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Anyone getting impossible results with Skyangel's Internet Speed Test?


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#1 OFFLINE   MRC Ohio

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:37 AM

I used the internet speed test offered by Skyangel and it gave me an INSTANT result of 17.94 Mbps on my very old (300 Mhz) computer. Every other test Ive tried has given something more realistic (something less than 5 Mbps) and has taken several seconds to perform. I hope Skyangel isn't trying to mislead people to get them to subscribe!

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 01:17 PM

You can double check your internet speed on Cnet: http://reviews.cnet....4-7254_7-0.html

I got several different answers from 800 to over 1000, when we are supposed to have a 1500 connection (DSL).

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 02:42 PM

Tried it just for giggles. Told me instantly my connection was 3.9ishMbps. Close, but my connection's 3.0Mbps DSL and runs about 2.8-2.9 on a good day, 2.7ish otherwise. A real speed test requires a bit more than a second to determine, as you stated above. :)

They very well could be trying to mislead, or they simply don't have the bandwidth to do a real test, the latter being kinda scary if they are an IPTV provider. :lol:

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#4 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 03:52 PM

Yeah the results on the Sky Angel test are anything but accurate, but in the opposite direction for me. I'm on a 15Mb connection, the the test is showing just under 4Mb.

From Sky Angel:

The result of your current connection speed test is:

* 3861.37 kb (kilobits) per second
* 3.77 Mb (megabits) per second

Now this is more like it.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 14.35 mbps (1837 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 976 kbps (122 KB/sec transfer rate)

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 04:26 PM

I used the internet speed test offered by Skyangel and it gave me an INSTANT result of 17.94 Mbps on my very old (300 Mhz) computer. Every other test Ive tried has given something more realistic (something less than 5 Mbps) and has taken several seconds to perform. I hope Skyangel isn't trying to mislead people to get them to subscribe!

http://www.skyangel....ault.aspx?ws=v
* 1946.13 kb (kilobits) per second
* 1.9 Mb (megabits) per second

Cnet: 1396.3 Kbps
SpeedTest: 1548/371
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Even the lengths to the longer tests don't seem long enough to guarantee that speed for something like an IPTV service that wants a lot of bandwidth for a long time. Hopefully SkyAngel is overspecing the speed needed to run one of their boxes (not a bad idea).

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:41 PM

VZ finally updated my service ... for $8 less per month (maybe I should put that toward SkyAngel IPTV. :D).
The speed test is still a bit exagerated, although SkyAngel now has a link to SpeedTest on their test page.
(They need to update the code to keep it there.)

http://www.skyangel....ault.aspx?ws=v
* 3923.65 kb (kilobits) per second
* 3.83 Mb (megabits) per second

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