Solved

do ookla speed tests include parity bits?  (i.e. the "overhead")

Posted on 2016-08-08
6
80 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-12
do ookla speed tests include parity bits?  (i.e. the "overhead")
0
Comment
Question by:Xetroximyn
6 Comments
 
LVL 82

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Baldwin earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
No, and I think you'll find that Ethernet uses a different scheme for error detection, no parity bits.  More info here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_frame  Ethernet uses Frame check sequence (32‑bit CRC) for error control.  An 'octet' is 8-bits of data.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Xetroximyn
Comment Utility
Hmmmm so we have a 100meg fiber circuit we pay $2000/mo for..... I kinda feel like if I hook a single laptop up to their router I ought to be able to get 100 megs on an ookla test.... but it's steady 92 or so.... they say that's acceptable... I disagree.... any thoughts on that?
0
 
LVL 82

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Your contract is with them.  You can stick with what they say or find another provider.  I think those are your only choices.  Or complain to them until you get what you want.
0
What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:Jan Springer
Jan Springer earned 125 total points
Comment Utility
Unless they file a tariff and their tariff description differs from actual.
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:pgm554
pgm554 earned 125 total points
Comment Utility
If you want a accurate speed test ,use this:

https://www.measurementlab.net/tools/ndt/

Part of the NDT server network of the supercomputer centers.
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Comment Utility
I'm posting after the fact here and Dave did indeed answer the question you asked.  However, the underlying question concerns your speed.

I think everybody missed this point, their router.

>. I kinda feel like if I hook a single laptop up to their router I ought to be able to get 100 megs on an ookla test.

There is a lot that can go on between the modem -> router -> your device.  

Your test should be to hook directly to the modem and run your test.  More than likely when you hook into the router you probably found your speed was closer to 35 than 100.  

Wile the wiring can be a factor and should not be ruled out, it is what is going on with the network that probably will make the biggest difference.

As example, do you know if QoS is turned on?  That would dramatically effect your speed.  If there is a VOIP system on the network, that would make sense.  On the router you can filter specific mac addresses to give priority.  By default nothing has priority. If you just give your mac address low priority you will see a speed boost.

Also how many simultaneous users and what are they doing?  Are you connecting via wifi? or direct.
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Quality of Service (QoS) options are nearly endless when it comes to networks today. This article is merely one example of how it can be handled in a hub-n-spoke design using a 3-tier configuration.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.   Tips on how to secure IoT devices, even the dumbest ones, so they can't be used as part of a DDoS botnet.  Use PRTG Network Monitor as one of the building blocks, to detect unusual…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now