Test Your Internet Connection’s Ping, Jitter and Packet Loss CodeUnit 20 FEB 2010

Sister product to the excellent Speedtest.net web service, Pingtest.net is a free to use broadband quality analyzer that acts as a troubleshooting tool which grades your connection on how well it is likely to deal with services like VoIP, streaming music and video and online gaming.

Employing a slick, Flash-driven interface, launching a test is as simple as clicking on a big “Begin Test” button and after a short while of watching the test run through its paces in realtime, you will be rewarded with a simple downloadable results image containing your scores as well as line quality grading.

Now in order to garner your results against a selectable test server, Pingtest.net tests on three key measurements. These are Packet Loss, which is the percentage of packets sent to a server that don’t ever arrive, Ping, which is the time it takes for a packet to travel from your computer to a server and back again, and finally Jitter, which is the variance in ping measurements where zero means all were the same.

As with it sister speedtest.net, pingtest.net is a simple idea with a beautifully realized interface which it particularly easy to use and pleasing to the eye.

It’s a great little service that you would do well to keep in mind next time someone asks why you haven’t signed up for online gaming yet! :P

Related Link: http://www.pingtest.net/

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