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    CA3LE reacted to 3rdworldinternet in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly   
    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
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    CA3LE reacted to pastor1ray in hello   
    I want to say hello  and greetings from The Preacher with Priors. I am not very smart about computers but I use  them a lot and they are important in the work I do. I am a pastor of a flock of people that most pastors would shudder to think they would have to deal with, mostly heroin addicts, other addicts, anyone from gang to homeless you name it. No tithing people, no church anymore. A pastor is not the keeper of a building he is supposed to be a SHEPHERD and be willing to go to any measure to protect and guide those in his flock. I am a guitarist and a singer, I dont really know how to do either of those things either, but I have been given a sound, and everything I do is for those who I have been given and for the One who has given me this life. I am 65 and fully ready for another full throttle several decades of life. I will probably be someone here that needs more advice than I can offer as to computers, and of that I apologize. But in order to do what I do I need the help. Right now I am hampered by Logitech garbage webcam that never worked, stopping me from making important videos. I invite anything anyone wants to ask though about what I do, the Word, any of it. Don't make the mistake of thinking you will get an answer like asking another pastor though, because, you will not.
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    CA3LE reacted to RogerMaise in hello   
    Welcome to the forum! Cheers!
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    CA3LE reacted to Gympie QLD in 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.
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    CA3LE reacted to Gabe1972 in Where'd everybody go?   
    I check this quite often, and all of a sudden the list is VERY small.  What happened?  
     
     

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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in 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.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from RoamerUA in 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.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Continuous testing   
    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. 
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    CA3LE got a reaction from iceb in Tests returning GigE and above speeds...   
     
    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
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    CA3LE reacted to mudmanc4 in Low voltage/ high voltage clearance   
    Working in an area which is confined, where a residential 200 AMP service fires a breaker panel, clearances for service are obvious, as the following diagram explains:

     
    Where NEC 11.26(A)(2) states a 30" working / access clearance width (as wide as equipment or 30" whichever is greater)
    Panel door hinge must open a minimum of 90 degrees.
     
     
     
    I've placed low voltage equipment starting at the 30" mark to the right standing facing the panel.
    However there are low voltage lines running within that 30" against the wall.
     
    I'm being told (by the local electrical contractor) the door hinge on the breaker panel must swing out/  open 180 degrees, and no low voltage equipment can penetrate the 30" threshold.
     
    So the ultimate question I have is what are the code(s) regarding low voltage clearances regarding a 200 AMP breaker panel. 
    Or how far away does a low voltage line need to be from a high voltage box.
     
     
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    CA3LE got a reaction from iborkwood in Slower results when logged into testmy.net   
    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.
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    CA3LE reacted to iborkwood in Slower results when logged into testmy.net   
    Thank you for your reply. It all makes sense now.
     
    I really appreciate the testmy.net service.
     
    Thanks,
    Innes
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in 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.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in 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.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from iceb in 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.
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    CA3LE reacted to Sean in TCP Optimizer (program) results in no improvement   
    Going by that Downstream rate, your modem appears to be facing a lot of noise or attenuation on the line.
     
    Check the downstream attenuation and noise margin (or S/N) figrues. 
     
    If the S/N value is higher than 6dB, try rebooting the modem and see if the Downstream figure increases.  If the S/N figure remains quite high such as over 12dB, then the Internet service provider is likely restricting your maximum speed.  For example, on my DSL line, the maximum I can get is 5120Kbps as that is what the ISP deems is the maximum my line can support.
     
    If the downstream attenuation figure is very high such as over 50dB (and you're not 2+ miles from the exchange), try another phone lead between your modem and the socket and check if the figure improves after the DSL syncs again.  If the figure does not improve, then there is likely some other fault with the line such as degradation, water ingress, corroded contacts (including at the exchange end), etc.  If you have a DSL filter/splitter, try removing it.
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    CA3LE reacted to Pgoodwin1 in Logs   
    On the Home page there’s an Identifier button just above the Test My Internet button. Set the Identifier to something different for each computer. Then later you can filter results on those Identifiers
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    CA3LE reacted to DownSouth in TCP Optimizer (program) results in no improvement   
    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 192.168.1.254 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  
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in 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"  
     
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    CA3LE reacted to Callala in 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

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    CA3LE reacted to mudmanc4 in testmy.net perfection   
    Let this sink in for a moment.
     

     
    Now have a look at setting in squid locally:
     

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    CA3LE reacted to mudmanc4 in Building my own testmy.net server   
    I see, maybe setup an iperf server
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Sean in Add Cloudflare as a Multithread test server   
    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.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in 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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    CA3LE got a reaction from Sean in Multithread mode test [STOP] and Express upload buttons are broken   
    Thank you Sean, all of those issues should be resolved now. 
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