BT Wholesale have changed their speedtester and this will require you to allow access to your java on your computer again, please do not reject the request otherwise a test will fail
Noticeable changes include:
Screenshots included below:
Additional Service Tests: Notice differences including the QOS and Quality Service Test, they are different.
looks ok apart from it does not show connection speed which was helpful in tying it to router stats to make sure both run at same time. Also noticed my download speed was above the acceptable range which I don't think happened with previous version
was quicker though
Thanks for the news gouldyyyy, It's very nice to see that BT have been doing some much needed work to the Speedtest platform.
Apart from the bugs and as others have mentioned, the lack of sync speed readings will be missed because it made diagnosing problems much quicker on the forums.
Lets hope they add it soon!
Yeah they do. I'm not sure why they don't on 21CN though :S.
A merge of ongoing Speedteser threads perhaps?
Being as screenies are on this one, I'll add that I have 2 options and not 1 as per the above
Though it still fails
edit. close up of text
I get one additional test to run - Premium, but it always fails this.
My latest attempt to run this test did not say it wanted to run an additional test but produced this :-
1. Best Effort Test:
Download Speed : 2 Mbps
Your speed test has completed and the results are shown above, however during the test an error occurred while trying to retrieve additional details regarding your service. As a result we are unable to determine if the speed you received during the test is acceptable for your service. Please re-run the test if you require this additional information.
However when I checked the speed on speedtest.net and speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/ they both showed it about 2.9Mbps, which is what speedtester.bt.com has given me on the occasions when I have it earlier today.
I reckon BT is trying to lock the user out of the ADSL Stats. Like with FTTC and things like that, you can't access the stats, maybe there going to do that from now on for everything. For instance there internal speed checker, checks the connection speed without you even needing to access the stats and when it asks you to enter IP profile and downloaded speed, there is no option to enter the sync speed anymore.. That changed before the BT Wholesale speedtester changed, reckon theres some collabiration between the two companies. I also reckon the next home hub/router will be able to combine FTTC/ADSL modem all into one, and you will be unable to access the stats. That will be for staff that work at BT or any other ISP only.
FOr instance I asked for my CBUK/BBEU number last night and was denied access to it, because he would be breaching contractual terms.
And eventually they'll make it so you can only use the Home Hub with their service, with the eveer increasing inventive of ISP network level blocks and parental control, there will be no need to use alternative DNS services for things like this. It's all the regulating of the internet, we were warned back off a few years ago.