Testing Internet Speeds and Capacity

shake righa ssrigha at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 13:36:37 CST 2009


The tools such as iperf need some level of expertise to use.
some end users lack this level of expertise.
are there any tools simply for end users to use that can accomplish the same
task?\


Regards,
Shake Righa

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Jeff Shultz <jeffshultz at wvi.com> wrote:

>  shake righa wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> how does one truly test internet speeds provided by your provider.
>>
>> Speed test sits give different results that one provided by the provider.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Shake
>>
>>
> Nice ISP's will put speed test software on their backbone so you can test
> the speed of your circuit to the backbone.
>
> Remember that the speed your provider quotes you is probably the full
> throughput of the circuit. Some circuits, such as DSL ones, will read up to
> 15% slower due to ATM circuit overhead.
>
> --
> Jeff Shultz
>



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