Where do I find Internet Connection speed?

  Ray5776 17:29 11 Jul 2007
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Hi everyone,
I have just changed ISP to TalkTalk but cannot find an icon that shows the connection speed, it used to be in the system tray when I was with Orange.
I have the lan connection icon OK.
Any ideas please.

Ray

  Jackcoms 17:33 11 Jul 2007

"it used to be in the system tray when I was with Orange"

No, it didn't. What you were seeing was the maximum speed of your line - nothing more, nothing less.

Go to click here for a speed test.

  wjrt 17:36 11 Jul 2007
  cocteau48 17:55 11 Jul 2007

The link which TT recommend if you cannot use the BT speedtester (which I believe does not work if you have been unbundled) is:
click here
You can create a profile and keep a record of all your download tests.

  Ray5776 18:04 11 Jul 2007

You are right on that Jackcoms I did not explain it very well.
Have tried both links but results are poles apart.
Jackcoms shows download 5488 kbps upload 376 kbps.
wjrt link shows 313 kbps download 135 upload.
Can anyone explain the huge difference please or advise on how to get a more accurate reading.

Ray

  postie24 18:22 11 Jul 2007

Try this one,i found it very reliable
click here

  Ray5776 19:25 11 Jul 2007

Thanks postie, it says this
Dan Elwell's Broadband Speed Test (unregistered)
Speed Test Report 07/07/11 19:16 - Full test

Test conducted at: 11/07/2007 19:16:46
Test 1: Ping times to UK servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 30 ms (lower is better)

mirror.inetc.co.uk: 29.3 ms
zeniiia.linux.org.uk: 30.3 ms
mirror.public-internet.co.uk: 23 ms
mirrorservice.org: 38 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 2: Ping times to European servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 50 ms (lower is better)

uni-erlangen.de: 42.5 ms
mirror.eunet.fi: 67.8 ms
mirror.eunet.fi: 67.5 ms
apache.easy-webs.de: 44.5 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 3: Ping times to east-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 120 ms (lower is better)

mirrorgeek.com: 171 ms
eng.lsu.edu: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
mirror.linux.duke.edu: 212.3 ms
apache.mirrors.hoobly.com: 158.8 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 4: Ping times to west-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 160 ms (lower is better)

hightechimpact.com: 168.3 ms
mirror.stanford.edu: 229 ms
ucla.edu: 185.5 ms
axint.net: 143.8 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 5: Ping times to east Asia servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 300 ms (lower is better)

mirror.tw: 314.3 ms
apache.oss.eznetsols.org: 304.5 ms
download.stmc.edu.hk: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
mirror.tw: 325 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 6: Ping times to Australian servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 350 ms (lower is better)

public.planetmirror.com.au: 370.3 ms
mirror.aarnet.edu.au: 343 ms
mirror.aarnet.edu.au: 334.5 ms
public.planetmirror.com.au: 370 ms

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 7: Ping times to central Asian servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 300 ms (lower is better)

apache.ntu.edu.tw: 310 ms
apache.cdpa.nsysu.edu.tw: 358 ms
apache.ntu.edu.tw: 309.5 ms
stu.edu.tw: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 8: Download speeds from UK servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

mirror.inetc.co.uk: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.

Too many server errors occurred therefore this test is inconclusive.

Test 9: Download speeds from European servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

mirrors.dotsrc.org: 5134 Kb/s

This result is much poorer than expected and should be investigated.

Test 10: Download speeds from east-coast USA servers

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

less.cogeco.net: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.

Too many server errors occurred therefore this test is inconclusive.

Test 11: Upload speeds to the Speed Test Server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 8000 Kb/s (higher is better)

Not conducted: You must register this software in order to perform this test.

Please click 'What's This?' for information on registering this software to enable this test.

Test 12: Packet loss en route to a UK server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

zeniiia.linux.org.uk: 0 %
bbc.co.uk: 0 %

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 13: Packet loss en route to a European server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

mirror.eunet.fi: 0 %
mirror.eunet.fi: 0 %

The results of this test indicate no problems.

Test 14: Packet loss en route to an east-coast USA server

Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)

mirrors.24-7-solutions.net: 0 %
apache.mirrors.northco.net: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.

Too many server errors occurred therefore this test is inconclusive.

End of testing.



Anyone like to clarify please,

Ray

  Andy1991 19:31 11 Jul 2007

Your results show that your average speed is hovering below the ideal speed.

  Andy1991 19:32 11 Jul 2007

But still respectable, not that below

  Ray5776 19:38 11 Jul 2007

Thanks for that quick response Andy but I still do not know what the speed is or what it should be.

Ray

  Ray5776 19:42 11 Jul 2007

Jackcoms,
can I reinstate the icon that shows the line speed.

Ray

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