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Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test
From: joel jaeggli <joelja () bogus com>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:06:17 -0700

On 4/3/13 6:25 PM, Warren Bailey wrote:
I'm shocked Ookla hasn't been eaten by some major ISP. Speed tests are the root of most complaints. Your link is congested (oversubed) 
and you then attempt to completely saturate your bandwidth to tell your provider what a suck job they are doing. I can't imagine wireless 
isps or those with limited  bandwidth haven't black holed those kind of performance tools. My world (satellite) is plagued by people who 
are speed testing very narrow band connections and expecting 15mbps down. They don't realize Speedtest is not an accurate representation of 
your connection as you cannot influence your bandwidth upstream. Ds3 from you to your 56k modem type of scenario comes to mind. It may *not* be 
your provider who is responsible for your issues (some people Speedtest just to call their provider to complain for service credits etc).

Telling people to get by with even less instrumentation then they have already doesn't win you any friends. The solution to bad instruments is better instruments not breaking flow meter off the well.
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-------- Original message --------
From: Seth Mattinen <sethm () rollernet us>
Date: 04/03/2013 6:13 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test

On 4/3/13 2:52 PM, Paul Stewart wrote:
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 ..

The speedtest.net that's hosted on one of my directly connected transits
is consistently wrong, which is always fun. But the customers cling to
those results like it's the word of God.


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