7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2007 7:53 PM by ilovetrainskc
ilovetrainskc Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
I was wondering if there was a way (hoping for a dashboard widget) that I could actually see my internet speed.

Basically am curious if my speed fluctuates much, or if I have a habit of hitting sites with slow server response.

G5 dual 2.0; G4 400 mhz; ibook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (281,425 points)
    Try measuring your speed at this site.

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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (257,550 points)
    This site: http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/ will give you a bandwidth measure.



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  • ilovetrainskc Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    ouch 572 kbps sounds like Time Warner is not living up to their promise!!
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (257,550 points)
    Is it 572 KBps (about 4600 mbps)? That would not be bad for Road Runner. If it's truly 572 kbps (about 70 KBps) then that's pretty slow. May need a new modem or you may have problems with the cable installation - need a direct line from the outside cable box to the modem. If they've run your line off splitters or the line's too long you might have substantial signal loss. Have them send someone out to check the installation and fix it if needs be.



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  • ilovetrainskc Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    that is the speed test from the provided site measured kbps. So you are saying that is not bad?

    Then I guess it is on Apple's end. Trying to dowload something from the iTunes store and it is going as fast as molasses up hill in January.
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (257,550 points)
    I amended the post - re-read what I added.

    572 KiloBYTEs wouldn't be bad, but 572 kiloBITs would be slow.
  • ilovetrainskc Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    According to Speakeasy that is kilobyte per second. So I am back to thinking Apple's server for iTunes needs a little help.

    Interesting this server appears to be lightening fast.