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Inflated speedtest numbers for YOU broadband

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    Default Inflated speedtest numbers for YOU broadband

    I believe SpeedTest.net is by far the most widely known and used internet speed checker on the web. However, many indian ISPs know this as well and they often go through extra efforts to "fudge" the numbers that their customers get from SpeedTest.net.

    This is my experience with YOU broadband. I am on the 10 Mbps plan since 1 month. On testing the download speed on speedtest.net I mostly see around 4-5 Mbps, but whenever I actually downlaod something I never get beyond 400Kbps ie 50KBps
    (8bits=1Byte).

    After a bit of research and doing the download test on other websites (google "download speed test") I realised that YOU broadband is allowing all traffic to/from speedtest.net at maximum bandwidth to give an impression of higher download speeds to its customers. In reality the bandwidtha dn download speeds that users/customers get is much lower.

    The technician who visited my house did not have any answers when I asked him this. In the end he only said that most other ISPs in India do the same and it is easy since everyone uses speedtest.net to check their download speeds.

    I suggest you always try to get at least 2 results for an unbiased view of your internet speed. If they are around the same you can be quite sure of the results otherwise try with the third.

    Please try it for yourselves and let others know this.

    Yours sincerely,
    Cheated-by-YOU!

    PS. Also posted on mouth shut.

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    essbebe,

    I get ~500 kbps on these.

    Which ISP are you on? Do you also see similar differences between speeds reported by speedtest.net and others?

    CH

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    . try the airtel Java test.




    BSNL. Home750 Unlimited H24 speed upto 512 Kbps
    ADSL landline connection.
    ( tested server in U.K)
    similar ( not same results in speedtest.net Mumbai vodafone server )

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    My Broadband Speed - Broadband Speed Tester
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    i wouldn't be surprised if they are using such tactics to fudge statistics. Also i noticed on SpeedTest if you choose the Reliance Mumbai Server to do the test you see a much lower speed than the other 3 servers. Maybe that Reliance server is also making all tests from You Broadband customers to display lower results so that maybe users would be fooled into trying Reliance Broadband or Tikona (also a Reliance company)

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