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Old 07-04-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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finding out max internet speed in ubuntu


I have 512 kbps broadband.
I want to find out the peak download speed I get.
For example : during day time the speed is relatively low. At midnight the download speed rises abruptly.

In windows xp I had netmeter which will save the peak value whenever it occurs.
I don't want to find average speed.

I have installed wireshark & iftop.
How do I use them ?
 
Old 07-04-2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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You can use http://speedtest.net/ for on-demand on-line tests.

This website
purports to suggest some possibilities.
 
Old 07-05-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
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I have 512 kbps broadband.
I want to find out the peak download speed I get.
For example : during day time the speed is relatively low. At midnight the download speed rises abruptly.

In windows xp I had netmeter which will save the peak value whenever it occurs.
I don't want to find average speed.

I have installed wireshark & iftop.
How do I use them ?
Try this on your linux system .. a good one..

Code:
bandwidthd
http://nst.sourceforge.net/nst/docs/user/ch02s05.html

It will give you a detailed solution based on graph.

Last edited by divyashree; 07-05-2011 at 12:07 AM.
 
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:28 AM   #4
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I see that file:///var/lib/bandwidthd/htdocs/Subnet-1-192.168.8.0.html is webpage dynamically updated by bandwidthd daemon.
 
Old 07-05-2011, 07:38 AM   #5
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thanks divyashree

The html file I mentioned above tells me what has been peak receive data rate so far.
Though I did not find web page to configure it .
http://nst.sourceforge.net/nst/docs/user/ch02s05.html says to access web user interface.
 
Old 07-05-2011, 11:17 PM   #6
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thanks divyashree

The html file I mentioned above tells me what has been peak receive data rate so far.
Though I did not find web page to configure it .
http://nst.sourceforge.net/nst/docs/user/ch02s05.html says to access web user interface.
You can access that webpage from your browser by:

PHP Code:
http://localhost/bandwidthd 
 
Old 07-05-2011, 11:30 PM   #7
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I got
Code:
Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost.
    *   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
          moments.
    *   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
          connection.
    *   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
          that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:01 AM   #8
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I got
Code:
Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost.
    *   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
          moments.
    *   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
          connection.
    *   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
          that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
Have you apache installed on your machine ???
 
Old 07-07-2011, 11:54 PM   #9
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no
i am not running any server just surfing .
 
  


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