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Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Apr-18 15:19:22
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: Derek_S] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Derek_S:
In reply to a post by AstroflashTB:
Is this a throughput issue with the tester on this site?

Here is my speedtest.net result from a few minutes ago:
https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/d/43c3c232-3428-...

and here is the Thinkbroadband one:
https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/15231848317...


You do realise that both those test cannot be compare as the speedtest.net test is running between your local Virgin Media network and you without passing any of the main back haul links (which are consistently known to run hot/busy)

Virgin Media's links with ThinkBroadband are rather bizarre for me at least and also confirmed as prime reason for the throughput issues.

So it is not fair to profess that the tester on think broadband's site is at fault here.

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Standard User AstroflashTB
(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-18 19:48:14
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
What do you mean by onnet?
Standard User Realalemadrid
(member) Sun 08-Apr-18 20:27:18
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: AstroflashTB] [link to this post]
 
It means the speed test is on Virgin's network, not on the actual internet, so not a valid test.


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Standard User Daemon66
(member) Mon 09-Apr-18 09:33:27
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: Realalemadrid] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Realalemadrid:
It means the speed test is on Virgin's network, not on the actual internet, so not a valid test.
While it is true that this is why there is a difference the main point of most testers is to check the speed of your individual connection and therefore it is a valid test.

You must remember that most speed testers came about because of the variability of DSL lines so checking the local connection speed is the main point.
Standard User Daemon66
(member) Mon 09-Apr-18 09:40:32
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Or there are issues on one of the links between you and the test server
Perhaps this should be mentioned on the speed tester: "This tester doesn't test your local connection but tests link speeds of your provider to our part of the internet (aka our ISP)."

Edited by Daemon66 (Mon 09-Apr-18 09:41:29)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Apr-18 09:57:39
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: Daemon66] [link to this post]
 
We are our ISP, so have visibility of the full network on our side

As for adding that comment, what you've suggested is incorrect anyway since it does also test the local (as in local loop too).

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Apr-18 09:59:54
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: Daemon66] [link to this post]
 
ASA and Ofcom would disagree with you then, since the testing for 8pm to 10pm has to be off-net so help show the end to end i.e. they are aware some providers can offer exceptional speeds for part of the journey but not all of it.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 09-Apr-18 10:44:41
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
We are our ISP, so have visibility of the full network on our side

As for adding that comment, what you've suggested is incorrect anyway since it does also test the local (as in local loop too).

Why doesnít TBB offer Speedtests in different geographical locations, say one in London and one in Manchester? If itís down to costs an isp may offer you a Speedtest server for free in exchange for free publicity/advertising on TBB. Just an idea smile

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Apr-18 11:07:00
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
Geographically spread services (which we have a few) don't count into the statistics.

Providers can approach for an appliance that runs on their network, or software runs central but payloads from server on their network.

So it is an idea already available

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Daemon66
(member) Mon 09-Apr-18 13:43:23
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
We are our ISP, so have visibility of the full network on our side
Really? I thought you used NetConnex.
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
As for adding that comment, what you've suggested is incorrect anyway since it does also test the local (as in local loop too).
Maybe the wording is wrong, but you probably need some kind of warning/caveat because unlike other testers it is not clear where the cap is being hit.
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