HOW to measure your actual internet speed???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    hi. is there a program that measures how fast you are currently connected to the internet (actual reading)? i maybe connected to a 100Mbps or 54 or 11 but this is the transfer rate, right, not the speed connection to the internet? how would i know if i am really just connected to the internet between 2-4 Mbps? thanks.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No that's the connection speed, I would guess, you have to your router (100 wired, 54 and 11 wireless). There are some speed test sites, but I never found them very accurate. But at least they give som indication. Here in Sweden there's a program called TPTest that works very well, but I don't think it gives accurate results outside Sweden.

    http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/
    http://www.dslreports.com/stest
     
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    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    If you are on Windows, and that box is the only box using bandwidth, you could use software like DuMeter or Bandwidth Monitor Pro.
     
  6. i tried that site, but im connected through my school network so will it show me the network speed or the actual connection?
     
  7. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Doesn't quite matter .. it will show the actual speed I think.
     
  8. Zedric

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    It will show the top speed of the slowest part of the network between you and the test servers. That is usually your connection.
     
  9. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    WOW. thanks for the links. at least now i know how fast is the internet connection really is. i appreciate it. :)