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davescomputertips Speed Test yields wrong resulto
Jim Hillier
March 4, 2022 - 8:48 pm
Member Since: August 9, 2011
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I'm in Australia too, Queensland. My results through the DCT Speedcheck are fairly accurate - Ping = 184 ms / Download = 53 Mbps / Upload = 15 Mbps (see attached image)

Ping time is going to be elevated for anyone outside the U.S. because the speed check is through a U.S. server. My normal ping time through a local server is around 10 ms.


Montreal, Canada
March 4, 2022 - 9:18 pm
Member Since: September 17, 2008
Forum Posts: 667

I am in Montreal, Canada. Just did the test. Speedtest done using my server. See the screenshots, Mindblower!

"For the needy, not the greedy"

Jim Hillier
March 4, 2022 - 9:30 pm
Member Since: August 9, 2011
Forum Posts: 2705

Yes, well the ratio of download speed to upload speed is out of whack in those results- 64 Mbps upload to 69 Mbps download cannot be accurate. The Ookla SpeedTest result is also out of whack- upload speed is far too low compared to download speed.

Upload should normally be somewhere between 25-30% of download speed. When running these tests you need to make sure NOTHING else is using the Internet.


Jim Hillier
March 4, 2022 - 10:58 pm
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Roger (AKA pcbugfixer) - for some strange reason your posts have vanished. No idea why or what happened. We've been experiencing a few issues with the main site (blog) recently but I wouldn't have thought they would impact the Forum.

Very sorry about this. I've made an effort to see if I can locate your missing posts but I'm afraid it's a little above my pay grade.

Can't apologize enough.

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