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Need help on how to measure bandwidth comming into router?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Cancan, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Cancan

    Cancan Network Guru Member

    Hello everyone.
    I need some help. I would like to check the bandwidth that comes into my house. I know Comcast suggests that the residential bandwidth is 684/6000 however, I am pretty sure that has not reached my house. Neighborhood loading and distance to server would greatly reduce advertised speeds.

    So, could someone please advise on an easy way to clock fairly accurate bandwidth coming into my home. I have been to the Surfboard web interface and nothing... Tried to use the tester on the vonage site and that is completely out of whack.

    Thoughts anyone? Thanks for your help.

    Cc
     
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    www.dslreports.com/stest is about the best test I've run into. Speakeasy also provides a test that a lot of people like.
     
  3. Cancan

    Cancan Network Guru Member

    I am not sure if I understand the results. My download speed was 330kbs and upload was 360kbs. Now, I ran the test through my wireless with QoS enabled. In any case, how is it that the download speed is less than the upload?

    What I really need to know is where to set the bandwidth on the QoS page of the DD-WRT web interface. I thought I would get something like 300kbs up and 4200kbs download.

    Sorry to be so lame but could you please help me understand these results? Thanks.

    Cc
     
  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    The best way to do a speed test to determine QoS is using a computer wired directly to your Internet modem, with no routers or other computers interfering. Then take ~90% of the upload bandwidth and start with that.

    http://vonage.nmhoy.net/qos.html
     
  5. Cancan

    Cancan Network Guru Member

    Thanks Natehoy. Appreciate your help.
    Cc
     

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