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Hey guys

till now i used to test my bandwidth using FireFox and used to get upload speed of around 101KB-105KB. yesterday i tested with IE and results are very much different when using IE. with IE maximum speed i'm getting is 70KB. so which one is correct?? and why so much difference?? can anyone explains it?? i had cleared the cache from both browsers before testing.

Thanks

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ie

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

Connection is:: 1925 Kbps about 1.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 235 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Thu Jun 2 22:19:24 UTC+0100 2005

Bottom Line:: 34X faster than 56K 1MB download in 4.36 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 49.81 % faster than the average for host (ntl.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ORJZ2KCIB

ff

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

Connection is:: 1915 Kbps about 1.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 234 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Thu Jun 02 2005 22:18:59 GMT+0100 (GMT Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 34X faster than 56K 1MB download in 4.38 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 49.03 % faster than the average for host (ntl.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-PQCK1Y9WO

not much diff here

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Just tested on Firefox::::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4117 Kbps about 4.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 503 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Thu Jun 02 2005 18:20:52 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 74X faster than 56K 1MB download in 2.04 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 14.42 % faster than the average for host (Comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-UHNW1SL2X

<br><br>And then on IE:<br><br>:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 3282 Kbps about 3.3 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 401 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu Jun 2 18:24:01 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 59X faster than 56K 1MB download in 2.55 sec

Diagnosis: 90% + Okay : running at 91.22 % of your hosts average (Comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-76IW1LVN5

<br><br>It seems I'm much quicker on Firefox. While testing with IE, there seems to be a bit of a hangup at 98% to 99% completion. Hmmmmm?

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JUST-, Thank you . Love the site. Funny enough, my cable guy told me about it while testing my line speed for issues. He said they all use it while on jobs. <br><br> I've been cleaning my "tracks" and such with the ZoneAlarm cache cleaner and the Microsoft anti spyware advanced tools. Please forgive my ignorance, but how else can I clean, and make sure the IE cache is clean. Firefox is not a problem. <br><br>Thanks again.<br><br>I'm paying for a 4 meg per sec. line, but my tests show an average speed of about 3000 k. With a 390-400 k download speed. This annoys me, and the cable "dude" says it all has to do with the amount of people on line (understood) and firewall, or a TV hooked to cable at the splitter. 400 k download is a world better than my old 9 k per sec dial up by miles.....but I'm getting greedy. :twisted: :twisted:

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While I dont clam to know much about firefox I have to wonder if some of your tests with firefox are possibly cached results. While firefox seems faster test wise it may just be cached results. I would offer this. Restart your computer and suff a few sites you normally would not surf with firefox. Do the restart the computer and go to the same sites you just tried with firefox with ie and see if you notice a diffrence speed wise. While test my net is by far the best site to check your real speeds it never hurts to try a few other ideas to make sure your not getting funny results. Just a Idea you may want to try. Weclome to the forum and have a good one.........

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I agree, I also see a difference. I tested Firefox 1.0.4 and I.E. SP1 (on XP PRO) and I.E. SP2 (on XP Media Center Edition) and advantage Firefox. I use tweak programs for I.E. that I got from www.speedguide.net and a tweak program for Firefox that I got from http://www.totalidea.com/freestuff4.htm. Web-browsing is much quicker with Firefox as well as internet downloads.

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JUST-, Thank you . Love the site. Funny enough, my cable guy told me about it while testing my line speed for issues. He said they all use it while on jobs. <br><br> I've been cleaning my "tracks" and such with the ZoneAlarm cache cleaner and the Microsoft anti spyware advanced tools. Please forgive my ignorance, but how else can I clean, and make sure the IE cache is clean. Firefox is not a problem. <br><br>Thanks again.<br><br>I'm paying for a 4 meg per sec. line, but my tests show an average speed of about 3000 k. With a 390-400 k download speed. This annoys me, and the cable "dude" says it all has to do with the amount of people on line (understood) and firewall, or a TV hooked to cable at the splitter. 400 k download is a world better than my old 9 k per sec dial up by miles.....but I'm getting greedy. :twisted: :twisted:

my favourite quote of all times is

"bandwidth is like money you can never get enough of it"

its sooo true specially me anyway.

in ie go to tools > internet propriaties and you will see the temp files and the cookies stuff there

try turning zone alarm off when u do the speed test

post ur speeds here guys

its easier to see how much you are off from one to the other

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Just,<br>Thanks alot. I feel kind of foolish. I always clean out the cache with internet options (through control panel) I was wondering if that was what you meant. Now, is there a way to see how much is cached at a time ? In Firefox Under tools/options, you can delegate how much cache to use. And clear it all in one little page. Simple. For me anyway. <br> I'm still perplexed as to why firefox allows a much better throughput.  Here is my work PC's speed test:<br><br>:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4205 Kbps about 4.2 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 513 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Jun 3 14:29:25 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 75X faster than 56K 1MB download in 2 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 147.35 % faster than the average for host (ameritech.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-0TPEBKZ1N <br> This is not T1 (obviously) and it's being run through IE, on an 80 pc network.<br> What could be affecting my machine at home? (see above post)  As stated before, I'm paying for 4 meg per. sec. And getting close to 3 meg on tests. Even worse if I run the smaller file test. Then as you notice, Firefox shows me screaming. <br><br> I'm concerned that perhaps my svchost or smss process may have been hijacked although I do not have the symptoms (blatent) like my pc shutting down or not turning on. I run AVG virus check and it never finds it, nor do I have any  (obvious) spyware issues.<br><br> Thanks again<br>SteveH11

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Well this is odd :-P

Fire Fox

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

Connection is:: 4848 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 592 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Fri Jun 03 2005 15:17:45 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 87X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.73 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 26.28 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-OHJMP9G1Z

IE

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

Connection is:: 4885 Kbps about 4.9 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 596 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Fri Jun 3 15:18:52 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 87X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.72 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 27.25 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-TS2XJVIM3

IE seems to be running faster for me.

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IE

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

Connection is:: 4912 Kbps about 4.9 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 600 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Fri Jun 3 15:38:09 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 88X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.71 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 27.95 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-I6YGEKHLB

FF

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

Connection is:: 4765 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 582 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Fri Jun 03 2005 15:41:13 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 85X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.76 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 24.12 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-51BWRNP7G

FF dosen

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IE

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 382 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 47 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Jun 3 15:45:32 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 21.79 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 36.43 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ZHAD5VQMF

FF

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 379 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 46 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Jun 03 2005 15:46:26 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 22.26 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 35.36 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-SOAB964PN

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FireFox

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

Connection is:: 6925 Kbps about 6.9 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 845 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Fri Jun 03 2005 18:50:45 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Bottom Line:: 124X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.21 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 125.2 % faster than the average for host (adelphia.net)

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 847 Kbps about 0.8 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 103 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Jun 03 2005 18:50:04 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Bottom Line:: 15X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 9.94 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 105.58 % faster than the average for host (adelphia.net)

IE

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

Connection is:: 6805 Kbps about 6.8 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 831 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Fri Jun 3 18:51:25 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 122X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.23 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 121.3 % faster than the average for host (adelphia.net)

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 639 Kbps about 0.6 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 78 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Fri Jun 3 18:52:31 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 11X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 13.13 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 55.1 % faster than the average for host (adelphia.net)

Notice the difference in Upload speeds with FireFox its 103 kB and with IE its 78 kB

and before testing i cleared the cache from both browsers

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