Bandwidth or Speed Testing
For some basic information about speed testing click here: http://www.acd.net/speedtest.cfm.
"Speed Testing" is a common thing end-users do to see what speed of connection they have on the Internet. However Speed Tests that are hosted on the public Internet are not always of high quality. This is because the speed test often does not have accurate servers or systems, and also the number of hops from your computer to the speed test server can dramatically affect the results.
There are two ways to test speed:
- http://speedtest.acd.net. This is a browser based interface. No browser based interface is going to be highly accurate, especially at high speeds, including this speed test. However it provides results quickly. This speed test is not accurate for bonded types of connections, such as bonded T1 lines or bonded ADSL2+ or G.shdsl.bis, or fiber.
- Iperf Speed Testing. This is a highly reliable way to do accurate speed test, however it requires some configuration. If you want to do speed debugging, then please click on the link.