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#1 Reddoug


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

Hi All

Looking for the best way to check connection speeds. A coworker is paying for 6mb download speed. Says it start out fine at the beginning of the month but drops off to 2mb towards the end if the month. He is using T6 broadband line of sight connection. Just wonder if there are tools besides speed test web sites.

Thanks, Doug

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

For internet speed tests

Check with the 3-4 closest servers to confirm your speed on speedtest.net, and run the testmy.net test atleast twice.

Speeds can vary depending on the server, routing to that server, number of users on your ISP, and the number of users connecting to the server. Aswell as what you're doing on the connection(ex: downloading will make web page loading slower).

Now, try running and posting traceroutes to bleepingcomputer.com and google.com

if you're on windows, open command prompt and type tracert [site]. So for example if I was going to traceroute google it would be:

tracert google.com

and then press enter.

This will help eliminate a routing error. Also, are you able to get the full 6MB using download managers or P2P apps at the end of the month?

Edited by NpaMA, 24 July 2010 - 05:49 PM.

#3 Reddoug

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:58 PM

Thanks for he info. I will check with him next week.


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