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speedtest.btwholesale gives eratic readings on linux using firefox

Mazda
Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: 18-10-2015

speedtest.btwholesale gives eratic readings on linux using firefox

 

I had seeming lags with browser & reported fault after testing with BT Speedtest showed very low speeds.

 

  I use linux mint ,firefox , all latest versions & the test readings are all over the place.

If I use the Google Chrome browser, still on linux mint - it gives consistent stable & high readings.

Same result using separate laptop, using linux also, & using different router.

 

Line has been tested OK by BT who visited premise. I usually get noisy line every 2-3 years, so thought same problem reappeared.

saw same problem reported on these forums by different user.

This is something Plusnet needs to look into, as it's part of their user diagnosis tutorial.

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VileReynard
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Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: speedtest.btwholesale gives eratic readings on linux using firefox

Try http://www.speedtest.net/ if you want consistency.

You could try downloading a Linux distro if you want to see what the true download speed is.

Bit torrent works best at saturating your connection.

Mazda
Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: 18-10-2015

Re: speedtest.btwholesale gives eratic readings on linux using firefox

thanks ,  yes I will stick with http://www.speedtest.net/  now.