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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Two different test results? B/S going on?

    Shouldn't have any affect on your results. The program is the same if you're logged in or not. Are you sure this wasn't an anomaly? There are variations in the program if you're logged in but none of which have any affect on results. They give you additional testing options not available to standard users.
  6. Kernel memory Leaking

    Intel's CEO has some explaining to do about selling all of his shares right before their public announcement on this. http://www.businessinsider.com/intel-ceo-krzanich-sold-shares-after-company-was-informed-of-chip-flaw-2018-1 https://gizmodo.com/intel-says-ceo-dumping-tons-of-stock-last-year-unrelate-1821739988 He sold all but the number of shares he must hold to remain CEO (250,000). My first take from this flaw... don't be storing private keys to sensitive information (like cryptocurrency) on shared Intel virtual machines right now. (or ever)
  7. Happy New Year TMN 2017-18

    Happy New Year!
  8. EXPORT button sometimes missing

    I'll change that for you soon. I don't think that really needs to be limited like that.
  9. EXPORT button sometimes missing

    It only shows up on the account your logged in under. So when your signed in under "Exede Dish B" the button will only show on "Exede Dish B" results page.
  10. The most common question that people ask us is why their results here differ from speedtest.net. I want to explain something that may help you understand why this is. According to the Ookla Wiki the following is true about your tests taken at speedtest.net... The fastest 10% and slowest 30% of your results are DISCARDED The remaining data is averaged together to determine the final result Throwing away the fastest 10% and slowest 30% of the results in my opinion does not make for an accurate test. Isn't THAT the data that you're here to see? Also note this isn't only true for speedtest.net. Ookla is huge, most of the speed tests online run their software. Source: wiki.ookla.com Multithreading makes your connection look better Ookla speed tests are also multithreaded. Meaning that they open more than one connection to the host and combine the speeds. This often can mask congestion issues. For instance, imagine that you have a pipe along your route that's limiting you to 10 Mbps. If you open more than one connection through that pipe you'll be able to achieve a faster speed... but testing that way will not clue you in that there is actually a problem along the route. Remember, you shouldn't have to multithread your connection to pull your full speed. Multithreaded speed tests, like the majority out there, are designed to benefit the Internet provider not the consumer. They often display your maximum throughput not your throughput over the course of an entire upload or download. Omitting the worst portion of your test resulting in inflated scores that may make you feel warm and fuzzy but aren't going to help you see and resolve connection issues. Multithreading can show that you're able to max out your connection by combining the speed of concurrent connections but a great connection can max out without having to multithread. So, if you have to multithread your connection to get your full speed, you should be asking why that is. With TestMy.net it's instantly apparent if there is a congested route. Your speed here reflects the actual loading time of data within your browser... not the combined efforts of multiple threads being altered (dropping the top 10% and bottom 30% of the results) and added together, all through a plugin that isn't suited for the task. :: EDIT :: If you'd like to multithread with TMN, I offer that as well. Try the multithread speed test. TMN's multithread test gives you the option to select from an array of servers. Allowing you to test across multiple routes, to more than one server at a time. TestMy.net is the only Internet speed test with this ability. So THAT'S why your results differ. -- TestMy.net is a harder test to ace and a lot less forgiving than other speed tests. But isn't that what a benchmark should be? :: EDIT :: Another thing to consider is if you're running windows, particularly if it's older than Windows 7 you may need to tune your TCP stack to see your full speeds. Windows doesn't always come out of the box optimized for fast connections. Flash based speed tests fail to detect this problem. To make this change for free I recommend TCP Optimizer. This makes changing those settings very easy and nearly fool proof. Just open it, slide the bar over to your speed that you're supposed to have, check "modify all adapters" ...apply the settings and reboot. You should have faster speeds after your re-test if that was the problem. Here's an outside source talking about exactly this issue, I'll hunt down more examples. >> Download Speed Test - Something fishy? A few related topics :: Accuracy.. Slow upload, drastically different from other speed tests Resuts Vs. Actual Download speeds? TestMy.net shows different results than other speed tests TestMy v Ookla Difference Between Speed Test Sites? Satellite Service Testing Locking at around 14Mbps Questioning speedtest.net resolved with TestMy.net Outside Sources :: Internet providers caught inflating speed test results [myce.com] Use Testmy.net or else!! NO MORE speedtest.net posts will be allowed!!! by the Admin on [xplornetsucks.com] Accurate Speeds Or Speed Test Error? on [wildblueworld.com]
  11. Thank you Sean, all of those issues should be resolved now.
  12. The same logic where more people are likely to post negative reviews than positive ones. You're probably right, to a degree. I think there are also plenty of people who test here on sunny days. If that is true, it's true across the board with all providers. They're all being judged using the same method. In my experience, the better providers always perform better and rank higher here. Is any of this perfect, no. Will it ever be perfect, no. Will I try, definitely. After TMN's recent full switch to https (SSL) settles in with the search engines I have an upgrade to the host stats pages you mention. It aggregates a much broader range and I think it better represents the highlighted ISP, city or country's speed because it won't just be showing you the logs like it does today. It will unlock a huge amount of information that TMN has been calculating and storing in private databases for a very long time now. So look for that tool to become higher resolution in the near future.
  13. Cat 5 and Cat 6 Cables Questions...

    For a short distance at those speeds there's no difference. If you have Cat-6E or Cat-6A use them but the main benefit of cat-6 over cat-5 is the shielding around the cable. Allows for less interference so you can run longer distances. Cat6A can also maintain 10 Gbps over 328 feet where cat-5e can only do 1 Gbps (up to 100 meters or 328 feet). Here's a nice article on the subject: Cat5 vs Cat6 Cables: What are the Differences?
  14. Keep in mind the adjustments to the 2010 Open Internet Order now require ISPs to be transparent about any content blocking, throttling or paid prioritization. If you ever feel like that's happening and they aren't being transparent, please post it on the Internet for others to see. I don't expect ISPs to prioritize or de-prioritize TMN traffic any more than they did prior to 2015 when Net Neutrality was enacted. What I do expect to see is premium access to things that we shouldn't have to pay for... and extra billing for bandwidth for those services if you don't pay your ISP for a premium lane to those services. And THAT is BS. --- but I wouldn't expect to see that in 2018, they're just setting up the prerequisites. https://www.fcc.gov/restoring-internet-freedom
  15. What is "excessive BLOAT"

    This may help https://www.bufferbloat.net/projects/bloat/wiki/Introduction/
  16. Unknown ISP? hmm

    It's probably cloudflare... not related to you or in your control. I'm looking into it. They may have some new server addresses I need to add to my nginx configuration to get it to resolve your address properly.
  17. Unknown ISP? hmm

    The IP you have right now is a reserved address... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserved_IP_addresses I've seen one other member before who was assigned a similar address but I don't know how or why you have that address. You should ask your ISP and let us know what they say. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6890 I don't think they should be assigning you that address. Maybe those addresses are in use now (hence "future use")... but I can't find any evidence anywhere that says that they are.
  18. Try now and let me know how it works for you.
  19. Change the display name

    I'm sorry @29930130 I'm really backed up with requests and yours was a little more work to take care of. I need to write a program to change usernames in the database. I can easily grant people permission to change their own display names right now. The issue is that your old display name is all over multiple databases across TestMy.net. We want all of that data to follow you. Currently I have to manually from the command line search your username, query what databases you're associated with (what hosts have you tested under), then run commands on each associated database to change oldUserName to newUserName. You have 9 providers plus your host and country... the master DB and other lesser databases also have to be reflected. When I noticed your request I was like, "Dude. For the amount of usernames I've changed I could have written the DB username change program like 20 times now! This person has a complicated database history... great scenario to build it around." -- you just happened to catch me right in the middle of building and racking some new hardware. When I have a spare 20 minutes I'll whip up the program and take care of the few other name change requests I have right now. Sorry to those who are waiting.
  20. Sorting Posts

    The top posts in many forums may be "sticky" which forces them to the top even if they're old. Look for the little pin next to the topic. After you're used to that you'll glance at those and automatically move your eyes down a few topics to see the new content for the forum you're looking at. see the green pins Some of the topics that are sticky (pinned) right now don't need to be. When I get a moment I'll go through, revisit the topics and see what's relevant right now. With less of them pinned will be less confusing.
  21. Satillite

    Maxmind, who I get my IP database from, also shows digital ocean. Could be that the IP address you're on now used to belong to digital ocean. The information will eventually update but your ISP can fill out a data correction request with maxmind to speed this along. Many other websites use their databases.
  22. Happy Birthday!

    Werd.
  23. Hi Peter, sorry for not responding sooner. You can do that by modifying your query. Whatever you see, is what is exported. So modify your search to the date range you want, and use the drop down below the graph to show only results from the mirror you want to export... click export and it will only export the results it's showing you. Let me know if this helps.
  24. No .csv Results

    It was working for me because it was pulling up old results. I may have my search field expanded to earlier dates on top of that.
  25. No .csv Results

    I see now, it was linking to a backup database that isn't updated. Try now, it will work for you. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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