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Speedtest vs Rogers Speed Test, someone please explain this to me

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Speedtest vs Rogers Speed Test, someone please explain this to me

I am flabbergasted by the speed difference when doing a speed test on the Rogers website vs the Speedtest App.

Rogers Website reports: 786.1 Mbps down
SpeedTest App reports: 191.87 down
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Both tests were with the same method for connection to Internet (WiFi vs Ethernet) and the same device?

I'm a Bell customer. I used Speedtest.net and speecheck.rogers.com and posted my results.
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Mr_Dogg wrote: I am flabbergasted by the speed difference when doing a speed test on the Rogers website vs the Speedtest App.

Rogers Website reports: 786.1 Mbps down
SpeedTest App reports: 191.87 down
Wouldn't it depend on the target server? Ethernet vs. Wifi could make a big difference as well.
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audit13 wrote: Both tests were with the same method for connection to Internet (WiFi vs Ethernet) and the same device?

I'm a Bell customer. I used Speedtest.net and speecheck.rogers.com and posted my results.
Yup. It's on the same computer with no changes to the enviroment.

Did one test and then on the same computer after a couple mins did the other test. Running it over and over again results in the same values
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Something is fishy with the first test result. The ping time is 0ms vs. 5ms for the second. I'm pinging the VPN at my work and I'm getting 10ms. Besides an internal node, I've never gotten < 1ms.
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Depends on the server that each ISP is using on the other end and the distance (which would more so affect ping).
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Can you select a different server in the speedtest.net app?

What speeds do you get when you try speedtes.net from the browser?
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I just ran a speed test on the speed test.net website and Rogers speed check website on my iPhone using the Safari browser. Both download speeds are pretty similar over WiFi.

It must have something to do with the connection to the speediest.net site?

Try bandwidthplace.com too.
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I'm with Bell Fiber 1.5Gbps for $69.95+taxes a month ...

and my speeds are reasonable ... sometimes it hits over 900Mbps download:

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Mr_Dogg wrote: I am flabbergasted by the speed difference when doing a speed test on the Rogers website vs the Speedtest App.

Rogers Website reports: 786.1 Mbps down
SpeedTest App reports: 191.87 down
Don't use the speedtest app
use the website one https://www.speedtest.net/
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