I have had a fibre to the home installation since Tuesday and have been generally very impressed with it. However after testing in on TBB I am a bit confused and concerned.
Any idea whats going on here?
WARNING: Your HTTPx6 speed is low compared to tbbx1. This suggests a PC or software problem.
The speed tester has warned me that my HTTP result is low and I may have a software problem, what is wrong?
Our HTTPx6 test should usually be as fast or faster than the tbbx1 test, because it uses multiple downloads to combat the effects of congestion, but in some cases such as yours and the example shown below, the HTTPx6 result is low.
The causes are sometimes your AV software that is slowing down the throughput while it inspects the traffic to ensure it is not dangerous. On some older computers or ones with limited memory we have seen the extra load of doing six tests slow things down too.
It suggests I have either a "Slow PC" (its a Core i5 desktop with 8Gb of memory) or my "virus software is a problem" which I disabled for the test after the first warning. There was no change.
Tried with Chrome and IE11. I am on Windows 7.