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    real time connection speed test

    I know that there are the Internet ones that do a one time type deal, but is there a program that will run real time?

    I have a Sprint broad band card and would like to know real time stats on what speeds i'm getting.

    Do I have any free options? So far I've found pay for it products.
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    real time?

    so this is apparently different than the speed tests offer by dslreports.com ??
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    as in real time, not having to click a button, wait while the test is run then get a result, then have to click it again, and wait and get another result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadir_s
    real time?

    so this is apparently different than the speed tests offer by dslreports.com ??
    I think what she means, is a program that works on your pc ,and when your downloading something or browsing the web it logs the speed.

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    goto task manager and goto networking
    then view > select columns

    a bunch of nice settings in there

    what you want is the bytes sent/interval and bytes recieved/interval

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    Hi Red

    Not sure if this is what your after or not but I use DU Meter http://www.dumeter.com/ it has all sorts of stats and meters in it.

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    Its very difficult to get a real "real time" speed. The program would atleast need to upload/download large files then it calculate the speed transfer from there by looking at averages.

    You only need the "connection" speed, a one off calculation. Whats wrong with taking a few seconds/minutes for it to calculate with better accuracy?

    Ill rather wait for a few seconds to get accurate reading than real time reading that is well out.

    Am I missing something here?

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    Get utorrent and watch the link speed meter while you download a linux iso or something.
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    yeah - that works while I'm driving across the country...by the time I get to where I'm going I'll have downloaded everything out there...lol

    Chris - I'm interested in getting readings while driving across the country without having to go in every few minutes and tell it to sniff the connection.
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    I don't know if it exists, but if there's a CLI version of a speed test out there, you could just script it to run automatically and parse the output. Then correlate to GPS data to get a good map.

    It wouldn't take more than an hour or so to hack up.

    Edit: duh, you could use wget to test the connection speed.
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