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Old Jun 16, 2003, 08:32 PM   #1
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Monitoring your connect speed

What is a good program to use to monitor your connection speed?

When I used my Airport under OS9 it would tell you what your connection speed was.

Under OSX I can't find anything that tells me what my connect speed is.

I'm upgrading to DLS in a few days but I'm nerdy and want to know how fast things are slinging back and forth.

Is there something in OSX I'm missing or is there a good freeware program to download and have running to monitor this?

Thanks!

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Old Jun 16, 2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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programs do not measure your connect speed very well. Use a bandwidth test server like www.dslreports.com, which I have found to be the best.
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mrmacman's idea is a good one for constant monitoring, but i would use the DSLreports or other speed test to measure your actual best speed. you can't just start downloading something to check that, as you never know how good the server is for sure.
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Constant bandwidth monitor

Konfabulator has a widget called "NetPulse" which will make a nice little graph and digital readout of your bandwidth. It might even have logging capabilities. Of course, Konfab has its own little processor intensive quirks....
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Re: Constant bandwidth monitor

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Konfabulator has a widget called "NetPulse" which will make a nice little graph and digital readout of your bandwidth. It might even have logging capabilities. Of course, Konfab has its own little processor intensive quirks....
not to mention that it costs money and takes up more space than stuff in the menubar
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 07:11 PM   #7
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So far, it's rocking my boxers!

I downloaded the menu meters and they truly rock! Fiting right up there on the menu bar is truly ingenious - and the info you get back is kick ass.

Combining that with DSL Reports and I'm awash in numbers.

Nerd heaven!

Thanks for all your help!

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well, if you enjoy menubar hell/heaven, you may also want to have a look at the following:

Meteorologist--the weather in your menubar.

UptimeInMenuBar--what more can i say?

Spy--a different CPU/Network monitor, i use is CPU monitor over Menu Meters' because i think it fits better.
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