BROADBAND SPEED METER

  Snrub 13:36 03 Jun 2008
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What is the best speed meter icon to constantly monitor speed when browsing. Just seen a speed meter on todays BBC news programme about connection speeds which shows a speed meter running on the left side of the screen in form of a small dial which shows speed of on-line browsing.
Any ideas plse which one it is?

  bobbybluenose 13:51 03 Jun 2008

try this click here

  provider 2 13:56 03 Jun 2008
  woodchip 14:08 03 Jun 2008

Whats the point of it when you are Browsing? it will not be accurate. Hears one I use click here

  pj123 14:18 03 Jun 2008

I am on 4mb with NTL cable at the moment and all three of the above tests come in at 3.9.

  woodchip 14:22 03 Jun 2008

This a more strenuous test, You should not use computer while running it nor have programs running.
click here

  Snrub 19:03 03 Jun 2008

Hi provider 2 has shown BBC News/technology which shows video 2 clips of the shortened report. Unfortunately it misses the picture of a laptop screen running a 'real time' broadband meter indicating the browser speed continually and not a one off snap shot.
Still looking for this 'cool' addition

  grey george 19:22 03 Jun 2008

I think what your after looks like a rev. counter and I am sure it was on the Gadget Show earlier in the year. When they were testing bb speeds. It may look cool but running it while surfing will slow you down.

  johndrew 19:46 03 Jun 2008

At the risk of hijacking the thread. Orange is not shown on the list and when I put details in as requested the test refused to accept them.

  Kaacee 20:23 03 Jun 2008

When i used the Dan Elwell speed tester i got a "run-time error '11' division by zero" whatever that is, tried it 3 times with the same result each time..

  provider 2 22:57 03 Jun 2008

Here`s one with a couple of dials if you like that sort of thing. None of them ever guarantees absolute accuracy, however.

click here

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