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rockradio
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mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

I discovered this speed test site a few days ago (previously been using http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk). I like the way it stores the results and could be useful the way it builds up the history of tests.
Does anyone know how long it keeps the results for? Hopefully it doesn't loose them after just a month. Also how does it know who I am each time I connect. It is not relying on a cookie as just tried it with firefox for the first time instead of IE7 and it displayed my previous results. I can only presume it is looking at my ip address. That would work for me as I am on a fixed IP as with all Metronet customers, but as far as I know Plusnet customers are not on a fixed IP unless they ask for it.
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James
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

Date  Download Speed  Upload Speed 
Today 15:15 20007 kbps (2.5MB/s) 7145 kbps (893kB/s) Share
Feb 11, 09:40 9799 kbps (1.22MB/s) 5593 kbps (699kB/s) Share
Jan 25, 17:05 10420 kbps (1.3MB/s) 4279 kbps (535kB/s) Share
Jan 25, 17:05 10553 kbps (1.32MB/s) 4046 kbps (506kB/s) Share
Smiley
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

you can register on this site:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest
and it will automagically update your profile.  you can also share your findings and read the pretty histogram it produces.
rockradio
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

Quote from: Jameseh
Date  Download Speed  Upload Speed 
Today 15:15 20007 kbps (2.5MB/s) 7145 kbps (893kB/s) Share
Feb 11, 09:40 9799 kbps (1.22MB/s) 5593 kbps (699kB/s) Share
Jan 25, 17:05 10420 kbps (1.3MB/s) 4279 kbps (535kB/s) Share
Jan 25, 17:05 10553 kbps (1.32MB/s) 4046 kbps (506kB/s) Share
Smiley

Hi James
Are you saying just copy the stats and keep a record myself or am I reading into your post the wrong way?
BTW, I am a little perplexed by those figures you posted. The kbps figures seem to be mutiplied by 10. Do you see what I mean?
Rockradio
pierre_pierre
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

I am not sure how long it does keep them for, It had been said it is something to do with cookies, When PN went from the old one to this all previous results were lost  perhaps it is just a page, there is no page button on the results, any way here are mine  - I had some trouble but it seem to have cured itself.
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Date  Download Speed  Upload Speed 
Today 20:48 3589 kbps (449kB/s) 289 kbps (36.1kB/s) Share
Today 17:44 6405 kbps (801kB/s) 379 kbps (47.4kB/s) Share
Tuesday 13:50 6174 kbps (772kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Tuesday 07:27 6172 kbps (772kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Monday 07:58 5249 kbps (656kB/s) 379 kbps (47.4kB/s) Share
Monday 07:58 5239 kbps (655kB/s) 341 kbps (42.6kB/s) Share
Sunday 18:38 4431 kbps (554kB/s) 344 kbps (43kB/s) Share
Saturday 14:51 5217 kbps (652kB/s) 376 kbps (47kB/s) Share
Saturday 07:16 4865 kbps (608kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 30, 20:50 3244 kbps (406kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 30, 20:50 3871 kbps (484kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 30, 17:45 4848 kbps (606kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 30, 17:45 4965 kbps (621kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 30, 12:05 4973 kbps (622kB/s) 381 kbps (47.6kB/s) Share
May 28, 19:12 4845 kbps (606kB/s) 324 kbps (40.5kB/s) Share
May 28, 19:11 5438 kbps (680kB/s) 284 kbps (35.5kB/s) Share
May 28, 13:23 4857 kbps (607kB/s) 381 kbps (47.6kB/s) Share
May 27, 09:10 4816 kbps (602kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 27, 08:58 4927 kbps (616kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 26, 16:43 4907 kbps (613kB/s) 337 kbps (42.1kB/s) Share
May 25, 13:21 2913 kbps (364kB/s) 381 kbps (47.6kB/s) Share
May 21, 18:02 4845 kbps (606kB/s) 381 kbps (47.6kB/s) Share
May 19, 19:30 4869 kbps (609kB/s) 381 kbps (47.6kB/s) Share
May 18, 12:51 4848 kbps (606kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 14, 21:17 5502 kbps (688kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
May 12, 09:11 5484 kbps (686kB/s) 380 kbps (47.5kB/s) Share
May 7, 14:40 5828 kbps (729kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Apr 17, 21:32 5999 kbps (750kB/s) 319 kbps (39.9kB/s) Share
Apr 15, 17:04 6014 kbps (752kB/s) 377 kbps (47.1kB/s) Share
Apr 12, 06:17 6284 kbps (786kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share

Firejack
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

I believe James is just showing off using the office connection Wink
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

Just looked at my own History and the oldest date was the 12th April. After I ran another test just now it was the 17th April. It seems that it is not the length of time, but the number of entries under the history tab that is the limiting factor.
pierre_pierre
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

Just done a CSV download on my results and it found another 9 reading, presented in a different format, cant make head nor tail of the dates, tried different formats in Open Office Calc, no luck
gswindale
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

Think the results are connected to you by use of a cookie, as my IE 7 results look like
May 17, 15:54 3874 kbps (484kB/s) 268 kbps (33.5kB/s) Share (ignore this - was testing another connection!)
Feb 16, 12:13 1900 kbps (238kB/s) 345 kbps (43.1kB/s) Share
Feb 16, 12:12 1197 kbps (150kB/s) 214 kbps (26.8kB/s) Share
Feb 11, 21:44 1873 kbps (234kB/s) 321 kbps (40.1kB/s) Share
Feb 11, 21:43 1474 kbps (184kB/s) 262 kbps (32.8kB/s) Share
Feb 11, 21:41 1787 kbps (223kB/s) 352 kbps (44kB/s) Share
Jan 26, 14:57 2333 kbps (292kB/s) 310 kbps (38.8kB/s) Share
Jan 26, 12:14 1254 kbps (157kB/s) 332 kbps (41.5kB/s) Share
Jan 26, 12:10 1966 kbps (246kB/s) 363 kbps (45.4kB/s) Share
Jan 26, 12:09 2066 kbps (258kB/s) 242 kbps (30.3kB/s) Share
Jan 26, 12:08 1994 kbps (249kB/s) 316 kbps (39.5kB/s) Share
2007-11-22 21:28 1496 kbps (187kB/s) 311 kbps (38.9kB/s) Share

and my Firefox
Date  Download Speed  Upload Speed 
Today 22:26 1894 kbps (237kB/s) 268 kbps (33.5kB/s) Share
no way of linking these 2 together - I opened up IE after running the Firefox test.
Community Gaffer
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

My Firefox and IE results are identical despite the fact that I never really use IE. I always thought this was cookie based but that would suggest otherwise.
I'll ask around and try and find out.

Bob Pullen
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

Quote from: rockradio
Quote from: Jameseh
Date  Download Speed  Upload Speed 
Today 15:15 20007 kbps (2.5MB/s) 7145 kbps (893kB/s) Share
Feb 11, 09:40 9799 kbps (1.22MB/s) 5593 kbps (699kB/s) Share
Jan 25, 17:05 10420 kbps (1.3MB/s) 4279 kbps (535kB/s) Share
Jan 25, 17:05 10553 kbps (1.32MB/s) 4046 kbps (506kB/s) Share
Smiley

Hi James
Are you saying just copy the stats and keep a record myself or am I reading into your post the wrong way?
BTW, I am a little perplexed by those figures you posted. The kbps figures seem to be mutiplied by 10. Do you see what I mean?
Rockradio

Taking a guess based upon my experience of James' posts in the past!
He's doing two things - firstly showing off how fast his office connection is.
Secondly demonstrating that it holds results for a long time as his results date from Jan.
Could be wrong though. Wink
Community Gaffer
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

From a look at the code, it checks for the existence of a cookie. If that cookie doesn't exist, then it finds the IP in the database. If that works, it sets a cookie based on that and if it doesn't, it creates a new ID and uses that for future speed tests.

Bob Pullen
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

/me looks at Bob... I'm sure I said that Tongue
rockradio
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

Quote from: Bob
From a look at the code, it checks for the existence of a cookie. If that cookie doesn't exist, then it finds the IP in the database. If that works, it sets a cookie based on that and if it doesn't, it creates a new ID and uses that for future speed tests.

That makes sense with what I found as when I viewed it in Firefox for the first time, it had all my previous results listed from checks using IE7, so it must have worked out who I am from my fixed IP address. To confirm this I just deleted all my cookies and it still listed my speed history the next time I opened IE7.
Cheers for clearing it up.
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Re: mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

I'm currently getting the following message when I attempt to use BroadbandMax.co.uk:
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The licence for this speed test is either expired or invalid.
Please contact the webmaster of this site to let them know.

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