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buzzy



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 17 4:50 pm    Post subject: Speed test software  Reply with quote    

Can anybody recommend a (preferably free) piece of software that will check broadband speed (on a Windows 10 PC) and I would like one that stores the records it collects by time and date.

TIA

Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 17 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

iirc there is one called think broadband that can do that as well as total up the gigs per month(useful if you have a limit) .

once you have done with it it is a bit of a beast to remove ,disconnect from web,remove it then manually remove the self preserving/reinstall trojan that refuses to let you go

the other downside is that it can be a bit ram hungry at times and might slow down various activities

2/5 even though it has good points

buzzy



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 17 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
iirc there is one called think broadband that can do that as well as total up the gigs per month(useful if you have a limit) .

once you have done with it it is a bit of a beast to remove ,disconnect from web,remove it then manually remove the self preserving/reinstall trojan that refuses to let you go

the other downside is that it can be a bit ram hungry at times and might slow down various activities

2/5 even though it has good points


I think that might be overkill. I only want to check speeds now and then, and especially also when I'm at my m-I-l's house.

Don't need to keep an eye on gigs per month, my ISP kindly upgraded me to 'no limit'. (Two weeks after I had increased my monthly payment to get a few more gigs because we had been getting close to my previous limit!)

Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 17 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

for speeds at a given place and time any of the usual suspects ( bt etc ) will do the job

buzzy



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 17 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
for speeds at a given place and time any of the usual suspects ( bt etc ) will do the job


Ah, but I'm such a tyro at these things that I don't know who the usual suspects are!

Henry

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 17 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.speedtest.net/

This is excellent. But I'm on a phone, and it may be mobile only.

Midlandsman



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 17 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/

Shane



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 17 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use speedtest.net as well. IT types get snooty and tell you that the only way to genuinely test speed is to transfer a large file of known size and time it, but I've always found that when the internet is working well, speedtest gives a good result and when it's not working speedtest gives a naff result, which is good enough for me. I'm not aware it logs results, but a spreadsheet would do the same, and allow you to draw purdy graphs.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 17 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is the one I was recommended to use by my ISP when we needed to report problems to OpenReach. http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/

I've not used it for a few years but think it can store results.

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