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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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    CA3LE reacted to Sean in Multithread mode test [STOP] and Express upload buttons are broken   
    When a multithread test is in progress, the [STOP] button does not work properly, bringing up a 'Secure Connection Failed' error screen.  When I hover my mouse over the [STOP] button...

    ... the address shown in the status bar has a ':80' after the domain name:

     
    It affects the mobile website also, again bringing up an error screen when I touch [STOP], with the ':80' clearly in the URL it tried loading:

     
    This issue also affects the upload test on the mobile website when Multithread mode is enabled (left image).  The Express upload test also fails with Multithread mode enabled (right image):

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    CA3LE got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Isn't HOSTSTATS likely to be badly skewed, by definition?   
    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.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Isn't HOSTSTATS likely to be badly skewed, by definition?   
    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.
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    CA3LE got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Isn't HOSTSTATS likely to be badly skewed, by definition?   
    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.
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    CA3LE reacted to LikeMikeScott in Isn't HOSTSTATS likely to be badly skewed, by definition?   
    Again, as a newbie, I ask what is probably a dumb question:
     
    Isn't the speed data on any given ISP (in my case, V-Media, https://testmy.net/hoststats/vmedia#, likely to be skewed toward unfavourable results if (maybe I'm wrong about) the graph on that page shows the results of the "last 50" test, given that tests are MOST OFTEN performed when the performance of a particular ISP are "shite"?
     
    I MIGHT be mistaken.......I have been......a couple of other times!
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    CA3LE reacted to netmammal in The Majestic Yosemite Hotel...beats Cuba!   
    It is ironic that you can only get 1990's era speeds at a luxury $400/night hotel, that is a short days drive from silicon valley.
    The only place I've had worse internet recently was in Cuba. (The food is just as overpriced and substandard as well BTW)
     

     
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    CA3LE got a reaction from AlmightyBeanz93 in You can't beat my score.   

     
    just to clarify, I like your sarcasm not your slow speed.  
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    CA3LE got a reaction from AlmightyBeanz93 in Net Neutrality and throttling of testmy.net by ISP   
    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
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    CA3LE got a reaction from mudmanc4 in 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.
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    CA3LE reacted to ShakTib in Happy Birthday!   
    The fact that I have realized the power of GIF here...
    I am going to be having fun. Trolololo
     
     
    Haha yea I read the PM first, habit of reading PMs before Posts on Forums
    Wait. I JUST realized YOU MADE MY LABEL "this guy's cool" LOL
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    CA3LE got a reaction from Joesolstice in 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.
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    CA3LE reacted to HansW in No .csv Results   
    Works now, thanks!
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