Testing Internet Speeds and Capacity

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Mon Nov 23 16:40:14 CST 2009


On Nov 20, 2009, at 2:11 AM, shake righa wrote:

> Hi,
>
> how does one truly test internet speeds provided by your provider.
>

I am going to go back to your original question and ask, for what  
purpose ?


> Speed test sits give different results that one provided by the  
> provider.
>

Could well be. Speed tests for one purpose (say, TCP web) may be  
largely irrelevant for other purposes (say, UDP video).

If it really matters - i.e., if you have an application or use case or  
customer where speed is crucial, then test it using that
application, or find a test that mimics that application.

If you care about interpreting your tests, you might start here

http://shlang.com/writing/tcp-perf.html

Regards
Marshall





> Regards,
> Shake
>
>








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