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BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

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BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

Quote from: _Adam_Walker_
We're also producing support videos now, here's one about broadband speed checks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKnZUl3kc3Y&list=PLZx9FPn3_-IWW7WetOtIy8JV4reZCA0MU
I watched the video and it states that you can't run the speed test as Apple and Android don't support Flash
Can I have some comments/suggestions for the misguided souls who don't have a proper computer  Grin Roll eyes
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Re: BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

I use the Speedtest.net App on all Droid devices, however I will test since I am also curious Wink
Tested  http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/ & see & it won't let me choose yes or no
http://diagnostics.bt.com/login/?workflow=Speed redirects to http://www.BT.com/help & says
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You will need to be connected to your laptop or desktop computer in order to perform an accurate seed test.
with no options to carry out a speedtest
A quick look in the App store does not show ant BTSpeedtest see https://play.google.com/store/search?q=BT%20speedtest&c=apps&hl=en
It seems that they have Apss for Wifi / Sport SmartTalk / Cloud / Mobile Express, yet not a single one for Speed, see https://play.google.com/store/search?q=BT&c=apps&hl=en
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Re: BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

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Quote from: _Adam_Walker_
We're also producing support videos now, here's one about broadband speed checks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKnZUl3kc3Y&list=PLZx9FPn3_-IWW7WetOtIy8JV4reZCA0MU
I watched the video and it states that you can't run the speed test as Apple and Android don't support Flash
Can I have some comments/suggestions for the misguided souls who don't have a proper computer  Grin Roll eyes

they need to be more specific iOS doesn't support flash, Mac OS X does and you can run all the speedtests with no issues.
having not watched the video, not sure if that's clear or not. trusing your old ears here Jim Wink

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Re: BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

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Quote from: _Adam_Walker_
We're also producing support videos now, here's one about broadband speed checks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKnZUl3kc3Y&list=PLZx9FPn3_-IWW7WetOtIy8JV4reZCA0MU
I watched the video and it states that you can't run the speed test as Apple and Android don't support Flash
Can I have some comments/suggestions for the misguided souls who don't have a proper computer  Grin Roll eyes

either the video is wrong or your ears are mishearing.
flash of course works on "apple", and by apple i assume they mean any system running Mac OS X.
of course, iOS doesn't support Flash, but you wouldn't be running a BTW speedtest on a wireless mobile device anyway surely.
android, depends which version of android, early versions do, current versions don't.
but again, why would anyone run a BTW speedtest on a wireless mobile device?
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Re: BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

Nothing wrong with my hearing 1 min 18 secs in
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Re: BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

so the video is wrong then.....
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Re: BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

Raised here http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,132889.0.html along with a few other things
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That's conclusive that MAC will run a speedtest albeit in Beta
However will it run the BT Speedtester(s) as linked above ?Huh
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NO, nor does the thinkbroadband test work either...
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That's conclusive that MAC will run a speedtest albeit in Beta

eh? i use the tbb one in chrome and it's fine, speedtest works in safari.
i'd stick to windows if I were you.

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Pic 1 Firefox
pic2 Safari
Not on mine it don't ?
Edit: pics corrected...
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no such message here

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You can make is as big as you like... your obviously running flash plugin or other, this is a stock mac with firefox installed period, IE which as others have pointed out doesn't WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: BT Speedtest on Apple etc.

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That's conclusive that MAC will run a speedtest albeit in Beta

eh? i use the tbb one in chrome and it's fine, speedtest works in safari.
i'd stick to windows if I were you.

The one I was referring to is the one linked from 11110_110 (which is "the new beta version of the thinkbroadband speed test." http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/ispa/

Which 11110_110's Screenshot in the post immediately above mine, clearly shows it working on his MAC