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#1 tg1911

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:28 AM

Has anybody tried the new Firefox extension, Bandwidth Tester, yet?
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:35 AM

yes, I just now downloaded/installed it.

installation was successful, as it is now in the tools dropdown menu.

I've heeded the caution and disconnected from the internet before using (I want the best results, naturally)

I have to admit, I'm baffled

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The progress bar extended to the "complete" position, but the test continued...apparently. So I discontinued it. Then thought,

How could a Bandwidth Tester work offline?

So, I retried it while connected and it worked fine...I think...test was completed
(progress bar to the extreme right) and results are shown in boldface

49.63 Kb/sec (my slow dialup)

54.72 Kb/sec (my improved result 5 minutes later)

:thumbsup: seems to work best by ignoring the caution "not to use the Internet"

Edited by phawgg, 20 July 2004 - 03:54 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:52 AM

Please keep in mind when using these bandwidth testers that they are really not a good representation of your real bandwidth. Once you reach the Internet there are many factors that will reduce the speed of your connection consisting of congestion, distance, hops between locations, etc.

Evenmore so the device you are testing the bandwidth against, may have a much slower pipe to the internet than you do, therefore your speed will show maximum the remote device and not actually what you have

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 10:24 AM

I'm guessing that, "do not use the internet during the test", refers to surfing while the test is running. (Just a guess)

phawgg,
I was also wondering how you were supposed to test bandwidth without being on the internet. Just didn't make any sense. LOL

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