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Sam Knows - Real Speed

yelrats
Tuning in

I have volt 1 Gig tested speed on SamKnows RealSpeed - Router 1145  Mbps - Device 555   Mbps, but if I test on Speedtest.net I'm Getting  (950 Mbps DL)      (53 Mbps UL) 

anyone Know Why it's slower on Samknows.

thanks 

 

 

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Client62
Hero

With high speed internet connections speed tests in a web browser are at best a guide.

Compare the Sam Know Realspeed test in Edge / Chrome / Firefox the reported device speed may differ.


@Client62 wrote:

With high speed internet connections speed tests in a web browser are at best a guide.

Compare the Sam Know Realspeed test in Edge / Chrome / Firefox the reported device speed may differ.


So are you saying that the SamKnows Realspeed test as implemented in the VM hubs, is unreliable, depends on the browser being used and hence cannot be regarded as definitive as to indicating the actual speed?

No !


@Client62 wrote:

No !


OK fair enough, so what did you mean then as I obviously misunderstood what you were saying. Because it did seem that you were claiming that the results of the SamKnows tests were dependent on the browser being used.

legacy1
Alessandro Volta
I wonder why Sam Knows even tests Device speed I'm sure VM would like that.
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thanks for responding but this doesn't answer my Question (anyone Know Why it's slower on Samknows)
if I'm able to see 950 Mbps with speedtest.net Why do I only see 500 or less from samknows.
regards

legacy1
Alessandro Volta
So you are getting the speed just that Samknows is slow
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IPFreely
Fibre optic

As Client62 said it's the web browser. There's a reason speedtest.net has its own app and CLI version. Tests via the web browser are unreliable and the Samknows test probably isn't optimised for your browser, it's optimised to be run from hardware with the web browser version an afterthought.

DigitalDreams
On our wavelength

Samknows like other speed testing sites cannot be relied upon alone. They all have their bad days, partly due to their own websitesite issues and the particular internet server they decide to use in their test. You must compare to other sites !. We often find samknows doesn't work at all with a variety of unhelpful error messages.

It's important to understand what each site is actually measuring too. Some measure speed to the hub/modem, others the speed to your actual device. Hence results can be considerably different and affected by your connection method too.

On your mobile ?, so you're using WiFi. Do you have WiFi5, WiFi6 or the old 2.5 WiFi ?, all quite different in speed capability. Are you near to the hub with nothing between you or through walls and doors ?. Is your hub hidden in the furthest corner of the house or central and off the floor ?

Connected via ethernet ?. Direct to your pc ?, cat 5e or 6a ?. If you have a hub5 are you using the 2.5gb socket or one of the 1gb sockets and what is the ethernet of your pc capable of ?. There is also the performance of your pc to consider, your processor, the hard drive. So much can affect your speed results.

Sites to try....

https://www.broadbandspeedtest.org.uk/
https://www.speedtest.net/
https://www.samknows.com/realspeed/
https://fast.com/#