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Standard User ian007jen
(experienced) Wed 04-Oct-17 21:15:44
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Re: Samknows query on website loading


[re: Discus] [link to this post]
 
Samknows box re- booted and rested, no difference.

Kitz forum....someone had a reply from Sam

http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,20379.msg356...

Ian
Standard User Discus
(experienced) Wed 04-Oct-17 21:52:32
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Thanks for that link. Had a read and seems nothing too sinister apart from a few tweaks being made by Samknows. It doesn't affect my browsing habits, so I shan't worry too much about it.

Mark

http://www.marksfish.me.uk - Personal fishkeeping website
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Wed 25-Oct-17 01:18:43
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Re: Samknows query on website loading


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In reply to a post by ian72:
I have no idea - had mine for some years now. It is on contract to Ofcom so if they have enough people for their testing then they may not currently be financing any new ones, might be that the queue will only get processed as and when people drop off from the testing and even then they might be picky over ISP and service type to make sure they get a representative sample.

Just received an email "You have been selected to recieve a Whitebox" just completed and submitted the last part of the form smile

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)


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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Oct-17 12:40:38
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Re: Samknows query on website loading


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Just an update, I just received the White Box in the post and is now all connected up.

I have been given version 08 of the hardware if that means anything to anyone.

This is what it looks like >> here << not sure how good it will handle all us here using the internet, but it seems to handle it ok so far shown below:

My Broadband Speed Test

I have also just received the confirmation email with my login details from them.

So only tile will tell.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)
Standard User Discus
(experienced) Mon 06-Nov-17 17:07:22
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Different to mine, but mine is quite old now. That said, the interface has changed recently and the website loading time doesn't even show as a result now!!

Mark

http://www.marksfish.me.uk - Personal fishkeeping website
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Nov-17 17:48:01
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Different to mine, but mine is quite old now. That said, the interface has changed recently and the website loading time doesn't even show as a result now!!

Mark

Yeah, it shows for me (I think) but its just not selectable.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Nov-17 08:12:54
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Re: Samknows query on website loading


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I may have missed something here but Website Loading Times shows for me in the new interface (it can be selected on the left hand side - but I think it only allows a maximum of 6 selections so if you have 6 you would have to deselect one to turn it on). The tile then also has a link to the analytics or you can go directly to the analytics and choose it from the Metric's dropdown.
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Tue 07-Nov-17 15:37:06
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Yeah, I just disabled a few and selected the Website loading and yes it only allows a maximum of 6 graphs to be displayed, bit silly considering its logging them all anyway.

TBH, I thought it logged the load times of all the sites you went to, I can see iTunes, YouTube, Netflix, why its listed FIFA and also give it info when none of us have gone there.

What I have learned is at 21:00 our connection drops down from 310Mbit to around 150Mbit, so we loose 50% of our connection.
Upload isn't affected at all, so its down to other people streaming etc.

Overall I am liking the White Box, I was expecting more information to be logged, but I am still happy with it.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Nov-17 15:54:32
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I don't think the sites tested have any relation to what you do with your connection - they are just sites chosen by them presumably to be representative of UK users. The box should be doing nothing to scan what you use the Internet for and so should be completely dumb from that perspective.
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Tue 07-Nov-17 16:17:32
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In reply to a post by ian72:
I don't think the sites tested have any relation to what you do with your connection - they are just sites chosen by them presumably to be representative of UK users. The box should be doing nothing to scan what you use the Internet for and so should be completely dumb from that perspective.

Well that would defeat the point of using the White Box if its not scanning the sites we go to and list how fast / slow the load time was etc.

I was also hoping it would show the load times, packet loss, etc for Twitch.

The reason being is Twitch buffers like hell no matter what I do, yet I can watch like 6 or so 4K live streams on YouTube at the same time all fine with no buffering what so ever.

I get 4ms latency when I ping the actual server the video is being streamed from, so its not a latency issue.

Also other people (i.e. friends) on a much lower connection speed who are not with BT (i.e. they are with Virgin Media and Sky etc) up north have no issues with Twitch what so ever.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)
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