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Topic # 192127 28-Feb-2016 12:24
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Hi,

 

Speedtest wouldn't work and brought up a question which I didn't understand and probably gave the wrong anwser to.

 

Now it won't do anything !

 

 

 

I have cleared Firefox history and cache, installed the latest Flash Player and java.

 

 

 

Anything else I can try ?  Thanks.


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  Reply # 1500698 28-Feb-2016 12:28
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You don't need Java for Speedtest. Are you visiting speedtest.net - sure you didn't go to a dodgy site by entering a typo in the URL?

 

Working for me: 

 





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  Reply # 1500699 28-Feb-2016 12:42
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@freitasm now you're just showing off... My connection just doesn't even compare:

 







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  Reply # 1500700 28-Feb-2016 12:42
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Nice results :)

 

I'm going to the right site.  It opens but never displays the "Start test" dialog.

 

I restarted Windowss too but no better, and can't find whatever I did to undo it !

 

Something about Allow or filter....


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  Reply # 1500701 28-Feb-2016 12:47
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  Reply # 1500702 28-Feb-2016 12:48
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Are you running an ad blocker?

 

I had an issue last week where a PC was running AdBlock Plus which was preventing speedtest from running, Disabling it / Switching over to ublock origin fixed it :).

 

 

 

Edit: Beaten to it by @michaelmurfy

 

BTW this was on beta.speedtest.net but I presume this would be the same if they're trying to stop adblockers.




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  Reply # 1500705 28-Feb-2016 12:57
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Thanks, I don't have Chrome but tried it in IE and it worked after telling me..

 

You must have Adobe Flash installed and JavaScript enabled to use Speedtest.net.

 

 

 

Both are installed, and seemed ok after clicking 'Allow" a few times. But still nothing in Firefox (for5 Ookla but I could run he Spark text OK).

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1500738 28-Feb-2016 13:17
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Just remember Javascript *IS NOT* Java. Javascript is supported by default by browsers and is a script language. Unfortunate it is named so close to Java. Installing Java unless you really need it is just asking for lots of vulnerabilities.





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Reply # 1500739 28-Feb-2016 13:18
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michaelmurfy:

 

@freitasm now you're just showing off... My connection just doesn't even compare:

 

Not showing off... Just "demonstrating" ;)

 

 





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