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BBC Speed tester.

dekker
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Posts: 32
Registered: 17-08-2007

BBC Speed tester.

Hi all. I am waiting to go on the trial, meanwhile I have been perusing the forums.
I have seen links to several speed testers but have not seen this one mentioned.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/diagnostics
There is useful info on streaming speeds.
Too bad I am not fast enough to stream Hi-Def content Embarrassed
So whadaya think is it any good?
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Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: BBC Speed tester.

good way to check if the traffic shaping is doing what it should
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Re: BBC Speed tester.

Looks like it is powered by Ookla like the Plusnet tester.
I like that it averages a number of tests.
Edit: Actually I prefer the Plusnet result (I'm not on 21CN):
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£13/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)
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Re: BBC Speed tester.

Interesting thing about these tests are that to get HD I would need to have an IP profile of 4,000 or higher as 3,500 wouldn't cut it.
Now if I was on LLU I could get HD easily as I can hold sync at 3800kbps without problems