Network Speed Tester for macOS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lakehorn, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. lakehorn macrumors newbie

    lakehorn

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    We've released a new app for both macOS and iOS to do proper speed measurements within your wired or wifi network. Speed data is visualized in a chart, so that you can move around your house and see the speed go up or down.

    You can use the app to:
    • Verify your network components (swiches, router) to find bottlenecks in your wired network
    • Optimize the placement of your wifi router, try different locations until you get the best network performance
    • Measure impact of wifi range extenders
    • Find the best spot for watching streaming movies in your home
    The macOS version is availble in the mac appstore for a fee:
    Download from mac appstore

    The iOS client is available for free from the appstore:
    Download from appstore
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    You can do speed tests between a mac and an iOS device, or between to macs. Ideally, one mac is connected directly to the router via a cable.

    Find out more on our homepage.
     
  2. HDFan, Apr 19, 2017
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    HDFan macrumors 6502

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    Sweet! Have been looking for an affordable app that tests the local network speed. Speed test only gives an approximation since you're going outside your network. Now I can compare speed tests' 239 Mbps to the 366 Mbit/s the app shows using my Time Capsule AC. And the fact that it gives you a continuous graph means you can walk around the house to find the locations with best wifi results, although could do by signal strength.

    Now all we need is an Apple TV version.
     
  3. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    I may be missing it but is it available in the US app store?
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    That is where I picked it up from. I used the direct link in this thread since I was having trouble finding it via searching the store.
     
  5. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    TamoSoft do a free one.
     
  6. lakehorn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very good idea! We will be looking into that soon.
     
  7. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Checked it out: http://www.tamos.com/download/main/

    Tamosoft has more information, but I found it visually harder to use (TCP upstream and UDP downstream colors were hard to differentiate on a small iPhone screen):


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    Versus:

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  8. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    I was hoping like the no longer updated app Speedynet that this app would also work between two iOS devices.

    Since you are charging for the Mac app, but not the iOS app, you could put the iOS to iOS feature behind an in app purchase for those who would like that functionality.
     
  9. lakehorn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We already thought about that - but testing with two devices on the same wifi network will probably give poor results. That's why we dropped it for now. But your right, it could still make sense for some. The AppleTV could also act as a server, especially when connected via cable. Maybe we can create a dedicated server app for iOS/tvOS.
     
  10. lakehorn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update for Apple TV 4 / tvOS

    The client for Network Speed Tester is now also available on the tvOS platform! Just go to purchased in the store app and install the client. The Apple TV appears to have only Fast Ethernet built-in, so don't expect high speed measurements on it!

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    Go to Appstore (is the same for iOS and tvOS)

    Thanks to HDFan for the idea!
     
  11. lakehorn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now also available: Network Speed Tester Server for iOS devices!

    We've released a new app that allows measuring between iOS devices, without requiring a Mac. The new server will work with the existing free clients on iOS and tvOS, and also the Mac version of Network Speed Tester. Updates of all apps have been posted for optimal compatibility.

    Find out more
    Download from the App Store

    A server app for the Apple TV is planned in the near future.
     

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