LAN Speed Test Measures The Speed Of Your Home Network

Windows only: You've probably tested your internet connection speed (I've always preferred Speakeasy's Speed Test) and have a pretty good idea of your broadband speed, but free Windows app LAN Speed Test measures the speed of data transfers on your home network.

If you're sharing files or streaming videos over your local network, your network speed is a pretty important factor to keep an eye on, and if you feel like your network's not up to snuff, a quick test may help you figure out if you need to replace or upgrade your router. LAN Speed Test tests how quickly data can travel between computers over your network. It takes a little figuring out to use, but how-to blog MakeUseOf has instructions to get you started. MakeUseOf demonstrates how to use the completely free 1.1 version, but the application also has a newer version that has limitations unless you pay.

LAN Speed Test is a free download for Windows only.

LAN Speed Test [TutoSoft via MakeUseOf]


Comments

    Guys! This is NOT a netwrok test.
    This is a FILE_TRANSFER test.

    The network test is BETWEEN THE PORTS. Between the two cards. Does not involve any files, folders, HD or RAM drives.
    The best start would be to use a Metrel or other graphical network analyser testing the cabling. But we don't have one of those - several thousands they cost. So we are trying to test between the cards to find a bottleneck on the hardware-path: card->cable->switch->cable->card in a simple case.
    This is a file transfer tester. Identifies if your bottleneck is the network or the hard drives.
    But you can identify the HD bottleneck by creating a RAM_drive and do some filetransfer within the computer. You'll see how fast the HD is.
    Once you know the bottleck is the network-hardware, you need a network tester.
    Not this software though.

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