Testing Internet Speeds and Capacity

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Mon Nov 23 22:40:14 UTC 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



> Regards,
> Shake

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