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Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong com>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:05:42 -0700

(a) may be valid.
(b) is fishy

(a) may be valid because it may be that your ISP has a better set of peering
relationships towards your VPN server and your company's ISP has better
peering relationships towards the Speedtest server than your ISP has
towards the Speedtest server.

I'm not saying that IS the case, but I have seen instances where such results
were, in fact, perfectly legitimate for such reasons.


On Apr 3, 2013, at 17:20 , Chris Hindy <chindy () lwpca net> wrote:

I can run two speedtest.net session side by side on my home network on one
laptop, and over VPN to my employer's Long Island locale on a second,
pointed at the same speedtest server, over the same wifi and ADSL and have
the VPN connection report speeds that are (a) 50% better on VPN than not;
and, (b) exceed my ADSL's hard cap by 10+ mbps.  That smells a bit fishy
to me, all in all.


On 03-04-2013 18:02 , "Nick Hilliard" <nick () foobar org> wrote:

On 3 Apr 2013, at 22:48, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
(If anybody's got evidence of it reporting more than the link is
capable of, feel free to correct me...)

I've seen speedtest.net give results significantly greater than the
physical bw of the client's network link.


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