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Windows 7: using speedtest.net to check speeds

14 Nov 2012   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
using speedtest.net to check speeds

Comcast is my cable/internet provider. I recently upgraded my up/down speeds. I if let speedtest choose it's own server based on ping (which is around 35~40) my speeds are not that great. If I manually choose a Comcast server (ping is 5~10) my speeds are where they should be based on the package I paid for.

Is this due to their "Powerboost" feature? Is there another way to check that will give me a more accurate picture on my speeds?


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14 Nov 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

speedtest.net is not actually that accurate, my isp has their own speedtest also and that is accurate .

try this one and see if it is the same as your isp or speednet
click in the yes field before starting the test

BTW Performance Test
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14 Nov 2012   #3
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Tried that and my speeds were close to what I pay for.

I've used speedtest.comcast.net and this is the result:
http://stage.results.speedtest.comca.../187792142.png

My question basically is, when you download a file (from any website) what server is used? Is it whatever server has the lowest traffic or lowest ping?
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