How can I monitor my connection speed?

Mr LuLu

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Jun 11, 2005
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www.bottleofbroon.co.uk
In a couple of days my connection's going to jump from 1mb to 8mb.
I'd like to get an idea of just how fast it is now before the new connection. Can anybody tell me how I can do this? :)
 

pulsewidth947

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Jan 25, 2005
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I personally like this one, it allows you to submit your results so that other UK consumers know which services are the best value.

Man 8mbit! Ntl upgraded me from 750k to 2mbit and the difference is unreal. I really dont think I need any faster than that (unless of course they increase upload speed so upload:download ratio isnt as bad as it is now!)
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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http://testmy.net is a good one.

EDIT: I got this:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::
Connection is:: 4280 Kbps about 4.3 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)
Download Speed is:: 522 kB/s
Tested From:: http://testmy.net/ (server1)
Test Time:: Mon Jun 20 2005 10:53:52 GMT-0400
Bottom Line:: 76X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.96 sec
Diagnosis: Looks Great : 10.71 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)
Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/stats/id-YMRI0TGV6
 

The_Man

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Jun 10, 2005
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I ran the download speed test and it said that i was only running 80.9% of the normal comcast download speed and that I may need help. Does anyone have any idea as to what I should do to get it up to 100%
 

ITASOR

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Glad to hear I suggested a good wite wdlove. I'm actually not a member yet, you can still do the tests but the results with the "proof" link only last 45 days. Not bad!
 

ITASOR

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Theman2290 said:
I ran the download speed test and it said that i was only running 80.9% of the normal comcast download speed and that I may need help. Does anyone have any idea as to what I should do to get it up to 100%
Sorry for double post, just seems better to separate posts.

Theman,

Are you on wireless? If I switch to wireless I get about 90% of RR's average as well, so 80.9% is good. Try it again tonight or tomorrow as Comcast might just be a little slower or have more people on right now. Testmy.net could also be a little slow. It's nothing to be worried about, as 90% is good anyway. Do you have a router? If so what type. My test was through a Linksys WRT54G. If I remove that, I get about 130% of my rr.com's average :eek:. I actually just switched to the 6mbs RR from the premium 8mbps which is like double the monthly $, and they both test out to ALMOST the same speed, which kind of annoys me...haha