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what's the conscious on this speed tool

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what's the conscious on this speed tool

http://www.broadbandspeedtest.net/download/

I have just run this tool on my pc and each time I'm told that the pings are high and the uk downloads are poor and all should be investigated.

Is this tool reliable or is it the pn network that's not up to the job.

if its accurate then I guess it points to pn

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Test 1:

Ping times to UK servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 30 ms (lower is better)

meto.gov.uk: 56.5 ms
broadbandspeedtest.co.uk: 41.3 ms
clara.net: 41 ms
swansea.ac.uk: 49.8 ms

This result is much poorer than expected and should be investigated.
Test 2: Ping times to European servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 50 ms (lower is better)

gmd.de: 59.3 ms
club-internet.fr: 48.8 ms
gmd.de: 58.5 ms
rediris.es: 71 ms

Your ping times are slightly poorer than expected.

Test 3: Ping times to east-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 120 ms (lower is better)

nyi.net: 106.3 ms
helios.dii.utk.edu: 173.3 ms
helios.dii.utk.edu: 174 ms
helios.dii.utk.edu: 174 ms

Your ping times are slightly poorer than expected.

Test 4: Ping times to west-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 160 ms (lower is better)

ucla.edu: 178.5 ms
ucla.edu: 177.3 ms
uconn.edu: 117.5 ms
ucsb.edu: 187.8 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 5: Ping times to east Asia servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 300 ms (lower is better)

zentek-international.com: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
zentek-international.com: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
apache-kr.org: 331 ms
apache.oss.eznetsols.org: 403.3 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 6: Ping times to Australian servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 350 ms (lower is better)

froggy.com.au: 392 ms
bondinet.com: 342 ms
mirror.pacific.net.au: 343 ms
froggy.com.au: 390.5 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 7: Ping times to central Asian servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 300 ms (lower is better)

sai.msu.su: 100 ms
oynasana.com: 101 ms
apache.fresh.co.il: 127.5 ms
apache.fresh.co.il: 126.5 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 8: Download speeds from UK servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

apache.mirror.positive-internet.com: 4979 Kb/s

This result is much poorer than expected and should be investigated.

Test 9: Download speeds from European servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

xenia.sote.hu: 2486 Kb/s

This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.

Test 10: Download speeds from east-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

csh.lkams.kernel.org: 2045 Kb/s

This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.

Test 11: Upload speeds to the Speed Test Server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 448 Kb/s (higher is better)

Not conducted: You must register this software in order to perform this test.

Please click 'What's This?' for information on registering this software to enable this test.

Test 12: Packet loss en route to a UK server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

southwark.gov.uk: 2 %
worcester.ac.uk: 0 %

A small amount of packet loss has been detected. This should be investigated.

Test 13: Packet loss en route to a European server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

free.fr: 0 %
uvsq.fr: 0 %

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 14: Packet loss en route to an east-coast USA server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

unet.brandeis.edu: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
unet.brandeis.edu: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.

Too many server errors occurred therefore this test is inconclusive.

End of testing.

This report was collated using Dan Elwell's Broadband Speed Test. For more information or to download, please visit www.broadbandspeedtest.net.

Second test

Test 1: Ping times to UK servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 30 ms (lower is better)

0800dial.com: 49.3 ms
linx.net: 41.8 ms
linx.co.uk: 41.5 ms
linx.net: 42.5 ms

This result is much poorer than expected and should be investigated.
Test 2: Ping times to European servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 50 ms (lower is better)

uvsq.fr: 50.3 ms
eu.uu.net: 47.3 ms
gmd.de: 59.8 ms
belnet.be: 48.7 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 3: Ping times to east-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 120 ms (lower is better)

upenn.edu: 41.3 ms
aeneas.mit.edu: 115.8 ms
helios.dii.utk.edu: 173.8 ms
dulug.duke.edu: 121 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 4: Ping times to west-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 160 ms (lower is better)

redhat.netnitco.net: 171.5 ms
ucla.edu: 177.5 ms
utah.edu: 203 ms
ucla.edu: 178.5 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 5: Ping times to east Asia servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 300 ms (lower is better)

zentek-international.com: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
opensourcecommunity.ph: 434.8 ms
zentek-international.com: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
apache-kr.org: 331 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 6: Ping times to Australian servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 350 ms (lower is better)

froggy.com.au: 393 ms
planetmirror.com: 351.5 ms
apache.planetmirror.com.au: 349 ms
apache.planetmirror.com.au: 348 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 7: Ping times to central Asian servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 300 ms (lower is better)

oynasana.com: 100.3 ms
apache.rin.ru: 102.8 ms
apache.rin.ru: 102.5 ms
apache.fresh.co.il: 120.8 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 8: Download speeds from UK servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

apache.rmplc.co.uk: 1540 Kb/s

This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.
Test 9: Download speeds from European servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

fr2.rpmfind.net: 4899 Kb/s

This result is much poorer than expected and should be investigated.
Test 10: Download speeds from east-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

ip97.com: 1876 Kb/s

This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.

Test 11: Upload speeds to the Speed Test Server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 448 Kb/s (higher is better)

Not conducted: You must register this software in order to perform this test.

Please click 'What's This?' for information on registering this software to enable this test.

Test 12: Packet loss en route to a UK server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

broadbandspeedtest.co.uk: 0 %
plig.net: 0 %

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 13: Packet loss en route to a European server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

sunet.se: 0 %
tu-berlin.de: 2 %

A small amount of packet loss has been detected. This should be investigated.
Test 14: Packet loss en route to an east-coast USA server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

rutgers.edu: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
nyi.net: 2 %

A small amount of packet loss has been detected. This should be investigated.
End of testing.
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Community Veteran
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what's the conscious on this speed tool

I think the word you want in the topic title is: 'consensus'

Not conscious!

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what's the conscious on this speed tool

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Test 8: Download speeds from UK servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8128 Kb/s (higher is better)

apache.mirror.positive-internet.com: 979 Kb/s

This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.



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Test 9: Download speeds from European servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8128 Kb/s (higher is better)

cvut.cz: 783 Kb/s

This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.
Community Veteran
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what's the conscious on this speed tool

All results pretty well OK
Ping a bit high but I am interleaved which explains that
Speed lower than BBMax test
Not sure why you are being compared to 8128kbps - you should put in the stable rate not the synch speed which I think is 7150kbps for a 8128kbps synch speed
Did a quick download check from the test site and got 15% better speeds
shellsong
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what's the conscious on this speed tool

Tut! Tut! No Linux or Mac versions!
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what's the conscious on this speed tool

Looking at the first item in the test results does not give me any confidence in what it is saying as some explanation is needed.

One of the factors in ping times is how far you are from where you connect in to the Plusnet BT Centrals. These are located in London, so I, living near Brighton get good pings (sub 20 on all three in the test). From Glasgow you would expect to get higher results.

Pinging Plusnet's DNS servers in London is a good measure of that. I get:
C:\Documents and Settings\John>ping 212.159.6.10


Pinging 212.159.6.10 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 212.159.6.10: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=61
Reply from 212.159.6.10: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=61
Reply from 212.159.6.10: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=61
Reply from 212.159.6.10: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=61

Ping statistics for 212.159.6.10:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 11ms, Maximum = 13ms, Average = 11ms
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bobbygeorge
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what's the conscious on this speed tool

hmm,

I would sub-consciously like to add this comment,

that's the worst thread topic heading i've ever seen !!

:lol: :lol:

note to self :

"i hope I didn't say that out loud"
pepsi_max2k
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what's the conscious on this speed tool

maybe he means coconuts. i'd like coconuts on my speed tool. it'd be much more interesting.
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what's the conscious on this speed tool

Hi,

This speedtest has been around for a while, seems to be more popular amongst the usenet regs from what I've seen. It's pretty good because it runs a series of tests rather than just downloading from a single place which most other speedtests do.

Only real problem is that it is a little optimistic in certain areas. The ping time of 30ms may not be a problem, some people the furthest away from London or where interleaving has been enabled will have a first hop ping of 30ms or higher and it be perfectly normal.

While with the download speedtests a download speed of 2-3Mbps, particularly at peak time, again doesn't necessarily indicate any kind of fault.

As with any speedtest the results should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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what's the conscious on this speed tool

Cheers for all the fedback. I did mean "consensus" being dsylexic dosn't help. Thanks for the correction.

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