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Standard User Greigster
(member) Tue 02-Oct-12 14:16:12
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Thinkbroadband Speed Test


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I have just had BT Infinity FTTC installed and did a speed test on the "Thinkbroadband" speed tester.
I also did a BT.com speed test along with another.
My question is why, on Thinkbroadband do I get a download result of 5.7Mbps but on the BT test and the Speedtest.net test I get a result of 29Mbps.
These results were with the Ethernet cable connected in all tests. Who do I believe?

Thanks for any advice.
greigster
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 02-Oct-12 15:01:31
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speed Test


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All of them

We report an average and use a non HTTP protocol which can trigger traffic management, and it is a single thread, i.e. how most people download.

Some people are finding that with all the java updates lately, that our Flash tester is working better though.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Greigster
(member) Tue 02-Oct-12 21:37:14
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speed Test


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Sorry Mr. H but that went over my head.
So which is the correct speed that I am getting.

Thanks


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 02-Oct-12 21:48:47
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Potentially all of them.

They all show slightly different things, and the way the tests work.

What does http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/broadband.html show?

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Greigster
(member) Tue 02-Oct-12 22:00:17
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speed Test


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26.3 download 8.13 upload on the new broadband speed test and 15.9 download 3.9 upload on the original thinkbroadband speed test. I am very confused.

Thanks for your help
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 02-Oct-12 22:13:58
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Well that tells me that your java install is the problem, and is something that a few people have had with all the recent Java updates.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Greigster
(member) Tue 02-Oct-12 23:05:57
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speed Test


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Thanks Andrew, so I am getting the higher speed?
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 03-Oct-12 00:23:11
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speed Test


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Have a look at TaskManager or TBB meter after running the speedtests. They will show what your average and peak speeds are. The graphs will not give an exact value but you should be able to get within +/- 0.5 Mbps. Then compare that wit the test results.


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