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Windows Whats the best internet speed test

Discussion in 'Software' started by numanoid, 16 May 2011.

  1. numanoid

    numanoid Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys
    just wondering what is the best free software to test the speed of my internet
    thanks
    take care
     
  2. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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  3. numanoid

    numanoid Well-Known Member

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    Cheers salty
    take care mate
     
  4. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Yeah speedtest.net is the one I always use.
     
  5. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    Cable and Satellite providers can't share bandwidth as they are on completely different networks.

    I don't know how it is where you are, but her (in the UK) cable providers have their own networks (although, as with most providers, your bandwidth is shared with other users, and the more that are online in your local group the slower your connection becomes).

    I'm with Virgin Media on their supposedly fast connection, and am now looking around for a better, cheaper service, as their service has gone right downhill! I still get 10Mb downloads at good times, but I far too often can start to load pages and go make a drink while they load!
     
  6. audreyy

    audreyy Banned

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    I use ip-details to check my internet speed and it works good for me!!
     
  7. Bob Berkowitz

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    Speedtest.net is the best IMO. I’ve used it for a long time and it works great.
     
  8. Reg216uk

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    Yeh speedtest.net is probably the best option :D
     
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    It's true, companies like BT, SKY etc. are still using the old copper lines that are used for telephones, but some cable companies are using fibre optic.

    It's not always Virgins fault, sometimes the servers hosting the site could be having issues. Also Virgin could be doing some work in your area as they are doubling everyones speed this year. Yes they do cap speeds when you downloads a limit, but I have never had any issues.
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    [​IMG] At work :thumb:
     
  12. Reg216uk

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    There is a user on here that actually gets about 1000mb/sec. Think its on another post on here somewhere..
     
  13. kitt

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    nice to see my new fibre connection is working :thumb:

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    P.s. I thought when I saw the topic that this would turn into a speedtest thread (finally I have something to show!) :naughty: (my poor connection a month ago! :nono:)
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    erratum1 New Member

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    Damn that's fast, as for your old connection I dream of getting 7meg, lol.
     
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    kitt Michael Knight

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    It's not as good as it looks, gives good speedtests but gets throttled to hell except overnight. :wallbash:
     
  16. dave_beast

    dave_beast Enthusiast

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    Actually, the best speed test is to download a large file such as Ubuntu and see what speed you get.
     
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    Having good speeds is one thing but as mentioned above....if your line is shitty you will get higher latency and packet loss when playing games etc. Also when loading webpages it can sometimes take quite some time for the page to start loading.
     
  19. aka_jesse

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    I remember when we thought 256Kb downloads were lightning quick! now we moan if we get below 10Mb! how time flies! I do want to upgrade to Fibre as Talktalk have just activated it in my area, just cant justify the cost! But yeah speedtest.net is always pretty accurate for me!
     

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