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Windows 7: What is the best broadband speed checker?

26 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
What is the best broadband speed checker?

Can you tell me what is the best broadband speed checker please.

SpeedTest.net used to be very good at testing the speed of your broadband limit, but lately it isn't being as accurate as it used to be, or at least thats what I think.

I have 20Mb broadband but when I use speedtest.net it only gives me a download speed of 14.5Mb, but if I download a file and see at the end of the download what the speed was it usually give me a result of about 16.5Mb.

Is the speedtest.net wrong or is the information given at the end of a download wrong?

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26 Jul 2010   #2

 

It depends on lots of factors such where the file is coming from and the speed of the host, IMO speedtest.net is the best all round site, but I get poor results from the speedtest UK servers and only get near full speed from their Roubaix (France?) server.

Edit
Today Roubaix sucks and Morcambe rocks
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26 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Try this one man works well for me Also a great site for info about broadband here in the UK.


thinkbroadband :: The UK's largest independent Broadband / ADSL comparison & review website




Steve
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26 Jul 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Try this one man works well for me Also a great site for info about broadband here in the UK.


thinkbroadband :: The UK's largest independent Broadband / ADSL comparison & review website




Steve
I don't usually use that one because it's poor, it's telling me that I have a download speed of 11Mb.
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26 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Try this one man works well for me Also a great site for info about broadband here in the UK.


thinkbroadband :: The UK's largest independent Broadband / ADSL comparison & review website




Steve
I don't usually use that one because it's poor, it's telling me that I have a download speed of 11Mb.
It may be accurate for the present moment.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Try this one man works well for me Also a great site for info about broadband here in the UK.


thinkbroadband :: The UK's largest independent Broadband / ADSL comparison & review website




Steve
I don't usually use that one because it's poor, it's telling me that I have a download speed of 11Mb.
It may be accurate for the present moment.

No it's always poo!
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