[Cerowrt-devel] [Bloat] Check out www.speedof.me - no Flash

Neil Davies neil.davies at pnsol.com
Fri Jul 25 05:10:45 EDT 2014


You may want to check how accurate they are to start.

I just ran a “speed test” on my line (which I have complete control and visibility over the various network elements) and it reports an average “speed” (in the up direction) that is in excess of the capacity of the line, it reports the maximum rate at nearly twice the best possible rate of the ADSL connection.

Doesn’t matter how pretty it is, if its not accurate it is of no use. This is rather ironic as the web site claims it is the “smartest and most accurate”!


PS pretty clear to me what mistake they’ve made in the measurement process - its to do with incorrect inference and hence missing the buffering effects.

On 20 Jul 2014, at 14:19, Rich Brown <richb.hanover at gmail.com> wrote:

> Doc Searls (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/doc/2014/07/20/the-cliff-peronal-clouds-need-to-climb/) mentioned in passing that he uses a new speed test website. I checked it out, and it was very cool…
> www.speedof.me is an all-HTML5 website that seems to make accurate measurements of the up and download speeds of your internet connection. It’s also very attractive, and the real-time plots of the speed show interesting info. (screen shot at: http://richb-hanover.com/speedof-me/)
> Now if we could get them to a) allow longer/bigger tests to circumvent PowerBoost, and b) include a latency measurement so people could point out their bufferbloated equipment. 
> I'm going to send them a note. Anything else I should add?
> Rich
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