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    ShakTib got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Change the display name   
    @29930130 but what if the offense was given in a form of a cake?
     

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    ShakTib got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Post ur Mug & Come see all the friendly people at tmn...and post your mug...   
    Posting image on the interwebz is scary. 
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    ShakTib got a reaction from CA3LE in Happy Birthday!   
    Okay,
    so I was just going through forums topics and profiles,
    and just realized,..  
     
    It's @CA3LE's birthday today!

    Happy Birthday Damon!
    Hope you have a good one, I don't know if you celebrate or not but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday and show some gratitude!
     
    It's on a Friday, so this might be a fun weekend for you, if not ... MAKE IT ONE! Wohoo!  
     
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    ShakTib got a reaction from CA3LE 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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    ShakTib got a reaction from CA3LE 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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    ShakTib reacted to CA3LE in Happy Birthday!   
    Thank you ShakTib!
     
    by the way, the PM I just sent you... where I literally said "you're cool" ---that was before I noticed this message.  See, trust you're gut... "This guy's cool."        ...tyg 2018
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    ShakTib got a reaction from CA3LE in Happy Birthday!   
    Okay,
    so I was just going through forums topics and profiles,
    and just realized,..  
     
    It's @CA3LE's birthday today!

    Happy Birthday Damon!
    Hope you have a good one, I don't know if you celebrate or not but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday and show some gratitude!
     
    It's on a Friday, so this might be a fun weekend for you, if not ... MAKE IT ONE! Wohoo!  
     
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    ShakTib got a reaction from hillycat in results explanation   
    Hello @hillycat
     
    Depending on your browser it has different steps.
    Normally its under menu/settings > history > clear history > Cache option or some sort of variation.
     
    hope that helps!
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    ShakTib got a reaction from hillycat in results explanation   
    Hello @hillycat
     
    Can you elaborate a little more? What part of results are you talking about?
    Results of the test usually ends in a number for your speed in mbps or kbps.
     
    The % generally is giving you an idea of your speed being higher or lower than your average once the most recent result is displayed.
     
    Are you referring to something else?
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    ShakTib got a reaction from hillycat in results explanation   
    Neither.
    Your speed results are based on your connection to the outside world.
    Your browser may be slow, so cleaning up history and cache (mostly cache) could resolve your issue.
     
    Can you do something simple to speed up your connection? Yeah, pay more of your hard earned cash to your ISP to bump up your package.
    But that isn't a solution you were looking for I assume.
     
    Step One: Run a test on TMN
    >> This is for you to see how much you are at initially
    Step Two: Clear your browser cache (or history and cache) & disable add-ons and extensions
    >> This will potentially speed up your browser
    Step Three: Run a test on TMN again
    >> Did the result change? Did it see any noticeable improvement? If it increased, your browser had way too much stuff bogging it down. if it decreased or stayed the same, then it isn't your browser that's causing the issue.
    Step Four: Try a different computer/laptop/tablet/device on TMN.
    >> Is the speed roughly the same? If yes, your internet is slow / limited, not your PC. If it is better, then your original PC probably has something slowing it down.
     
    You'll need to troubleshoot! I'm cheap; so I rather not drop cash on a new PC only later to find out my internet connection is the issue.
    You can do it! Any trouble, ask! I'm here to help as much as I can.  
     
    (I'll try to keep my post short next time lol)
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    ShakTib got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Down & Up Combined Score   
     
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    ShakTib reacted to mudmanc4 in guide to choosing servers   
    Hi @Gio Bacareza,
    There really in my opinion is not set guideline.
    The way I use testmy.net is to first test the closest server to my current location. Getting a baseline average of how the local or regional flow reacts.
     
    Then I'll branch further outward, testing the ISP peers to verify how well their infrastructure is connected, quality wise.
    With this, over time I can determine network loads, time of the load if any, and availability.
    At the same time I'll test the furthest locations of the mirrors, this accomplishes how well the top tier ISP peering is connected (backbones), or main arteries connecting global networks.
     
    It takes quite some time to get a rational image (as in records stored in your personal database here at testmy.net) as well as a mental image of network paths, usability as well as an availability baseline compared to others in your area, and worldwide. You can however shortcut to what is already in the public database, [https://testmy.net/country] which is compromised of all tests taken at testmy.net on a granular level of geography, country, ISP (and much more)  for informational purposes to use against your test results.
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    ShakTib got a reaction from Sean in Inaccurate speed results?   
    I personally see the other test guys as bloated fluffy and sprinkled with glitter to make your speed look good.
    TMN currently is my top source for actual answers.
     
    So trying Frankfurt servers with Ookla and getting average 300+, to me is false and completely not possible. I LIVE IN CANADA. My speed SHOULD be lower if I am testing against Europe. I expect that at least some latency or speed drop.
     
    Have you attempted to connect via Ethernet and speed test again this way? Do the results change? Are you getting completely different numbers altogether?
     
    Side note:
    Just to clarify, as it may be called something different here or maybe I am not understanding.
    is WLAN sticks just another name for USB WiFi Adaptors for laptops / desktops that don't have network card with WiFi capability built in or is WLAN sticks the 3G/4G Cellular Network USB sticks? (I assume the former, hence why I suggested Ethernet test, since you would have a modem/router hopefully nearby)
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    ShakTib got a reaction from Sean in Inaccurate speed results?   
    I personally see the other test guys as bloated fluffy and sprinkled with glitter to make your speed look good.
    TMN currently is my top source for actual answers.
     
    So trying Frankfurt servers with Ookla and getting average 300+, to me is false and completely not possible. I LIVE IN CANADA. My speed SHOULD be lower if I am testing against Europe. I expect that at least some latency or speed drop.
     
    Have you attempted to connect via Ethernet and speed test again this way? Do the results change? Are you getting completely different numbers altogether?
     
    Side note:
    Just to clarify, as it may be called something different here or maybe I am not understanding.
    is WLAN sticks just another name for USB WiFi Adaptors for laptops / desktops that don't have network card with WiFi capability built in or is WLAN sticks the 3G/4G Cellular Network USB sticks? (I assume the former, hence why I suggested Ethernet test, since you would have a modem/router hopefully nearby)
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    ShakTib reacted to Pgoodwin1 in Down & Up Combined Score   
    Everybody please post TestMy.net speeds and not Speedtest - those are "Fake Speeds"
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    ShakTib reacted to Sean in Why Do My Results Differ From Speedtest.net / Ookla Speed Tests?   
    I have the same experience with 4G (cellular LTE) based broadband connections, such as when positioning a directional antenna.  When the network is quiet (e.g. early on a weekend morning), there can be a large variation between what SpeedTest and TestMy reports if the antenna is not aimed correctly.  Once the antenna is carefully aimed, the TestMy results climb up towards what Speedtest reports.  It's similar also if there are swaying branches in line of sight as Speedtest will again ignore the brief dips as if the bandwidth is sustained. 
     
    If Speedtest measured road trip speeds, their speed test methodology would eliminate traffic lights, construction zones, slow vehicles, busy junctions and everything else that accounted for the slowest 30% of the journey.
     
    If TestMy measured road trips, it would run a stopwatch from the moment of departure to the moment of arrival.
     
    Of course like the Speedtest fanatics, there would be those that would argue the same for road trip measurements - "What if that construction zone was not there, those traffic lights were green, no accident on the route, ..." 
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    ShakTib reacted to CA3LE in Why Do My Results Differ From Speedtest.net / Ookla Speed Tests?   
     
    What it proves is that you were running slower to that server.  You should test against other servers and also multithread.  I see now that you switched to a server in India (much closer to you) and you were able to get close to 5 Mbps so it looks like you may have already figured that out.  Your speed will vary depending on where you're testing against, that's why I offer those extra servers and options.
     

     
    You get much slower speed to New York... pretty common at that distance.  
     

     
    You have to route through a lot to get there.  Are there providers that can provide the same level of service at that distance?  Yes, usually on the high end commercial or private.
     
    TestMy.net isn't wrong.  You just don't like what it told you.   ...if you read around here you'll see it's a pretty common theme, my results don't always match the other guys.  That's because this isn't the other guys test.  I'm not trying to make friends, I'm trying to make a faster Internet.
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    ShakTib got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in New but not new... ish   
    Hey fellow TMN users!
     
    I am new to the TMN forums (Completely failed to realize such a place exist), but not new to TMN at all; as it is my to-go testing site.
    Just wanted to say hello and I'll be posting around and commenting here and there... 
     
    Hope everyone is having or had an awesome day!
    Cheers!
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    ShakTib reacted to CA3LE in Who owns and runs TestMy.net   

    Good Evening Jeff,
    The question is not "What are you?" it's "Who are you?"

    I'm Damon Mueller and I run TestMy.net independently. I also program, design and maintain all aspects of the site. If you like it please tell your friends.

    - Damon - TestMy.net



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    ShakTib reacted to CA3LE in "your speed test is inaccurate"   
    Update: Here's my updated scores.  Updated and optimized network configuration and different provider in a different city.  The computer and it's configuration were untouched from the first set of tests, still default OSX settings.
     
    Multithread Enabled
     
    :::.. Download Speed Test Result Details ..::: Download Connection Speed:: 107267 Kbps or 107.3 Mbps  Download Speed Test Size:: 200.9 MB or 205692 kB or 210628710 bytes Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 13408 kB/s or 13.4 MB/s Tested At:: http://TestMy.net Version 13 Validation:: https://testmy.net/db/akUNIOW Multithread Test Utilizing:: google.testmy.net Client Stats:: https://testmy.net/quickstats/CA3LE https://testmy.net/compID/4602014672148 Test Time:: 2014-08-07 11:33:45 Local Time  Client Location:: Colorado Springs, CO US https://testmy.net/city/colorado_springs_ Target:: Global Multithread https://testmy.net/multithread Client Host:: Comcast Cable https://testmy.net/hoststats/comcast_cable Compare:: 16% slower than client avg, 271% faster than host avg, 240% faster than city avg, 484% faster than country avg, 929% faster than world index  1MB Download in 0.08 Seconds - 1GB Download in ~82 Seconds - 1915X faster than 56K This test of exactly 205692 kB took 15.709 seconds to complete User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_4) AppleWebKit/537.77.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0.5 Safari/537.77.4 [!]   Classic Download Test   :::.. Download Speed Test Result Details ..::: Download Connection Speed:: 103437 Kbps or 103.4 Mbps  Download Speed Test Size:: 200 MB or 204800 kB or 209715200 bytes Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 12930 kB/s or 12.9 MB/s Tested At:: http://TestMy.net Version 13 Validation:: https://testmy.net/db/wNXhc1U TiP Measurement Summary:: Min 41.45 Mbps | Middle Avg 111.35 Mbps | Max 113.96 Mbps | 5% Variance TiP Data Points:: 88.15 Mbps, 112.01 Mbps, 112.68 Mbps, 113.79 Mbps, 113.96 Mbps, 113.36 Mbps, 110.05 Mbps, 109.73 Mbps, 112.85 Mbps, 113.44 Mbps, 111.93 Mbps, 107.55 Mbps, 107.93 Mbps, 105.66 Mbps, 106.79 Mbps, 113.87 Mbps, 113.79 Mbps, 113.53 Mbps, 41.45 Mbps Client Stats:: https://testmy.net/quickstats/CA3LE https://testmy.net/compID/4602014672148 Test Time:: 2014-08-07 11:36:04 Local Time  Client Location:: Colorado Springs, CO US https://testmy.net/city/colorado_springs_ Target:: Dallas, TX US http://dallas.testmy.net Client Host:: Comcast Cable https://testmy.net/hoststats/comcast_cable Compare:: 29% faster than client avg, 251% faster than host avg, 219% faster than city avg, 423% faster than country avg, 885% faster than world index  1MB Download in 0.08 Seconds - 1GB Download in ~82 Seconds - 1847X faster than 56K This test of exactly 204800 kB took 16.226 seconds to complete User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_4) AppleWebKit/537.77.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0.5 Safari/537.77.4 [!]  
    That's what you want to see, both numbers in line with each other.  This not only shows that your Internet is performing well... your computer has to be running right also.  I have devices that simply can't perform as well in multithread... most likely being held back by hardware limitations, that test is much more hardware intensive.
     
    When your computer and network are running as well as mine do online services just work right.  Although, sometimes I'll still have an issue with a streaming service, run a test here and helps illustrate that it's not affecting my whole connection.  Also, it helps having a baseline speed test on a great connection and computer.  Then when you test slower on a different computer on the same network you know that it's not a fault of the connection.  Could still be a wifi issue, that's why you test wired if you can.
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    ShakTib reacted to CA3LE in "your speed test is inaccurate"   
     
    Sorry, long email... hopefully you read it since I wrote it just for you.  Your connection may be faster if you take the time.
     
    Hi Ross,
      Don't be so quick to judge.  This isn't my first rodeo.  I've been testing bandwidth since 1996... (the name TestMy.net came about in 2001) I've dedicated myself to the subject and I've built TestMy.net myself line by line.  It IS the most accurate and compatible in browser speed test available and it's able to detect issues that slow you down that other speed tests fail to notice.   Ross, I hear this nearly every day.  Stick with me and I'll explain a few things.   First of all, I too use Usenet, every day.  Giganews to be exact. I also am able to pull faster speeds with Usenet than I get from my TestMy.net results.  There are various reasons for this.  First, your speed on Usenet doesn't instantly ramp up to full speed.  TMN is calculating your speed based on everything that happened from start to finish.  ...that doesn't account for your speed being THAT much slower, I know, but keep that in mind.     Second, Usenet is multithreading the download.  Some providers right now are actually shaping their users bandwidth, limiting single thread transactions.  TMN reflects this... Usenet and Torrents will be unaffected because they are threading.  There is also TCP stack optimizations that can make a HUGE difference.  It looks like you're running windows.  This is more often the case with windows and fixing it is as easy as running TCP Optimizer, it's free with no install... it simply optimizes your TCP stack.  Upon reboot most people have drastically improved speeds.  Thousands of users over the years have emailed me and posted in my forum about the success they have with that.  When I ran windows that was the first thing I did on a fresh install.  Every time it made a huge difference.  Trust me, if your results on TMN are effected, you're effected elsewhere too.  If TCP is the issue, you will find relief and feel a difference in how snappy things are afterwords.   Just because you can achieve 40 Mbps doesn't mean your optimized for that speed.  TestMy.net is VERY good at picking up on TCP issues and provider bandwidth shaping because it's a linear, single thread transaction.  It's the ONLY speed test that works the way it does.  I also offer a multithread speed test now.  I encourage you to try this method, it's brand new and the public is barely starting to even notice that I offer it.  Personally.... here, I'll just show you my speed.   Without Multithread enabled   :::.. Download Speed Test Result Details ..::: Download Connection Speed:: 46403 Kbps or 46.4 Mbps  Download Speed Test Size:: 80.8 MB or 82688 kB or 84672512 bytes | Timed:: 14.609 seconds Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 5800 kB/s or 5.8 MB/s Tested At:: http://TestMy.net Version 13 Validation:: https://testmy.net/db/B0984KF TiP Measurement Summary:: Min 23.65 Mbps | Middle Avg 50.84 Mbps | Max 51.28 Mbps | 44% Variance TiP Data Points:: 24.89 Mbps, 47 Mbps, 51.28 Mbps, 51.19 Mbps, 50.94 Mbps, 51.11 Mbps, 51.19 Mbps, 51.06 Mbps, 50.98 Mbps, 51.28 Mbps, 51.19 Mbps, 51.02 Mbps, 51.15 Mbps, 50.98 Mbps, 50.72 Mbps, 50.81 Mbps, 51.02 Mbps, 51.28 Mbps, 23.65 Mbps More Stats:: https://testmy.net/quickstats/CA3LE https://testmy.net/compID/625710007986 Test Time:: 2013-06-26 08:09:47 Local Time  Location:: Phoenix, AZ US >> Destination:: San Jose, CA US 1MB Download in 0.18 Seconds - 1GB Download in ~3 Minutes - 829X faster than 56K This test of exactly 82688 kB took 14.609 seconds to complete Running at 253% of hosts average (Cox Communications https://testmy.net/hoststats/cox_communications)  User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.93 Safari/537.36 [!]   With Multithread enabled   :::.. Download Speed Test Result Details ..::: Download Connection Speed:: 85954 Kbps or 86 Mbps  Download Speed Test Size:: 80.7 MB or 82668 kB or 84651996 bytes | Timed:: 7.879 seconds Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 10744 kB/s or 10.7 MB/s Tested At:: http://TestMy.net Version 13 Validation:: https://testmy.net/db/pGvHWzK Multithread Test Utilizing:: west2.testmy.net More Stats:: https://testmy.net/quickstats/CA3LE https://testmy.net/compID/625710007986 Test Time:: 2013-06-26 08:08:38 Local Time  Location:: Phoenix, AZ US >> Destination:: Global Multithread 1MB Download in 0.1 Seconds - 1GB Download in ~2 Minutes - 1535X faster than 56K This test of exactly 82668 kB took 7.879 seconds to complete Running at 474% of hosts average (Cox Communications https://testmy.net/hoststats/cox_communications)  User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.93 Safari/537.36 [!]   Both are testing from the same server, same amount of information, moments apart but the test is invoked differently.  Both results are right... put a meter on the line and you'll see.  Some faster connections need to multithread to pull their full speed.  Now, if I optimized my TCP stack just right I would probably be able to get those numbers more in line with each other... I leave settings default on my machines because it aids my development.  Having the issue myself showed me that I needed a multithread test to give people to compare the classic results to. ... so I recently built and released it.  If I always rocked optimal settings myself then I wouldn't be able to test the way the majority of my visitors test.  I have optimal setups I test with too, achieving hundreds of Mbps. (commercial connections, not my home connection... I wish!)   You can multithread to one or all of my servers... giving you the ability to get a global result from a single test.  No other speed test is able to perform this way.  Another feature that really sets TMN apart.   I also see that you're in Scotland, International routes and distance will drop your speeds as well.  I recommend testing off my server in Amsterdam.  Compare the results to what you get to my servers in the US (since you probably visit many sites hosted in the US).  Again, TCP optimization is important.  Because you're adjusting the maximum size of the packets.  Imagine it like this.  You have a bucket and a thimble.  The thimble is what you're working with now... when you increase your MTU you'll be working with a bucket.  You don't have to go back and fourth to the well as many times with the bucket.  At short distance it's less noticeable but testing all the way across the Atlantic... your speed is going to suffer with that thimble.  What also comes into play is that many consumer level international routes can be limited. (this is getting better over the years... it used to be a more widespread problem)  Multithreading will raise the speed in that situation as long as the route isn't being limited by congestion.   I hope that you find the issue, resolve it and email me back.  Like I said, I get this a lot.  Nearly everyone emails me back to say, "Sorry... I'm going to tell my friends about TestMy.net now..."    -- I hope that in the end you'll see that TMN reports the truth and share my site with your friends.  I work day and night to make it better for you.  I don't advertise so I rely on my work to speak for itself and let the public decide if it's worth sharing.  So far, so good.   Cheers, - Damon - TestMy.net   P.S.   I realized I forgot to give you a link to the Amsterdam server http://eu.testmy.net will default you to Amsterdam, NL.  You can also make a selection at https://testmy.net/mirror ... a link to that is at the top of all the pages.  See attachement.  
    I recommend the official servers because I control them but if you look under the self hosted tab you'll see a server in Huerth, NRW Germany and London, GB.  You might want to try those too.  Any mirror listed is capable of at least 100 Mbps, my official servers are all connected with a minimum of 1000 Mbps... my main server in Dallas has dual 1000 Mbps uplinks to the Internet. ... all of my servers are connected through the Softlayer Network which has some of the deepest peering in the industry and a worldwide private network.  The cities where I host my servers are chosen based on their website hosting popularity.  My site in Texas hosts well over 100,000 servers each of which can have countless websites... that's not to mention all the other hosts in Dallas, that's JUST Softlayer's servers.  You're going to connect to the areas where my servers are if you're on the Internet... so those are the areas I have you test to.  Other speed tests try to eliminate routing factors to boost your score... I believe those are important variables.  You already know the speed you're supposed to get... I'm trying to show you the speed that you REALLY get.   Cheers, - D  
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