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RE: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test
From: "Paul Stewart" <paul () paulstewart org>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 17:52:25 -0400
We host one of the gazillion speed test sites and for networks that are
close to us we find it "reasonably accurate" .. a good benchmark at least ..
Even our installers in the field use it as a "reference point".... YMMV
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu]
Sent: April-03-13 5:48 PM
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test
On Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:07:48 -0700, Mike said:
These speedtests are pure unscientific bs and I'd love to see them
called out on the carpet for it.
As far as I know, it's possible for the end-to-end reported values to be
lower than your immediate upstream due to issues further upstream.
But if it reports 20MBbits/sec down and 5MBits/sec up, then the link is able
to go *at least* that fast.
(If anybody's got evidence of it reporting more than the link is technically
capable of, feel free to correct me...)