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speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

scootie
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speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

whats it all about and whats its purpose? am stumped but set one up any way so here is my speed wave contest or what ever it is  Undecided
seems i got a award of being the first one to use it in this country, surely that can not be right
http://www.speedtest.net/wave/de214aea8e18a106
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Steve
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

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A Speed Wave is a grouping of speed tests useful for ongoing comparison. Registered users can start Speed Waves to compare their speed against others, create friendly competitions (for example, one geographic region versus another, or one service provider against another), and to create data transfer trends. Participants will receive special badges, which are awarded in each wave to testers for achievements, such as being the first to participate, recording the fastest and slowest speeds, having the longest running active Speed Wave, and more.

I have that badge too, Great aint It?
http://www.speedtest.net/wave/656715e2f6fe6425
scootie
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

so that badge is given out in each new wave then, thought it was strange that i would be the first  Roll eyes asbo checks for golden hair
i still have the most improtant badge to this packet shark, punctual (latency)  Smiley
Steve
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

We cant compete, Your on fibre? I'm on a copper line LOL, And I never believe speedtest.net for my latency, Here Is my real latency taken from CMD.
Pinging bbc.co.uk [212.58.224.138] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=120
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=120
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=120
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=120
Ping statistics for 212.58.224.138:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 32ms, Maximum = 33ms, Average = 32ms
pierre_pierre
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

well somebody has posted the same on the Virgin on the ridiculous forum
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

I've created a Plusnet Community speedwave if you'd like to link your results to that.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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scootie
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

hum find me a PN proxy  Grin . that latency result is duff anyway, i get around 14ms on speedtest servers and simlar on bbc.co.uk but VM latency is anything but stable
Steve
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

I will join that jelv but I am on ADSL2+, Also my true location thing does not work no matter how much I tell FF to share My location.
scootie
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

Quote from: pierre_pierre
well somebody has posted the same on the Virgin on the ridiculous forum

if it makes u feel better i wrote it on PN an copy pasted, shampoo ad "cause your worth it"
The location thing is only good really for cable, its very very close on my location on the map link that i can not find now grrrrr, i know i looked at it a bit ago
edit. foxy bingo, under settings
you can use the refine setting, don't know how well it works thoe as auto mine points closer enough for my liking
Steve
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

Can you manually enter your location? I keep on hitting the refine my location button but It does not work Undecided
scootie
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

what i get, "A more accurate location is not available at this time" it trys to talk to chorme as i have to allow chorme to do somthing
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

The speed test is pants... 19Mbs on speedtest.net, 34Mbs on thinkbroadband. It's all well and good to get some sexy new features but if the actual speed tests are wrong whats the point  Huh
geoffp0
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

I have a badge as well Cheesy not sure about the results a hell of a difference in the result between the "Wave" and the "Plusnet Checker" who do I believe Embarrassed
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scootie
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

best of 3. i tend to use speednet, mybroadband and tbb. but since moving to 30mb from 1.75mb tbb gives lower results than the previous 2 speed checkers do


scootie
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Re: speed wave at speedtest.net, what's it all about?

http://www.speedtest.net/wave/ef680776cf64ec88 @geoffswin are you on PN FTTP?    if so why are PN not sticking there girly puple logo all over fttp ip's
you may as well take my latency crown in this one http://www.speedtest.net/wave/de214aea8e18a106