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Just thought I'd say a big hello from someone in the UK who is looking for a decent broadband speedtest site.

 

Hope to speak to folks later.

 

At the moment I'm trying to find out if I can check the download speed of a Satelite connection using the checker on here ? Will it fail because of latency issues ?

 

Anyone help ?

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Hi Mike, 

 

 There is one way to find out how much latency is effecting your connection , test at all the servers here at testmy.net :)  Run a ping and traceroute test to testmy.net, 

 

Post your results so we can get into the middle of it with you yes ?

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good evening  Michael ? , or Hi M8 from Biggles UK ,

I am intrigued by a UK Sat connection. v. rare in the UK,

Seen a lot of 56k dialup ,adsl, fibre. Fttc ,Ftth but never Sat ,

that is totally new to me , please post more details ,

But I guess TMN is the right place  for Sat questions , and never did me any harm only
good from  dial up through to Fibre to the cabinet ,



 

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Just thought I'd say a big hello from someone in the UK who is looking for a decent broadband speedtest site.

 

Hope to speak to folks later.

 

At the moment I'm trying to find out if I can check the download speed of a Satelite connection using the checker on here ? Will it fail because of latency issues ?

 

Anyone help ?

 

:welcome:

Hope you like what you see.  It won't fail for high latency.  You'll probably get poor results but it's to be expected.

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good evening  Michael ? , or Hi M8 from Biggles UK ,

I am intrigued by a UK Sat connection. v. rare in the UK,

Seen a lot of 56k dialup ,adsl, fibre. Fttc ,Ftth but never Sat ,

that is totally new to me , please post more details ,

But I guess TMN is the right place  for Sat questions , and never did me any harm only

good from  dial up through to Fibre to the cabinet ,

 

Hi Biggles, You've not heard of Satelite Broadband ??? A company called Tooway are installing it all over the UK and have been for a while now.

It's great out in the sticks where there's no chance of BT laying fibre or even telephone cables.

Cheers

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Hi Mike, 

 

 There is one way to find out how much latency is effecting your connection , test at all the servers here at testy.net :)  Run a ping and traceroute test to testy.net, 

 

Post your results so we can get into the middle of it with you yes ?

Hi mudmanc4, The latency is running at 667 - half a second basically - but the overall speed is not to bad. Not much good if you are trying to bid on Ebay ! Your bid gets there way after the auction closed ! The company selling the package offer 20mb down and 6mb up - I've yet to find a test site that even gets anywhere near that figure. The testmy.net tester is returning a down speed of between 1.8 and 2.2mbps and an upload of 200-227mbps - pretty rubbish really considering the costs involved with installation etc..

I'll keep you updated

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Yea the ebay thing can be a bummer -- however just add the highest price you are willing to pay and see what happens. Might work out well for you. Many times people pay too much for a product simply due to the thrill of the betting.

 

I've not done my homework on your tests,  so please excuse me , but have you tested on any of the public testmy.net mirrors ? It's in the server selection tab >HERE< , then select the 'publicly hosted mirrors' - try each one and see what results you get, many times you'll want to test more than once for various reasons.

 

Hi mudmanc4, The latency is running at 667 - half a second basically - but the overall speed is not to bad. Not much good if you are trying to bid on Ebay ! Your bid gets there way after the auction closed ! The company selling the package offer 20mb down and 6mb up - I've yet to find a test site that even gets anywhere near that figure. The testmy.net tester is returning a down speed of between 1.8 and 2.2mbps and an upload of 200-227mbps - pretty rubbish really considering the costs involved with installation etc..

I'll keep you updated

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