How to test bandwidth speed?

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  1. nyrblue35 macrumors member

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    No idea why but whatever browser i use i cannot get to speakeasy or speedtest.net to test my wifi connection in my house. Im running 1.6 java on snow leopard 10.6.8. Anyone have any idea why these sites don't load or what else can be done?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. nyrblue35 thread starter macrumors member

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    wish that worked but no luck. i installed it and tried safari and chrome afterwards. its not that the page is loading and i cant view the page. it just doesn't go to the site at all. just takes forever and never loads.
     
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    dslreports.com has Flash and Java speed tests. Both work with current Flash and Java versions in Lion.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you read?
    OP, do you have any ad-blockers installed? What DNS servers are you using in your Mac and your router?
     
  7. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Can you go to other sites like yahoo.com or cnn.com with no problem? Might be a DNS issue.
     
  8. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    try flushing your dns: terminal>
    Code:
    dscacheutil -flushcache
     
  9. nyrblue35 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok i tried flushing the dns to no avail. I can now at least rule out my home router since i am now trying this at work on an unfiltered guest wireless. Same thing, the page doesn't load. I have no problems with any other sites. This is a strange one indeed. :confused:
     
  10. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Then it must be something with the browser. Are you running any plugins like adblock or flashblock? Have you tried bandwidthplace.com? It's flash-based too, just in case it doesn't work.
     
  11. nyrblue35 thread starter macrumors member

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    nope, no ad or flash blockers on either chrome or safari. That site you posted works fine in either browser so im really baffled. Thanks.
     
  12. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    Going out on a limb, but is it possible that your ISP blocked speedtest.net? have you tried on another computer on the same network?
     
  13. nyrblue35 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes that was the first thing I tried. Sorry I should have mentioned that it works fine on my Windows 7 desktop @ home which is connected directly to my router.
     
  14. GuitarG20, Oct 28, 2011
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    GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    have you done a direct connection w/ the MBP? to test and see if that works...

    EDIT: i see you've tried it on multiple wireless networks? Have you tried on a wired one? maybe it's something to do with network settings...
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's obviously a problem with the MBP, since the problem exists on multiple networks.
     
  16. nyrblue35 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly. Unfortunately I dont have a windows laptop @ home to test. Just a few windows desktops which are hardwired.
     

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