speed test help?

on speedtest.net it says my download speed is 2k+kbps and up load is about 400.

on my isp provider(at&t) their speed test tells me its downloading

453kbps and upload speed is 233.

what the heck is going on? why am i getting 2 different speeds? cause i can't download things...

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Speed test itself is kind a machine. It ping some thing to others server, and ping again to your computer. It count the speed as it is.

    The different value appears because the opposite server is busy. Or on the way it pings is rather busy than others.

    You can try ping to nearest server, you can know how it does.

    Sometimes it has lag time. you can see it will delay about 2 second or more. But when it launched, speed is fast. The reason is in your local network get busy, or limited.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try to use this website for your speedtest. This one advises you from which one to test.


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