Best NZ-based speedtest?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Jamie Kahn Genet, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?

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    Jamie Kahn Genet, Aug 28, 2007
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  2. "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    > What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?


    I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is the
    same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others linked at
    the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests from NZers per year
    on it and increasing.

    Thanks
     
    Craig Whitmore, Aug 28, 2007
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  3. Jamie Kahn Genet

    Geoff Guest

    On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:00:11 +1200, Craig Whitmore wrote:

    > "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    > news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    >> What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?

    >
    > I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is the
    > same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others linked at
    > the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests from NZers per year
    > on it and increasing.
    >
    > Thanks


    Craig,
    Can you collate the data from all those speed tests and keep a runnign
    graph or similar of the results, by ISP, time of test, etc. One isolated
    doest doesn't prove much, but a million tests would make interesting
    reading...
    Geoff
     
    Geoff, Aug 29, 2007
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  4. On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 21:36:33 +1200, Geoff
    <> wrote in
    <news:a9o0qov74cx8.1n7acuvmma6jf$>:

    > On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:00:11 +1200, Craig Whitmore wrote:
    >
    >> "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    >> news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    >>> What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?

    >>
    >> I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is the
    >> same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others linked at
    >> the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests from NZers per year
    >> on it and increasing.
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Craig,
    > Can you collate the data from all those speed tests and keep a runnign
    > graph or similar of the results, by ISP, time of test, etc. One isolated
    > doest doesn't prove much, but a million tests would make interesting
    > reading...
    > Geoff


    Not to mention a helluva LOT of reading!!!

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    Nicolaas Hawkins, Aug 29, 2007
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  5. Craig Whitmore <> wrote:

    > "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    > news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    > > What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?

    >
    > I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is the
    > same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others linked at
    > the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests from NZers per year
    > on it and increasing.
    >
    > Thanks


    Cheers, that's very helpful. Though I can't say I'm real impressed with
    my 'full speed' connection at times... :-D

    Regards,
    Jamie Kahn Genet
    --
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
     
    Jamie Kahn Genet, Aug 29, 2007
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  6. On a pleasant day while strolling in nz.comp, a person
    by the name of Craig Whitmore exclaimed:
    > I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is the


    And very useful it is too. Thanks Craig.

    Consumer.org.nz also have one these days.

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    For every expert, there is an equal and
    opposite expert. - Arthur C. Clarke
     
    Aaron Lawrence, Aug 29, 2007
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  7. Jamie Kahn Genet

    Rob S Guest

    Jamie Kahn Genet wrote:
    > Craig Whitmore <> wrote:
    >
    >> "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    >> news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    >>> What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?

    >> I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is the
    >> same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others linked at
    >> the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests from NZers per year
    >> on it and increasing.
    >>

    test site down kb/s up kb/s
    Consumer.org.nz 2951 1908
    nzdsl 3848 1984
    speedtest.net 761 433

    Consumer & nzdsl both use the ookla test meter and all tests were done
    in the order above immediately following each other starting at 8.25 am.
    You can see by the traceroutes below that the speedtest.net figures
    look like they are due to the link between NZ and USA. There's an
    immediate 120ms jump in response time. I don't know why I got such a big
    discrepancy in download speed between the 2 NZ servers (Iconz and
    Orcon), though there is a delay at tspn.telstraclear.net in the nzdsl
    traceroute.


    rks@thor:/home/rks$ traceroute 210.48.76.148 (Consumer)
    traceroute to 210.48.76.148 (210.48.76.148), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
    1 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 0.770 ms 0.758 ms 0.672 ms
    2 203-97-249-1.cable.telstraclear.net (203.97.249.1) 11.187 ms
    14.541 ms 13.555 ms
    3 * ae0-840.ie4.telstraclear.net (203.167.223.114) 8.241 ms 20.008 ms
    4 ge-1-2-0-842.ie2.telstraclear.net (218.101.61.109) 19.348 ms
    43.419 ms 16.583 ms
    5 g1-0-927.u11.tspn.telstraclear.net (218.101.61.6) 25.686 ms *
    21.616 ms
    6 g1-926.u12.brh.telstraclear.net (218.101.61.35) 26.766 ms 22.644
    ms 20.063 ms
    7 lnk-iconz-g1-0-1396.u12.brfd.telstraclear.net (203.98.18.14)
    18.811 ms 64.277 ms 20.676 ms
    8 * ge-0-2-0.sky01-jcore.iconz.net (210.48.5.69) 20.166 ms 22.765 ms
    9 ge-0-3-0.air01-jcore.iconz.net (210.48.5.2) 20.434 ms 19.939 ms
    17.933 ms
    10 ip-210-48-76-148.iconz.net.nz (210.48.76.148) 26.008 ms 21.474 ms *



    rks@thor:/home/rks$ traceroute 219.88.240.130 (nzdsl)
    traceroute to 219.88.240.130 (219.88.240.130), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
    1 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 0.691 ms 0.755 ms 0.700 ms
    2 203-97-249-1.cable.telstraclear.net (203.97.249.1) 10.941 ms
    18.746 ms 16.947 ms
    3 * ae0-840.ie4.telstraclear.net (203.167.223.114) 9.457 ms 8.052 ms
    4 ge-1-2-0-843.ie1.telstraclear.net (218.101.61.105) 21.314 ms
    18.971 ms 25.700 ms
    5 jcore2-ge-0-2-0-927-acld.auckland.clix.net.nz (218.101.61.14)
    17.984 ms 23.126 ms *
    6 g1-0-927.u11.tspn.telstraclear.net (218.101.61.6) 38.143 ms
    247.909 ms 87.251 ms
    7 g1-926.u12.brh.telstraclear.net (218.101.61.35) 142.380 ms 24.076
    ms 73.704 ms
    8 ge-0-3-0-2227.ar1.nct.orcon.net.nz (203.97.2.162) 26.445 ms
    19.430 ms 19.974 ms
    9 60.234.9.3 (60.234.9.3) 29.103 ms 20.523 ms 21.093 ms
    10 ip-219-88-240-130.orcon.net.nz (219.88.240.130) 23.129 ms 20.170
    ms 20.619 ms




    rks@thor:/home/rks$ traceroute 69.17.117.207 (speedtest.net)
    traceroute to 69.17.117.207 (69.17.117.207), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
    1 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 0.910 ms 0.749 ms 0.680 ms
    2 203-97-249-1.cable.telstraclear.net (203.97.249.1) 15.337 ms
    12.684 ms 17.303 ms
    3 * ae0-840.ie4.telstraclear.net (203.167.223.114) 12.163 ms 8.632 ms
    4 ge-1-2-0-843.ie1.telstraclear.net (218.101.61.105) 18.169 ms
    18.884 ms 18.989 ms
    5 ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net (203.98.50.251) 43.651 ms
    * 18.429 ms
    6 203.167.128.1 (203.167.128.1) 19.999 ms 18.905 ms 20.663 ms
    7 i-4-1.wil-core02.net.reach.com (202.84.142.133) 142.951 ms
    143.376 ms 149.772 ms
    8 i-6-2.wil04.net.reach.com (202.84.251.186) 143.357 ms 143.042 ms
    143.800 ms
    9 ge-6-21.car3.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.111.137) 143.496 ms
    146.756 ms 144.530 ms
    10 ae-2-54.bbr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.102.97) 152.270 ms
    ae-2-52.bbr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.102.33) 144.395 ms
    ae-2-54.bbr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.102.97) 151.873 ms
    11 ae-0-0.mp2.Seattle1.Level3.net (209.247.9.122) 174.060 ms
    as-0-0.mp1.Seattle1.Level3.net (209.247.10.137) 172.358 ms
    ae-0-0.mp2.Seattle1.Level3.net (209.247.9.122) 171.263 ms
    12 ae-22-52.car2.Seattle1.Level3.net (4.68.105.35) 175.953 ms
    ae-12-51.car2.Seattle1.Level3.net (4.68.105.3) 177.871 ms
    ae-22-52.car2.Seattle1.Level3.net (4.68.105.35) 171.180 ms
    13 SPEAKEASY-I.car2.Seattle1.Level3.net (209.247.91.170) 178.847 ms
    173.272 ms 171.666 ms
    14 251.ge-1-3-0.sr1.sea5.speakeasy.net (69.17.82.58) 178.249 ms
    171.145 ms 252.ge-1-3-0.sr2.sea5.speakeasy.net (69.17.82.62) 171.242 ms
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    Rob S, Aug 29, 2007
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  8. Jamie Kahn Genet

    Greg House Guest

    On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 10:01:31 +1200, Rob S <Here@home> wrote:

    >Jamie Kahn Genet wrote:
    >> Craig Whitmore <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    >>>> What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?
    >>> I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is the
    >>> same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others linked at
    >>> the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests from NZers per year
    >>> on it and increasing.




    If you want to get the best speed check out your RWIN setting..




    http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks


    Plus speed checks etc..
     
    Greg House, Aug 30, 2007
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  9. On Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:20:48 +1200, (Jamie
    Kahn Genet) wrote:

    >What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?


    In addition to those linked from Craig's site there is

    <http://www.woosh.com/contentclient/speedtest/speedtest.aspx>

    which is listed at

    <http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?more=1>

    There you can test your connection to the whole world :)

    As to which is best or most reliable, I'm on Telstra cable in
    Wellington with 4Mbs down. Ideally a test from Telstra would be of
    most use because that would just test the link from them to me.

    Testing just now I get:

    Xtra 3209
    NZ Consumer 2302
    NZDSL 2315
    Woosh 2288
    WorldNet 3960
    Actrix 4807
    SPIMPS 4496


    Actrix is presumably in Wgton (they warn "It is only intended for use
    by Actrix customers, the results will not be meaningful for customers
    of other ISP's")
    SPIMPS state their test is from a server in Wgton.

    Hope this helps.

    --
    Regards
    Malcolm
    Remove sharp objects to get a valid e-mail address
     
    Malcolm Moore, Aug 30, 2007
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  10. Jamie Kahn Genet <> wrote:

    > Craig Whitmore <> wrote:
    >
    > > "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    > > news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    > > > What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?

    > >
    > > I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is the
    > > same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others linked at
    > > the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests from NZers per year
    > > on it and increasing.
    > >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > Cheers, that's very helpful. Though I can't say I'm real impressed with
    > my 'full speed' connection at times... :-D
    >
    > Regards,
    > Jamie Kahn Genet


    Download Speed: 2818 kbps (352.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 626 kbps (78.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

    I feel I should be getting a higher download rate given how much I'm
    paying for supposedly full speed. Still, it's not an _awful_ result.

    Regards,
    Jamie Kahn Genet
    --
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
     
    Jamie Kahn Genet, Aug 30, 2007
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  11. Jamie Kahn Genet <> wrote:

    > Jamie Kahn Genet <> wrote:
    >
    > > Craig Whitmore <> wrote:
    > >
    > > > "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    > > > > What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?
    > > >
    > > > I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is
    > > > the same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others
    > > > linked at the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests
    > > > from NZers per year on it and increasing.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks

    > >
    > > Cheers, that's very helpful. Though I can't say I'm real impressed with
    > > my 'full speed' connection at times... :-D
    > >
    > > Regards,
    > > Jamie Kahn Genet

    >
    > Download Speed: 2818 kbps (352.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    > Upload Speed: 626 kbps (78.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    >
    > I feel I should be getting a higher download rate given how much I'm
    > paying for supposedly full speed. Still, it's not an _awful_ result.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Jamie Kahn Genet


    Using the international <http://netspeed.stanford.edu/> I get:

    running 10s outbound test (client-to-server [C2S]) . . . . . 639.0kb/s
    running 10s inbound test (server-to-client [S2C]) . . . . . . 1.76Mb/s

    What do you guys get?

    Regards,
    Jamie Kahn Genet
    --
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
     
    Jamie Kahn Genet, Aug 30, 2007
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  12. >
    > Using the international <http://netspeed.stanford.edu/> I get:
    >
    > running 10s outbound test (client-to-server [C2S]) . . . . . 639.0kb/s
    > running 10s inbound test (server-to-client [S2C]) . . . . . . 1.76Mb/s
    >
    > What do you guys get?


    International speeds tests won't show usually the full speed due to they are
    testing single threaded TCP tests. Due to the latency, tcp slow down due to
    windowing, blah blah blah.

    Thanks
     
    Craig Whitmore, Aug 30, 2007
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  13. On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:33:36 +1200, Jamie Kahn Genet
    <> wrote in
    <news:1i3o0hr.1cjoct31xtqpz8N%>:

    > Jamie Kahn Genet <> wrote:
    >
    >> Jamie Kahn Genet <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Craig Whitmore <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > "Jamie Kahn Genet" <> wrote in message
    >>> > news:1i3koez.11q5t9lm3r7efN%...
    >>> > > What's the most reliable NZ-based speedtest around?
    >>> >
    >>> > I am biased as I own it, but http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest (this is
    >>> > the same as www.speedtest.net Auckland server) + there are some others
    >>> > linked at the bottom of the website. It gets about a million tests
    >>> > from NZers per year on it and increasing.
    >>> >
    >>> > Thanks
    >>>
    >>> Cheers, that's very helpful. Though I can't say I'm real impressed with
    >>> my 'full speed' connection at times... :-D
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>> Jamie Kahn Genet

    >>
    >> Download Speed: 2818 kbps (352.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    >> Upload Speed: 626 kbps (78.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    >>
    >> I feel I should be getting a higher download rate given how much I'm
    >> paying for supposedly full speed. Still, it's not an _awful_ result.
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> Jamie Kahn Genet

    >
    > Using the international <http://netspeed.stanford.edu/> I get:
    >
    > running 10s outbound test (client-to-server [C2S]) . . . . . 639.0kb/s
    > running 10s inbound test (server-to-client [S2C]) . . . . . . 1.76Mb/s
    >
    > What do you guys get?


    On a 2Mb/128k scheme:
    C2S = 125.0Kb/s
    S2C = 1.81Mb/s

    --
    Nicolaas.


    .... Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Aug 30, 2007
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  14. Craig Whitmore <> wrote:

    > >
    > > Using the international <http://netspeed.stanford.edu/> I get:
    > >
    > > running 10s outbound test (client-to-server [C2S]) . . . . . 639.0kb/s
    > > running 10s inbound test (server-to-client [S2C]) . . . . . . 1.76Mb/s
    > >
    > > What do you guys get?

    >
    > International speeds tests won't show usually the full speed due to they are
    > testing single threaded TCP tests. Due to the latency, tcp slow down due to
    > windowing, blah blah blah.
    >
    > Thanks


    Of course. But it's still interesting seeing how fast we can
    download/upload from the same international source.

    Regards,
    Jamie Kahn Genet
    --
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
     
    Jamie Kahn Genet, Aug 30, 2007
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  15. Jamie Kahn Genet

    Dave Taylor Guest

    Rob S <Here@home> wrote in news:46d5ec8a$:

    > You can see by the traceroutes below that the speedtest.net figures
    > look like they are due to the link between NZ and USA. There's an


    Typical for a TC Customer like me.

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    Ciao, Dave
     
    Dave Taylor, Sep 1, 2007
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