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Pick any number you want lol

thisoldman
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Pick any number you want lol


This evening between 5.45.and 6.15 to pass the time , i ran some speed tests. here  are the results
mybroadbandspeed        7300, 5723,8903,7843,5659 4572
speedtestnet                      4752,5340,5680,5500,5300,5672

bbandspeedckr                  5680,5712,5660,5412,5720,5666
So what is my real/true  d/l speed  ....................or is it the case of  pick any number you want?
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MJN
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Re: Pick any number you want lol

As odd as it may sound, the answer really is 'all of them, and none of them'.
Any measure of throughput can only ever be an instantaneous measurement which is affected by many other variables such as congestion, faults, traffic shaping, inadequencies of measurement methods, etc. The potential for variation is therefore entirely to be expected. The impact of this variance can only really be reduced through repeated tests and simply taking a mean average although of course it will only give you something of a ballpark figure, but this often sufficient for many (most?) situations.
Mathew
thisoldman
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Re: Pick any number you want lol


thanks for your reply mathew.  The 8903 from mybroadbandspped made me laugh (is that the  right word?) as my exchange has a max of 8mb and im 1.5 miles away.

As alice said to humpty  dumpty    " a word/  download speed means what i want it to mean , nothing more, nothing less."
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Re: Pick any number you want lol

That's probably a very good way of looking at it!  Grin
thisoldman
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Re: Pick any number you want lol

Huh

19.02pm                        mybroadbandspeed              11.2mb
                                        speedtest.net                            5.3mb
                                        bbspeedchk                                4.7mb

at the moment this is purely amusing me  but tomorrow i may not be in the same  frame of mind
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Re: Pick any number you want lol

Which security package are you using
thisoldman
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Re: Pick any number you want lol

hello oldjim    im using  mcafee intenet sec suite.
oh by the way  do you by any chance know why the new version of ccleaner has included mcafee antivirus in its application cleans
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Re: Pick any number you want lol

The reason for asking is that some security packages really muck up mybroadbandspeed such as Kaspersky.
I haven't heard of McAfee doing that but you should try running the test with it disabled
Assuming you are saying that ccleaner takes out some of the McAfee entrries I can only think that is has as low opinion of McAfee as myself
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=16403
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Re: Pick any number you want lol

Quote from: thisoldman
Huh

19.02pm                        mybroadbandspeed              11.2mb
                                        speedtest.net                             5.3mb
                                        bbspeedchk                                4.7mb

at the moment this is purely amusing me  but tomorrow i may not be in the same  frame of mind


My Broadband Speed 16.678mb
Speedtest net 16.71mb