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Very nice Ajax-based Speed Test website

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Mr. Linux, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Came across this new speed test website today while doing my daily RSS readings of Ajax stuff:

    http://www.speedtest.net/

    It simply looks AWESOME and it 'seems' accurate from what I can tell from work. Have not tried it from home on Adelphia. Will check it out tonight and compare it to the http://wdc.speakeasy.net test...

    **UPDATE: Looks like both sites use the same 'Ookla' backend, so results should be very similar. So if you like eye-candy, check out the www.speedtest.net site...
     
  2. brim

    brim Member

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    Pretty slick looking...
     
  3. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    That's a pretty slick site but the speed test results I'm getting from them are very slow. less than 8 megabits/sec up and down from my machine here behind openband. I've found that this site:

    http://myspeed.visualware.com/

    is much more accurate showing approximately 34 megabits/sec up and down for my openband connection which is correct since I'm running it thru a linksys router. Outside my router I get over 70 megabits/sec :butthead:

    Very cool looking site but not accurate for Openband customers at least.
     
  4. Tech Head

    Tech Head New Member

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    Don't you love Ajax?
     
  5. WesGurney

    WesGurney New Member

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    Nice find!
     
  6. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    It's pretty and all, but it looks like it uses Flash mostly. And the form reloads the page.. bleh! =)

    What are you guys using for ajax libraries? I've been playing with jquery mostly.. it's nice and compact (and modular) and I like the syntax.
     
  7. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I think the JQuery stuff is very cool. Check out Prototype and Scriptaculous, Also take a look at Yahoo's UI (YUI) offering.

    Prototype - http://prototype.conio.net/
    Script.aculo.us - http://script.aculo.us/
    Yahoo! UI Library - http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/

    That should get you started...
     
  8. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    I think this wins as the nerdest thread on the forums to date! :D
     
  9. neilz

    neilz New Member

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    Gets my vote !!:agree:
     
  10. GeorgeSC

    GeorgeSC Southern Walker

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    pretty cool looking...
     
  11. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

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    Not bad. Seems about right.

    Download: 6954 kb/s
    Upload: 881 kb/s
    Latency: 78 ms
    Server: Washington DC
     
  12. jim

    jim New Member

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    I'm getting 111 kbps down, 51 up through the company laptop and VPN at 36,000 feet over the North Pacific on ANA 002.

    The seat has a 110 v. power outlet and the Boeing wireless service. Very cool. I'd pay some of the company's bucks for this - got an incredible amount of work done plus some catching up on what has been happening in the neighborhood. But Boeing is shutting down at year end and its dying days are free on ANA.

    -Jim
     
  13. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    [​IMG]

    Not too shabby.
     

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