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Weird Broadband Speeds!!!

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    Weird Broadband Speeds!!!


    I did an Ookla Broadband test on both my laptop & my pc tablet. Why would the reading be 65Mbps for my laptop & only 32Mbps for my tablet? All assistance appreciated! Thanks.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have experienced different speeds if I run the test multiple times or choose different servers.

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    Different server---

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    Did you run the test on both from the same server at about the same time of day.
    I notice different times will produce different results.
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    Yellow Belly
    Posts : 178
    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    Online data traffic volume is changing constantly and it affects your readings; that's why you get different speeds minute by minute. It's just a rough guide.
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Wifi can always resort in wonky speed test results. On my laptop, I get the same results for wifi as I do for wired. For our tablets & iPhones, the speeds are always going to be lower than a laptop or desktop. It is mostly because they are using a less powerful chipset to conserve battery power on those devices, or using power saving schemes which are embedded in the OS.
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    Solved


    SOLVED
    Thanks a lot guys.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    SOLVED
    Thanks a lot guys.
    Glad it is solved >
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