I know your ISP normally sells you on numbers you’ll never get, but with high speed internet in the past it never really mattered for me. I’ve been cursed with poor internet for 2 years and I’m hoping to upgrade, sadly there may be no better options in my area. So my question…how accurate are internet speed tests? Because I feel like I’m not getting nearly what the speed tests claim I’m getting. The speed test seems to match up with what my router claims I’m getting. The only way I know to test these numbers is watch the speeds I get in my torrent client. I get 1.3MB D/L and almost 1 U/L. This has been the best I can get since day 1. (testing on a hard wired laptop) Anyways…I have no reason to believe my torrent client is wrong as I’ve been using it for years. No speed test matches up with this. Speed tests online as well on the Xbox claim I get around 11 down and 1 up.
Is there a way to test my internet to see if these speed tests are accurate? I calculated it in the past incorrectly…I came up with 13919kbps = 1.3 mb. I had the freaking decimal in the wrong place and assumed 1.3 was correct. Last question…do the download and upload numbers matter at all as far as gaming is concerned? Isn’t it my ping/latency that determines my connection when playing online?
Thanks in advance for any advice! I’d like to improve my internet when my bs 2 year contract is up with my current ISP. I’d like to be able to game online again…but I dunno. I’m adding some pics. A speed test online, a speed test I just ran on Xbox Live, what my router says I get, and a screenshot from uTorrent with my D/L maxed out. As you can see top speed begins to shut other torrents down and the internet barely works.