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fast.com speed test is inaccurate

Lucian

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Of all the speed test apps in my phone, the most inaccurate is by far Netflix' fast.com ... I mean, I wish it was right and my speeds really were that high (showed me 920 Mbps last week, lol), but if I check it against the Android network meter (top bar), it's not very true.

I would say it's best avoided, probably the best app remains speedtest.com as it's the only one that does proper multi-downloads (from different hosts).

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Mark.J

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Anytime somebody gives a measurement from Fast.com I have to roll my eyes a bit. Easily one of the most inaccurate measures. So many times I've seen people on 1Gbps FTTP lines getting 1.2-1.4Gbps on wired LAN, which is from a router with only 1G Ethernet ports (i.e. impossible result due to overheads).

The test seems to work a bit better on sub-100Mbps connections, but above that and I wouldn't even bother, unless you want to be given a fantastical distortion of reality :p.
 
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