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Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test
From: Jason Hellenthal <jhellenthal () dataix net>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 04:35:13 -0400

When is speed ever ensured past someone else's edge/border ?

You may pass through your upstream that fast but once you are out in the open range you are free game to all the lions, 
tigers & bears..,

There is always going to be something eating you. Best off letting it be the Spanish queasiness from the night before 
than the results from speedtest.net



 Jason Hellenthal
 - (2^(N-1))

On Apr 4, 2013, at 4:14, Mike <mike-nanog () tiedyenetworks com> wrote:

On 04/03/2013 02:48 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
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...)

Yeah, I do... I've had T1 lines reported at 4.7mbps down and 2.8mbps up.

These tests are hogwash.


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