OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

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  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!


    Hi there
    on IE I get a MUCH faster result from OOKLA than with Firefox -- same server for test. Seems a lot of work is done by Firefox in loading ads or whatever which undoubtedly effects the results.

    Anybody else notice speed difference using SAME server but with different browsers.

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  2. Plankton's Avatar
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    Just to check using FF....Yes it different for me to. In the top left corner it says "Beta". It's crazy different....but so freaking cool. I like it. In Chrome it's the old version. The results are almost identical for me and using 2 different servers from 2 different states.

    I wonder why the Beta on Firefox?
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  3. Plankton's Avatar
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    Just check IE 11....old version as well....different server with almost the same results.
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  4. Plankton's Avatar
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    Here's the link to the Beta test......

    http://beta.speedtest.net/
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    FF and IE gave me both same speeds here.
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  6. zooburner's Avatar
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    I don't get different results with different browsers, but I always get different results with a flash based test than I do with a HTML5 based test. The good news though is that they are consistently different it's always 71mbs on HTML5 and always 75mbs on flash so at least I can see if it's better or worse.

    Also my ISP provide a direct speedtest link to their own servers, that always agrees with the flash version (it's flash based itself)

    The odd things is it's the other way around with upstream, upstream is always faster by a few mbs with HTML5 based testers than with flash !
    Last edited by zooburner; 23 Oct 2016 at 08:42. Reason: added information
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  7. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Plankton said:
    Here's the link to the Beta test......

    http://beta.speedtest.net/
    Hi there

    Different results again again ???
    Something is telling me lies.

    OK I'm at extremity of reception on a crowded 2.4 GHZ wifi while doing test but it's on SAME COMPUTER !!!!!.

    Firefox -- very slow ping --I'm sure it's something to do with zillions of adverts / sites giving data to who knows whom

    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!-snapshot4.png

    IE 11

    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!-test2.png

    No servers etc running on system while testing, VM's also quiesced so HOST machine not working too hard !!.
    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. zooburner's Avatar
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    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    Different results again again ???
    Something is telling me lies.

    OK I'm at extremity of reception on a crowded 2.4 GHZ wifi while doing test but it's on SAME COMPUTER !!!!!.

    Firefox -- very slow ping --I'm sure it's something to do with zillions of adverts / sites giving data to who knows whom

    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!-snapshot4.png

    IE 11

    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!-test2.png

    No servers etc running on system while testing, VM's also quiesced so HOST machine not working too hard !!.
    Cheers
    jimbo

    Maybe try downloading the same large file in either browser and keep an eye on the download speed, that may give you a better picture of your true download speed ?

    I don't pay much attention to speed testers, other than if I notice a slow down in general browsing or downloading, and I only use them of a comparison to the speed I normally get on that site.
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  9. Neemobeer's Avatar
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    You can also try the no frills speed test. http://fast.com
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  10. Posts : 575
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    The difference is relative small, it is only 18%, so I would not give so much importance.
    Anyway, one should take in consideration the Caches that are always in place.
    The best way to test is using the many Windows built-in information, like the one in Windows Explorer, Performance in Task Manager or even the Ressource Monitor. They are accurate and give the information one need.
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