Anyway to measure d/l constantly..?????

By TANSOCAL ยท 7 replies
Mar 17, 2004
  1. Hello All....

    I was just wondering if there was a utility to measure d/l speed constantly from my isp...????

    I run dsl from aol and I know it lags, and I just wanna be able to prove it...........;)

    any suggestions or tips would be appreciated...

    Have a great day.................................

    Tan~ :eek:
  2. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Not sure what good 'proving' it will do you, but using a meter is the best way.
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    DU meter is only going to measure download speed. it won't help to determine if the lag is caused by the source of the file or one or more of the hops between you, or even your ISP. I don't know much about Netpeeker, so I can't comment on what it can and can't do.

    If you could specify your problem maybe someone could help you determine the source of the lag, or you could download a utility like DrTCP from or cablenut which would help you tweak the settings on your end and eliminate any incorrect config settings on your end.
  5. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387 Thay have an java app which measures d/l and u/l speeds at this URL.

    edit: srry, I misread your post! This is just an app that measures your speed once, it doesn't work constantly.
  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    NetPeeker will show you exactly what programs are using how much bandwidth in upload and download speed. It log's many aspects of your connection. It will give you a list of the current programs that are running (and/or processes) and show you how much bandwidth each is using. From there you can also click for example "iexplore.exe" and get more information and see what connections are being made to/from your computer using iexplore.exe then you can disconnect/limit the speed of/ban/etc one of those connections. For example if a connection from some sort of spyware is made through IE you could see it's address/port/etc information then ban that address from connecting again.

    You also have the option of viewing several graphs and logs about your connection. You can look back on for example this day last week and get a graph of incoming/outgoing bandwidth, or select a program that was used such as Kazaa and see a graph/log for the bandwidth that it used. You can also go back a week before (or however long you keep the log) and do something such as ban an address that connected to you if you want.

    Also has a firewall, some pre-defined firewall rules which you can enable/disable or create your own. Most that are set by default block certain types of spyware sites from ever being accessed by your computer (you can disable that if you want, but WHY would you?).

  7. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Nice link for NetPeeker Acid, BUT...
    does not work on IE and Avant browsers, they show a blank screen.
    Instead, copy the link and paste it into Opera.
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