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Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test
From: Carlos Alcantar <carlos () race com>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:24:43 +0000

You might want to consider putting up a speedtest server internal to your
network.  I know there is a fee but well worth it I believe.  You will
still need to take the results with a grain a salt but you will have the
best results as well.

Carlos Alcantar
Race Communications / Race Team Member
1325 Howard Ave. #604, Burlingame, CA. 94010
Phone: +1 415 376 3314 / carlos () race com / http://www.race.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Lorell Hathcock <lorell () hathcock org>
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:54 PM
To: "nanog () nanog org" <nanog () nanog org>
Subject: RE: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test

Thanks for the many helpful suggestions I received offline.

One thing that I was able to deduce was that one of the radios along the
path had Ethernet auto negotiate turned on.  I turned it off and the TCP
speeds went way up.  It seems that UDP was not affected by this setting
while TCP was.

Thanks again!


-----Original Message-----
From: Justin M. Streiner [mailto:streiner () cluebyfour org]
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2013 7:27 PM
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test

On Mon, 1 Apr 2013, Lorell Hathcock wrote:

I am having some speedtest results that are difficult to interpret.

Some of my customers have begun complaining that they are not getting
the proper speeds.  They are using speedtest.net and/or speakeasy.net
to test the results.

Take the speedtest results with a grain of salt.  Once traffic leaves your
network, you no longer have (much) control over how packets flow across the
'rest of the internet'.

Did the customers report when the issue started?
Are they seeing other performance problems (latency/jitter/packet loss)?
Are you sure no internal links/routers are being saturated, even for brief
periods of time?


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