does a speedtest only test the line speed ie capacity of line and bear no actual eference to actual download speeds achievable.
I have just done a speedtest and it took 40 seconds to download 200 mb by my arithmetic that's 5mbps but test says it's 43mbps 200/43= 4.65 seconds.
Why the discrepancy?
Hi @RJDSMITH14 The result you're getting is pretty much correct, when you consider that 1 byte = 8 bits, on a 100Mbps (megabits per sec) theoretical speed you could download 12.5MB/s (megabytes per sec) so your 43Mbps equates to 5.375MB/s so 200MB would take around 40 seconds to download.
What you're seeing is the 8x difference between megabyte and megabit.