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2005-11-26, 02:22 #1
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Re: Broadband Speed Test
I haven't tested the program thoroughly, but at a glance it's very promising!!! And beyond the application itself, the documentation seems a good place to learn a few simple things (for people like me who like computing very much but don't make a living of it). <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
I haven't run the full test yet, but will as soon as I find the time to do it.<img src=/w3timages/blue3line.gif width=33% height=2>
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2005-11-26, 09:03 #2
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Broadband Speed Test
Dan Elwell's Broadband Speed Test is rather more comprehensive than the average speed test, and allows you to:
"generate a full results report, containing download speeds, upload speeds, ping times, packet loss, trace routes and your network configuration. You don't need any technical knowledge at all."
There is a minor difficulty if you have Norton Internet Security (Or Firewall) installed, because the Servers update file will not be downloaded without stopping the "Symantec Network Proxy" first. Here is a BATch file intended to be run from a desktop shortcut) which will solve the problem:
:: BBSpeedT.bat Dan Elwell's Broadband Speed Test run in an environment
:: ------------ where Norton Internet Security / Firewall is installed
:: John Gray 24NOV2005
:: Problem: the Broadband Speed Test will not download the Servers file
:: update when the Symantec Network Proxy (=ccProxy) is active
:: Solution: 1) stop the ccProxy service
:: 2) start the Broadband Speed Test SpeedTest32.exe window
:: 3) SpeedTest32.exe may download the servers file, and begin
:: 4) while this is taking place, wait for five seconds, then
:: 5) restart the ccProxy service
:: 6) the GUI window may be used when the taskbar entry goes
:: Side-effect: While this BATch file is running, an entry appears on the
:: Task Bar, and then disappears. The text in the entry is
:: changed (by the title command)
:: Shortcut: Target <BATchPath>BBSpeedT.bat
:: Start in (leave blank)
:: Run Minimised
:: Change Icon <SpeedTest32Path>SpeedTest32.exe
:: the title text appears on the Task Bar entry
title Please wait...
:: try to stop the Norton service ccProxy = "Symantec Network Proxy"
:: if it doesn't exist, then no problem since messages are suppressed!
:: if it does exist, stopping it takes two or three seconds
net stop ccproxy >nul 2>&1
:: this assumes that the default directory is as follows
set startdir=C:Program FilesBroadband Speed Test
:: start Dan Elwell's Broadband Speed Test in its own (GUI) window
call start "" /D"%startdir%" "%startdir%SpeedTest32.exe"
:: control immediately passes to here, where a five-second pause allows
:: sufficient time for the Server file update to be downloaded by
title Will be gone soon...
ping -n 6 127.0.0.1 > nul
:: the service is now restarted - again it doesn't matter if it doesn't exist
:: since all "net start" messages are suppressed
net start ccproxy >nul 2>&1
PS Much Later .. Note that the default install directory is Dan Elwell's Broadband Speed Test , but I abbreviated it as above in the BATch file.<font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>
Ita, esto, quidcumque...