even has it's own heart beat (Kinda freaky) I hope this is long enough for you. Thanks for signing my guestbook. C Ya Later, Brian Feeley (WebMaster of The Delirium Sphere) Name: Crystal Whitmer ReferedBy: Other Search Engine Comments Damon, I think your site is really swell. Everything I need to do on the computer is right here. Did you ever know that you're my hero. CW Name: Claude From: Luxembourg ReferedBy: Friend Comments Hey Damon. Great homepage. I think I will follow the suggestions you mailed me. Name: Skip Rimza Website: http://www.ci.phoenix.az.us/ From: Phoenix, Arizona ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments Hey Damon, I just wanted to say keep up the good work, it's come a long ways. I love that news links thing, Awesome. Name: Jared schmidt ReferedBy: Friend Comments damon kick ass web site just checking out the web sites you gave me talk to you in the future later JARED SCHMIDT Name: jasin ReferedBy: Lycos Comments If you like thrash, hardcore, bands like snot, korn, (hed)p.e., slipknot, rammstein, you'll love this thrash-zine, to subscribe, simply send a blank e-mail to: thrashzine-subscribe@listbot.com Name: Pat Website: http://www.patonline.com From: New York, New York ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments Nice site man... like the don't look script you have. Name: O. Website: http://expage.com/page/viperEXTRA ReferedBy: Friend Comments hey coo,page Name: wade From: Napa Valley California ReferedBy: Yahoo Comments i love your site, i have a request for you too. Could you do something on anime. email me when, well if you do. --thanks-- haha, Lycos and Hotbot. When was the last time you heard that sh*t.
  4. Host Graph

    Hi Mookie, Welcome! The host graph is tests logged from other users on your ISP. It won't really help prove your case, it's more for you to compare against. Show them your results at https://testmy.net/compID/80911138787 What speed are you paying for?
  5. I don't think you should test that often on a regular basis, it's a waste of bandwidth. Personally I would only run an automatic test every 15 minutes for only a limited amount of time. If you need to do it over a longer period of time you should only test a few key times a day. Getting your speed 4 times a day over a long period of time should be sufficient in proving your point to your ISP. If you see a pattern where it's often lower at a specific time... that's when you want to run a more frequent test cycle, during that time period. To have it just always run, it's going to intermittently degrade your performance.
  6. Have you see https://testmy.net/auto?
  7. Old dog needs new tricks

    It depends on the quality of the stream you're trying to accomplish and the service you're using. Here's a video that may help with selecting bitrate on twitch. Looking at your upload results https://testmy.net/stats/?&t=u&y=u&l=25&q=John Bouchard Looking at twitch guidelines it looks like you're fairly capable but you aren't going to be streaming 4K or anything. https://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/1253460 You're right in the minimum requirements. You don't need 40 Mbps upload speed to stream, you're just able get a higher bitrate if you have more than what you're rockin' right now.
  8. Your account has a memory of your last server selection, when you're logged out TMN also has memory of your last setting... stored differently. See in your results, when you're logged in you can see your username in the result. On those results you also see a star standing for the Dallas TX locale. The others are testing against servers in Australia. While logged in visit the test mirrors and select au.testmy.net. The next version of TestMy.net has mechanisms built in to remember your settings regardless of whether you're logged in or even signed up. It will also track your IP address changes regardless of being signed up or not. Actually, it's already doing this it's just not enabled yet so when it's enabled it will be possible to track your old IP addresses over the past few years.
  9. Hi Ed, Send me a link to your results so I can inspect further. Visit https://testmy.net/myresults then copy and paste the URL that loads in your browser back to me. - D When the page loads, do you see a progress bar at all? Does the progress start at 0%, then quickly go up to 100% or does it load without progress? Let's try this. http://co.testmy.net/dl-256 -- a minor modification was made to the program on this specific server. So follow that link. Thank you for your help, - Damon ---- Hi Ed, I see that it worked. I updated the codebase and it's propagated to all of the servers. Go ahead and re-test on the Dallas server you were using before https://testmy.net/dl-256 and hit me back. Sweet. And no problem, glad you were able to work with me. I've seen some results like that but I haven't been able to reproduce. If you ever see anything that I need to work on, please never hesitate, you have my email. If it's of high importance, like this was, I'm on it! Looking at your results got me thinking about what might cause that. Looking at the code as if I were a web browser trying to optimize the data flow I noticed something... the way I'm hiding the data being loaded could easily be interpreted as something it can skip over. So I rewrote that little tiny portion of the method... now, I think a browser would be crazy to skip over it because it's part of the DOM. Even though it's hidden, the browser assumes that it may be called upon later on so it should always load that information now. You must have some kind of option enabled, extension or installed program that removes 'comments' from the code. It was being commented using common HTML comments <!-- -->. If you can think of what's different on your computer that may have caused this, I would love to know so I can write about it. Please email me back any time. Please take a few seconds and join TestMy.net. I need more people like you, members get new features before the general public and if your IP changes TMN will keep track of your results better if you're registered. Thank you, thank you, thank you for working with me on this. You've definitely made TestMy.net better. I hope you like what I'm building and spread the word. Nobody knows about TMN unless you tell them. - Damon Ed, Not sure if you saw the other reply I made. Can you run this for me when you get a chance. https://testmy.net/dl-256 -- just to confirm on the server you were previously using. OpnSense could have had something to do with it but then you said you bypassed that. So it must be something else. Something common to all of those machines but uncommon for most other machines. I guess what matters the most is that it's working properly under whatever configuration caused the problem. Thanks again Ed, I look forward to seeing you around. Happy Testing! - Damon
  10. Hi Nick, Have you tried TestMy.net in your devices web browser? Using HTML5, server-side programming and native browser technology TMN is designed to work on all devices without additional software. Just visit testmy.net in your browser and depending on the device you may see the lite version or the desktop version. Both versions use the same resources. The lite version isn't a different program, it's just modified to conform to smaller screens. At the bottom of all the pages there is a link to toggle between versions. I often use the full version on my iPhone instead of the default lite version. Because I don't mind having to pinch and zoom around the page and would rather see all of the design elements in full form. But then the lite version has advantages too... like one handed operation. Let me know if this helps, Happy Testing! - Damon - TestMy.net Hi Nick, I'm sorry I don't have a native app for you. All of TMN is developed by one person... if I focused my programming on apps the core website wouldn't be what it is. Instead I focus on making one site that works for everyone. I don't want to over complicate and already complicated situation. TestMy.net will work anywhere in the world. If you're in Europe, Africa or the Middle East you'll be defaulted to my server in the UK. If you're in Asia you'll default to China.. Australia, Pacific Islands and New Zealand will test against Melbourne, AU by default. I've tested people in Vatican City and North Korea. If you have Internet and a browser TMN will work anywhere. I hope it works out for you and helps you understand your true speed. I'm always open to suggestions if you think I can do anything better let me know. You won't hurt my feelings... keep in mind that I build TMN for you. - Damon - TestMy.net
  11. Re TestMy.net Automatic Speed Test Hi Dean, Just close it. If it's not running in your browser... it's not running. If you minimized it when you started find it and close it, or close your browser completely and re-open it. To save bandwidth you can specify the test size (force it to start right at the correct size), tell it to test less frequently or turn it on for only a certain number of cycles. The test was never intended to run constantly. I think that some people feel like you're supposed to run it all the time... I'm not here to waste your bandwidth, or my own. I have to pay for bandwidth too and TMN can burn through Terabytes in a single day. I encourage you to use it as much as you need but I also encourage you to only use it as much as you need. Thank you for your patronage and support. If you like what I'm building help me by spreading the word. - Damon - TestMy.net
  12. Hi Chris, You can see results for Time Warner as they come in at https://testmy.net/host-history/time_warner_cable - Time Warners page is at https://testmy.net/hoststats/time_warner_cable Currently ISP's are ranked within cities but you can't search for an ISP and see a ranking of the cities the ISP operates in. This will be addressed in an upcoming version giving my users much deeper insight. As well as much more useful and informational way of aggregating and complaining the data. Right now you're able to pull results by any location. Within those results there's a ranking of the ISPs for the area queried. For instance, for the US, Time Warner is ranking #7 right now. https://testmy.net/country/us ... the city Austin, TX has you ranking #2 https://testmy.net/city/austin_tx I hope this helps. TestMy.net is designed, build and maintained by one person. I'm under constant development. I welcome your input and criticism. If you have any ideas how I can better display my information please share so I can make TestMy.net work better for you. - Happy Testing! - Damon - TestMy.net Chris, TestMy.net is HTML5 and javascript. I can't speak for the technology behind flash or java tests out there. TestMy.net has always worked on natively without the need for third party plugins. Since I started developing in 1996 I've never considered using them, ever. The main benefit is that it's optimal. Requiring less to get the same job done is always better. Another benefit is a test who's results don't need adjusting. Ookla themselves admitted years ago to adjusting their results, adjusting for unknown variables. If the result is adjusted, it can't be trusted. https://testmy.net/ipb/topic/28902-why-do-my-results-differ-from-speedtestnet-ookla-speed-tests/ The real beauty of TestMy.net isn't in the client-side code that you see. Most of the action takes place on the server-side. The backend doing the hard work while the front end serves the minimum to get the job done is what makes TMN what it is. There are no cons. If there were, I'd do it differently. Let me know if I can help Time Warner. If you like my test you'll be interested in the stuff on my drawing table. - Happy Testing! - Damon - TestMy.net Chris, There are quite a few areas I'm developing. One thing in particular is a way to implement TestMy.net within any website. A simple cut and paste and all of TestMy.net can be housed within any website. Using TestMy.net's server resources but appearing as if it's hosted on your domain. I plan on offering it completely free, with no ads. I see it as a way to promote my ad supported site and am more than willing to foot the bill on servers and bandwidth to organically draw more users. The icons you mentioned, if you hover over them you'll see a tooltip. The star stands for Dallas, TX... meaning that the user tested against the main server in Dallas, TX. Apple logo is for iPads, Android logo is for all Android devices and the cellphone looking icon is for iPhone. Various icons show you the test type, detected device, server tested against and user selectable identifier. It helps you visually reference results faster. The two numbers in your results offer two different ways of interpreting the results. Some people want to know the connection speed, which is shown in Mbps or Megabits per second. Others want to know the transfer speed of files. So the result is also shown in MB/s or Megabytes per second. Please read https://testmy.net/understand-bandwidth for details on the difference. Hope you have a great weekend too. I look forward to helping more of your customers in the future. - Damon - TestMy.net
  13. Maybe I need to make that say "Randomly generated data". It's noting on your computer, it's just fake, randomly generated data and contains nothing meaningful. The information is also generated by TestMy.net's computers not your own. I hope you like what I'm building and tell your friends. Happy Testing! (as is often the case I wasn't on top of all of my responses at the time, I'm sorry to leave you hanging.) The data for the test is generated by TestMy.net's servers, there's nothing real in there. When you do an upload test it generates random information, and then you upload the same random information back to my servers. When you do a download test, same thing except the data is just downloaded to your browser. As soon as the test is complete the test data is discarded from your cache so nothin remains. Hope this clears up any confusion. Happy Testing! Please spread the word, TMN is word-of-mouth. - Damon - TestMy.net
  14. Good eve, I love your testing and results layout... Why is Comcast saying they do not support your test site and results? Thank you! Rebecca Hi Rebecca, Thank you for the kind words. Oh Comcast... I don't get it, they were one of the ISPs that helped make my site popular in the first place. If you were to dig deep enough in my forum and others... Comcast techs used to refer people to TestMy.net. Their in home techs and telephone support. People used to start with, "Comcast phone support sent me here...", "I saw my install tech using TestMy.net when my service was installed", etc...) I had Comcast support techs tell me (well over a decade ago) that TestMy.net is not only their "go to" speed test, it's in their training manual. Then ookla and speedtest.net come out, giving ISPs a platform that not only works in their favor... I've been told by speedtest.net hosts it can be manipulated if you pay the company enough. http://testmy.net/ipb/topic/28902-why-do-my-results-differ-from-speedtestnet-ookla-speed-tests/ Anyway, so now they don't accept my results because their own BS Trumps everything else. There are still many techs that work for Comcast referring people to TestMy.net but not nearly as many. (Comcast is only one example) Not always the employee's fault. They're brainwashed into believing that any results outside of their network can't be trusted. It's not true. I've been testing Internet since 1996, long before ANY ISP had their own branded tests from ookla (or anyone else for that matter). My methodology is the same today as it was then and the same things apply today. My servers are extremely fast and hosted in the BEST places... and in real data centers where the websites you visit are hosted in. Data being served to you in much the same way as you'd download it from any source. The other tests are not made to benefit consumers. TestMy.net on the other hand was invented by a consumer. None of the ISPs really seem like me, anymore... but then they still send me emails asking if they can host a TMN speed test within their network. I tell them yes, but that the client will always have the choice to test against outside servers. And that I must retain full access to the server to ensure that none of the testing variables are altered. Funny... for some reason they never email back after that. Just silence. They don't like an unbiased opinion, they want you to test in a vacuum. Their vacuum. Thank you for using my service, please spread the word with your friends. TestMy.net has always been 100% word-of-mouth. - Damon - TestMy.net
  15. I'll look into the signup process when I get back home and get back to you. Read this in the meantime. http://testmy.net/ipb/topic/28902-why-do-my-results-differ-from-speedtestnet-ookla-speed-tests/ ... Comcast uses ookla, along with most of the major providers... if not all. TestMy.net will always be a third party opinion, testing outside of the conditions your provider would like you to test under. They want you to test in a vacuum... I test your connection to the real places people host their websites. Which do you think is more realistic? In the end it's up to you who you want to trust. Your provider, who has a stake in your numbers and making you feel like you're getting what you're paying for. Or a guy in his basement who's been testing Internet speed unbiasedly for over two decades. Long before the providers realized they could just come up with their own testing methodology I had already tested hundreds of millions of connections. Food for thought, the founder of ookla was the CEO of Speakeasy... an ISP. Who do you think he designed his test to benefit. Hint, it's not the consumer. Too bad the majority of people have no idea and blindly accept the results. Looking at registrations again. Tons of people registered today, passed authentication and email verification. When you check the "I'm not a robot" box, make sure you give it time to check green in the box. It looks for the movements of your mouse before and after you click the box to verify that you're human. Google's collected a lot of information on how people mouse their mouse and they compare that to house you move yours. If the box isn't showing up or if it's still giving you issues please let me know. Also maybe try a different browser to see if it's an issue with your default browser. http://testmy.net/ipb/register/ Hi George, Thank you for the kind words. Go to http://testmy.net/auto It will test your connection on a set interval and email you when it's done. Make sure you're signed in for the email function to work. And no problem, it's what I do. Please spread the word with your friends. TestMy.net has always been 100% word-of-mouth. Let me know if TMN helps you arrive at better connection, I love hearing those stories. - Damon - TestMy.net
  16. Kilobytes and Kilobits Abbreviation Conventions

    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.
  17. I just signed up!

    By the way, welcome to TestMy.net!
  18. 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.
  19. Googlemun

    what does that mean?
  20. 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"
  21. testmy.net perfection

    And the 3.7% difference between what you set in pfSense (1000 Kbps) and your TMN speed test result (964 Kbps) can be accounted for in overhead. TCP Over IP Bandwidth Overhead
  22. Two different test results? B/S going on?

    Like mudmanc4 said, both are correct. But (it looks like) your route to the US has more variables affecting your speed along the way. Where are you located?
  23. Building my own testmy.net server

    iperf is excellent for this. In the future the ability to host your own TMN speed test will return in a new, easier to install form.
  24. I'm not really sure why it was disabled, it used to be an option. I think there was an issue with it at some point, it was disabled and just never re-enabled. You can select cloud.testmy.net from the multithread selection now. Let me know how it works for you. Thanks for pointing that out too.
  25. Two different test results? B/S going on?

    When I look at your results I see that when you're signed in you have selected the United Kingdom locale. This sticks to your sign in, it also remembers this setting when you're not signed in. And these settings are separate. The way the program sees it, when you're not sign in your ID is you "COMP_ID" this is a mathematical computation on your IP address. If you share that IP address, you'll share the comp ID. When you sign in this switches over to using your username as the primary key. You're still stored by comp_id but primarily stored by username. In future versions I may make it share the settings or import the settings. For now, keep in mind that your sign in has separate settings. Once you sign in your settings change to the settings you had set last time you signed in. https://testmy.net/stats/?&t=c&d=01072018&x=1&l=25&q=228656468992 See the UK flag next to the faster result. Your results will vary based on the selected mirror.
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