Tip: Windows evaluation of router capability

By jobeard
Mar 11, 2008
  1. Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool

    The Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool checks your Internet router to see if it supports certain technologies. You can use this tool on a PC running either the Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system. If you're planning to run Windows Vista, this tool can verify whether your existing Internet router supports advanced features, such as improved download speeds and face-to-face collaboration using Windows Meeting Space.

    The tool is intended to be run from a home network behind a home Internet (NAT) router. Running this tool from behind a corporate firewall or on operating systems other than those specified above won't produce accurate results. This tool requires administrator privileges to run.

    The tests can require up to 10 minutes to complete and do not make any permanent changes to your router. For the most accurate results, your computer should be connected directly to your Internet router, using a wired connection.

    The last test is a robustness test of 80 concurrent connections to verify
    that your router can sustain heavy downloads :wave:

    from an Admin login (or run as Admin) open IE6 or above and paste this link
    An ActiveX component will be installed to run the test
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Link doesn't work...

    *Please be more concise with the quote feature.*
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,156   +598

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    The original link worked for me. My Netgear WGR614 wireless router passed all tests except UPnP.

    Note to Jobeard:
    I got the Vista systems to network wirelessly, but the Wireless connection drops consistantly, every 10 to 15 minutes. I'm replacing the router next month
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    80 connections for me, but I need to stop seeding to really test it..
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,156   +598

    You can run without it nicely. UPnP is different than Plug and Play :)
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    This seems to be more geared for Vista OS and not too much for XP. UPnP sometimes doesn't handshake too well..
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,156   +598

    It's examining the accessibility of specific ports, not the OS.

    change your firewall settings and you get different results :)
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