Updated Ookla Speedtest Server Requirements

Rich Brown richb.hanover at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 15:54:22 UTC 2015

> On Nov 10, 2015, at 7:00 AM, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
> The value of Ookla dropped significantly so we just let our license lapse 
> and did what everyone else was doing and pointed our speedtest to:
> http://uk2.testmy.net/SmarTest/combinedAuto
> and manage with this free service just fine.

You might consider pointing people to the DSLReports Speed Test (www.dslreports.com/speedtest)

- It is also free (no cost), and HTML-based.

- It's graphically far more attractive than testmy.net

- It's easier for people to use. Click one button: it automatically selects the nearest test server and runs all the tests.

- It retains test history, so your customers can compare today's tests with earlier runs.

- It measures latency *under load*, which really affects a lot of people's perception of "network speed".

- I find DSLReports to be more accurate than testmy.net. In several runs today, testmy.net results average 90% of the up/download speeds seen by DSLReports, Ookla, and netperf measurements on my 7mbps/768kbps DSL connection.


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