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Just as the title says, my speed test results (download) differ by as much as 10Mb depending on the browswer being used to run the test. However upload speeds seem to be consistent between browsers. Does anyone have an idea as to why this may be happening? Or any suggestions on how to improve the results when using FF? On a side note the results displayed in the IE window are closes to my advertised connection speed (40Mb)

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Addons to FF just demolish it's abilities , at least in my experience.

As for the differences in tx/rx I can only estimate it has something to do with what the specific addon is doing to the data stream. Or what it's looking up ect...

Wish I could be more help on this. I chucked almost all addons and straightened out the issue.

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Thanks for the reply! I have 3 addons installed on FF: Adblock plus, Download Statusbar, and NoScript. Adblock is running the easylist filter and before running the test I allowed all permissions in NoScript. I'll try it again with all addons disabled and see if that makes a difference.

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Ran the speed test again with all addons disabled:

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I wonder if it has something to do with the number of simultaneous connections allowed? If I use this link http://spasche.net/files/parallel_connections/ with FF my results show 4 connections. However, if I use the same test with IE9 the results show 6 connections... Any ideas?

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Ok that one is easy I've been playing myself recently.

new tab ( in firefox )

type

about:config
You'll be told to be careful if you've not been messin around in here before -- so be careful You'll see a search bar, not the net search, but off to the left and under the main bar ( I suppose if you've heavily modified your theme it might be somewhere else. Search for
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server

Look for the 'value' and change it something different, say 6 or 8 , even 10 but a higher number does not necessarily mean better. Besides, external settings can limit the number of simultaneous connections.

Try this and see how the results differ.

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Ok that one is easy I've been playing myself recently.

new tab ( in firefox )

type

about:config
You'll be told to be careful if you've not been messin around in here before -- so be careful You'll see a search bar, not the net search, but off to the left and under the main bar ( I suppose if you've heavily modified your theme it might be somewhere else. Search for
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server

Look for the 'value' and change it something different, say 6 or 8 , even 10 but a higher number does not necessarily mean better. Besides, external settings can limit the number of simultaneous connections.

Try this and see how the results differ.

I've run the test with the max connections set at 6, 8, and 10 with no difference in the results. I'm stumped...

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