Testing Internet Speeds and Capacity

shake righa ssrigha at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 00:44:46 CST 2009

At the moment the market is competitive and clients are getting
various different offers from different competitors.Thus you find them
enquiring about speeds hence need to check on the speeds.

onsite engineers too need to be able to test and provide accurate
results.thus need for a tool that can provide accurate results.

Shake Righa

On 11/24/09, Xai Xi <xaixili at live.com> wrote:
> As mentioned, there is a limitation to TCP-based speed tests - TCP
> throughput is very sensitive to packet losses, particularly during
> slow-start, in addition to requiring end-host tuning (as an exercise, try
> running speedtest.net on a high bandwidth connection). You could use
> something called "available bandwidth", which is kind of like the "leftover
> capacity" on your path - I've been using this tool called pathload2:
> http://www.measurementlab.net/measurement-lab-tools#pathload2
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