Different speeds on different speed test?

avikbara

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I decided to do a speed test today and my mind was blown because Okla Speed test shows a much higher speed compared to what I am actually getting. [Screenshots included] I decided to find more sites to do speed tests on and you can see what I am actually getting. When I do test on Okla Speedtest it shows much higher speed and lower latency compared to what the ground reality is.
How is the ISP doing this? Is this normal?
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Speedof.me
 

JB700

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i think there is something wrong with speedof.me . try speedtest on testmy.net or fast.com

What speeds are you getting on downloads? Download speeds on browser or torrent clients are shown in Bytes whereas speedtest.net measures in Bits
 

JB700

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How about fast.com ?

How much speeds do you achieve on Torrents or browser download?
 


avikbara

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Here we go fast.com. I am most certainly not getting those speeds. I do not torrent but to test the speed I did download libre office from torrent and the max I went was 7 Mbps. I also downloaded a game from steam and the same speeds 7 Mbps.


P.S. I know about the Mbps and MBps thing. All my speed are in Mbps to keep it simple.
 

JB700

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Does it show 7Mbps or 7MB/s? Because torrent clients show speed in MegaBytes (MBps) instead of MegaBits (Mbps).

I think your ISP has lack of transit bandwidth. Thats why fast and speedtest.net is getting full speed. Almost every ISP peers with Netflix or Google through Extreme IX, other ISPs also peer with Extreme so thats why you are getting full speed in speedtest.

Testmy.net isnt peered with most ISPs
 

avikbara

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All the speeds I have mentioned are in Mbps. I know about the 1 = 8 thing.
This is kind of bothering me because the internet guy will come in and show me the Okla speedtest as proof that the internet is working properly even though it isn't.
What can I do about this because I am paying for 50 Mbps but getting much lower speeds? I specifically asked them about non peering speed and the 50 Mbps is the non peering speed.
 

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