FCC releases Internet speed test tool

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Fri Mar 12 08:24:09 CST 2010


> I noted that I got wildly varying numbers on a laptop and an iPhone (there
> is also an iPhone app) and the iPhone app doesn't ask for an address.  Both
> on the same wifi and connection, and the numbers were off by a lot.

And I meant to include examples, but fingers committed the message
before I could stop 'em.  Sorry.

PC/mLab:

Download speed: 4150kbps
Upload speed:	2364kpbs

PC/Ookla:

Download speed:	5044kbps
Upload speed:	1120Kbps

iPhone:

Download speed:	1.75Mbps
Upload speed:	0.23Mbps

I've gotten strange stuff each time I've tried their tests.  I
particularly like the factor of 10 difference in upload speeds.

... JG
-- 
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.




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