How does Xfinity speed test works ?
In order to provide accurate speed test results , comcast speed test download and uploads small packets of data from your computer and after that some mathematical calculations are performed to determine current internet speed in Mbps.
Under ” Advanced Setting ” , you can also select nearest host from the list of 27 comcast servers .
Comcast Speed Test vs Ookla ( Speedtest.net ) , who wins the battle ?
Most of you already know that ookla is a global leader in measuring the internet performance but is it really more accurate than comcast ?
The answer is both “yes ” and ” no ” , before thinking that i am mad wait for a minute because here is the reason behind my answer .
Comcast is the ISP (internet service provider) based testing service while on other hand speedtest.net by ookla is the Non-ISP hosted tool ,
That’s why sometime we are encountered with incorrect results because both of them works on different benchmark .
Most of the time ISP based speed testing tool gives inaccurate result outside their countries due to lack of hosted servers .
Important : so , if you are a comcast customer then it is more better for you to test internet speed with official xfinity speed test tool.
Can I use xfinity speed test if it doesnot provide ISP services in my country ?
Yes , you can measure latency ,downoad and upload speed by going to their official website without any problem.
But i suggest you to use your own ISP based testing tool or any other non-isp based speed test services such as :
- Speedtest.net by ookla
- CNET based speed test
My opinion :
According to my observations Comcast or xfinity speed test tool is one of the best available service to measure your current internet performance or metrics . The best part is its simplicity and user -interactive interface , with a single-click you can get all valuable statistics , but if you are not a comcast customer then i recommend you to use other Non-ISP based testing services for getting more realistic results .
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