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Old 11-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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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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