I've done technical checks and Now says my download speed is 70.6mb. I've tried several other speed checkers and all come out around 27mb download. Why would the NOW figure be so much higher, am i missing something?
Hi @Anonymous User
i find using different internet speed checkers for me are all over the place with various different result figures.
i tend to use the Netflix App on my streaming devices and smart TV under the Help section / check my Network which seems to give me stable results.
The Netflix App only gives you a download speed measured at the device with the Netflix App on it.
Query fast.com in your browser when there is as little as possible other traffic going over your router,
Thanks, Just tried it and speedtest and both now showing 66Mb download and 20Mb upload so thats what i expected. Probably something to do with time of day when i got the last result though still wierd that Now was showing 70MB download
@Anonymous User wrote:
Probably something to do with time of day when i got the last result though still wierd that Now was showing 70MB download
Not really, as I said before, that is your sync speed. If there is some form of congestion/contention on the line the download will be slowed, but sync will always stay the same.
The speed Now quote is your sync speed, i.e. the speed the router connects to the cabinet at.
Speed checkers tell you the speed data passes from their site to the device you are running the speed test on. I find speedtest.net is usually quite accurate.
The max download speed you can get is going to be approximately 5-10% lower than the sync, in your case about 63Mbs.
But that assumes you have a perfect connection to the router, as you would if you were hard wired to it. Unfortunately if you are testing over Wi-Fi there a number of reasons why the connection may be less than perfect.