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Browser speed different on speedtest.net

by wilyamn / January 30, 2013 2:28 AM PST

Hi, I just upgraded my internet to 24mbps and I've been using speed test to confirm it. My problem is when I speedtest with IE I get in the 20s, but when I use chrome to speed test I get around 8. Does anyone know it's like that?
Is speed test not accurate? I tested this more than 10 times.

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It's like the man with 2 watches.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 2:33 AM PST

He's never sure what time it is.

The speed test varies for many reasons such as you can't get the exact speed result from second to second. And that protections implemented inside the OS and browser has it examining the packets in different, faster or slower ways.

Your zen answer is that it means what it means. One is faster on speedtest than the other.
Bob

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 2:39 AM PST
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