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Topic # 189070 16-Dec-2015 09:12
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I have different computers I use for different purposes. I have been conducting a number of speed tests on a new RBI antenna configuration and have run into something puzzling. One computer, running Win 7, gives consistent results of 30+ mb/s down on both Ookla and nPerf. Another machine, running XP, usually gives 30 mb/s on Ookla but only around 5 mb/s on nPerf. Both computers have the same LAN connection to the gateway device. I can't see anything different about them other than the OS. 

So which results should I believe? Why is there such a difference? NPerf also shows a much higher latency on the XP machine. It is a slower computer and has limited RAM but would that affect speed test results? I find this somewhat confusing.





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  Reply # 1451332 16-Dec-2015 09:34
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And that is why people on here will tell you to take speedtests results with a grain of salt.
There are many factors that effect speedtest results and the lack of computing power can be a contributing factor.
Also keep in mind mobile networks are a shared resource, so you will always get speed variations.





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  Reply # 1451704 16-Dec-2015 16:16
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Does the XP machine run old version of flash?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1451712 16-Dec-2015 16:35
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Yes. 





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  Reply # 1451808 16-Dec-2015 18:39
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Try to upgrade to the latest?




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  Reply # 1451859 16-Dec-2015 19:37
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I wasn't actually complaining about this, just looking for clarification. For the tests I'm doing, the other computer is fine.





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  Reply # 1451967 16-Dec-2015 23:53
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But they use flash?

 

 



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  Reply # 1452047 17-Dec-2015 08:21
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