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Standard User bathsheba666
(learned) Sun 16-Sep-12 21:36:53
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Thinkbroadband Speed Tests


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I am supposedly moved from the BT FTTC 40/10 offering to the 80/20.

Does anyone know a possible reason why I consistenly get better throughput on this site's flash speed test thatn I do on the 'normal' tester.

Flash gives me 46 / 10 instead of 35 / 4.

Could there be something screwy on my Pc as to why the http stuff is slower ?

t&r

bathsheba666

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 16-Sep-12 21:44:00
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The normal as in the Java versus Flash?

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Sep-12 08:52:35
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In reply to a post by bathsheba666:
Flash gives me 46 / 10 instead of 35 / 4.

Could there be something screwy on my Pc as to why the http stuff is slower ?
It's a known issue. In the sense, at least, that several of us know about it. In my case neither test returns correct speeds for the upstream. My 80/20 connection is reported as 70 or higher down by all testers and 15 or higher up by all testers except TBB which claims 8Mb/s.

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Standard User kasg
(experienced) Mon 17-Sep-12 09:23:06
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In reply to a post by Andrue:
It's a known issue. In the sense, at least, that several of us know about it. In my case neither test returns correct speeds for the upstream. My 80/20 connection is reported as 70 or higher down by all testers and 15 or higher up by all testers except TBB which claims 8Mb/s.

Likewise - TBB Flash tester consistently gives higher results than Java tester, particularly upload, which never exceeds about 8Mbps on TBB Java whereas pretty much all other testers show 17.

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Standard User ffox
(committed) Mon 17-Sep-12 16:36:32
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Here are mine just now:

My Broadband Speed Test

The TBB flash test gave 70.9 Mbps download, 17.66 Mbps upload. (The download is a bit slower than speedtest.net but the flash test upload is a little higher.)

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 17-Sep-12 17:48:11
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The daft bit is we know that Java can got a lot faster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&feature=channel_p...

1m 37 seconds, over 250 Meg for both download and upload, on a fairly slow Apple some four years ago.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Sep-12 18:15:41
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The daft bit is we know that Java can got a lot faster


I've seen faster on a corporate connection.

James - be* pro - 16.8 / 1.2 Mbps until 16th Sept - then BT Infinity from 19th Sept - 44.6 / 6.5 Mbps estimated
BQM 13 years of broadband - ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(16M)
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 17-Sep-12 18:19:50
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We have seen faster too - that test was four years ago on what was an oldish laptop at that time

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Sep-12 19:19:51
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What does this test make of your connection ? It's the only one that gives me consistent results I would have expected from my service.

Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Sep-12 19:41:30
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
The daft bit is we know that Java can got a lot faster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&feature=channel_p...

1m 37 seconds, over 250 Meg for both download and upload, on a fairly slow Apple some four years ago.
It is a puzzle. It seems to be connection or ISP specific though. I have three computers here and they all report roughly the same speed. That's a laptop and a low power server running Win 7 and an old desktop running XP. And yet if it's the connection how come it hits TBB - and only on the upload?

Weird.

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