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Old 10-10-2003, 07:26 PM   #1
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Connection Speed

After establishing a dial-up connection (I know - it sucks), is there any way to determine my connection speed? Windows tells you automatically (ex: 49.2 KBps).
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Which program are you using to start up your connection? I happen to use kppp, which will tell you the connection speed (at least according to the "CONNECT XXXXX" string) when you mouse over the kppp systray icon.
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If you put W2 in one of your strings, and enable the log in your dialer you should then be able to see your DEC connection speed.

Old 10-12-2003, 08:55 PM   #4
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I used Network Device Control. That happened to work perfectly and easily (not a very common occurrence in Linux: as much as I loathe Windoze and want to see a viable alternative, Linux ain't it yet. It's usually a pain).

Anyway, I am loath to try a different connection method, as I'm reasonably sure it would be difficult, frustrating, and unnecessarily complicated, assuming it will work at all.

I am reasonably comfortable with the command line (I cut my computing teeth on VMS in 1985, so command line work doesn't scare me. I do miss VMS, though; Unix seems to delight in being unnecessarily cryptic). So if there is a command I can use (a switch on ping, maybe?), that'd be great.


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