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  Reply # 1555404 19-May-2016 10:55
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kind of annoying that the FAQ doesn't even suggest testing over a wired connection.

 

If they are going to keep trying to blame poor speed on the ISP it would be better to rule that out first as that is by FAR the most common cause of getting a lower speed than expected.





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  Reply # 1555637 19-May-2016 14:51
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14 from Fast.com, 95 from Speedtest (several times over for both).

 

Could this be due to using SmartDNS for US Netflix?


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  Reply # 1555639 19-May-2016 14:53
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slightly under for me and rounded.

 

 

 

Seems to consistently open 3 threads though, for purely testing throughput to netflix ild say it does its job pretty well.

 

ild suspect it would be a little dodgy with smart dns services.





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  Reply # 1555640 19-May-2016 14:56
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Got:
340 - Fast.com
vs
370 - speedtest.com - Callplus Server (NOTE: hd.net seem to throttle their tests to 95/95, all other servers go faster seems dodgy!)

Tested from Callplus.

Fast.com for me resolves to an Akamai Server hosted off Auckland IX.

 

 





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  Reply # 1555666 19-May-2016 15:30
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kingjj:

 

14 from Fast.com, 95 from Speedtest (several times over for both).

 

Could this be due to using SmartDNS for US Netflix?

 

 

 

 

Very likely


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  Reply # 1555823 19-May-2016 21:02
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Fast.com: 27Mbps

 

Speedtest.net: 27.2/3.8Mbps

 

Nperf.com: 27.2/3.8Mbps

 

HTTP download speed: 3400~KB/s

 

Pretty consistent all around.


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  Reply # 1555852 19-May-2016 23:10
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7...20...20...11...19 sequential results locally,

Consistent 10 for "US East" via VPN, but
12 for "UK London" via same VPN?

So about half speed for international than local

(On skinny broadband)

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  Reply # 1555868 19-May-2016 23:21
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PhantomNVD: 7...20...20...11...19 sequential results locally,

Consistent 10 for "US East" via VPN, but
12 for "UK London" via same VPN?

So about half speed for international than local

(On skinny broadband)

 

If they are from the fast.com speedtest, and you're running a VPN, you should _ignore_ the results. You're probably connecting to a server that was never designed to provide traffic to you so might not be well connected by design.

 

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  Reply # 1555869 19-May-2016 23:23
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FWIW. Speedtest.net 49.4M, fast.com 49M, nperf 49.4.

 

 

 

But that doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1555879 19-May-2016 23:51
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Having trouble with youtube and vimeo buffering tonight. Speedtest to Myrebublic servers 105mbps. 

 

Fast.com 7.9mbps

 

Maybe its a check on Netflix servers, but appears to be valid for real world use in this case.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1555889 20-May-2016 02:02
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BigPipe, using "insert red unblocker here":

 

207/210Mbit on Speedtest.
210/212Mbit on nPerf
140Mbit on fast.com (baring in mind this is going to a location in Europe via a proxy (confirmed)).





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  Reply # 1555937 20-May-2016 08:48
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doesnt load for me.......... ner LOL.... 71 at work





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  Reply # 1555939 20-May-2016 09:01
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Not sure how useful this is, it only shows about 40Mb/s on my desktop (600Mb/s on speedtest.net) that is gigabit connected directly into one of the primary firewalls on a very large ISP backbone that has several Netflix caches. Another test machine connected to another firewall shows 920, as below. Seems a bit inconsistent.

 


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97Mbps on Fast.com, 100 Mbps on Speedtest.net

 

Bigpipe Fibre at 1930 last night.


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