Broadband shmroadband -- how do I track how slow my laptop runs?
August 16, 2010 9:43 AM Subscribe
How do I track how slow my laptop really is going?
posted by zooropa to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
At work, I am using a Sprint Novatel Wireless Ovation U727
to connect wirelessly with my laptop when I'm working remotely. To say the response speed has been dismal would be an understatement. No matter where I'm connecting -- the office, home, an auxiliary office, the airport, etc. -- the throughput just feels poky. It's not an exaggeration to say that it feels like dial-up instead of "mobile broadband."
Here's my question: how do I prove it?
I'd like to take this issue to IT, but I don't want to be perceived as another one of the "It's too slow!" whiners. I'd like to take real numbers and data to support my claims. How do I do that? Is there an app or utility that will track and keep a record of bandwidth speeds? I know that speed can be based on any number of random variables, so that's why I'd like to track this at different places and times. The more automated and easier the process, the better.
FWIW, the OS on my laptop is XP Professional SP3.
Thanks in advance.