Can you trust online speed tests?

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Can you trust online speed tests?

Postby Egaladeist » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:06 am

Been testing the loading time of a few sites on different website speed tests and none of them add up to my own experience. For instance this forum loads for me in less than a second, but online speed tests vary from a minute to several minutes depending upon if it's dial-up 56Ks or T1. Google's speed performance test rates this forum at a dismal 48% .

So...how much faith can you put in online web speed tests? How fast does this forum load for you?
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Re: Can you trust online speed tests?

Postby SirDice » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:54 am

It loads pretty quick actually.

Not sure how much faith to put in those tests. They are quite dependent on what else is going on on the internet.
If there's any congestion between the measuring site and the target it's going to show up.
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