speedtest.mybroadband vs nperf.com

pointer

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If I run a speedtest using http://speedtest.mybroadband.co.za/ I get:
Ping 3ms
Download 194 mbps

If I run a speedtest using https://www.nperf.com/en/ I get:
Ping 16ms
Download 625 mbps

Both sites showed similar upload speeds, around 95 mbps.

nperf reports more than 5 times worse latency but more than 3 times better speed. Why is there such a huge difference in the ping and speed?
 

ginggs

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nperf reports more than 5 times worse latency but more than 3 times better speed. Why is there such a huge difference in the ping and speed?
The difference in latency could just mean that the mybroadband.co.za server is closer to you than the nperf server.

I don't know about the difference in speed. Who is your ISP and what speed is your service?
 

pointer

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I'm with Vox, and a 200 mbps service, but the speed has been upgraded to 1000 mbps till end of July. The mybroadband speedtest doesn't show any difference in speed so I called Vox, their tech guy told me to test using nperf and I see a big difference, much higher speed and ping. Now I'm not sure which result to trust.
 

pointer

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I just tried the Ookla speedtest (https://www.speedtest.net/) and got 730 mbps with 3ms ping, similar speed to nperf but much better ping. Immediately retested the other 2 speedtest sites (see above) and both reported their previous results again. Is anyone else getting these wildly different speedtest results?
 

quovadis

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I just tried the Ookla speedtest (https://www.speedtest.net/) and got 730 mbps with 3ms ping, similar speed to nperf but much better ping. Immediately retested the other 2 speedtest sites (see above) and both reported their previous results again. Is anyone else getting these wildly different speedtest results?
Ping is the roundtrip from you to the server selected and back - Since they may not be in the same location this will vary generally based on distance. The mybroadband speed test might be under load or throttled itself or upstream to 200mbps. Maybe @rpm could advise what the bandwidth allocated is.
 

snowwolf

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What is the server that was used in the nperf test?
Also, where are you based?
 
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