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Speed testing website

Need to test my site at different connection speeds

     
9:18 am on Jul 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi All

I need to test a website at a number of different connection speeds, and by that i actually want something that will limit my computers connection to 56k, or 128k or whatever, not just give me download times.

I used to use one but for the life of my i can't remember it.

Thanks
hughie

10:24 am on July 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi Hughie,

I believe that using wget you can specify the speed you want to use, but I can' remember how! Using this you could write a script that will test the pages of your site at different speed and build up a matrix for you.

HTH

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Hi Blob

It's some ajax scripts i have a major problem with, i.e. fine on a decent connection but sometimes people timeout and i'm trying to determine if it's connection speed that's causing it.

What i need is the ability to cut my bandwidth down to 56k, and browse the web at that speed.

12:17 pm on July 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Ah - well the only other way is to connect another switch between your machine and the internet and use that to throttle your connection speed down.

Having said that, there is surely some software out there that will do this for you?

1:42 pm on July 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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NetLimiter 2 allows you to throttle your network speeds per application. Great software, trial version available as well I think. (no affiliation)
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just tried that, doesnt seem to like my pc. will try that on my laptop, thanks for the info though.