on 16-06-2011 14h32
I know to take speedtests with a pinch of salt but I was wondering about peoples experience with the BT test site http://speedtester.bt.com/.
My profile is currently set to 38Mb d/l and 10Mb u/l and if I use speedtest.net or other test sites it typically shows around 33-35 d/l (pretty good) and 3-5 u/l (not so good). However the BT site typically shows d/l speeds of 4Mb-16Mb (never higher) and up to 8Mb u/l.
Which is most representative and/or accurate?
on 16-06-2011 22h33
It depends on what you mean by "accurate". BT's tester shows the speed you are getting on your line, over BT's network. It takes no account of the connection to the Internet.
The other speed testers run over the internet, so are more realistic of real-world conditions, but don't really tell you if a problem is your line, or the internet connection as a whole.
on 16-06-2011 22h39