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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 12-19-2011 11:43 PM 1332 views 2 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joe Lyddon

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12-19-2011 11:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: internet connection speed test

I thought I had a link on my system, but cannot find it… I woulda bet zillions that I had one… or more…

I have Searched… no results.

OK, I ask y’all…

Post all of the Speed Testing Sites you know about… so I can test my Internet Connection Speed…

Please… with sugar on top…

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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Elizabeth

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 11:52 PM

I haven’t tried any personally for a long time, but Googling “Internet Connection Speed Test” comes up with lots:

http://speedtest.net/
http://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/default.asp
http://www.testmyspeed.com
http://www.bandwidthplace.com/
http://www.internetfrog.com/mypc/speedtest/

...and so on.

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superstretch

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 12:07 AM

I use
http://speedtest.net and http://speakeasy.net/speedtest

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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GMman

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 12:32 AM

I have been using http://speakeasy.net/speedtest

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 01:04 AM

Speakeasy was the one I thought I had & wanted… couldn’t remember the name…

My system was really S L O W …

OK, this is what I did…

AS IS… NO Changes:

Download Test: .14 Mbps Upload Test: .01 Mbps

Went through all of my window jobs & killed those not REALLY needed… and tested it again:

Download Test: 26.26 Mbps Upload Test: 3.22 Mbps

Thank you very much!

Now, I wish I knew which ONE really made the difference! That’s what happens when one makes more than One change at a time…

Looks like I’m back up to SPEED!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Karson

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#5 posted 12-20-2011 04:15 AM

Joe: One of the tech guru at Microsoft has written some technical software that you can download. He calls them System Internals and there is a whole pile of individual software programs.

Here is the main page for System Internals

The download page is here

Save the file and expand the File and save them on your hard disk. I use a folder called “SysInternals” on my “C” drive so that I can find them later.

Now run a program called procexp.exe You can go to options and click on replace taskManger. That way when you start taskmanager you will get the Process Explorer instead.

Up in the top of process explorer you will see 4 graphs. The left one is CPU processing. If you move your mouse along to the high spot it will tell you which process is taking all of the cpu power. The list of processes also show you how much each process is consumint at that present time.

This might be able to help you find the bad guy.

If you click on the column heading of CPU it will sort the list into highest CPU order. That will also help find the bad guy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 04:33 AM

Karson,

Thank you very much! That looks really good! I sure could have used that today…
I saved all of the bookmarks… and will give it a try.

Is it mandatory to be using the MS Internet Explorer browser?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Karson

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#7 posted 12-20-2011 05:53 AM

No I use Google Chrome for most of my browsing. Microsoft does require Explorer if you are deep into their main web pages, but SysInternals is really a Windows type program and not a browser tool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#8 posted 12-30-2011 09:55 PM

Thanks for the link Karson!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 01-04-2012 02:08 PM

You can check your internet speed at http://www.scanmyspeed.com/ .

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 01-04-2012 07:29 PM

@salviya

Thanks… That’s a cool Link!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Elizabeth

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#11 posted 01-04-2012 07:32 PM

Joe I use Mozilla Firefox for 99% of my browsing. It works well and has lots of optional add-ons that you can install, like spell checkers and ad blockers.

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#12 posted 01-04-2012 07:36 PM

Just ran mine.

5 up
12 down

Most surprisingly, though, it also said “It takes you WAY too long to cut dovetails, using your Porter-Cable jig.”

Wow. Ain’t technology great ??

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 01-05-2012 12:08 AM

15.3 Down
3.1 Up

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#14 posted 01-05-2012 01:19 AM

36.48 Down
9.354 Up

Comcast

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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