Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1683 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

#232198 4-Apr-2018 13:05
Send private message

Am just wondering on the best / easiest method to do a ping and speedtest to Murica. I downloaded the Speedtest.net app and it works locally but can't see any way to pick a location, like I used to be able too, anywhere in the world, like LA. Same for their web page. Am I missing something ? Any preferences / suggestions ?





rb99


Create new topic
2816 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1988175 4-Apr-2018 13:09
Send private message

Below the big yellow GO button there is a link you can click to CHANGE SERVER.  From there you can search for a location.

 

Can you see that on your phone/tablet screen?

 

I'm using an iPhone with a current iOS version.





"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams



1683 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1988177 4-Apr-2018 13:11
Send private message

Have it on my PC. I've seen that but the furthest away is basically Melbourne.





rb99


 
 
 
 


2816 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1988184 4-Apr-2018 13:16
Send private message

Hmmm...  on my PC I'm not using an app....  just the web site using Chrome.  Down the bottom I can click Change Server, and if I type in Chicago (random US city that sprung to mind), I get results that I can select.





"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

653 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #1988185 4-Apr-2018 13:20
Send private message

On the web site click "change server", in the search box start typing "los angeles". L.A servers will appear. at least they do for me.

 

I havn't found a way to select or find any servers other than NZ or Australian in the Windows app.




1683 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1988202 4-Apr-2018 13:31
Send private message

Duh, thanks, never even registered the presence of the search box, just scrolled up and down the list and thought is that all ? Thanks for that.

 

Think I preferred the version with the map though.

 

 

 

P.S. If somebody could be kind enough to wander over to https://emby.media/community/ and have a wander round (especially the View New Content bit) it would be nice please. Its unusually slow for me at the moment (4-6 second wait if I click on a topic) and was wondering if its just me.





rb99


1180 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1988204 4-Apr-2018 13:45
Send private message

Down the very bottom right you can select the legacy site, it requires flash though

 

You'll get the map version etc.

 

I'm on Spark fibre, the Emby forums aren't terribly quick.. takes about 4-5 seconds clicking on a thread from within the new content section.

 

Same thing happens on my work laptop, via VPN, on the same Spark fibre connection but it'll be using my work proxy.

 

 




1683 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1988208 4-Apr-2018 13:52
Send private message

Thanks for that. Apparently I haven't got flash. Must have got rid of it in the long and distant past.

 

Thanks for the Emby info as well. I'll inquire further on their forum (usually its fine btw).

 

Don't have any VPN type stuff, but do have a DNS used for watching overseas 'stuff', but I've had that for years and its been fine. Oh well.





rb99


 
 
 
 


1180 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1988213 4-Apr-2018 14:09
Send private message

The VPN is just work provided VPN as I'm working from home, the theory was to see if the same problem exists with going via my works proxy (internet connection) which it does

 

 

 

If you're using Chrome you need to allow flash

 

Click to see full size


Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.