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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Connection Testing

Ive found a few sites to test net connections and various other connection related things. The latest is ICSI Netalyzr created by Berkeley University.

During the test you will need to turn off your antivirus. They use the EICAR test and if your AV is on the file wont be available for the test.

Its got a nice, clean interface and gives a nice over view after the completion of the test. The only issue Ive seen is that it doesnt give insight on how to prevent the problems it finds.

http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/index.html

The second one is PingTest. Its created by the same company who created Speedtest. This test rates on packet loss, ping, and jitter. The less packet loss, lower the ping, and lower the jitter the better.

http://www.pingtest.net/