How to check actual wifi connection rate?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Trepex, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Trepex macrumors 6502a

    Trepex

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    How can I check this on the mac? In windows XP I could see the negotiated speed, but I'm not exactly sure how to check this on my MBP. I am using an AEBS-N-Gigabit as my router.
     
  2. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    This is kinda Useful and Fun too....

    Try this out... show Up/ Down Speeds as well as Compares with other parts of your area/ the World too... Have Fun and Pass it On!!

    http://www.speedtest.net/
     
  3. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

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    I believe what you're looking for can be found in Applications -> Utilities -> Network Utility.

    "Link Speed," right?
     
  4. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool thanks. Now I can see my wireless and wired link speeds. :)
     
  5. ZachPruckowski macrumors member

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    Using Activity Monitor or the iStatPro widget would tell you exactly how much bandwidth you're actually getting, not just the negotiated speed.
     
  6. Trepex thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Trepex

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  7. verity macrumors member

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    I use MenuMeters for that, to check if anything is actually getting through when Safari seems stuck. Then there is iStumbler that can show the signal strength of all wireless networks available.
     

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