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    Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

    This is a discussion on Best / Favorite Speed testing sites within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I prefer http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/ The one I see a lot of on here SPEEDTEST.NET seems a bit eratic to me. What's ...

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      Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      I prefer

      http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/

      The one I see a lot of on here
      SPEEDTEST.NET

      seems a bit eratic to me.

      What's your preferred checker?


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      Re: Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      i use speedtest.net alot. the bbc iplayer tester can be quite good. to get a real world test try downloading the XP SP3 update...linky
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      As you can see from my signature. Speedtest.net can show some crazy results. The BBC iPlayer checker has always been consistent for me. I get an average of about 37/38.

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      Re: Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      Quote Originally Posted by Fryingpan77 View Post
      As you can see from my signature. Speedtest.net can show some crazy results. The BBC iPlayer checker has always been consistent for me. I get an average of about 37/38.

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      I just wish I could get any checker at all apart from the BT one to go above 30

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      Re: Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      Quote Originally Posted by web_wizard View Post
      I just wish I could get any checker at all apart from the BT one to go above 30
      Are you on fibre now? Take it it's not what you hoped for?
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      Re: Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      Yeah on fibre but convinced I have a cap on my line. I live virtually next to my cabinet. Line test came back at 103 down and 31 up so thought great

      Modem syncs at 39992 and 2000. Run speedtests from pretty much every website thats been listed yet CANNOT get above 28mb unless I go to BT's speedtester which shows me at 37.8. If I download files from Microsoft etc my maximum throughput is only approximately 25mb therefore this suggests i have a cap on my line somewhere as Scubbie has highlighted in her TCP post. Therefore I am going to contact them this weekend to get to the bottom of it as I should be getting the full speed
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      Re: Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      I've used every speed tester too and they all come above 35. Been reading a few stories about this cap and I would have thought it would be a easy thing to remove. I told you when I got connected how far I'm from my cabinet. I'm sure you will be running at full speed soon.
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      Re: Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      Yeah thats what I am hoping. To be fair i haven't really used since it went in due to work commitments but I will be getting it sorted and will let everyone know how I have done it

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      Re: Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      Quote Originally Posted by simon007 View Post
      I prefer

      Namesco BroadbandMax ADSL Broadband Bandwidth speedtest | Test your ADSL Broadband connection speed

      The one I see a lot of on here
      SPEEDTEST.NET

      seems a bit eratic to me.

      What's your preferred checker?
      THe above and bbc iplayer. Speedtest.net is rubbish for fibre. Results are all over the place


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      Re: Best / Favorite Speed testing sites

      Good luck. I can't see it being a major issue.
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