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    Speed Test Standardisation

    This is a discussion on Speed Test Standardisation within the Speak to the staff forums, part of the Website news category; With the increasing numbers of members and our inevitable quest to measure the performance speed of our connections (you know ...

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      Speed Test Standardisation

      With the increasing numbers of members and our inevitable quest to measure the performance speed of our connections (you know we all end up getting obsessed by this) is there any way we could have a standardised protocol/source file to measure this.

      I'm not sure how this could be done but using a variety of web-based speed testers I personally got a wide variety of results. I know it's a tricky one with other factors affecting the results but trying to make sense of all of us posting measurements from a variety of sources does make the "speed soup" even murkier.

      Food for thought?

      spcdust


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      What about a systemised test of speed tests? Armed with our sync speeds we could run say 5 tests on each speed test. The method of speed test which produces the most consistant, rather than the fastest, would be the most reliable test.
      Then we could compare website tests to FTP and other rapid d/ling methods....


      I have no idea what I am saying....

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      Unfortunately the problems are the same with all types of speed tests, either web based servers or FTP's if there are a lot of people testing or using the
      services you will get differing results.

      I have found an FTP download will normally give you a better idea overall.
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