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Where to find a Internet speed tester and Usage meter?


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MizzLi

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Hi everyone,

I've recently switched to a different broadband package with a cap on my internet usage i.e. 15GB max per month, the IPS BT does not have a broadband usage meter and told me to do a google search. I've searched and downloaded quite a few but none of them seem to be monitoring my outgoing and ingoing usage with the Internet, so I was wondering if any of you guys can recommend a program for me to monitor mine and my familys usage so we don't incur overcharges for going over the usage limit??

Also where is there a reliable site I can see how fast my connection is? Sometimes my downloads go at 20kbs or less and some times at 120kbs - I don't understand the extreme difference and on the same site as well!

Thanks in advance! :)

P.s. Sorry if this isn't in the correct section! I think this is software application related?
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Major Payne

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Try one or all of these:

http://www.bandwidthplace.com/
http://www.speedtest.net/
http://reviews.cnet....net-speed-test/

I like http://www.speedtest.net/ the best.

Ron
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Hi Ron,

Thanks for your suggestions, I will check them out.

Would you also know of any internet usage meters by any chance? :)
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http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
http://www.auditmypc...-speed-test.asp

Here's a Firefox addon: https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/2360

http://www.testmy.net/
http://www.bandwidth...ools/speedTest/
http://www.intel.com...-speed-test.htm (Good for gamers)
http://www.ip-adress.com/speedtest/

Just a few more. :)
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As for internet usage, I use NetMeter: http://www.metal-machine.de/readerror/

Edited by Broni, 09 December 2008 - 10:50 PM.

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