Checking your network bandwidth

Document created by Sandeep Jain Employee on Nov 9, 2015Last modified by Robert Choi on Jul 4, 2017
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PURPOSE

Many times the network bandwidth is not sufficient to sustain the bitrate in a stream. This document shows how to conduct a few tests to check your local and international bandwidth.

 

 

PREREQUISITE

Access to the internet and a Flash enabled browser

 

 

PROCEDURE/CONTENT

  1. Go to http://www.speedtest.net/ and click on 'BEGIN TEST'. This will automatically choose the server closest to you, and will measure the last-mile bandwidth.
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  2. The test will run for a few seconds, and will then display the results :
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  3. Write down the ping time, download speed and upload speed.
  4. Click on 'NEW SERVER', and select a new location to test from. You can drag the crosshair rectangle on the lower half of the screen or click on a continent, and then drag the map on the upper half  to home into a city.
  5. Repeat the test using the following cities :
    1. San Jose, CA, USA
    2. Seattle, WA, USA
    3. Dallas, TX, USA
    4. London, GB
    5. Frankfurt, Germany
    6. Singapore
    7. Hong Kong
  6. You should then have a table of the results as below :
    City

    Ping

    Down

    Up

    San Jose, CA, USA

     

     

     

    Seattle, WA, USA

     

     

     

    Dallas, TX, USA

     

     

     

    London, GB

     

     

     

    Frankfurt, Germany

     

     

     

    Singapore

     

     

     

    Hong Kong

     

     

     

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