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Speedtest.net brings you Pingtest.net

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by yoda, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. yoda

    yoda Addicted to LI Member

    Like many users that are into online gaming. Many of us usally find a trusted site that would allow us to boast our speed test result. (Especially those who put speedtest.net test results as there signature. :biggrin:) speedtest.net is now offering a service for local line quality test. It is now called Pingtest.net check it out and let us know what you think.

    Pingtest.net
     
  2. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    looks great :)
     
  3. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    I'm interested neither in online gaming nor in "boasting". I do know that speedtest.net has been notoriously inaccurate, showing wildly impossible data rates, and severely inaccurate latencies.

    I wonder how many users have asked themselves why speedtest.net is providing this "free" service.

    I also wonder how a videogame-style "pingtest" (whatever it may actually do), might be superior to running an actual ping command, preferable directly from the router or the modem.

    The follwing does nothing to raise my confidence in speedtest.net:
     

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  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    have to agree completely, this site is trying to do more then just run a basic ping test.
     
  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Curiosity got the better of me, but why is this SPAM in the Tomato forum?

    Packet loss test doesn't work, and the java app totally crashes FireFox 3.5 on Ubuntu 64 bit, have to kill the app from command line and then quickly close the errant pages on restart to recover!
     
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hmm. Same thing here, I was going to take a look to see what this app was accessing, and whether it was harmless or not, but it just crashed. Does the same on XP and Windows 7 with Safari and Firefox.

    Oookla software generally does not do anything sinister to your PC, but in the past it used to work (sort of).
     
  7. premudriy

    premudriy LI Guru Member

    Yeah, I don't know about speedtest.net accuracy. I have 15 Mbps service, but speedtest.net often shows over 30Mbps. When I download with download manager a real file, I've noticed that I've never had more than 13-14 Mbps, which looks more realistic.
     

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