I tested my speed with ookla. I also have a speed counter on my status bar (enabled using GravityBox). Both of them show different results. I tried another speed test site as well, an it shows another result. Can anyone explain whats going on and which one to trust?

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It's the difference of byte VS bit at play here - 1MB/s (byte) = 8Mbps (bit). The 2 speeds displayed match well.

As for different speed testing sites showing varying results: obviously they use different servers, bearing different route and latency. Speedtest (the one you're using) chooses the best based on ping, but not necessarily every site does.

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