## TL;DR

All measurements deviate so much from expectations that it is not possible to indicate what the best speed test is if you use WiFi-G.

## Contents

## Introduction

For this test we want to know how much data a speed test uses. It is obvious that this depends on the speed test used and the advertised download speed. For this test, the WiFi router (an ICIDU NI-707539) is configured to support only the 802.11g standard. The maximum achievable speed is now 54 Mbps.

## Method of measurement

The amount of data used by a speed test is measured with the live option of vnstat.

Initially the webpage with the speed tests to test is opened in the Edge browser. Then the data monitoring is started with vnstat -l and the to be tested speed test is opened in a new tab. After three times testing the internet speed, vnstat is stopped with control-C.

The measured download speeds and the median are noted. These are all in mega bits per seconds. The data used as measured by vnstat is in mebibytes (MiB) (or kibibytes (KiB)).

## Speed tests to test

Because this is a relative simple test, the unique speed tests as collected at ZOMDir will be tested.

## The measurements

The following has been measured. Note that all speeds are measured in Mbps.

- Astound Measurements: 15.00, 14.00, 14.00. Median: 14.00 - Sum down 117.10 MiB, sum up 2.82 MiB
- Bandwidth Place Measurements: 14.38, 14.33, 14.38. Median: 14.38 - Sum down 41.96 MiB, sum up 72.09 MiB
- Bredbandskollen Measurements: 14.93, 14.25, 12.81. Median: 14.25 - Sum down 53.89 MiB, sum up 53.69 MiB
- Broadband Speed Checker Measurements: 14.98, 15.44, 15.94. Median: 15.44 - Sum down 86.71 MiB, sum up 66.56 MiB
- Cloudflare Measurements: 17.7, 17.2, 15.5. Median: 17.2 - Sum down 216.25 MiB, sum up 141.68 MiB
- Comparitech Measurements: 18.03, 15.62, 18.82. Median: 18.03 - Sum down 109.14 MiB, sum up 55.34 MiB
- DSLReports Measurements: 12.93, 12.09, 11.71. Median: 12.09 - Sum down 69.57 MiB, sum up 111.42 MiB
- Fast Measurements: 16, 12, 11. Median: 12 - Sum down 67.00 MiB, sum up 24.16 MiB
- Fireprobe Measurements: 14.63, 14.79, 15.10. Median: 14.79 - Sum down 86.49 MiB, sum up 81.23 MiB
- Google Fiber Measurements: 14.7, 14.7, 14.8. Median: 14.7 - Sum down 37.67 MiB, sum up 52.24 MiB
- Internet Speed at a Glance Measurements: 20..50, 20..50, 50..100. Median: 20..50 - Sum down 104.87 KiB, sum up 27.4 KiB
- LibreSpeed Measurements: 16.7, 15.9, 15.7. Median: 15.9 - Sum down 64.07 MiB, sum up 74.20 MiB
- Measurement Lab Measurements: 18.11, 18.25, 17.67. Median: 18.11 - Sum down 67.06 MiB, sum up 45.26 MiB
- Meter.net Measurements: 15.63, 15.55, 11.10. Median: 15.55 - Sum down 57.80 MiB, sum up 41.40 MiB
- N Perf Measurements: 16.33, 15.90, 17.05. Median: 16.33 - Sum down 117.41 MiB, sum up 90.85 MiB
- Ookla Speedtest Measurements: 15.78, 16.25, 15.82. Median: 15.82 - Sum down 97.50 MiB, sum up 78.69 MiB
- Open Speed Test Measurements: 17.21, 18.02, 17.92. Median: 17.92 - Sum down 109.86 MiB, sum up 81.09 MiB
- SamKnows Measurements: 17.2, 16.9, 17.5. Median: 17.2 - Sum down 80.39 MiB, sum up 83.20 MiB
- SpeedCheck Measurements: 10.24, 16.12, 15.11. Median: 15.11 - Sum down 151.79 MiB, sum up 68.18 MiB
- SpeedOf.me Measurements: 14.93, 15.1, 15.69. Median: 15.1 - Sum down 104.24 MiB, sum up 47.42 MiB
- SpeedOf.me API Sample Page Measurements: 14.61, 15.44, 15.28. Median: 15.28 - Sum down 50.60 MiB, sum up 23.41 MiB
- SpeedSmart Measurements: 17.56, 17.67, 18.14. Median: 17.67 - Sum down 80.91 MiB, sum up 77.61 MiB
- Speedtest4.PHP Measurements: -, -, -. Median: - - Sum down 10.27 MiB, sum up 338.48 KiB
- TestMy.net Measurements: 19.2, 18.9, 18.6. Median: 18.9 - Sum down 55.13 MiB, sum up 2.00 MiB
- Toast Measurements: 4.2, 3.9, 3.9. Median: 3.9 - Sum down 69.02 MiB, sum up 1.37 MiB
- Which Broadband Checker Measurements: 19, 17, 18. Median: 18 - Sum down 56.31 MiB, sum up 66.74 MiB
- Xfinity xFi Speed Test Measurements: 12.0, 11.9, 11.5. Median: 11.9 - Sum down 66.67 MiB, sum up 1.98 MiB

## Conclusions

During the ultimate home network test 2022-2 we tested the internet speed with WiFi-G with another router.

Strangely enough, the measured internet speeds were a lot higher than the above measurements.

Possibly even stranger is that SpeedOf.me now does not have the highest readings.

These strange results make it actually impossible to say which speed test is the best under these test conditions.

The median of the number of MiBs required per Mbps is 1.9.