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    Default Different versions of OS on same machine get different internet speeds

    On this machine I have, what is known as frugal installs of, Puppy 4.3.1, 5.2.8, 5.7.1 and BionicPup.

    I have run some speedtest.net tests on each of these. The really interesting upshot of the tests is that the version of the OS affects the internet speeds. I assume the only variable is the driver in each OS.

    I found this to be rather interesting given the "bragging rights" that speedtest.net seems to create.
    If Australia is a democracy why, then, is voting compulsory?

    "What has changed between the arrival of the First Fleet and today?"
    "Wearing leg irons is now not required."

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    Interesting...is oldest to newest the slowest to fastest?
    Though I guess it's possible there might be some settings differences, sometimes default settings can change between different versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jma View Post
    Interesting...is oldest to newest the slowest to fastest?
    No.

    5.2.8 and 5.7.1 are about the same (fastest) then BionicPup and last 4.3.1.

    Thinking about it since I wonder if kernel version also affects the speeds.
    If Australia is a democracy why, then, is voting compulsory?

    "What has changed between the arrival of the First Fleet and today?"
    "Wearing leg irons is now not required."

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    You may well be best asking those questions in the puppy linux forums.
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    Not a question - just an observation and maybe create some discussion.
    If Australia is a democracy why, then, is voting compulsory?

    "What has changed between the arrival of the First Fleet and today?"
    "Wearing leg irons is now not required."

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    Make sure ping is same in each test for accurate results. Also browsers should be same in each test, otherwise wasting your time. Speed tests can vary within minutes using same o/s so not accurate to draw conclusions. Just be happy that Barry Kauler & others have spent lots of time to give us puppy linux-enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mix View Post
    Make sure ping is same in each test for accurate results. Also browsers should be same in each test, otherwise wasting your time. Speed tests can vary within minutes using same o/s so not accurate to draw conclusions....
    I concur with all that.

    Some people get very anxious about variations in speed test results, but there are many variables involved as you have pointed out.

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    ... and now for something completely different.

    Just run a speed test using my Tab S using the same router but 5GHz wifi. Download speed 66% faster than my LAN connected PC.
    If Australia is a democracy why, then, is voting compulsory?

    "What has changed between the arrival of the First Fleet and today?"
    "Wearing leg irons is now not required."

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