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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/

Figure out Your Upload and Download Internet Connection Speed CodeUnit 18 FEB 2010

How to figure out just how fast your current Internet connection really is. Well a great way of determining this is by making use of the fantastic online web service speedtest.net, brought to us by Ookla, which aims to measure three important keys which determine the overall quality and performance of your Internet connection.

The first measurement speedtest.net takes a look at is your physical download speed, measuring just how fast data is sent from the Internet to your computer. Next comes upload speed which is simply the measurement of the speed at which data is sent from your computer up to the Internet. Lastly, ping or latency if you will, tells us how long in milliseconds it takes for a small piece of data to be sent from your computer to the Internet and back.

Launching the test from the website is as easy as clicking on the big Begin Test button and pretty soon the slick flash-driven interface will be running its tests against a selectable host server, reporting back in realtime and at the end of the short run, present to you a downloadable results image with your measurements across the three key areas.

Speedtest.net also maintains a nice history feature for your particular IP address as well as an interesting world map that compares the results across the globe.

Needless to say, Africa doesn’t perform particularly well on this one! :/

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