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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 18-Apr-18 09:20:01
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
Not the routes, but whether some areas see latency increase from the average as an indicator that there is congestion

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Standard User nemeth782
(committed) Thu 19-Apr-18 14:05:31
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jchamier:
If your requirement is for download speed (eg you use Steam!) then there is no question. If you use obscure websites and corporate (rather than home user) internet services then other ISPs are available.

Download speed is not the only measure of worth of an internet connection. It is a very common one, and one VM rely on.


I use SIP at home, we don't have a landline. I run an IPSec site2site VPN from my USG to a Cisco ASA for one of my jobs (where I work from home) I administer various servers etc with SSH, RDP, Teamviewer etc. I run various servers including a webserver, email server, plex server etc at home.

Yes, I also use steam a lot. I work from home commonly, but when I don't, I VPN back to home to avoid work mooching at my traffic.

Like I say, my ping is slightly higher than it was on FTTC - around 20ms rather than 8ms or so - but not so much that I notice or care about. I have no packet loss and I get double the single threaded throughput that I would get on FTTC.

What metrics am I missing out on? What services could I be using that would mean I would be better off with FTTC?
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 19-Apr-18 14:50:32
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Not the routes, but whether some areas see latency increase from the average as an indicator that there is congestion


Go to it Lord of Broadband Big Data wink


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Standard User Roph
(learned) Sun 29-Apr-18 22:23:47
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
It's been the same for as long as I can remember, TBB has a poor quality connection which results in slower speedtests.

Imagine if I were to try and run a speed tester from a home residential connection and then proclaim you have slow internet.

Speedtest.net (including picking a non-VM server), fast.com, ispreview's, all give me 190-220mbit/s any time of day. Likewise where it matters (downloading from steam, uplay, torrents, I have a little 1gbit/s VPS in france), all give a smooth 25+ MB/s.

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Standard User jdigz7
(member) Sun 29-Apr-18 23:29:14
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: Roph] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Roph:
It's been the same for as long as I can remember, TBB has a poor quality connection which results in slower speedtests.

Imagine if I were to try and run a speed tester from a home residential connection and then proclaim you have slow internet.

Speedtest.net (including picking a non-VM server), fast.com, ispreview's, all give me 190-220mbit/s any time of day. Likewise where it matters (downloading from steam, uplay, torrents, I have a little 1gbit/s VPS in france), all give a smooth 25+ MB/s.


As said before it's vm's route to TBB that is congested/running hot.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 30-Apr-18 11:54:56
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: jdigz7] [link to this post]
 
And its not our links that are congesting.

Interesting the other poster said ISPreviews test is running fine, since we supply that test.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 30-Apr-18 12:01:38
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
http://tbb.st/1525036705180980755

Now we call that a 102 Mbps result, but likely some other testers will show a result of 180 Mbps or more

Some other tests
http://tbb.st/1525081048418819655
http://tbb.st/1522981143622666355
http://tbb.st/1524926586589085055
http://tbb.st/1522957588892071455

The observation over the many years we have been doing this, is that there is this battle around us being wrong with our results followed by lots more people then complaining a few months later when the congestion becomes more widespread.

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-18 13:17:48
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Re: Thinkbroadband Speedtest capped download speed?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
Just had mine upgraded to 350/20, brand new area with fibre to the wall outside.

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/15255223155...

Only gone for Vivid 350 to get the 20 upload.

PS If look on the broadband speed map there's an erroneous result for Plus Net (146Mpbs download), I suspect that was me when I was running PFsense load balanced on the 28 April.

Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-18 13:40:36
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[re: R0NSKI] [link to this post]
 
I guess it's routing then.. As I still get

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/15255239583...
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-18 15:27:57
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Must be, I'll run some more over the next few days.

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