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esolve 11-29-2012 04:04 PM

how to check the ISP bandwidth
 
I'm using WiFi at home
there is a wireless router which my laptop connects to

I want to know the uplink and downlink bandwidth that the ISP provides to the wireless router

are there any commands or tools that I can use to get the bandwidth value?
thanks

camorri 11-29-2012 04:29 PM

There are lots of speed check sites, most are ISP's that provide speed checks. Here is one link

-->http://www.speedtest.net/

If you google 'ISP speed check' you will turn up many more. You do not need any special tools. I usually will check results with several providers, they usually are close enough, and close to what my ISP says the service will provide.

rknichols 11-29-2012 05:48 PM

One of the best is shaperprobe. Besides measuring your maximum burst speed, it also detects and measures traffic shaping (where you get a large rate for a certain number of bytes and a lower rate thereafter), telling you the approximate burst size and the final rate you get. The Linux version comes as a .tgz source file from which you compile the (small) executable. It needs no libraries other than glibc.


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