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Old 05-19-2015, 07:29 PM
buttitchi buttitchi is offline
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Arrow Speedtest servers, result maps (May 2015)

New speedtests out.

DSLreports speed test. HTML5 based.
encrypted connection, or not encrypted connection.

From the .CA domain people. Flash based. Prefers Chrome.
Zoom in to see what your neighbors got for speed.
Enter postal code to stamp the result to the proper area.
There is an advanced button to see some details of your connection.
Edit: Their testing servers may be subject to prime time traffic slowdowns. It's new, so the more that find out about it, the more will drag it down.

Do you have questions about the future of Canada’s Internet or CIRA’s Internet Performance Tool? We want to hear them, and have Internet experts and innovators ready to answer.

From MLab. http://www.measurementlab.net/
Internet health test. HTML5 based. Prefers Chrome.
4 servers as the test and will auto point you to an area to which it thinks you are near.

DSLreports speed test. HTML5 based.
encrypted connection, or not encrypted connection.

Google Chrome. There is 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
In Chrome, settings, advanced, system: Turn off hardware acceleration. Some computers, it will freeze your computer and require the need for the 7 second power button push to force shut down.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

HTTPS-Everywhere. Automatically uses the encrypted version of a webpage. Those on satellite may find encryption really slows down their connection.

Privacy Badger. Helps to kill trackers.

For your up to date adblocking goodness (and other crap): uBlock Origin. Available for both FireFox, Google Chrome and Safari, from their respective addon sites. Has a check mark setting to "Prevent WebRTC from leaking local IP addresses". Add-ons, Preferences, and show dashboard.
Hi Diddly Ho, Good Neighborino

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Old 06-14-2015, 01:59 AM
dave_ca dave_ca is offline
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It is funny how different each rates a connection

From the 1st one:

30 Mbps (Upload)

32 ms (Ping)

242 Mbps (Download)

2nd one:


3rd one:


There are so many factors beyond the ISP's control, that sometimes these tests are not showing you what they think they are. In the case of the first test, when trying to test from the Montreal server I noticed much slower results. Under advanced it advised me that there was a 620mbps link that was saturated. When selecting Toronto, my speed test results improved the advanced indicated a different bottle neck (1.4 Gbps link).

Take all these results in while considering the larger picture. Unfortunately if you are on Xplornet chances are the worse part of connection is that last mile.
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