Windows 10: OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

Discus and support OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi there on IE I get a MUCH faster result from OOKLA than with Firefox -- same server for test. Seems a lot of work is done by Firefox in loading ads... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jimbo45, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!


    Hi there
    on IE I get a MUCH faster result from OOKLA than with Firefox -- same server for test. Seems a lot of work is done by Firefox in loading ads or whatever which undoubtedly effects the results.

    Anybody else notice speed difference using SAME server but with different browsers.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Oct 22, 2016
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  2. firefox speed in windows 10

    brand new hp desk top so i didnt like Edge and installed Firefox instead.Problem is that speed tests on Ookla and Speed checker are showing over 50mb/s download speed every time yet bt wholesale test shows only 9 mb/s.If i run all 3 tests in Edge i get
    over 50mb/s in all 3 tests,so is firefox my problem.im a bt infinity 1 customer
     
    davepikeRQ, Oct 22, 2016
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  3. Martmcd Win User
    How do I check my internet speed?

    speed test - Recherche Google

    Ookla seems popular, first result in above search.

    just go to the site, click begin test, no need to install an app.
     
    Martmcd, Oct 22, 2016
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  4. Plankton Win User

    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

    Just to check using FF....Yes it different for me to. In the top left corner it says "Beta". It's crazy different....but so freaking cool. I like it. In Chrome it's the old version. The results are almost identical for me and using 2 different servers from 2 different states.

    I wonder why the Beta on Firefox?
     
    Plankton, Oct 22, 2016
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  5. Plankton Win User
    Just check IE 11....old version as well....different server with almost the same results.
     
    Plankton, Oct 22, 2016
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  6. Plankton Win User
    Plankton, Oct 22, 2016
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    FF and IE gave me both same speeds here.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 22, 2016
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  8. zooburner Win User

    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

    I don't get different results with different browsers, but I always get different results with a flash based test than I do with a HTML5 based test. The good news though is that they are consistently different it's always 71mbs on HTML5 and always 75mbs on flash so at least I can see if it's better or worse.

    Also my ISP provide a direct speedtest link to their own servers, that always agrees with the flash version (it's flash based itself)

    The odd things is it's the other way around with upstream, upstream is always faster by a few mbs with HTML5 based testers than with flash !
     
    zooburner, Oct 22, 2016
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  9. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    Different results again again ???
    Something is telling me lies.

    OK I'm at extremity of reception on a crowded 2.4 GHZ wifi while doing test but it's on SAME COMPUTER !!!!!.

    Firefox -- very slow ping --I'm sure it's something to do with zillions of adverts / sites giving data to who knows whom


    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!! [​IMG]


    IE 11


    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!! [​IMG]


    No servers etc running on system while testing, VM's also quiesced so HOST machine not working too hard !!.
    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Oct 22, 2016
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  10. zooburner Win User
    Maybe try downloading the same large file in either browser and keep an eye on the download speed, that may give you a better picture of your true download speed ?

    I don't pay much attention to speed testers, other than if I notice a slow down in general browsing or downloading, and I only use them of a comparison to the speed I normally get on that site.
     
    zooburner, Oct 23, 2016
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  11. Neemobeer Win User
    Neemobeer, Oct 23, 2016
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  12. Adalwar Win User
    The difference is relative small, it is only 18%, so I would not give so much importance.
    Anyway, one should take in consideration the Caches that are always in place.
    The best way to test is using the many Windows built-in information, like the one in Windows Explorer, Performance in Task Manager or even the Ressource Monitor. They are accurate and give the information one need.
     
    Adalwar, Oct 23, 2016
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  13. jimbo45 Win User

    OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

    HI there
    @Adalwar

    Thanks for the info -- 18% could be significant --especially now more and more 4K UHD Video is becoming available -- dread to think what happens when we go to 8K video --today's high speed fibre internet will collapse !! even 1Gib/s might not be sufficient - and with zillions of users !!.

    Netflix and SKY have a few things in 4K - most premier league football (round ball version) is available in 4K now.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Oct 23, 2016
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  14. fireberd Win User
    Just checked mine, to the same server. Edge 114.54 downlink, 11.67 uplink. Firefox 114.74 downlink 11.60 uplink.

    I am on Brighthouse cable.
     
    fireberd, Oct 23, 2016
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  15. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    Thanks

    I suspect that perhaps my Firefox is riddled with adware --seems analysing it loads 10 zillion sites plus "adclick" or whatever

    Totally removed.

    Chrome reports similar to IE 11. Now marking as solved.

    Linux Firefox --fine -- same as Windows but Windows FF --totally ridiculous result --from same server within seconds shouldn't have a variation of 18% --Would you use a plane if the reliability varied by 18 % --maybe some would but I think I'd stay on the ground in that situation. !!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Apr 5, 2018
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