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With IE6:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5799 Kbps about 5.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 708 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/15 - 7:52pm

Bottom Line:: 104X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.45 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 4.226 seconds to complete

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 35.9 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-KAYDO1WVR

With Firefox:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4662 Kbps about 4.7 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 569 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/15 - 7:56pm

Bottom Line:: 83X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.8 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 5.257 seconds to complete

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 9.26 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-QLHCKP3UY

That's a HUGE difference!!! Think I'll stick with IE from now on.  :icon_pale:  :icon_pale:

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Okay....... :shock:

Firefox

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 6414 Kbps about 6.4 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 783 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/16 - 7:36am

Bottom Line:: 115X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.31 sec

Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 15.531 seconds to complete

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 134.09 % faster than the average for host (bellsouth.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-KIA3NWSQ4

Internet Explorer

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5809 Kbps about 5.8 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 709 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (server1)

Test Time:: 2006/03/16 - 8:45am

Bottom Line:: 104X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.44 sec

Tested from a 5983 kB file and took 8.438 seconds to complete

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 111.85 % faster than the average for host (bellsouth.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-7LV3B14OM

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That's weird because mine is always the opposite. I checked it 3 times last night using Firefox and couldn't hit 5, but was consistently over 5 using IE.  :whaa:  :whaa:

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That's weird because mine is always the opposite. I checked it 3 times last night using Firefox and couldn't hit 5, but was consistently over 5 using IE.  :whaa:  :whaa:

that IE is a little slow usually i get about 6mbps. but firefox has always been faster for me.

IE7 is faster then firefox though.

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you guys are idiots. the browser doesnt have any effect on the actual connection speed. the difference from browser to browser that makes one load pages faster than the other is due to the way the browser renders and the method it uses to display the page to your screen as the aspects of the page are being downloaded.

in a speed test, the browser shouldn't have anything to do with the speed you get while downloading a single file.

if you are getting different speed results from browser to browser, than testmy.net must not be very reliable or accurate. do some tests at http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ and see what you get (they are considered very reliable).

note: this isn't my account, i'm just using bugmenot.com because i was getting annoyed at what i was reading in this thread.

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Guest philp

you guys are idiots. the browser doesnt have any effect on the actual connection speed.

Thanks for the useful and knowledgeable advice. It's people like you that make the search for answers truly rewarding. BTW, if you hold down the shift key when you press a letter on the keyboard, you can capitalize the first word of your sentences. It may help when you want to appear smart.

note: this isn't my account, i'm just using bugmenot.com because i was getting annoyed at what i was reading in this thread.

Thank you. We all enjoy flamers who don't have the decency or guts to identify themselves when they go off on a tangent.

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Here's a big surprise. I went to MSN's game page to do some crossword puzzles (it relaxes me, okay? ) and got this message:

Important Note: Your browser has not been detected as Internet Explorer.

You may view the content within this site using any client browser and you can download games to play them off-line, however; the on-line games will only work with the Internet Explorer 5.01 or later browser on Windows 98 or later operating systems.

**** Bill Gates!!

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you guys are idiots. the browser doesnt have any effect on the actual connection speed. the difference from browser to browser that makes one load pages faster than the other is due to the way the browser renders and the method it uses to display the page to your screen as the aspects of the page are being downloaded.

in a speed test, the browser shouldn't have anything to do with the speed you get while downloading a single file.

if you are getting different speed results from browser to browser, than testmy.net must not be very reliable or accurate. do some tests at http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ and see what you get (they are considered very reliable).

note: this isn't my account, i'm just using bugmenot.com because i was getting annoyed at what i was reading in this thread.

Wow  Idiots?  real nice

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Running slow tonight...

FF:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 597 Kbps about 0.6 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 73 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/17 - 7:10pm

Bottom Line:: 11X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 14.03 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 41.031 seconds to complete

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 63.38 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-VZSLMK04J

IE:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 508 Kbps about 0.5 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 62 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/17 - 7:09pm

Bottom Line:: 9X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 16.52 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 48.219 seconds to complete

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Maxthon; Media Center PC 3.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 53.93 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-B8S06Q2NJ

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