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Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test
From: Alex Pressé <alex.presse () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 18:40:57 -0600

The speedtest.net site has a free mini edition
(http://www.speedtest.net/mini.php) you can download and extract to
some http available path (asp, php, jsp all supported). It's a flash
applet, easy to wrap into your own page. Transfers one of ten large
JPG files of random noise (largest is 31MB). IIRC, it somehow does a
pretest to select a file that should take > 10 seconds.

If you're connected at >100Mbit to the hosting server then the results
are rather bogus (not enough time in flight to get any meaningful
averages).

Demos (found via google): https://test.kems.net/
http://speedtest.qualitynet.net/ http://speedtest.fsr.com/

Pros: not a java applet
Cons: adobe flash applet

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Scott Weeks <surfer () mauigateway com> wrote:


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You might want to consider putting up a speedtest server internal to your
network.  I know there is a fee but well worth it I believe.  You will
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I would consider NDT as well: www.internet2.edu/performance/ndt

Last I checked, about 3 years ago, speedtest sent only latin text in
large packets.  NDT tests much more.  The customers just use a web
browser and the only caveat is they need to have Java working.

Here's one to get a feeling of what your customers will see:
http://ndt.anl.gov:7123

scott




-- 
Alex Presse
"How much net work could a network work if a network could net work?"


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